Welcome to The Fast-Fashion Sweep, where our editors will make the rounds at three of our favorite affordable stores and share the hero picks that look as good IRL as they do online. We’re kicking things off with everyone’s go-to fast-fashion store, Zara, but stay tuned for our download on the best picks from Mango and H&M, too.
What type of Zara shopper are you? The type who runs in with a list of items and is out the door in less than five minutes? Or, like the majority of us, the type who is hopelessly overwhelmed upon stepping through the door and ends up leaving with 50 items when all you came in for was a top for the weekend?
If you fall in the latter camp, then this one is for you, my friends. On a mission to find Zara’s best new-season pieces and alleviate some of the searching for you, I took a trip to my local Zara this week and tried on a plethora of chic pieces so you don’t have to. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorites in the hope it saves you the time and effort of looking around the store (or shopping online) for the hero pieces worth adding to your closet this season.
For me, there’s nothing like the thrill of finding a great affordable Zara buy that is chic and fashion-forward, fits well, and looks way more expensive than it actually is. Below, I’m sharing some of my latest finds that check all these boxes. Some are trendy, some are for daytime, some for night, others are perfect to take you into fall, but you may be surprised that my absolute best Zara buy is a simple basic. Scroll to the end to see what it is!