The Most Expensive-Looking Zara Items in Every Category

Zara is so many things to so many people. To some people, it's their go-to place to buy the season's best short-lived trends for cheap. For others, it's where they stock up on basics that are too boring to splurge on, and for others still, it's where they shop for wardrobe builders that aren't instantly recognizable as Zara (not that there's anything wrong with that). For those that fall into the latter category, you probably gravitate toward the Zara items that look designer. They certainly exist, and I did my due diligence to find them. 

Much of Zara's inventory is currently on sale, but I turned my attention to the new-in pieces, in search of the most expensive-looking ones in every category. Among the highlights are a ribbed knit tank that's worthy of buying in every color, the chicest white mules I've seen in a while, and a slip skirt that's as on-trend as it is classic. Scroll on to start filling your Zara cart with the most expensive-looking finds.


Linen is a fabric that always looks expensive, and tan is a color that always looks expensive, so win-win.

The simple construction and tortoiseshell buttons look high-end (and this pistachio green hue will be everywhere this fall).

The thick canvas and oversize fit of this wardrobe staple could pass for designer.


Like linen, poplin is another fabric that always looks expensive.

If you look closely, the sleeve details and luxe fabric make this top a must-buy.

There's something about this thick satin and sherbert hue that just feels right.


The '90s dress of your dreams.

This 100% cotton dress will definitely sell out.

Navy rivals camel for the most expensive-looking color.


Ribbed knit is the most expensive-looking knit.

Loungewear you should definitely wear outside, found.

A little something for that upcoming summer-to-fall transition.


These have every detail I love in my everyday jeans. 

Inky black skinny jeans are the easiest way to get a designer denim look.

These should help you survive the dog days of summer.


Wow, Zara really needs to make this in more colors.

For a rich-looking outfit, wear this with a black bodysuit and my favorite flat sandals.

Another machine-washable gem (that goes with everything).


Snag these chic shorts before everyone else does.

I'm in love with this entire luxe-looking outfit.

Polished enough to get away with wearing to the office.


Between the buttery leather, square toes, and wood heels, these have a lot going for them.

Woven leather turns basic shoes into something quite special, as you can see.

Seriously, why buy $500 ankle boots when these exist?


You can expect this cow-hair tote to quickly sell out.

This freshwater pearl necklace puts more expensive freshwater pearl necklaces to shame.

I've already been seeing this oversize tote pop up on Instagram.

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