Our philosophy when it comes to shopping is all about buying the best you can at your budget and looking for pieces that are interesting, useful or beautiful and will also go the distance in your wardrobe. When shopping on the high street, it can be easy to be tempted by passing trends or shiny new things, but it’s important to stay true to your own personal style and the things you know you will actually wear. While we don’t stand by the idea of a Zara haul, you can find some amazing pieces there that will last for several years. Our editors all have sharp fashion eyes, and so each has shared five or so pieces they think are worth buying at Zara right now. From chunky knee-high boots to an amazing red coat, these are all winter staples with a stylish twist. Keep scrolling to shop the 28 pieces we love.
Joy Montgomery, Shopping Editor
"I am well and truly embracing the miniskirt trend this season, and I plan on styling this black number with knee-high boots and a roll-neck."
"A colour-pop jumper is the easiest way to liven up your autumn capsule, and this aqua shade ticks all the boxes."
"I'm not a huge heel fan, but heeled boots are my one concession. I'll wear these with everything from midi dresses to denim."
"There's something very Kate Moss circa 2005 about this jacket, and I'm into it. Perfect for giving a rock 'n' roll edge to jeans and boots."
"Living in London, you become a bit of a layering expert, and this slip dress would look so chic over a black roll-neck."
Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief
"This is sitting in my basket waiting until I feel cold enough to just hit buy! I'm a longtime knitted-dress fan, and although this kind of striped style is trending right now, I'm also certain that it'll still look great in five or 10 years' time."
"Take one look at my autumn/winter wardrobe, and you'll see it's predominantly brown. Why? It's that little bit more uplifting than a closet full of black, and it speaks to the '70s look I tend to go for. So this flared suit is an absolute no-brainer addition to the gang."
"I'm 100% here for the return of platforms, and all of those pairs of trousers I haven't yet taken up to suit my 5'1'' frame will be grateful for them, too!"
"Party jewellery you can wear all year round! This will pep up the plainest of daytime outfits, and it's the kind of design you can't pinpoint as affordable or expensive."
Emma Spedding, Editor
"I'd wear this with black tights and chunky boots over a black roll-neck—a British way to style a minidress."
"I love the idea of a tailored, scarlet coat. The perfect antidote to all the grey skies we get in London."
"I'd wear this with a chunky knit, as styled in the model product images."
"To wear with the satin midi skirt."
"I'm very much into tall boots right now. These are a classic pair that would see me through the season."
"Such a versatile outerwear piece to layer up with for the colder days!"
"My wardrobe needs a blazer refresh, and this red number is very refreshing!"
"I'm always down for some fun patterns. This is a trendy geometric piece I'm loving right now."
Zoe Anastasiou, Social Media and Fashion Editor
"I'm very into the current resurgence of miniskirts, and the interesting silhouette on this one makes it all the more special."
"I saw Alexa Chung wearing an oversized blue shirt and black miniskirt, so I'm going to wear an oversize blue shirt and black miniskirt. I'd pair this poplin button-down with the mini above."
"There's no winter staple quite as timeless as a double-breasted beige coat. This one is giving Max Mara vibes at a fraction of the price."
"This dress feels just perfect for the upcoming festive season. The pleat detailing and cutout silhouette are so elevated."
"The leather! The pointed toe! The comfy block heel! Everything about these boots screams classic. These would be such a good winter wardrobe investment, and I know I'd wear them on repeat for seasons to come."
Elinor Block, Assistant Editor
"I've never met a cable-knit jumper I didn't like. To be worn with distressed blue jeans and chunky boots."
"I've actually already got a cropped denim jacket, but if you don't have one and you're petite, trust me—you won't regret buying this."
"The kind of cardigan that you can wear with straight-leg blue jeans and heels and look kinda French."
"Again for the petite people out there, Zara does some of the best cropped-flare jeans that suit everyone and look great with boots."