I'm an NYC-Based Fashion Editor, and I'm Gravitating Toward These New Zara Items


(Image credit: Zara)

Recently, I have been needing more looks than ever before. After several years of being inside and only cautiously coming outside, it seems like we are all prepared to have a post-pandemic, "almost back to normal" summer. This means things are back on, including weddings, birthday celebrations, vacations, graduations, first dates, etc. I mean, my calendar is filling up more and more every week. With that said, the days of throwing a cute top over my pajama shorts for a virtual event are behind me, and I am back to full-on head-to-toe outfit planning. As an NYC girl, I really dislike leaving the house in an outfit that I don't totally love. My clothes are like my armor. I need to feel my most powerful when wearing them, and this is very important to me. Staying on budget is also something I value, so when I'm looking for cool, affordable pieces to add to my wardrobe or when I want to experiment with any of the chic new trends I've been seeing all over my Instagram feed, I head to Zara. 

Lately, the brand has really been bringing it. I'm seeing pieces that could easily pass for designer, great basics, bold colors, and tons of lightweight summer fabrics like linen and silk. I made a list of the 30 items that my wardrobe absolutely needs. 

Keep scrolling to see which finds made the cut.

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Assistant Editor

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.