The Quirky Layering Trend Zara's Really Behind

Zara's in-house stylists have slyly released a fashion memo via the new-in section on the site: Right now you really, really, really need to buy a see-through, semi-opaque or tulle dress and layer it over jeans.

This grunge-era styling throwback has been bubbling on the streets for some time (leading fashion blogger Susie Bubble has long been at the forefront of such complex layering), but now it's hitting more mainstream echelons and, we have to admit, on in-between-weather days such as this, the idea strikes the right note.

So this is what our American fashion pals would call your "third piece"—the unexpected item (outside of your accessories) that elevates the ordinary wardrobe basics already lounging happily in your closet. By slipping on a sheer slip or tunic over your existing denim and jersey tees you instantly have a more directional version of a day-to-day outfit. Fresh for festivals and a fun mix-up for the office. 

Scroll down to see how the Zara crew are layering right now—and shop from the looks…

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.