How to know what it is you want, according to a transformation coach
How to know what it is you want, according to a transformation coach

Niamh Ennis

This recently renovated Ranelagh home is on the market for €1.475 million
This recently renovated Ranelagh home is on the market for €1.475 million

Megan Burns

15 romantic movies where the actors fell in love on screen and in real life
15 romantic movies where the actors fell in love on screen and in real life

Lauren Heskin

Social Pictures: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’s Summer of Music launch
Social Pictures: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’s Summer of Music launch

Sarah Gill

Quick weekday meal: Shiitake and spinach turmeric omelette
Quick weekday meal: Shiitake and spinach turmeric omelette

Meg Walker

How Virtual Assistants are changing the way we work
How Virtual Assistants are changing the way we work

IMAGE

Endometriosis: ‘I was accused of starving myself and over-exercising’
Endometriosis: ‘I was accused of starving myself and over-exercising’

Amanda Cassidy

6 trending summer sandals that make every outfit look polished
6 trending summer sandals that make every outfit look polished

Holly O'Neill

Everything we know about the ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ movie so far
Everything we know about the ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ movie so far

Sarah Gill

Searching for something new to listen to? Here are 7 Irish podcasts to add to your rotation
Searching for something new to listen to? Here are 7 Irish podcasts to add to...

Sarah Gill

Image / Fashion

15 solid investment pieces to buy from Zara this weekend


By Edaein OConnell
08th Feb 2020
15 solid investment pieces to buy from Zara this weekend

Investment pieces can be found in Zara if you look hard enough. Here are 15 made-to-last pieces to pick up this weekend


Zara is synonymous with fast fashion.

It’s quicker than Usain Bolt at taking looks from the catwalk and reimagining them on the high-street. And so, fast fashion and all it entails has a reputation which precedes it. This is understandable — we are well aware of the effects fashion has on the climate but sustainable fashion can be out of reach price-wise for many.

However, it’s about being smarter when it comes to shopping. When you are buying from the high-street, think of each piece as an investment rather than a trendy notion. I have a myriad of pieces from Zara which have lasted me years because each was a solid addition to my existing wardrobe. Coats, blazers and knitwear can connect an entire wardrobe – as does a great pair of jeans or a dress.

Cost

When looking in-store or online, search out the pieces which cost a little more. The quality, cut and fit of the garment will be better and ultimately will endure in your wardrobe. Colour choice is also important and, as with all investment pieces, versatile bedrock colours such as black, camel and white are more effective choices.

Paying more ensures longevity most of the time, and if you are sure you will wear the piece again and again and take proper care of it, then the prices shouldn’t matter.

Below are just some of the solid investment pieces you can purchase from Zara right now. Our top picks are the green wrap coat (ideal for protection from the February chills), the luxurious cashmere cardigan and the matching grey draped top and skirt – perfect for the office or an event.

Coat with full sleeves, €139

Slouchy high-heel leather boots, €119

100% wool sweater, €69.95

Soft leather maxi clutch, €79.95

Oversized coat with wool, €99.95

Leather high-heel sandals with padded straps, €69.95

Oversized leather jacket, €149

Buttoned cashmere cardigan, €199

ZW Premium ankle straight true blue jeans, €39.95

 

Asymmetric blouse with tie belt, €59.95 at Zara

Straight double-breasted blazer, €89.95

Dress with gathered waist, €49.95

Wide-leg trousers, €39.95 at Zara

Draped top, €49.95 & layered skirt, €59.95


Read more: Get ready because polka dots are about to be everywhere this season

Read more: ‘For all ages and sizes’: In defence of the Zara polka dot dress

Read more: Style watch: These are the outfits we will be wearing this coming spring