ZARA:The Easiest Way to Look Chic this Winter (While Staying Really Warm)

When it comes to looking chic in winter while actually staying warm, there are few trends that actually fulfill the job quite like quilted clothing. One of F/W 19’s biggest runway trends—quilted clothing went far beyond a handbag or coat on the catwalks—the trend extended to gorgeous creations from jumpsuits to blouses and trousers, bringing fashion girls who live in colder temps a sigh of sartorial relief this season.
The refreshing insulated outfits came in all forms, colors, and patterns—just take a look at Rachel Comey’s pretty pieces in vibrant pastel hues and Oscar de la Renta’s statement quilted strapless evening gown—proving the cozy fabric has major legs for day and night. A quilted jacket or coat is, of course, one of the easiest ways to nail the trend, but if you fancy something a little out of the box, opt for a cool skirt, jumpsuit, or pants instead.
Scroll below as we share some of the coolest runway and street looks, and shop our must-have quilted pieces to take on the trend this season. Because who doesn’t want to dress in their duvet when it’s 20 degrees out!?
Dior had us lusting over its sleek black quilted jumpsuit, which we want to wear ASAP with sheer tights popping through and pretty pointed-toe pumps. The dream winter work-to-weekend outfit.
Obsessed is an understatement. At Rachel Comey, quilted pants and jackets came in pretty pastel hues that would be fit for winter and spring. We want to be wrapped up in this cheery quilted set all winter long.
At Isabel Marant, quilted blouse-jacket hybrids in warm autumnal hues were paired with equally luxe-looking leather skirts for one expensive-looking winter outfit.
At Prabal Gurung, quilted coats came belted at the waist in bright colors of hot pink and vibrant red—the perfect statement coat for a compliment-inducing winter look.
Quilting got the glamorous treatment at Oscar de la Renta, where a stunning emerald gown was created from the insulating fabric—proving quilting is not just for daytime casual wear. We want to show up to all our winter wedding invites in this stunner.
Swap your slip skirt for a quilted one instead this winter, as seen at Tibi. Pair with a chic black sweater for the easiest warm winter outfit you’ll want to live in this cold-weather season.
Add instant polish to a quilted coat by cinching it at the waist with a belt and wearing it over chic, cream tailored trousers. So posh.
Add a refreshingly modern touch to your outfit with a cushy quilted midi skirt, which pairs perfectly with your boots and sweaters.
For the fashionably fearless, quilted pants will be your cozy new best friend this winter.
A fabric quilted vest is an easy way to nail the trend in a cool and unique way. Wear over sweaters, blouses, and dresses alike.
Brighten up your winter wardrobe and try a quilted robe coat in a vibrant hue. A chic belt will add elegance.
A chic insulated scarf is a trend-forward addition to every winter wardrobe.
Swap your silk midi skirt for this much warmer option instead.

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ZARA:The Biggest Difference Between Parisian and American Winter Trends

Dressing for winter can seem exciting when you’re tired of your summer wardrobe, but after a few weeks of incessant layering and bundling, the novelty of it all quickly wears off. Trends might not be the first action item on your seasonal shopping list, but we are here to tell you new winter fashion trends will be the key to boosting your spirits and your look time and time again, especially when you’re faced with those mornings of being underwhelmed by your wardrobe.

