The Zara Items Our Editors Are Adding to Basket This Winter

We all know that feeling of information overload which can sometimes confront us when shopping online, and if you're anything like us, our lockdown brains are craving less rather than more right now. Well, that's where we come in. Zara's new-in section is a classic case of "so many gems, so little time," so we decided to harness the collective shopping experience of our editors to give you an edit of the best bits to buy now.

Each editor has their own unique aesthetic, so we encourage you to scroll on down and discover the eight-piece edit that speaks to you. From Emma Spedding's luxe neutrals to Hannah Almassi's penchant for a midi dress, there's something for everyone. Of course, there are some recurring themes here: Clearly, the knitted dress is a key buy for autumn/winter 2020, as are boxy blazers, shades of beige and cream, and chunky boots. Time to take note. So if online shopping has you tearing your hair out, use our Zara edit to make your life a little easier and shop our winter faves.

Joy Montgomery, UK Shopping Editor 

Zara editor picks 2020

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Shearling coats seem to be the outwear pieces that are catching my eye the most this winter.

I love a good ruffled collar to add interest to jeans and a crew-neck knit. 

A very chic layering piece to throw over everything from roll-necks and knee-high boots to jeans and dresses. 

I don't wear much print, but these statement-making loafers are just too cool to ignore. 

A longline cardigan is ideal for when the house gets a bit chilly. I'll wear it with chunky boots and a gold chain.

A gold chain is one of the few pieces of jewellery I wear every week. 

I'm always partial to a blazer, and this beige buy looks so high-end.

I'm happily jumping on the knit dress bandwagon and love how Zara has styled this cream iteration with tailored trousers.

Hannah Almassi, UK Editor in Chief 

Zara editor picks 2020

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Pass me a steaming hot black coffee and call me a long-lost Olsen twin—there's something so luxe and Mary-Kate/Ashley about this matching knit cape and long sweater dress.

These remind me of the kind of slouchy kitten-heel boots many French fashion editors wear, and I'm of the thinking that, for a bit of normality, my daily walks don't always have to be in trainers or chunky soles…

Not laptop friendly at all but so charming nonetheless. 

As you can see, I'm into all-brown everything. But I'm also into the smooth lines a decent bodysuit can give you—perfect for all of the high-waisted trousers and skirts I already own.

This is one of those ultra-clever, super-plain dresses Zara occasionally creates that you can wear year after year and no one will ever guess it was affordable.

All of the smartness of a leather skirt without the stiff and tight sitting conditions—this has an elasticated back, which I appreciate.

Emma Spedding, UK Editor 

Zara editor picks 2020

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I didn't actually get into loungewear in the first lockdown, but this time around, I'm considering this beautiful cashmere hoodie.

I'm obsessed with track-sole boots and love how these aren't too chunky, so I'd wear them every day for my lunchtime walks.

This cardigan set is just the cutest thing on Zara right now.

Yes, I'm really into floral knitwear at the moment.

This just looks so expensive that no one will believe you found it on Zara.

This is so simple, but I think it would be really useful for working from home.

This isn't my usual style, but I love the texture of this crinkled fabric.

Zoe Anastasiou, UK Fashion and Social Media Editor

Zara editor picks 2020

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@zoepopi

A blazer might not seem like the most necessary purchase right now, but this chic styling has managed to persuade me. 

For a petite girl like me, crop jeans are the ultimate investment. No tailor needed. 

There's nothing quite as cosy as a cardigan. This charcoal grey shade will go perfectly alongside everything else in my wardrobe. 

Working from home will be a whole lot more comfortable once I invest in this wool-blend maxi dress. 

Puffer coats are a must this winter, particularly as we'll be spending so much more time outside. I love this cropped iteration. It will look just as good with jeans as it will alongside a midi dress and chunky boots. 

You can never have too many sweaters, and this classic knit is such a simple yet stylish outfit addition. 

I've been searching for a leather trench all season and am completely obsessed with this burgundy shade. 

A timeless black midi dress will never be a bad investment. I particularly like the cap sleeves and side split on this one. 

Nell Block, UK Assistant Editor

Zara editor picks 2020

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I love a jumper dress, especially a loose-fitting one. Sublimely cosy for winter.

Zara does great blazers, and this checked one is a goodie—not to mention one that will stand the longevity test.

Hopefully, it won’t make me look like I’m trying to do Kate Moss cosplay.

A great basic that you can wear underneath jumpers that's great as loungewear, too.

I’ve been looking at this ever since the lingerie line launched a few weeks ago. I just know I’ll wear it around the house right now under big jumpers and then in the summer. Underwear as outerwear is always a good idea.

An elegant piece of knitwear will go far in your wardrobe.

I’m a pandemic cliché, but I love a pair of tapered joggers. I’ll be wearing these with a pair of fresh sneakers and my favourite shearling coat.

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