Zara is often considered one of those high-street brands that is best for trend-led pieces, however among the neon, organza and shouty prints this season you'll find plenty of simple pieces for those who favour a more minimal aesthetic. Zara just launched an edit called the 'Timeless Collection', which is perfect for those who are from the Phoebe Philo school of dressing. This collection is all about easy layering, tonal colours and expensive-looking basics, which can be all blended together to from an elevated summer capsule. This is Zara's answer to Old Celine— and we're into it.
Zara Asymmetric Top With Top (£40).
Linen is one of the core fabrics of the collection, with beautiful, relaxed tailoring in oatmeal, grey and stone colours. Other stand-out pieces include oversized knitwear, with ankle-length cardigans and knitted midi dresses in soft brown colours. Vest tops, high-waisted trousers, strappy flat sandals and knotted oversized blouses are also hero basics at Zara this summer.
The styling in the pictures is particularly strong, with lots of innovative ideas for how to wear these basics, which prove that minimalism can be the opposite of boring. The most expensive-looking combinations include the white tunic top layered over wide-leg trousers (as seen above) and drawstring linen trousers paired with a white boxy shirt and black leather sandals. The perfect weekend look whether you spend your Sundays on the sofa or out and about.
Zara Linen Trousers (£30).
Shop the Zara Timeless Collection:
Zara Linen Blazer (£70)
Zara Knotted Blouse (£30)
Zara Flat Leather Sandals (£26)
Zara Trousers with Turn-Ups (£40)
Zara Blouse with Cinched Waist (£30)
Zara Jacket with Pockets (£40)
Zara High Rise Trousers with Belt (£30)
Zara Linen Trousers (£30)
Zara Striped Long Cardigan (£40)
Zara Cropped Blouse (£30)
Zara Vest (£13)
Zara Long Blazer with Pockets (£80)
Zara Darted Trousers with Belt (£40)
Zara Limited Edition Knit Dress (£40)
Zara Top with Knot (£40)
Next up, see our guide to the 28 classic items that will always look amazing.
Opening image: Hannah Crosskey
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