I'm a Fashion Editor—These Are the Under-£30 Pieces I'd Buy From Zara

If there's one thing I've learnt from working in the world of fashion, it's that you can't really go wrong with Zara for forward-thinking, fresh designs at purse-friendly prices. This will hardly be breaking news for those of you who consider yourself seasoned shoppers, but if you take a moment to think about it, this really isn't an achievement to be sniffed at, especially considering the current state of the high street

Nowhere else could you go in clutching £30 (metaphorically speaking—who carries cash anymore?) and be able to pick up an item of clothing that offers a nod to the new season, yet will also continue to serve you year after year. 

Zara has delivered a particularly impressive resume of affordable new-season style this year, so I set myself a challenge to create an edit of new in buys that all come in at £30 or less. Needless to say, I was spoilt for choice. From printed slip skirts and statement blouses to staple denim and trend-led shoes, I could happily create my summer capsule out of these wardrobe winners. Scroll down to see and shop my under-£30 Zara edit. Your bank balance will thank you for it. 

Shop My Zara Edit

My favourite dress shape of the season.

I'll wear this for both weekends and formal occasions. 

Style this with high-waisted trousers.

You can never have too many puff sleeves.

I've tried this on and can confirm it's a winner. 

A pretty, warm-weather essential.

Pearls ar my go-to jewellery trend of choice this year.

You'll wear these in summer and through till winter. 

Belted shorts will flatter so many body shapes.