Instead of simply listing out yet another assortment of the hottest trends of the season, we tapped Farfetch’s senior women’s editor, Celenie Seidel, to fill us in on not only the biggest styles in America but also the heavy hitters in France too. Since French-girl style is an aesthetic sought after by women all over the world, we were curious to see the differences and similarities between the two countries as far as trends go, and thanks to Celenie’s expertise in the popular global shopping website, we have all the answers we need.“Historically there has been a great divide between North American and European trends: the former known for its classic sportswear and the latter hailed as the epicenter of high fashion. The world in which we live today is an increasingly global community. With the prevalence of channels like Instagram breaking down geographic barriers and our constant consumption of information, trends are no longer the territory of only one city—rather they are shared, worn, and loved internationally,” said Celenie when asked about the main difference between the two style types.
On a more granular note, she went into detail on the five most popular winter trends in both America and France and provided shopping visuals to go along with each. No matter which country you end up siding with, taking any of this shopping expert’s advice into play will guarantee you the winter wardrobe of a lifetime.
America
’90s Minimalism: “The world post–#oldcéline has been enjoying an uplift in brands paying tribute to the understated minimalism of the ’90s; it’s a time for clean lines.”
Grunge: “Another ’90s flashback on the opposite end of the spectrum. Hoodies, slip skirts, lace and safety pins: This season’s reinterpretation of grunge was a happier reimagination with plenty of print and pops of color.”
Stompy Boots: “The Bottega effect has seen heavy-soled man-repelling boots make their way onto endless pairs of feet.”
Cargo: “These polarizing pants are easing into their newfound popularity. Clean tailoring promotes cargo pants from surplus-store stalwart to risk takers’ new best friend.”
Leopard: “The most beloved of all animal prints now almost qualifies as a neutral. This season it covers coats, shoes, bags, and beyond.”
Romance Made Tough: “Romance of now has a darker, edgier mood, and the likes of Simone Rocha and The Vampire’s Wife’s Susie Cave are the queens of this aesthetic.”
’70s Bourgeoise: “1970s Rive Gauche returns this winter in an authentic rendition. The key to the look is blazers, pussy-bow blouses, pleat skirts, and to-the-knee boots, all in a neutral palette.”
Ballet Flats: “After a luxurious break, the ballet flat is back—a round or almond toe is key to this comeback kick.”
Grown-Up Tailoring: “During A/W 19 a palette-cleansing mood swept over the industry, which has resulted in a pleasing array of ultra-chic tailored pieces. Outerwear and suiting are the true winners here.”

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ZARA:6 Things That Make Stylish French Women Cringe

What’s considered stylish in France has been expanding rapidly thanks to social media and globalization. In fact, we see more commonalities than ever before between French and American women, whether it’s a shared love for the latest It item or denim trend. However, there are still some style moves to which French women generally say, “Non, merci.”
Reminder: Just because it’s not for them doesn’t mean a thing about how you should feel about it; we simply found the nuances too interesting not to share. Keep scrolling to hear from six stylish French residents on the fashion looks they’re hard passing on, and then keep going to see what women are wearing in Paris right this second.
Non: Bulky Outdoor Gear
Oui: Trench and Belted Coats
“You can spot a tourist right away by the way they wander around Paris in outdoor gear like they’re about to embark on a hike. Bulky outdoor gear is a big no in a chic city like Paris, where trench and belted wool coats reign supreme as cold-weather cover-ups.” — Marissa Cox
Non: Wearing a Nude Bra All the Time
Oui: Alternating With White and Black Bras
“Just say non to the nude bra… at least a few days a week! Embrace new colors and see how they make you feel. Most French women don’t wear nude bras. White or black is their neutral.” — Verity Balzan
Non: The French-Girl Cliché
Oui: Varied French Style
“I have to say I am quite bored of the ‘French style formula’ at the mo, especially as girls have claimed it as a money spinner. Sounds cliché, but the reason real French girls look so good is because they are quite comfortable with who they are. And not because they are wearing a Breton top!” — Camille Charriere
Non: Huge Bags
Oui: Small- or Medium-Size Bags
“I don’t like huge bags. I think the sexier thing you can do, when it comes to bags, is showing that you don’t need to carry your whole house (or bathroom).” —Sabina Socol
“I don’t like big bags. The only big bags I wear are my baskets to go to the beach or to the market.” — Anne-Laure Mais
Non: Wearing Leggings as Daywear
Oui: Trousers, Skinny Jeans, or Knit Pants
“I can’t speak for all French women, but I guess in France, leggings are still synonymous with bad taste. The border between sportswear and casual clothing is really thick. If I want to wear something close-fitting, I usually wear leather pants or skinny jeans. And if I am looking for something comfortable, I go for knit pants or oversize pants. I choose not to wear leggings because I still see them as workout clothes.” — Sarah Nait

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ZARA:Stylish Women Over 40 Share the Jean Trends They’ll Never Stop Wearing

