Without a doubt, Zara is one of my favourite clothing shops ever. Everything about Zara is quirky and so different to other high street retailers. From the rather complex website to their creative Instagram feed, Zara simply “boss” everything. This blog will take you through some of my recent buys from Zara and why I think they’re so amazing. Enjoy.
“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” – Edith Head.
The total of my purchase was £52.95 which included 5 items. Most of the things that I bought were in the sale except one item. I tend to always buy from the sale because who wants to always pay full price for clothes? (Not me.) The items of clothing I bought included a peach jacket, pleated trousers, a sweatshirt, strappy top and a top with sheer sleeves. The trousers were full price at £17.99 and the bargain of the entire purchase was 100% my peach jacket at £12.99! That’s crazy cheap.
Buys from Zara
I’ve been wanting to get myself a strappy-style top for a while now. I had bought two in this style from Primark (a cobalt blue and a black) and found that even though they were super affordable at around £1.49 each, they were quite thin and stretched after a few washes. The strappy top I bought from Zara was in zebra print and honestly, I love it. The quality is a lot better than Primark’s but then it’s more expensive. It cost £5.99 which isn’t that bad. I know it’s not made from scuba material, though it does feel like that. The material is quite thick and seems as though it will remain tightly fitting – which is what I want.
“You get what you pay for.”
The second top I got was also £5.99 and compared to the “strappy top” above, I would argue is a better bargain. The top is of good quality and compared to the strappy top, is a lot more complex and quirky. It consists of a vest-like top that states “made for everyone”, layered with a sheer long sleeve sweatshirt over the top. It’s joined together by a ribbed round neck and ribbed cuffs though unfortunately, it’s not the comfiest. The sheer sweatshirt has an uncomfortable “black-board scratch” feel that gives you goosebumps when first touching it. However, when it’s on, it’s not terrible.
One of the comfier clothing items I bought was a polka dot sweatshirt. I tend to always buy plain jane jumpers so it’s helped jazz up my wardrobe with the bold pattern and cool balloon sleeves. It’s slightly oversized so is a great rainy day jumper to keep you warm. (Curse this cold English weather.) The only thing I’d say is if you’re a clutz like me, it doesn’t make for a practical piece of clothing for a eating/going for drinks as it’s white. Though, that’s only down to the fact that I’m useless.
Moving on to the only buy from Zara that wasn’t in the sale: my Micro-Pleated Trousers. They cost me £17.99 which is about the “normal” price I’d pay for trousers. I always tend to spend more on my leg attire as I hate the thought of them being see-through and for people to see my bum/pants/whatever. I only wear cheap trousers (that can be slightly see-through) when I have a long top on that covers my bottom half. I’m in a phase of HATING jeans so regardless of these trousers not being in the sale, I decided to pay the price and try them out. Zara describes them as: “Flowing loose-fitting trousers with elastic waistband” and they’re exactly that. I hate trousers that are too long and end up dragging on the floor but thankfully these aren’t like that. They’re great for both dressing up and dressing down and I bought them in the black, though the below image shows them in green because I’m feeling colourful.
Last but not least, the final thing I bought from Zara was a peach “textured jacket”. I saw it in the sale and loved it, but thought…
Can I actually pull that off?
Whether other people think I can or not, I couldn’t get to sleep that night after seeing the jacket (as well as the other clothes) so decided at 11:30 pm – which is late for me – to load up my phone and buy them before they went out of stock. I know I’ve already mentioned this, but the peach jacket cost £12.99 which I still think is amazing. It’s super warm, stylish and like you’d expect from Zara, unique. It’s actually no longer available on the website so thank goodness I bought it when I did!
Though it might not seem like I bought much for the (just over) £50.00 I spent, Zara creates high-quality clothing and sadly that means you won’t find amazing tops, trousers and jackets for £1.00 each. Though without the discounts, this entire purchase would have cost me over £80.00 which makes for an almost £30.00 saving!
The Zara Instagram
On another note, can we just appreciate how amazing the Zara Instagram feed is? It’s clear that Zara spends a lot of money on their marketing materials and it shows. Above is just a small snippet of some of the great images Zara produce to showcase their products. When buying from any clothing store, it’s always a good idea to check out their social profiles first. You’ll often find some of the most recent items added to their stock and for brands like Primark, you’re more likely to want the new arrivals rather than those in the sale. That’s because people tend to buy the most “on trend” items straight away and sadly the sales aren’t as good. Though in Zara’s sale, you can get trendy, in-date items too!