Once upon a time, Eva Chen—friend of Who What Wear and New York’s unofficial fashion authority—pegged this matching set as the Zara outfit every girl in New York City was wearing. While some time may have passed since Chen’s spot-on declaration, and trends have certainly changed, the omnipresence of Zara’s sartorial hits the city has without a doubt remained quite the same. (Fun fact: There’s a location a mere three blocks from Who What Wear’s NYC HQ that’s perfect for lunch-break shopping trips.)
So with that in mind, we decided to revisit the topic and round up the new pieces real NYC girls are buying and wearing from Zara this summer. From We Wore What blogger Danielle Bernstein’s woven flats that we could have sworn were designer to Dakota Fanning’s sundress of choice for beating the heat to the items you simply have to look around a New York hot spot to see on someone, we’ve found them all.
See and shop the affordable finds below!
This cold-shoulder number makes the perfect going-out top when paired with high-rise jeans.
About as much jacket as you can wear in the city in the summer.
Pro tip: When looking for the perfect vintage-style jeans, look for ones made of 100% cotton (like this pair) to get the rigidity of Levi's.
A white crop top lends itself to endless summer outfits.
Tie-front A-line dresses are extremely figure-flattering!
Layer this over a white tee for a street style–inspired look.
A pleated midi skirt makes dressing for work in warm weather 10x easier.
Wear this with culottes for a breezy look.
Take cues from Dakota Fanning and pair this with a choker (or two) and white sneakers.
A long denim jacket will serve you year round.
Unless they happen to see this story, no one would ever guess these fashion-forward flats were $70.
Pair this with vintage-inspired denim cutoffs for a blogger-approved beach look.
Think you won't get much use out of this? Check out Leandra Medine's tips for wearing a lacy camisole five totally different ways.
Tackle two trends at once with this bell-sleeved off-the-shoulder top.
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