As we've seen, $30 will take you pretty far at massive fast-fashion retailer Zara. As big fans of the brand, we here at Who What Wear decided to conduct an experiment to find out: What is the best stuff $30 can buy at Zara?
Each of our editors scoured Zara's site to find the best pieces that will cost you under three Alexander Hamiltons. From turtlenecks to dressy tops to accessories, the Spanish retailer has no shortage of items that fall around that price point—and you'll look like you spent a lot more than you actually did.
Keep scrolling to see what our editors would buy for $30 at Zara and to shop their selections now!
"I love this subtle take on the Victorian trend."
"Velvet tends to feel like a holiday-only fabric to me, so I don't
splurge on it. My solution? This slinky camisole. I plan to wear it
with a white t-shirt layered underneath and a pair of wide-leg jeans
and lace-up ballet flats."
"There's no denying the power of a thin turtleneck. It quite literally has the power to elevate anything you're wearing. I love the idea of pairing this Zara option under my festive blazer for holiday parties!"
"I'm totally obsessed with the burgundy trend, and I'm also in dire need of a chic tote. I love that this guy is a softer iteration, and has plenty of space to hold all my stuff."
"Zara always has the best and most affordable selection of scarves. Whether you're looking for a bigger, blanket style of of-the-moment skinny, there's always a huge selection under-$30."
"I'm not a big jewelry person but I've been wanting to experiment with more statement earrings, and this pair from Zara would allow me to do that without feeling guilty about the expense if I don't end up wearing them much. Bonus: they look way more expensive than they are."
"I already own this guy in black but if you were to give me 30 Zara bucks, I'd go straight to this rack and snag the grey one."
"All I want to wear lately is turtlenecks and I can never say no to stripes, so this one checks a lot of boxes. I love the slit detail at the sides and at the wrist. I plan on wearing this with a tweed blazer and loafers for a collegiate look."
"I always gravitate towards striped shirts—you can never have too many if you ask me. I love the fall colors on this one in particular, and the pocket is a cute touch too!"
"I would wear this striped sweater dress as a kid, and I would wear it now. It reminds me of the '90s in all the right ways. Plus, the midi-length makes it a versatile wardrobe addition. Dress it up with a cool pair of mules or dress it down with your favorite pair of sneakers on a weekend."
What would YOU buy with $30 at Zara? Send us the link in the comments below!