8 Zara Outfits That'll Earn You Instant Compliments

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On a recent Zoom call, my friends and I found ourselves discussing our most recent purchases. With summer having officially kickstarted in June, it seems we've all indulged in a spot of new-season retail therapy for the season ahead. Now, it's worth noting that all of my friends have different looks—some subscribe to the minimal aesthetic, while others are all about ruffles and frills. Me? I'm somewhere in the middle. But what I found most interesting was the fact that, with polar-opposite styles, every single one of my friends had bought fresh pieces from one brand in particular: Zara.

How is it that Zara can create tiered, floral-print dresses with oversized, pounced collars, then produce the sleekest blazer-and-trouser set, and, somehow, they both feel distinctly on-brand? We're not sure. But this broad appeal is what makes Zara so impossible to resist. You're always guaranteed to find something you love there.

Just like my friends and me, some of my favourite influencers have also been treating themselves to new-season Zara wares, forming some of the best outfits I've seen on the 'gram in a long while. Some are preppy, some are pretty, and some are pared-back, but all of them are brilliant. Scroll below to see the Zara outfits that have caught my eye, and then shop the items you need to re-create them.

JESSICA SKYE

Striped knitwear is having a moment right now, and we think it looks its coolest when paired with black leather. Miraculously, Jessica's Zara knit is still in stock, but we guarantee it won't be for long.

Shop the look:

Zara Stripe Zip Sweater (£30)

Zara Faux Leather Straight-Leg Trousers (£28)

Zara Soft Crossbody Bag (£30)

THANDI

Zara does neutrals exceptionally well (as this feature will prove), but the brand is also masterful at creating colourful must-haves, too. Thandi managed to snap up this beautiful green dress before it sold out. Now, we're eyeing this number.

Shop the look:

Zara Cut-Out Linen Dress (£50)

Zara Tie Heeled Leather Sandals (£50)

LOLLI LEWIS

Though double-denim outfits never go out of style, they are back in a big way for 2021. Follow Lolli's lead by investing in a pair of wide-leg jeans, which will bring the look bang up to date.

Shop the look:

Zara Denim Shirt With Pocket (£30)

Zara Wide-Leg Jeans (£30)

Zara Slingback Shoes With Pointed Toe (£20)

CLAIRE WAKEMAN

Claire is taking her loungewear game up a notch with this cute Zara tank-and-shorts set. Just add chunky socks and your favourite hoodie.

Shop the look:

Zara Ribbed Vest (£20)

Zara Contrast Shorts (£12)

Zara Rustic Socks With Stripe (£10)

AÏDA SANÉ

Aïda's neutral colour palette always looks expensive, and right now she's wearing Zara's tan and black pieces on rotation.

Shop the look:

Zara Knitted Polo Sweater (£26)

Zara The Bliss Straight Jeans (£30)

Zara Soft Leather Mules (£50)

HANNAH LEWIS

Hannah has the ability to make all of her ensembles look chic. Her secret? Sizing up her outerwear. Case in point: this Zara blazer.

Shop the look:

Zara Limited Edition Blazer (£90)

Zara Ribbed Halter Top (£10)

Zara High-Rise Denim Shorts (£20)

Zara Flat Platform Sandals (£46)

LAURA HUNTER

When we first clocked Laura's dress, we assumed it was designer. Lo and behold, it's actually Zara. True to form, it swiftly sold out, but, by the looks of the website, it might be restocked soon. Until it is, this puff-sleeve, collared dress will make an excellent substitute.

Shop the look:

Zara Volumised Sleeve Dress (£30)

Zara Knitted Waistcoat (£26)

Zara Flat Leather Criss-Cross Sandals (£28)

MARIANNE SMYTH

Marianne has the sleekest collection of wardrobe staples around. Her Zara vest looks incredible tucked into high-waist ecru jeans.

Shop the look:

Zara Ribbed Top (£10)

Zara Straight Jeans (£30)

Zara Leather Sandals (£50)

JESSICA SKYE (AGAIN)

All-black outfits take a summery spin with asymmetric straps and minimal sandals.

Zara Stretch Bodysuit With Cut Out Detail (£15)

Zara Flowing Topstitched Trousers (£27.99)

Zara Flat Padded Sandals (£30)

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