Don't get us wrong: We love Zara. So much so that two of our very own editors have created an Instagram account dedicated to the fast-fashion site and their many stylish finds there. That said, the one caveat about shopping at the big Z is that, naturally, since everyone else shops there too, it’s hard to wear the pieces without getting ousted and having everyone know where you bought it (and subsequently copying you). Worth it? Yes, but that doesn’t mean every once in a while you can’t go outside the box, with a slightly lower-key yet stylish pick. So today we’ve rounded up affordable and fashionable pieces from some of our favorite non-Zara sights, for those days or outfits when you’d rather be incognito.
From tops to dresses to shoes and accessories, shop some of our favorite standout pieces for summer, all under $100!
We all need at least one.
We're obsessed with this feminine and flattering silhouette.
Similar: Levi's Wedgie Selvedge Straight Jeans ($99)
Indeed, it's time to break out the light-wash jeans.
That raffia, though.
Similar: L'Academie Hi-Low Wrap Blouse ($91)
A belted waist is always flattering.
Found what we're wearing every day this summer.
Statement earrings will make all your outfits pop.
Not to worry—they come in black, too.
Now that's how you wear black in summer.
There's nothing more Zara than an affordable statement piece.
Similar: Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-plated Hoop Earrings ($75)
It's like they were made for Instagramming.
Every once in a while, it's fun to go for the unexpected color choice.
Similar: Forever 21 Slub Knit Crochet Tee ($9)
Vintage vibes with a modern price.
This seemingly simple top is actually a knit!
Every girl needs a pair of espadrilles.
We're getting major Rosie Assoulin vibes from this beauty.
Wear these muted mules with all your skirts, dresses, and jeans.
This color combo is a definite winner.
Wear this with all white for a standout look.
Similar: Sole Society Woven Bottom Tote ($80)
Not your average woven bag.
This is the coolest jumpsuit we've seen in a while.
Few brands can perfect the graphic tee like this.
Trade in your flip-flops for these beauties.
Nothing says summer like gingham.
Statement totes are having a major moment this season.
Smocking is our favorite detail this season.