There are certain style-setters we consistently turn to for timeless yet directional fashion inspiration. Naturally, women over 40 are at the top of that list. Because when you think about it, those in this specific group just seem to get it given their experience with curating a well-balanced wardrobe. To that, when we recently tapped stylish ladies over 40 to fill us in on the going-out basics they wear on repeat, cool jeans came up as an absolute must. So we thought we’d dive into this subject matter a bit more.
To uncover that further intel on the general denim trends women over 40 swear by, we chatted with a range of fashionable and inspirational women in the age bracket for their expert opinions. With that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the specific jean cuts the women in question will never stop wearing for nights out, the office, and everywhere in-between. But remember, age is literally just a number (and you should wear whatever you want, no matter when your birthday falls), so all of the denim trends below could really work for anyone.
“As a denim lover, a style that I will wear every season is high-rise, straight denim. For example, the iconic Levi’s 501s. This vintage-inspired fit is flattering on every silhouette. As I love to mix feminine and masculine inspiration within the same look, straight-cut denim marries well with a silk blouse and can be worn day and night.”—Grece Ghanem
“I’m really loving a full-length jean with a slightly wider leg and minimal to no distressing—still with a high rise and most definitely with a heel. No matter what I pair on top, it has a certain polish to it that I’m loving.”—Kim Mitchell
“This season and next, I know I will keep wearing mom jeans with a high-rise in pale blue, white, or grey tones for a fashion-forward look.” —Mette S. Andersen
“I am loving a few denim styles right now. I still love skinny jeans tucked into knee-high boots. I am also into a high-rise straight leg. I like them because they look fresh and super cool. I wear them with booties, but they also look great with pumps, sneakers, or slides of some kind.”—Cathy Williamson
“I love trouser jeans. To me, they are the most versatile jean styles out there. I wear them frequently on Casual Friday in my office. Trouser jeans allow me to be comfortable and work-appropriate.”—Georgette Niles
“For about 10 years, I hid away from fashion and wanted to be invisible. I didn’t like how I looked at all. I had two kids, a crazy busy full-time job as a fashion director, and I felt I had hit middle age and it was game over for me. I sort of lost myself. During this time, I didn’t look in the mirror and lived in black skinny jeans 24/7. I owned around 15 pairs! So for that reason only, I am sticking my black skinnies in room 101. But this winter, I have been living in a pair of Levi’s Dad jeans. They are super comfy, slightly cropped with a straight leg, which gives them a ’90s feel. They are also high-waisted, which is an absolute must for me now. I love them.”—Tracey Lea Sayer
“As a 5’3” woman, the crop is the perfect length without needing any alterations. The straight leg is very versatile and looks great with flats, heels, sneakers, and booties but also fits nicely over a high-shaft boot to transition into the colder seasons.”—Sara Watson

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ZARA:The One Shoe Style That Makes You Look Wealthier Than You Are

This summer has been marked with some rather, well, “cheap” fashion trends—seashell earrings, beaded bags, and flip-flops to name a few. For fall, though, expect things to be a little more polished. This is especially true when it comes to shoes. From nouveau pumps to modern strappy sandals to crystal-embellished heels, there are a number of shoe trends on the lineup that are set to elevate any look. There is one that will make you look wealthier than you are. This, my friends, is the mock-croc trend.
The crocodile-effect shoes were spotted on the runway at shows like Ganni, Rejina Pyo, and Tory Burch but have since been adopted into the shoe collections of designers like By Far and Zara. The magical thing about this shoe trend is that it feels endlessly elevated and elegant, but instead of having to invest major dollars in it, you can get mock-croc shoes that look expensive but are a fraction of what the real deal would cost. Ahead, shop my edit of the best faux-croc shoes for the season ahead.
A wedge with a faux croc finish? Sold.
I can’t get enough of this heel shape.
Speaking of cool heels, how chic is this sculptural version?
Sneakers are a good way to go, too.
Yep, into them.
If you’re into white—like I am—these are for you.
You’re gonna want to wear these with jeans.
How amazing is this neutral pair?
Classic and forever.
Burgandy boots finished in croc? Yes, please.
For work or a night out.
Sandals in croc? Oh, yeah.
Just look at that lilac.Slip, slip, slide.
Sandals to wear now and through fall.

