As I slowly start adjusting to the start of the New Year, whether that be the ongoing saga of mistyping 2018 for about a month or diligently trying to stick to my lofty resolutions, I can't help but think back on how quickly last year went by. Will 2019 fly by as fast? And if so, will all of my 2019 shopping even be worth it come 2020? Yeah, yeah, yeah, next year is far away, but there's no harm in a little planning, and if there's anything I learned last year, it's that my procrastination habits are not getting any better.
Since it's a little-known fact that I have a major crush on all things Zara, I decided to go through the new arrivals on the site (FYI, the sale is still going on, so act fast on anything you like) and picked out the pieces that I know will still be cool come 2020. Naturally, most of the items I chose are ones that have a reputation for being "timeless" rather than "trendy," but it's those pieces that you'll end up wearing on the daily from now all the way through to next year. You'll see.
Leather jackets will never go out of style.
And neither will leopard print.
The resurgence of '90s-inspired strappy sandals was so strong that we know it's here for the long- haul.
Because a puffer is always necessary in cold weather—especially one that's made from recycled materials.
The LBD your closet will thank you for from now till next year.
Never underestimate the versatility of a red hoodie.
Look like trousers, but they're leggings. You're welcome.
This is the beaded bag of the future (aka 2020).
We see no end in sight for the value of a tailored coat in one's wardrobe.
Perfect pants for the office and beyond.
Shoes that can easily be dressed up or down deserve a place in your wardrobe for years to come.
The popularity of this jacket style only seems to be increasing.
Nothing to see here—just the perfect midi-dress outfit.
By next year, your black ankle boots will need replacing (wear and tear!), so there's no shame in stocking up on these.
Shearling—another one of those timeless wardrobe essentials.
Who doesn't love a funky crop top to throw on in a pinch?
Elegant, timeless, and surprisingly affordable.
While we can't truly predict the longevity of the cowboy boot trend, this is the perfect pair to ease both in and out of the phenomenon.
A contrasting stitch is the easiest way to add some pizzazz to an otherwise basic shirt.
Buy this and watch it become the workhorse of your wardrobe in no time.