11 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland
11 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland

Sarah Finnan

‘I was disgusted… they could have helped’: Onlookers filmed Rachel McElroy in a Cork club as she was being sexually assaulted
‘I was disgusted… they could have helped’: Onlookers filmed Rachel McElroy in a Cork club...

Megan Burns

A fashion editor’s guide to wearing sequins
A fashion editor’s guide to wearing sequins

Marie Kelly

Shop Irish this Christmas: Meet the Claire Graham of The Old Mill Stores in West Cork
Shop Irish this Christmas: Meet the Claire Graham of The Old Mill Stores in West...

Lauren Heskin

Sparkly, dangly earrings to dress up your party season wardrobe
Sparkly, dangly earrings to dress up your party season wardrobe

Holly O'Neill

This new pre-loved fashion website is going to completely change the way you shop for vintage
This new pre-loved fashion website is going to completely change the way you shop for...

Sarah Finnan

Shop Irish this Christmas: Meet the shopkeepers of Hen’s Teeth in Dublin
Shop Irish this Christmas: Meet the shopkeepers of Hen’s Teeth in Dublin

Lauren Heskin

How do you create a perfume for Ireland’s most loved painting?
How do you create a perfume for Ireland’s most loved painting?

Holly O'Neill

THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 3 Your Boundaries
THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 3 Your Boundaries

IMAGE

The top baby names of 2021 have been revealed and there are a few surprising additions
The top baby names of 2021 have been revealed and there are a few surprising...

Sarah Finnan

Image / Fashion

Here are 28 of the best finds from Zara’s summer sale


By Edaein OConnell
15th Jun 2020
Here are 28 of the best finds from Zara’s summer sale

Going to shop the Zara summer sale? From dresses to shoes, here are 28 of our top finds from one of the best sales of the year


It’s here.

The Zara sale is here.

Official countdowns flooded my Instagram stories, as the savviest shoppers waited to be one of the first on-site to bag the best deals. I, on the other hand, was quite lax about the spectacle.

In recent years, I have become wary of sales and the temptation they put on a plate. How many of the pieces that made the customer journey from basket to house have I actually worn?

Let me tell you, it wasn’t many.

Sales are notoriously difficult to navigate. Cheap prices trick us into believeing we need an item. Most of the time we don’t and a lack of thought is behind the money transfer.

Classic

However, sales are not all bad. Hidden gems can always be discovered – you just have to keep those shopping wits about you.

When purchasing, think hard about how the item will fit into your existing wardrobe. How many pieces will it complement? Will you wear it more than once? We have a useful list of questions here to ask yourself before your next spree.

Never stop thinking about fit and design. If the piece is too trend-led and outside your usual style spectrum, don’t buy it. Stick to primary colours, classic shapes, and what we call solid staples. Sales are not the time to buy gowns for balls you will never attend.

If you wish to experiement, play with tops and accessories. For jeans, coats, dresses and skirts, it’s best to dance to the sartorial song you know.

Thankfully, Zara has always brilliantly executed trends and timeless fashion.

Here we have chosen 28 pieces from the sale which fit the bill and hopefully won’t leave you with the bitter taste of regret.

28 pieces we love

Mini dress with bow, €25.99

Satin dress, €12.99

Taffeta dress with tie straps, €29.99

Animal print dress, €29.99

Blazers and coats

Cropped houndstooth blazer, €29.99

Creased-effect coat, €49.99

Gingham blazer, €39.99

Linen blend blazer, €49.99

Tops

Frilled poplin top, €15.99

Checked top with tie detail, €19.99

Textured weave top, €25.99

Draped linen top, €12.99

Trousers and jeans

Premium sailor straight jeans, €15.99

Snakeskin print mini flare trousers, €19.99

Culotte trousers, €19.99

Premium caia dreamy blue tapered jeans, €25.99

Skirts

Pleated skirt, €12.99

Mini skirt with bow detail, €25.99

Check pencil skirt, €29.99

Constrast ruffle skirt, €19.99 at Zara

Shoes

Strappy multicoloured mid-heel sandals, €35.99

Flat ankle boots with zip, €29.99

Satin strappy mid-heel sandals, €25.99

Braided heeled mules, €45.99

Accessories

Contrast braided basket bag, €12.99

Acetate sunglasses, €17.99

Animal printcross-bodybag, €19.99

Check bucket hat, €12.99


Read more: 14 of the best minimalist sale buys from Arket and COS

Read more: 18 pieces from the ASOS sale that are sitting in my basket right now

Read more: 9 Black-owned Irish businesses to support now