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ZARA:The Ultimate Winter Starter Pack: 7 Items Your Closet Will Starve Without

Welcome to the Starter Pack series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone’s talking about.
It seems like only yesterday we were finally cooling down from a sweltering summer and opening up our minds to the possibilities of fall and all the seasonal wardrobe shifts that came with it. Just as houndstooth trousers, atypical trenches, and chain-strap quickly bags infiltrated our closets, the time has come for yet another quick seasonal shift as we prepare to enter winter 2019. And in case you didn’t see where this was going, we have a whole new starter pack of winter trends for you to start shopping right now.
Luckily (depending who you are), this winter is all about toning things down and staying true to the classics, but not without a few festive styling tricks along the way. Starting with winter’s version of the must-have trend and ending with a festive accessory option, the winter 2019 trends ahead are some of the best yet and we can’t wait for you to add them to your cart. Trust us—adding the seven new trends ahead to your winter wardrobe will have it feeling full and excited in seconds flat.
Leather separates, in general, will provide you tons of warmth, and, of course, lots of style, but nothing looks quite as chic as a leather trench in the winter. Layer this over suits, dresses, or even sweats. This outerwear trend will quickly become your go-to for the rest of the season.
While you might be thinking your kitten and block heels being the workhorses of your winter footwear assortment, I can guarantee they will get ruined amongst the rain and snow that accumulates during this time of year. Do yourself a favor and think practically this time around and buy a pair of rubber lug-sole boots instead.
There’s no way you will survive winter without a warm and cozy sweater and this season, Fair Isle sweaters are where it’s at. This traditional and somewhat preppy pattern has officially made its way into the rotation of the trendy girl’s closet, and yours is next.
Suiting has officially taken over the closets of fashion girls everywhere and for the winter season ahead, we’re recommending you put the denim down and try out a sleek pair of tailored trousers instead. Trust me when I say that all of your hoodies, sweaters, and jackets alike will look 10 times chicer when paired with classic slacks.
Printed turtlenecks might seem intimidating at first, but once you get used to all the striking ways to layer them, you won’t be able to put an outfit together without one. Considering the fact that inventive layering is pretty much what winter is all about, this particular trend will come in handy nearly every time you get dressed this season.
Last year was all about the statement puffer (you know—the oversized, neon bad boys). Well, the tables have turned, folks, and this time around, the “cool” puffers to own are, well, the toned-down ones. The rest of your winter wardrobe will thank you for the fact that it finally has a warm jacket that won’t clash with basically everything else.
Once the temperature drops, shearling jackets are expected, but shearling accessories? Now that is a winter trend that will wow the crowds. Whether it be in the form of shearling-lined boots, shearling-covered bags, or even shearling hats, this warm and fuzzy trend will bring you joy—and that’s a fact.

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ZARA:Puff Sleeves Are Here to Stay—Add These 16 to Your Cart Right Now

