I Tried to Quit Zara, But These 24 Items Are Pulling Me Back

Don’t get me wrong—I love Zara. In fact, I think I like it too much, hence my many attempts to quit the fast-fashion magnet over the years. Why quit, you may wonder? Well, as you may have read in my past stories, my approach to shopping is one (ideally) of investment. This means, for example, splurging on one timeless bag every once in a while, rather than picking up multiple lower-priced, trendy versions here and there. Or buying dresses that feel like they can be worn across multiple seasons and are classic, rather than ones that feel super of-the-moment that I’ll quickly tire of.

Unfortunately, however, this is much more easily said than done. As you can tell from some of my other stories, or just my Instagramming alone, I’m still a sucker for the latest trends, the greatest affordable finds, and of course: Zara. This is especially true at this time of year because if you ask me, summer is when Zara does some of its best work. Think fun bags, cool dresses, statement sandals, easy-to-wear tops, and of course, the cutest beach cover-ups. So to see the Zara pieces that are making me have a fashion relapse this season, simply continue on below. But don’t say I didn’t warn you—they’re really good.

Always yes to an easy dress.

Available in sizes XS to XL. 

How flattering do these barely there sandals look?

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

Really into pink right now.

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

How could anyone turn this down for $13?

Available in sizes S to L.

I’d love to wear this as a beach cover-up.

Available in sizes S to M. 

Cardigans are definitely having a moment.

Available in sizes S to L.

I had to buy this one.

Available in sizes S to L.

I think I bought these the day they came out.

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

I love wearing this slightly off the shoulder, kind of like the model.

Available in sizes S to L.

This is perfect for wearing to work in the summer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

We all need a LWD in our closets.

Available in sizes XS to XL. 

I’m a sucker for a good bodysuit.

Available in sizes S to L.

Also a current owner of these slides.

Available in sizes 6 to 10.

I love the idea of wearing this over a bathing suit.

Available in sizes XS to XL. 

I’m not usually into long tops, but since this one has a slit in the front, I think it will still be flattering on my petite frame.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

If your wardrobe is missing a pop of color, this is it.

I love a good going-out top.

Available in sizes S to L.

Good pants are crucial to a good wardrobe.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

How pretty is this shade of lavender?

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

That’s all for Zara, but shop more summer pieces I’m loving here