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Off the Rack: Spring Trends at Zara

Spring's MILITARY TREND played out at Zara in structured jackets, lots of khaki and subdued camo prints. (jacket shown here, $129)

If you have the good fortune of living near a Zara, you will be treated to a sophisticated selection of early Spring fashion offerings. Gone are the blacks and grays of winter, and in their place, lots of pale neutrals, and colors like rose, camel, gray blue and off-white. Zara caters to the urban, modern shopper so a lot of the clothes are work appropriate and priced closer to the $100 mark. I was most excited about the accessories but those are tricky to photograph, as you can imagine. Gorgeous studded sandals, denim platforms, slouchy genuine leather hobos, fab belts, lightweight scarves, chic flats—the works! Again, not cheap but worth taking a look. Here are a few pics I snapped to give you a taste of what's in store.

This plaid seersucker jacket was a good representation of the AMERICANA TREND that was played out in another area of the store with white cotton shirts, denim cut offs, plaid and country floral prints, all done with Zara's sophisticated slant. (jacket shown here, $79.90)

These slouchy paper-bag waist pants were emblematic of the URBAN SAFARI TREND, which included lots of beige, army green, breezy blouses and subtle animal prints. Complements the MILITARY pieces really well. (shown here, $79.90)

This t-shirt dress with a photo realistic print of horses running on a beach was the only example I could find of spring's DIGITAL PRINT TREND. Zara is not particularly "trendy" per se. (shown here, $39.90)

An alternative to the CHAMBRAY SHIRT TREND, this boho dress with folk inspired embroidery. (shown here, $79.90)
I want that jacket! Too bad the closest Zara store is a 6 hour drive.
#1 Rae (Homepage) on 2010-03-07 11:39 (Reply)
Luckily I'm from Europe, here you'll find a Zara store on every corner :-) The nem collction is awesome!
#2 Taily (Homepage) on 2010-03-07 12:18 (Reply)
Not really loving any of these. I've only been to Zara a couple times, but it seems to be one of those hit and miss places.
#3 K (Homepage) on 2010-03-07 13:28 (Reply)
i work there lol.
#4 Sarah on 2010-03-07 13:30 (Reply)
I think that plaid blazer is awesome. I have some white skinny jeans ready to be worn with it.
#5 Alissa (Homepage) on 2010-03-09 11:03 (Reply)
I like the paper bag waist pants! I want to try them on now XD

The military jacket's great! Too pricey for my wallet at this point but I like the style :3
#6 JESSU (Homepage) on 2010-03-12 19:17 (Reply)
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