Hello, my name is Judith Jones and I’m a Zara addict. I spend an unfathomable amount of time perusing its immaculately styled website. I squander most of my paycheck on its affordably priced pieces. I write about the brand profusely, and I run to the store a lot (it’s conveniently located five mins away from where I live) when I'm in need of a last-minute blouse for a night out or a chic blazer for a work event. I wear the brand in some form or another nearly every single day—so it's safe to say I'm a fan with a capital F. (And I know I'm not the only one!)
Zara's autumn/winter collection has been particularly on point this season, so much so, I wore the brand for seven days straight this month, and (to my delight) received an influx of compliments from colleagues, plenty of thumbs up from friends, and a plethora of likes on my Instagram feed when I sported some of the latest pieces. Today I’m sharing some of the Zara items that got the most attention this month. From bourgeoise skirts to cool leather culottes, scroll below to get your Zara fix.
Zara really nailed the bourgeoisie trend that was seen all over the A/W 19 runways. When I saw this pleated skirt (that has major Celine vibes), I bought it instantly. I'm floored at the number of compliments I get every time I wear it. It's super flattering—sitting high up on the waist with an A-Line silhouette—and it looks way more expensive than its price tag. Wear with a simple white tee or a chic high-neck blouse and knee-high boots.
One of my favourite buys of the season has to be this dramatic and trending cape. I love wearing it over a turtleneck for a chic daytime look or over a party dress for a night out. It looks and feels luxurious and always draws in plenty of admiration.
If you're looking to buy one piece that's seriously on-trend and exceptionally affordable then try these luxe-looking leather culottes. They have major designer vibes and are surprisingly versatile—wear them with casual, relaxed sweaters during the day and pretty, silky blouses at night. Because of the trickier length, I recommend wearing them with over-the-knee leather boots during autumn and winter.
I wore this silky floral blouse on a press trip and wow did it receive plenty of applause (and likes on Instagram). The puff sleeves are so pretty, and it's easy to throw on with jeans for day and night. I wore them with Zara's minimalist leather kitten heels, which are super comfortable and a very popular style among the fashion set.
Zara's accessory section is insanely good. For a recent gala, I decked myself out in its sparkling statement earrings and a striking purse with cascading rhinestones for an Insta-worthy evening look.
I'm all about pretty puff-sleeves right now, and this sheer polka-dot blouse has been satisfying my obsession perfectly. It's romantic, feminine, and unquestionably my go-to for dinners and drinks with friends.
I cannot tell you the number of times I've worn this lightweight beige blazer in the past month. While the basic doesn't seem like anything special, I have to tell you how beautifully it fits and how easy it is to layer over tops, sweaters, dresses, and more.