They're Here: The Holy Grail of Zara Basics

Best Zara Basics



We all head to Zara for different reasons. Some of us are in search of the latest trends at affordable price points, some of us are looking for accessible workwear pieces, and others are just trying to grab a few cheap basics. If you've indulged in reading Who What Wear before, you know we are overly supportive of all three kinds of Zara shoppers, but today, we're here to speak to the basic-seeking Zara consumers of the world (and hopefully persuade all the rest).   

When you really think about it, if there is one category at Zara you can always count on, it's the basics market as a whole. This market, luckily, encompasses many different articles of clothing from T-shirts to LBDs. Ahead, we took the time to sift through all of the basics at the retailer and managed to narrow them down to 14 categories. These 14 categories, when invested in, can help you to create a cohesive wardrobe, one that will have you ready for any occasion at a moment's notice. Since we know you're a busy human being, we can assure you that if you're on the hunt for the best basics at Zara, once you're done with this story, your hunt will be over. 


This tee is just the right amount of oversized. 

Style this with anything from skirts to boyfriend jeans. 

Behold, the perfect white tee. 

Denim Jackets

The perfect shade of blue denim, at your service. 

This jacket over a midi dress is an effortless outfit combo waiting to be worn. 

This jacket will be in my cart, ASAP.


For those days where you need a little comfort.

Slip Dresses

Dress this up with a pair of heels mentioned above or your go-to pair of white sneakers.

Wear this and you'll be looking like an angel in no time. 

A basic that is definitely not basic

Tank Tops

Cropped tank for $6? Sign me up. 

Your OOO look is calling this tank and a pair of biker shorts, too. 

Trench Coats

This affordable trench will make your work outfit look 10 times more expensive. 

This coat will go perfectly with all the tanks and tees we just mentioned above.

Ankle Boots

The subtle way to include animal print into your look. 

Add these to an all-neutral look for an on-brand pop.

This boot is great for those who want to dabble in the Western trend. 


Conquer your morning meeting with this power blazer. 

One of the items in this roundup that I'm definitely going to be purchasing. 

This blazer is only $90, do I need to say more?

Little Black Dresses

Throw this on, and you're all set for a girls night out. 

Pair this with strappy sandals and you'll be good to go.

You can't wear white to a wedding, but you sure can don this black number.


For the girls who wear jeans in the summer, this is a pair you can get behind.

A good pair of mom jeans are a wardrobe necessity. 


Meghan Markle can't get enough of a classic pair of pumps, and here's your affordable version.

The woven exterior adds the perfect unique touch, don't you agree?


A sweater you can wear at least once a week and get away with it. 

I'm getting major Prep School vibes from this sweater, and I'm not mad about it. Add a headband, and you're basically Blair Waldorf. 

The cardigan your grandma wore is back in style. 


Running errands will be ten times more stylish with these sneakers on deck. 

Meet the perfect airport shoes. 

We're clearly still not over the dad sneaker trend.


Wear these pants to the office and beyond.

Told you we'd be buying the matching pants. 

Been searching for that perfect pant fit and length? We found it for you. 

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