Much like every other girl I know, I’m a big fan of Zara. I love shopping there (both online and in-store) for everything from tops and dresses to sandals and sweaters. However, I like to think that over the years I’ve gotten smarter about buying from the fast-fashion giant. Whereas I used to walk in and almost mindlessly purchase anything I saw there (especially if there was a sale going on) because I felt like it was easy and affordable, I’ve now become a lot more selective about what I’ll spend on and what’s worth the closet space.
This is actually part of a bigger shift in my life toward conscious shopping that encompasses all brands and stores, but it’s made a more noticeable difference when it comes to those lower-priced pieces because they were easier to go for on a whim. So are you curious what this discerning eye is looking at for fall? It’s actually quite a lot—38 items to be exact—but as you’ll soon see, a lot of really strong finds. From outerwear to shoes—trust me when I say don’t skip the shoes!—see and shop my Zara edit for the coming season below.
Zara Houndstooth Print Coat ($169)
Houndstooth is a major trend for fall, and I'm ready for a big outerwear moment in the print.
Zara Buttoned Shirt Dress ($90)
This jacket/dress would look so good with kitten heels.
Zara Belted Jacket With Pockets ($50)
The layering possibilities are endless.
Zara Double Breasted Striped Blazer ($149)
A slightly oversize, menswear-inspired blazer is something my closet is seriously lacking right now.
Zara Knit Jacket With Buttons ($40)
This looks way more expensive than its $40 price tag.
Zara Tied Ribbed Top ($40)
Shop the matching Ribbed Midi Skirt ($50).
Matching sets are perfect outfits to fall back on because they always look put-together.
Zara Knit Jumpsuit ($50)
I can't wait to wear this under all my cardigans. PSA: I'll be buying a lot.
Zara Knit Top ($30)
The racer-tank trend does not seem to be going away anytime soon, and a knit version is a great way to make it feel fall-ready.
Zara Knit Jacket With Buttons ($50)
Of course, you can wear it open, but I love the slightly preppy look of this knit jacket buttoned all the way up.
Zara Elasticized Trim Blouse ($30)
If you're nervous about trying the pistachio-green trend, an affordable top is a great first step.
Zara Halter Bodysuit ($20)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been posting in this top nonstop.
Zara Bejeweled Poplin Shirt ($40)
White blouses are a staple in any season, and this new one with statement sleeves and embellished buttons is really speaking to me.
Zara Voluminous Tafetta Top ($40)
Listen, everyone needs a party top.
Zara Washed Effect T-Shirt ($13)
A great basic.
Zara Blazer Dress With Bow ($119)
The oversize bow makes this simple LBD an amazing party dress.
Zara Knit A-Line Dress ($70)
Wear this everywhere, from work to a party.
Zara Crocheted Dress With Gems ($249)
Confession: I've been thinking about this dress for weeks.
Zara Asymmetrical Poplin Dress ($50)
This dress makes me want to get rid of all my more formfitting ones.
Zara Ruffled Midi Skirt ($40)
Another closet essential.
Zara The Slim Straight Jean ($70)
Everyone needs that perfect pair of straight-leg jeans.
Zara Straight Paperbag Jeans ($70)
The best thing about paper-bag pants is that they are low-key super comfortable.
Zara Houndstooth Skirt ($70)
This looks like a $300 skirt.
Zara Pants With Front Slits ($50)
I'm not much of a trouser person, but this pair with slits is really speaking to me.
Zara Faux Leather Pants ($50)
Leather pants are always needed for fall, but this season, looser pairs are taking the place of tighter, skinny jean–inspired versions.
Bags & Accessories
Zara Satin Headband ($20)
Our editor Lauren thinks this will be one of the biggest micro-trends.
Zara Animal Embossed Baguette ($50)
Can you really go wrong with a baguette bag? I don't think so.
Zara Bejeweled Metal Belt ($30)
An instant upgrade to any outfit.
Zara Chain Necklace ($20)
Zara Animal Print Multi-Position Mini Bag ($26)
Yes, it's mini, but since it will look so cool styled with a second bag, it doesn't matter what you can fit in it.
Zara Natural Colored Pearl Hoop Earrings ($20)
No one would ever guess these cost $20.
Zara Animal Print Mini Leather Shopping Bag ($70)
This little shopper will give your simplest outfits a trendy touch.
Zara Heeled Leather Squared Toe Sandals ($100)
White heels are the perfect contrast to your otherwise all-black outfits.
Zara Laced Leather High-Heel Ankle Boots ($149)
I saw photos of someone wearing these at Copenhagen Fashion Week, and they looked as good as everyone's designer shoes.
Zara Mid-Heel Leather Slides ($70)
If, like me, you love these mules, buy them now so you can get the most use out of them before it gets too cold.
Zara Heeled Leather Wedge Cowboy Boots ($199)
I'm obsessed with this unexpected wedge heel.
Zara Beaded Leather Heeled Sandals ($149)
Your party outfits will never be the same.
Zara Leather Animal Print Kitten Heel Boots ($249)
Not for the timid.
Zara Heeled Leather Square Toe Sandals ($100)
Yes, I'm endorsing these in both colors. How could I not?
Up next? Trust me—buy these 21 things.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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