They're Here—The 15 Most Expensive-Looking Items at Zara Right Now

If I’m being honest, I check Zara’s new-in section often (read: every day). I tell myself that it’s an integral part of my job and that it’s easier to keep on top of the new happenings at Zara if I take a small amount of time to do so regularly (as opposed to a once-in-a-while deep dive). The truth is I’m a little bit obsessed.

I don’t spend frivolously at Zara (or anywhere, for that matter). I give every potential purchase, be it a £26 shirt or an £800 Toteme coat, the same consideration. I ask myself: Is it worth it? Do I need it? Will it work with pieces I already own? And I really need this sort of self-control when I head onto Zara because it is all too tempting to fall into bad shopping habits when everything is so affordable and feels so current. This is why I try to stick to expensive-looking, somewhat timeless pieces from Zara—pieces I know I’ll wear often and can justify investing in.


Aida wears a Zara jacket.

(Image credit: @aidabadji_)

So what do I consider Zara’s most expensive-looking items? It differs with each drop. Now, I find myself drawn to its palette of neutrals—beiges, bright whites, earthy hues, and of course, the most expensive-looking shade of them all: black. Fabrications are also a key component in Zara’s more premium aesthetic. I think it creates the strongest broderie pieces—an embroidery technique that always looks high-end and a bit French—on the high street.

Scroll on to see my edit of expensive-looking spring Zara items, and hopefully, you’ll see something you like.

Shop My Edit of Expensive-Looking Zara Items

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.