Sunday, 29 December 2013
The Sale Edit: Zara Woman A/W 13
Zara are renowned for their sleek workwear and Jil Sander dupes, this season reflecting that no less. On the other hand, I find Zara sales fairly poor, with miniscule discounts and a lack of variety in sizes. This season, I've had a look and picked out the items which I think are real classics which will be on trend for multiple seasons to come.
Two-sided coat in grey marl 89.99 from 109.00
A classic school girl item, I think this coat would complement autumnal hues such as burgundy and navy perfectly. It would look great teamed with skinny jeans and ballet pumps or thrown over a shirt, tartan skirt and loafers.
Faux leather dress in black 29.99 from 39.99
This dress would work for both casual day-time and more formal affairs, with black stilettos and a holiday tan in the summer, and with a crisps white shirt, large pussy bow and creepers in the winter.
Wide stripe sweater in ecru/black 25.99 from 35.99
With black jeans, heels or flats and a leather jacket, this jumper can be modified from day to night in a classic print that never goes out of fashion.
Jacket with leopard jacquard in grey 29.99 from 45.99
This is another 'school girl' item, encompassing the cheeky style of a teenage urban outfitters shopper with thick grey cable knit tights. And who could ever resist a little bit of leopard print?
Cowl neck rib-knit sweater in grey 29.99 from 45.99
Sitting in the area between cable-knit and mohair, this jumper is more for workwear. Again, team with a crisp white shirt, A-line skirt and patent loafers to make the perfect autumn outfit.
Jacquard safety pin pattern sweater in black 17.99 from 25.99
Tartan trousers? Black jeans? Leather skirts? Potential parings for this Markus Lupfer-inspired jumper are endless.
T-shirt with zip on the shoulder 15.99 from 19.99
A classic without being too cliché, swap your typical french Breton stripe top with this for a more up to date look.
Cropped trousers in pink22.99 from 29.99
Pink was all over the A/W 13 runways, from Carven to Topshop Unique, Valentino to Mulberry, and is here to stay along with other pastel colours next S/S. If a mohair over-sized coat is slightly too candyfloss-esque for your liking, these trousers with black patent brogues will be slightly more tame.
Mini skirt with zip details in black 29.99 from 39.99
Possibly something more that would fit in more with John Galliano's infamous punk collections, this tweed skirt can in fact fit into a modern working woman's wardrobe with a shirt and suit jacket, or worn more casually with berry-coloured roll-neck sweater and knee high boots.
Leather high top sneaker with zip 49.99 from 79.00
No explanation needed.
Nappa leather wedge with glitter platform 39.99 from 59.99
Perfect for those New Year's Eve parties for which you will need to stand on your feet for hours, and want to add a bit onto your height without sacrificing for it. Comfortable and stylish, nude leather upper (flattering!) and glitter platform (stylish!), these shoes are perfect!
Floral print wallet 9.99 from 15.99
Although not real leather, this bag could be used as a clutch or to store makeup. Team with all black leather if you're extra daring.
Fabric chain necklace in red 15.99 from 19.99
Can be teamed with a white cotton or black leather round neck t-shirt, keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Also could transfer into tribal trends for summer.