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Many avid shoppers prize the investment items that take months to save up for and that you’ll likely hang onto for years to come. But when it comes to trending pieces, most people aren’t too crazy about the idea of splurging on them—since, in reality, it’s totally possible you’ll be over them and ready to consign them in a season or three. For garments and accessories that are on-trend but not out-of-control pricey, there’s no better place to shop than Zara. Of course, what to actually buy at Zara is an entirely new discussion—but one to which we are more than willing to contribute.
Zara is always (like, always) stocked with every item we’ve seen worn by our favorite bloggers and influencers—all at a price that doesn’t make us cringe. Printed tops, comfy sandals and pastel handbags? Check, check and check. Whether you’re always headed to chic parties that call for the ultimate nighttime wardrobe or just want to show off your knowledge of trends at your local coffee shop, Zara is the place! To! Shop!
Plus, considering not all of us have unlimited shopping funds (Thanks, rent-that-eats-most-of-my-paycheck!), Zara’s more affordable prices make it easier to stock up without completely ruining your carefully constructed monthly budget. (It’s also totally possible to also find the occasional investment piece here, too, but what Zara absolutely known for is the quick finds you’ll want to wear this weekend.)
Because Zara is full of so many incredibly trendy pieces, it can be difficult to know where to start. Below, you’ll find 15 carefully selected and oh-so-trendy Zara items to shop right now. Consider this the beginner’s guide to shopping at Zara. Just don’t blame us when your online cart is filled to the absolute brim with midi dresses and crop tops.
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Cut Out Knit Top
Kelly green is the official color of summer 2021—and this knit top proves it. It’s so easy to style and is priced under $30 bucks so yes, it should already be in your cart.
Printed Asymmetrical Top
Wide Heeled Quilted Sandals
Pearl Mini Bucket Bag
Forget silver and gold hardware—this season is all about the pearls. This small bucket bag is a great way to integrate pearls into your rotation because you can style it with basically all of your outfits.
Yes, one-piece swimsuits can be sexy and yes, you need one in your collection this summer. Case in point: This pale pink suit I’d honestly die for Step away from the bikinis!
Striped Linen Blend Dress
A linen dress like this one will keep you cool no matter how many hours you spend in the sun. The faded striped pattern is super low-key and feels both timeless and trendy. What’s not to love?
Leather Bucket Bag
This crescent-shaped bag hits all of my favorite 2021 trends: Not only does it come in the dreamiest pastel lavender hue, but it has a funky ruched sillhouette.
Wearing a colorful cropped blazer will make any of your basic OOTDs feel much trendier in a flash. I personally would style this lemony baby over a white mini dress for the ultimate summer ‘fit.
Striped Textured Weave Pants
If Emma Chamberlain is wearing beach pants right now, we all should be wearing beach pants right now. Use this lightweight pair of trousers as a coverup at the pool instead of your go-to sarong.
Printed Midi Skirt
This summer is all about the prints, so pick up this marbled midi skirt right freakin’ now before it sells out. For a more toned-down outfit, style it with a simple white t-shirt and lots of gold jewelry.
Multicolored Crocheted Hat
You already know that bucket hats are all the rage right now—but have you ever seen a version that’s as cute as this one? No, I don’t think so! It’s a need, not a want.
Chain Strap Animal Embossed Shoulder Bag
Yes, I will be buying all my summer clothes (and accessories!) in this particular shade of green. Plus, the chunky gold chain strap on this bag gives it an all-season appeal that makes it even easier to justify snagging.
Low Heel Knotted Sandals
This pair of white knotted slides will replace all other sandals this summer. Mark my words! The cushioned sole makes them a great option to wear every single day to give your outfits a laid-back look.
Whether you want to call it a “Denim Jumpsuit” or just refer to it as a pair of overalls, there’s no denying that this floral piece is cute as hell. It’s totally ’90s-inspired and you’ll want to wear it all the time.
Flat Split Leather Sandals
If statement sandals aren’t for you, this minimalist neutral sandal option should already be in your cart. There’s just something so chic about this understated silhouette, right?
A version of this article was originally published in 2017.