Just when we thought that Zara's Boxing Day sale would be starting on, you know, Boxing Day, the high-street store announced on the 21st that it had already begun. This was great news, to be honest, what with everything being a little less festive than usual. Although we wouldn't necessarily recommend shopping to make yourself feel better, it might be a good time to stock up on pieces that you need. We always advise caution when it comes to shopping during this time of year, so you'll find a few tips and tricks for shopping the Zara sale below.
Firstly, have a look through your wardrobe and have a think about what you need and what works with your current pieces. Then, when browsing on the site, add pieces you love, by all means, but before you check out, it's worth thinking about how much wear you'll get out of them. A good rule is to know if you'll wear it 30 times or more, which is a great way to ensure you're shopping as mindfully and sustainably as you can.
And if you want more pointers, we have an insider who gave us some valuable tips on how to shop the Zara sale in the UK so expertly that you'll be guaranteed to get there first (and find the pieces you've been eyeing up all season).
Our intel is that you should go for the things that'll be the most popular first. So opt for the higher-priced goods that will sell out quickly (e.g., cashmere, handbags, shoes and coats). "Other pieces like shirts are likely to still be around for the second markdown," recommends our insider. Also remember to research trends before buying for the upcoming season so you can see what will last.
"Customers will always ask, 'Will you be getting more stuff like this?' Honestly, the staff will have no idea what the rest of the season will look like," our Zara source tells us. "Yes, there are key trends, but since Zara designs, creates and produces items and has them distributed within just a few weeks, there is no way you can predict what’s coming in. Managers will only know what’s coming in when they do the order for next week's stock." The message here? Don't rely on something going into the sale.
Right, got all that? Keep going to see the pieces we love the most in Zara's sale right now…
Zara Double Brooch With Rhinestones (£10)
Introducing your new favourite accessory.
Zara Tailored Jeans (£20)
How very chic.
Zara Oversize Knit Trousers (£20)
A WFH staple.
Zara Frilled Tulle Blouse (£16)
Oh so pretty.
Trust me when I say this trend won't be disappearing any time soon.
Zara Limited Edition Gathered Shirt (£30)
The colour is so sophisticated,
Zara Wrap Dress With Flaps (£40)
This wrap dress style has become a modern classic.
Zara Striped Blouse (£20)
The bigger the collar the better.
Zara CROSS-OVER Printed Shirt (£30)
This looks so expensive.
Zara Flat KNEE-HIGH Leather Boots (£80)
Practical and chic.
Zara Waistcoat With Golden Buttons (£20)
A stylish layering waistcoat.
Zara Chain Link Necklace (£13)
A jewellery hero piece.
Zara Double-Breasted Faux Fur Coat (£60)
A classic faux fur coat never goes out of style.
Zara Faux Shearling Coat (£60)
Simple basics like these are always wise to add to basket.
Zara Textured Waistcoat With Pockets Trf (£13)
Zara Printed Dress With Belt (£30)
So into the floral print.
Zara Satin Shirt Dress Trf (£30)
French girls love these kind of flattering shirt dresses.
Zara SWEATSHIRT-STYLE Bodysuit (£20)
Just add jeans and boots.
Zara Denim Jumpsuit (£30)
We'll never fall out of love with jumpsuits.
Zara Bodysuit With Sweetheart Neckline (£13)
Great for layering under jeans and skirts alike.
Zara Gathered Poplin Shirt Trf (£16)
The kind of easy statement you'll actually get lots of wear out of.
Zara Jacquard Wool Blend Sweater Special Edition (£30)
The kind of statement piece any wardrobe should welcome.
Zara Embroidered Jacquard Dress (£40)
Party dressing seems silly now, but you'll be thankful for this little dress in festive seasons to come.
Zara Poplin Blouse With Belt (£20)
Your new power blouse for Zoom calls.
Zara Faux Leather Bucket Hat (£13)
Forget brollies, rain hats are the way to go.
Zara Contrast Chain Necklace (£10)
A very subtle piece that will last for years.
Zara Flat Leather Ankle Boots With Track Sole (£50)
Just in case you are really backing this footwear trend, here's another fantastic option.
Zara Tote Bag With Gathered Opening (£13)
A very chic tote.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has recently been updated.
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