From my experience of working in fashion, I find that certain high-street stores are good for certain things. For example, I can always rely on Uniqlo for basics, Marks & Spencer for shoes and Topshop for denim. There are also some stores that always seem to ace particular seasons, and as a self-declared cold-weather style obsessive, I have to say that Zara gets autumn/winter right every time.
Karina's lilac dress is perfect for an autumn wedding. Shop the look here.
I've lost count of the number of items I've emailed myself whilst researching articles this month (I am working, I promise), and every new drop delivers yet another enviable buy to add to my ever-growing list. And we're not just talking coats and jumpers—we mean midi dresses, party sequins and cute collared blouses. Essentially, you could happily build a whole wardrobe from the retailer's autumn collection.
If I had to whittle my favourites down, I'd call out Zara's oversized coats (particularly the houndstooth style, which will add a little '80s drama to your winter staples). I also have a serious soft spot for the limited-edition fringed jacket, which fulfils all my Wild West style aspirations. I'm also more than happy to throw on one of Zara's sellout smock dresses with knee-high boots and roll-neck when I need instant polish with minimum thought. Like the sound of that? Scroll down to see and shop my full Zara autumn edit.