My Grandma and I Both Shop at Zara—Here's What We Want for Summer 2019


My Grammie Dianne has taught me many things: A love of convertible cars, that Elvis really is king, and, most of all, a sense of style. We’ve been keen shoppers for as long as I can remember, and she’s always been sure that I knew my own tastes.

My confidence—or perhaps, stubbornness—in knowing my style came directly from my Grammie. With every birthday gift my family gives her, we ensure there’s a gift receipt obviously attached, knowing full well she will choose something better. She knows what she likes, and I’ve always admired her strong sense of personal style.

Though I am trying my best to shop less and shop better, there are times when I find something in Zara I know I will love forever, and my Grammie is exactly the same. We always fawn over each other’s outfits when we see each other, and there is often a surprise Zara element to each of our looks.

Despite our different styles (and, yes, our generational age gap), we do agree on the pieces we always buy from Zara. We appreciate that there is something for both of us, no matter our mood or fashion craving. We don’t go there for everything, but with our keen eye and decisive shopping style, there are certain Zara pieces we can rely on. We recently realized what those key items are: Both of us return to Zara for long skirts, light jackets, statement tops, and accessories—and we always make sure that the fabrics are durable so they are long-lasting. Keep scrolling to shop the new-in pieces we both approve of from these specific categories for summer 2019. 

We are obsessed with flowy skirts and wearing them year-round. For winter, a thin turtleneck and in summer with a basic T-shirt or button-down tops. She’s wanting a few printed ones, while I’m into the pleated trend.

Flowy statement tops are an essential part of both of our summer wardrobes. I prefer white cotton ones with vintage jeans, while she loves colorful satin and fun prints. 

We are always checking the Zara new-in section for jackets because (over years of both owning a few) we have each discovered they have a consistently good cut and fit for our body shapes. We love the lighter options for summer nights and big pockets are a must for us both. 

We would both describe our personal style as classic, but we do like to poke around the accessories for fun additions to add a twist to an outfit. We both love gold jewelry, which Zara has plenty of. As avid travelers, we love to buy fun Zara totes as our carry-ons. 

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. 



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