Meet Lauren, Who What Wear's fashion editor and co-founder of The Devils Wear Zara. Lauren is so obsessed with Zara that we started calling her The Zara Scout. Now she's turning the nickname into a franchise so she can regularly share her insider knowledge of the brand, including all her hacks, secrets, and must-haves with you.
Mimi and I use The Devils Wear Zara for many things. Most of the time, we're informing you of our latest Zara obsessions, but every once in a while, we like to ask all of our followers to fill us in on the pieces they have purchased lately that have them abnormally excited. Since there is so much product constantly circulating throughout Zara, both in-store and online, we find that getting the inside scoop from our followers allows us to discover products we might not have noticed before, and hopefully you'll feel the same way.
This time around, as we have done in the past, we wanted to hone in on a specific age group—20-year-olds. We've asked women in their 50s, 30s, and more what they love buying from Zara, and today, all the shopping-savvy 20-year-olds are here to share with you some of their most recent Zara purchases. Everything from the perfect going-out top to birthday dresses galore is included in the selection ahead, and while the shopping here is good, their quotes are even better, so be sure to read up on why these young women love the pieces ahead.
“I recently bought these earrings at Zara because they look like the ones from Isabel Marant. I wanted that item for such a long time because it really upgrades any look for the night, of course, but also during the day with a vintage T-shirt.” — Geraldine Verheyen, 27
“I graduated getting my MBA in this pink double-breasted blazer that I fashioned as a dress (I’m 5’3”). My Elle Woods moment! I could have thrown a belt on with it but loved the straight fit. The outfit was perfect for me—a business student who wears oversize Zara blazers and heels to class.” — Chanel Tekin, 26
“I haven’t been able to wear it yet, but I bought it because sarong/pareo skirts are the next new trend for skirts. It’s feminine and chic because of the shape and fabric and fun because of the dots and the blue color. You can wear it everywhere. Dress it up or down, with heels or sneakers.” — Laura van der Duim, 24
“I recently bought this floral-print dress! I love it because the shape is really romantic, but the print is kind of funky. It makes me feel like I’m on vacation all the time. I picked it up on a whim as I was about to check out, and it’s perfect.” — Hayley Dashiell, 24
“I just bought this lingerie-style tank in black, I love it because it’s a perfect base under a blazer for work, and perfect on its own with jeans for date night. It’s also giving me excellent Posh Spice/’90s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen vibes.” — Jennifer Skarda, 26
“I’m 29 and work for a production company that puts on the Billboard Music Awards so I always need red carpet outfits without the price. I never wear red, so this was a fun departure from my usual black jumpsuit I wear to work every day.” — Bianca Caloca, 29
“Being from the Caribbean, I have always loved bright colors and am constantly looking for ways to incorporate them into my wardrobe. I was immediately mesmerized with these red chandelier earrings. They are definitely a great statement piece.” — Yazeli E. Cruz Rivera, 27
“It’s been a pretty mild start to summer, so this dress has been perfect for transitioning—longer sleeves to keep you warm but lightweight enough to wear without a jacket or layer one on. The black-and-white polka dots are easily styled with other colors to help your outfit pop and get in the spring mood.” — Leila, 27
“These have to be my favorite boots I own in my entire shoe collection! They’re unique, great quality, and can be paired with so many pieces because of the neutral snakeskin print. The heel is quite high and can be a little painful, but I added insoles and they really helped.” — Rizwana Saleh, 21
“I have recently bought so many things, but I am especially obsessed with this OTS top! I love it because the straps are detachable and it has the flow of an OTS top but structured underneath to make it look a bit classier. I am going to wear this with a slip skirt and those white Zara heels everybody has.” — Monica Chang, 26
“I can’t imagine something more fitting for summer. The fit, the slit, and even how it fits my chest—I am in love.” — Yarden Ozeri, 25