Fast-fashion brand Zara is in the midst of it’s seasonal sale, meaning both this and next season’s hottest items are up to 75% off. Here are the 10 style staples you’ll need for the rest of summer, fall, and winter 2019.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the increasingly popular round basket bag blowing up your Instagram feed or trending in style magazines.
If you still haven’t gotten the cliche circle bag, but still want in on the trend, head on over to Zara online and snag one of their less-obvious basket bags. I love the Raffia Cross Body basket bag with a chain-link strap and scarf detail (bottom left). It’s glamorous but casual, and a step above the traditional wicker bag.
This chic purse would pair with your workday vibes or as an accessory for a glam weekend getaway.
They have a few other unique styles, and one circular bucket basket bag worth a good Instagram pic. And if you really want to be mainstream, there’s the round-handled braided straw basket bag just itching to be ‘grammed with summery wide-leg pants and a straw hat.
2. A slip dress
I’ve shared why this 90’s retro dress is currently my fave summer look, and this week’s heat wave is making me want to invest in another one. If you’re looking for a light, day-to-night, layering staple for your summer and fall wardrobe, now is the time to get one on sale at Zara.
3. Plaid, please!
The good news is, if you haven’t already invested in a plaid staple, like an always-appropriate plaid blazer or a chic pair of plaid trousers, you’ve still got time. Plaid was featured heavily in many designer’s Fall 2018 and Winter/Resort 2019 collections during Fashion week. And why not, it’s a classy cold-weather look!
The bad news? There are a multitude of options to choose from, and it can be a little overwhelming (especially if it’s your first time experimenting with the statement print. I know, I’ve been there ).
That’s why I’m here to help. Below are a few of my favorite plaid looks from Zara’s summer sale. Click through to find one that speaks to you.
A plaid coat goes well over neutrals. The double breasted plaid coat would look great on top of a black slip dress for a night out, or paired with white boots and ripped black jeans for a casual look. Or pair it over your work slacks with a pair of pumps. The textured weave plaid coat can go with dark-wash jeans and black sandals.
The plaid crop top would go with just about any bottoms barring maybe neons. Neutrals, including white, jeans, and even plaid trousers would look great with it. Avoid heavier floral prints unless you have a lot of expertise.
4. Primary colors in bold prints
Take your color scheme back to the basics this Fall with vibrant reds, yellows and blues. These popular Fall/Winter fashion week statement prints ranged from diagonal stripes to busy florals. But don’t worry, I’ve narrowed down a few staples for your summer and fall 2018 style inspo.
When wearing a mix of prints and colors, it’s best to keep your style simple elsewhere. This midi dress would go well black or white sandals.
Shop more fun primary prints below:
- Striped sweater, also in red florals
- Vibrant yellow sweater, woven short-sleeve 60% off
- Blue trousers here
- And fun vibrant print dresses here, here and here
5. Primary-colored shoes
What better time to buy a “look at me” pair of red shoes than when they’re on sale and on trend? And just in time, because red shoes will compliment your primary-colored ensemble nicely. Just keep the other accessories neutral.
If you haven’t had enough ruffles yet this past Spring, get ready to shop some more at Zara’s summer sale. Two of my favorites:
7. Mom Jeans
My faves from the Zara sale:
8. A winter coat that matches the weather
Finally, mom’s around the world are sighing in joy knowing that warm is actually trendy this Fall and Winter. Indeed, the more weather-appropriate your look, the more chic you’ll be. Shop some cold-weather staples at Zara’s sale, like this water-repellant rain coat or the long anorak with a hood.