7 Random Items I'll Never Stop Buying From Zara


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I have been obsessed with Zara since before I can even remember. Zara allowed me to feel like I was participating in the fashion industry without having to spend tons of money. It was a store that made me feel included, and to be honest, it still makes me feel the same exact way. Now, I look to Zara for slightly different things than I did back when I was in college, but there are seven things that no matter how old I get, I will never stop buying from Zara. 

Ahead, take a look at the items I will always buy from Zara—including boots, knitwear, and more. Each category below is one that I feel always looks expensive, has great quality, and grant me the most compliments out of any other Zara purchases (at least in my life). If shopping at Zara overwhelms you, I suggest you take my advice and start shopping these seven styles ahead. 


Boots can be pretty expensive, but thanks to Zara's affordable prices, I always feel like I can participate in the season's biggest trends as well as stock my closet with classic styles. 


I truly love the outerwear selection at Zara. I find it to be extremely expensive-looking no matter the price, and as someone who lived through many tough New York winters, I can promise the coats keep you warm too. 


I am someone who treats tailored trousers like jeans. I love wearing them with casual items like T-shirts and sweatshirts, so finding them at an affordable price is something I really value. 


If you're a sucker for sweaters like I am, then you know there is no such thing as owning too many. I feel zero guilt stuffing my drawers to the brim with cozy Zara knits because of both the overall quality and great price point.

Strappy Sandals

During the spring and summer, I tend to wear my strappy sandals to the ground. I am on the shorter side of the spectrum, so I actually prefer wearing a little heel for that extra height, which means I really get a lot of use out of these shoes. That being said, I prefer not to invest in shoes I know I won't take proper care of. Hence the Zara sandal addiction. 


If you haven't drunk the Zara blazer Kool-Aid yet, do it ASAP. These blazers have the fit you are looking for and, once again, look way more expensive than they actually are. 


This year, everyone is taking loungewear a tad more seriously and Zara is a great place to start. Invest in cute knit matching sets, affordable sweatsuits, and more for a comfy wardrobe that won't break the bank. 

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.