As anyone with a hefty selection of Zara in their closet knows, there's a lot to love about the Spanish brand. The fast-fashion retailer has a knack for nailing the exact trends we've been eyeing for our own wardrobes, meanwhile also serving up the basics everyone should have in their wardrobe. And while the accessible price point is a part of the draw, the right styling tricks can make Zara look extra luxe. All you need is to scroll through the Instagram feeds of some of our favorite bloggers, and you'll see exactly what we mean.
So what are their secrets for pulling off Zara, and making the brand look expensive (even though the price tag is so wallet-friendly)? Below, we're highlighting a few of the tricks that fashion It girls have in their arsenal when it comes to making Zara pieces stand out. And while they're Zara picks aren't available anymore, there are plenty of similar pieces to help you test their tricks. Incorporate these simple ideas into your wardrobe, and it's guaranteed to look like a million bucks.
Check out the ways our favorite influencers make Zara look so expensive below!
On Margaret Zhang: Zara sweater.
A simple sweater styled with unexpected accessories like a scarf and statement tights take it to the next level.
On Camille Charrière: Zara dress.
A go-to combination among fashion It girls, this outfit makes it easy to throw something together that feels fashion-forward.
On Freddie Harrel: Zara skirt.
Bold colors, especially paired together, may seem intimidating at first, but sometimes eye-catching combinations can make an outfit feel decidedly different.
On Sara Escudero: Zara sweater.
One skill our favorite trendsetters have mastered is the ability to style designer pieces with more affordable finds. A statement bag or covet-worthy pair of shoes add a touch of luxury to any ensemble.
On Saray Martín: Zara sweatshirt.
While you can count on Zara to be on top of the trends, the brand is also a great spot for affordable basics. Building a wardrobe of strong staples means that you can focus on styling and layering.
On Mary Seng: Zara jumpsuit.
Since Zara is every fashion girl's go-to for of-the-moment trend pieces, picking and choosing the styles that work for you is key. Keeping it to a few specific trends will help you bring current trends into your wardrobe without going too far.
On Soraya Bakhtiar: Zara coat.
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of designs from Zara, but one simple solution is sticking to pieces that fit in with what you already wear and own.
On Daniella Victoria: Zara sweater and blazer.
One secret to making an outfit look instantly more expensive is to layer pieces in a fashion-forward way. Take inspiration from the runway or street style outfits and apply it to Zara pieces to instantly up your look.
On Tine Andrea: Zara slip dress.
Knowing the styling tricks that have everyone buzzing, like tops under slip dresses, and shrugged off shoulders give your look an instant It-girl twist.
Shop Zara Pieces for Fashion It Girls
The details on this simple bag make it feel unique.
A statement top instantly makes an outfit feel more expensive.
This one-shoulder top is on trend without trying too hard.
A black miniskirt is a wardrobe staple, but velvet makes it feel just a bit more luxe.
Look for simple, understated prints instead of anything too busy.
Stripes add just the right amount of sophistication.
For trickier looks, don't be afraid to keep the color palette simple.
For a fashion-forward twist on denim, try a pair with unique details like embroidery or embellishments.
A sleek heel gives any look an instant upgrade.
Don't be afraid to give a pop of color a try.
Mules are a shoe you can easily dress up or down.