There’s no better sign that a trend is really a trend than the endorsement of everyone’s favourite fast-fashion retailer, Zara. But how do you know it’s here to stay? While there’s no exact science (trust us, we’ve tried), there are multiple factors you can consider, aside from sheer intuition. On one hand, you can look to street style and celebrities to see how much traction the trend is gaining—or if it’s short-lived and falling flat. On the other hand, you can also look at retailers. Ask yourself: How many iterations of said trend are they making and selling? That’s precisely what we did today with Zara, by looking at the biggest trends among the company’s new season product offerings. From novelty denim to ballet, we’ve narrowed down the five biggest trends Zara is backing for the season ahead.
Scroll through to see what they are, and shop our picks for each.
From flats to wrap tops and tulle skirts, there’s a lot to love about the ballet trend.
This dress will look so good under a moto jacket.
Tulle is one of our favourite iterations of the trend.
Ribbon makes average flats feel fresh.
Pair this with a sleek bodysuit and ankle boots.
Shiny fabrics aren’t just for going out. Pair the pieces below with denim, sneakers and other basics for high-impact daytime looks.
These look so cool styled with a denim miniskirt.
Wear these with heels or flats!
Layer this under a camisole for a street style–inspired look.
We love the colour of this top.
Wear this to work with all your favourite tops and tees.
From two-tone jeans to patches on pants and jackets, this denim trend will make your everyday outfits instantly more interesting.
The affordable two-tone jeans option.
Make any outfit interesting with this denim jacket.
Wear these with ankle boots well into winter.
Headed to fashion week? Make a statement with this.
Patches make everything better.
The only thing better than a bomber is a denim one.
With literally every brand and celebrity on board, there’s no chance of this trend going away anytime soon.
Replace your old going-out top with this bodysuit.
Velvet + leggings = two trends in one.
We love the drawstring detail on this dress.
The ribbon belt makes this ultra flattering.
Yellow can be super flattering.
That’s right, your sneakers and leggings can stay part of your outfit rotation for a little while longer.
This sports bra can totally double as a going-out crop top.
Layer this under your moto jacket all during autumn and winter.
Wear these with heels or sneakers.
Two-tone leggings are not only fun but also flattering.
Minimalists will love this crop top.
Which trend will you be trying first? Tell us in the comments!
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