The Zara Items Our Editors Are Adding to Basket This Winter

Joy Montgomery
·6-min read

We all know that feeling of information overload which can sometimes confront us when shopping online, and if you're anything like us, our lockdown brains are craving less rather than more right now. Well, that's where we come in. Zara's new-in section is a classic case of "so many gems, so little time," so we decided to harness the collective shopping experience of our editors to give you an edit of the best bits to buy now.

Each editor has their own unique aesthetic, so we encourage you to scroll on down and discover the eight-piece edit that speaks to you. From Emma Spedding's luxe neutrals to Hannah Almassi's penchant for a midi dress, there's something for everyone. Of course, there are some recurring themes here: Clearly, the knitted dress is a key buy for autumn/winter 2020, as are boxy blazers, shades of beige and cream, and chunky boots. Time to take note. So if online shopping has you tearing your hair out, use our Zara edit to make your life a little easier and shop our winter faves.

Joy Montgomery, UK Shopping Editor


Zara Faux Shearling Coat (£80)

Shearling coats seem to be the outwear pieces that are catching my eye the most this winter.

Zara Oversized Poplin Shirt (£30)

I love a good ruffled collar to add interest to jeans and a crew-neck knit.

Zara Long Knit Waistcoat (£30)

A very chic layering piece to throw over everything from roll-necks and knee-high boots to jeans and dresses.

Zara Animal Print Mule Loafers (£90)

I don't wear much print, but these statement-making loafers are just too cool to ignore.

Zara Ribbed Knit Coat (£60)

A longline cardigan is ideal for when the house gets a bit chilly. I'll wear it with chunky boots and a gold chain.

Zara Chain Link Necklace (£16)

A gold chain is one of the few pieces of jewellery I wear every week.

Zara Darted Flecked Blazer (£80)

I'm always partial to a blazer, and this beige buy looks so high-end.

Zara Oversized Knit Dress (£30)

I'm happily jumping on the knit dress bandwagon and love how Zara has styled this cream iteration with tailored trousers.

Hannah Almassi, UK Editor in Chief


Zara Knit Cardigan With Floral Details (£60)

Zara Asymmetric Knit Cape (£50)

Pass me a steaming hot black coffee and call me a long-lost Olsen twin—there's something so luxe and Mary-Kate/Ashley about this matching knit cape and long sweater dress.

Zara Knit Dress (£30)

Zara Split Suede High Heel Boots (£40)

These remind me of the kind of slouchy kitten-heel boots many French fashion editors wear, and I'm of the thinking that, for a bit of normality, my daily walks don't always have to be in trainers or chunky soles…

Zara Face and Vases Bracelet (£16)

Not laptop friendly at all but so charming nonetheless.

Zara Ribbed Bodysuit (£10)

As you can see, I'm into all-brown everything. But I'm also into the smooth lines a decent bodysuit can give you—perfect for all of the high-waisted trousers and skirts I already own.

Zara Midi Dress With Voluminous Sleeves (£50)

This is one of those ultra-clever, super-plain dresses Zara occasionally creates that you can wear year after year and no one will ever guess it was affordable.

Zara Faux Leather Skirt (£30)

All of the smartness of a leather skirt without the stiff and tight sitting conditions—this has an elasticated back, which I appreciate.

Emma Spedding, UK Editor


Zara Cashmere Hoodie (£159)

I didn't actually get into loungewear in the first lockdown, but this time around, I'm considering this beautiful cashmere hoodie.

Zara Flat Leather Ankle Boots With Track Soles (£119)

I'm obsessed with track-sole boots and love how these aren't too chunky, so I'd wear them every day for my lunchtime walks.

Zara Embroidered Beaded Cardigan (£50)

This cardigan set is just the cutest thing on Zara right now.

Zara Floral Crochet Knit Cardigan (£50)

Yes, I'm really into floral knitwear at the moment.

Zara Textured Knit Bodysuit (£30)

This just looks so expensive that no one will believe you found it on Zara.

Zara Snap Button T-Shirt (£13)

This is so simple, but I think it would be really useful for working from home.

Zara Oversized Top (£30)

This isn't my usual style, but I love the texture of this crinkled fabric.

Zoe Anastasiou, UK Fashion and Social Media Editor


Zara Check Blazer (£60)

A blazer might not seem like the most necessary purchase right now, but this chic styling has managed to persuade me.

Zara Cropped Flare Mid-Rise Jeans (£20)

For a petite girl like me, crop jeans are the ultimate investment. No tailor needed.

Zara Soft-Touch Knit Cardigan (£26)

There's nothing quite as cosy as a cardigan. This charcoal grey shade will go perfectly alongside everything else in my wardrobe.

Zara Contrast Wool Blend Dress (£50)

Working from home will be a whole lot more comfortable once I invest in this wool-blend maxi dress.

Zara Contrast Puffer Jacket (£60)

Puffer coats are a must this winter, particularly as we'll be spending so much more time outside. I love this cropped iteration. It will look just as good with jeans as it will alongside a midi dress and chunky boots.

Zara Knit Sweater With Belt (£30)

You can never have too many sweaters, and this classic knit is such a simple yet stylish outfit addition.

Zara Faux Leather Trench Coat (£96)

I've been searching for a leather trench all season and am completely obsessed with this burgundy shade.

Zara Limited Edition Long Dress (£60)

A timeless black midi dress will never be a bad investment. I particularly like the cap sleeves and side split on this one.

Nell Block, UK Assistant Editor


Zara Polo Collar Knit Dress (£50)

I love a jumper dress, especially a loose-fitting one. Sublimely cosy for winter.

Zara Check Blazer (£60)

Zara does great blazers, and this checked one is a goodie—not to mention one that will stand the longevity test.

Zara Knit Cropped Waistcoat (£26)

Hopefully, it won’t make me look like I’m trying to do Kate Moss cosplay.

Zara Snap Button T-Shirt (£13)

A great basic that you can wear underneath jumpers that's great as loungewear, too.

Zara Oversized Checked Overshirt (£60)

The ideal jacket for the weekend.

Zara Silk Camisole Dress (£159)

I’ve been looking at this ever since the lingerie line launched a few weeks ago. I just know I’ll wear it around the house right now under big jumpers and then in the summer. Underwear as outerwear is always a good idea.

Zara Knit Cardigan With Tie (£30)

An elegant piece of knitwear will go far in your wardrobe.

Zara Plush Jersey Jogging Trousers (£16)

I’m a pandemic cliché, but I love a pair of tapered joggers. I’ll be wearing these with a pair of fresh sneakers and my favourite shearling coat.

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