By now, you’ll likely already have some form of puff-sleeve top hanging in your closet. (And if you don’t, be sure to read on!). The voluminous power sleeve has been seen on every major runway, on every cool girl, and on every Instagram feed for the past few seasons, winning the hearts of fashion girls craving a fun yet powerful statement piece.
Luckily, billowy and whimsical shoulders are here to stay—so said the S/S 20 runways. From Rejina Pyo to Alessandra Rich, Cecile Bahnsen to Richard Quinn, dramatic statement sleeves were seen in full force on the catwalks in all shapes, forms, and fabrics, including romantic ruffles, sheer materials, striking colors, and playful prints.
The overarching message for 2020’s puff-sleeve trend is the bigger the better. OTT bold shoulders are feminine, romantic, super empowering, and most importantly fun! Pair your puff sleeves with fitted pants or jeans to balance the playful look. Scroll below to shop the best puff-sleeve tops on the internet right now that undoubtedly deserve a place in your closet this season and into the next.
At Marc Jacobs, romantic and dramatic Renaissance-inspired sleeves were paired with high-waisted vintage jeans for a showstopping look.
At Rejina Pyo, cotton puff sleeve shirts looked effortless over silky midi dresses belted at the waist. A chic day-to-night look we’ll be emulating ASAP.
Puff sleeves were ready to party at Alessandra Rich where ruching and bunching gave shoulders an ’80s-inspired look.
Puff sleeves were made of sexy, sheer fabrics and pretty sunny hues at Cecilie Bahnsen.
Exaggerated volume and statement details (such as a bow) will amp up your outfit in an instant.
Opt for puff-sleeve tops in luxurious leather fabric for an elevated look.
Cinch your puff sleeve top at the waist with a belt for a cool ’80s silhouette. And don’t be afraid to wear a pop of color!
This look is perfect for those wanting a subtler take on the trend. Go for a top with an hourglass silhouette to wear with your jeans—a flattering outfit to take you from day-to-night.
This is the kind of classy top Kate Middleton would wear.
Big sleeves for a big party season ahead.
An effortless look we’ll be copying stat.
A casual, cute, and affordable way to nail the trend.
Puff sleeves + fancy fall prints—sign us up!
Add a sumptuous element to the trend with plush velvet. Perfect for all those holiday drinks and dinners.
The top all the street style stars are swooning over right now.
Just add jeans for an easy statement look.
I can personally attest to how crazy soft (and chic) this puff-sleeve sweater is.
Ready for compliments?
Not your average sweatshirt.
How romantic are sheer puff sleeves though?
Leather and puff sleeves? You just nailed two big trends in one.
We love this subtle lilac hue.
Did someone say office holiday party?
An easy option to take you from day to night in style.

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ZARA:8 Outfits L.A. Girls Wear Over and Over Again

Nothing eases the pain of getting ready in the morning like having an arsenal of go-to outfits to fall back on. Whether it’s a classic dress-and-shoe combo, a suit styling tip, or an all-denim look that’s anything but boring, we could all use some more outfit ideas for when we’re in a pinch. That’s why we’re looking to eight of our favorite L.A.-based influencers (and all-around style stars) to inspire over a week’s worth of looks that, simply put, work every time.
From Aimee Song to Julie Sariñana, these women know a thing or two about making L.A. style their own. Each inspiring It girl has a unique look, yet they’ve all figured out the formula for acing the very best California-cool fashion—and now you can too. Scroll through to see and shop the looks for yourself, and don’t forget to save your favorites for the next time you’re in a bind.
Sweater + Midi Skirt + Boots
A skirt-and-boots combo is an immediate polished look.
Tight ribbed sweaters are great for getting that perfectly fitted look.
This animal print is timeless.
Nobody makes Western boots quite like Ganni.
Button-Down + Jeans + White Sneakers
A casual Friday favorite in our office.
Everyone needs an arsenal of white tops in their wardrobe.
Easy, indeed.
You’ll get so much use out of these.
Suit + Sneakers
A power suit is the ultimate versatile look that can be dressed either up or down.
Don’t forget the matching pants.
Fun-fact: French girls are huge fans of this sneaker brand.
Sweater + Jeans + Ankle Boots
The ensemble that’s the closest thing you’ll get to feeling like you’re wearing pajamas.
An easy silhouette that still feels polished.
Everyone needs a good relaxed pair of jeans.
An easy yes.
Wrap Dress + Strappy Sandals
This is the throw-on-and-go look that remains a winner in our books.
The Reformation dress is definitely an L.A.-girl staple.
The barely there sandals everyone is wearing.
Blazer + Jeans + Slingbacks
Embrace the suiting trend with jeans and slingbacks for both comfort and polish.
Take a break from your all-black basics for once.
Re/Done is also an L.A.-girl favorite.
Not your average pumps, that’s for sure.
White Blouse + Skinny Jeans + Boots
A higher-length boot always adds an extra element of style to your basic skinny jean.
This is a timeless blouse but still feels forward.
The perfect simple skinny.
The square toe makes these feel particularly fresh.
Denim on Denim + Statement Accessories
The Canadian tuxedo never fails—especially when you have a killer statement bag.
Your new go-to jacket.
Vintage-looking jeans you don’t have to spend hours searching for.
How could you not love this?

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ZARA:8 Outfits L.A. Girls Wear Over and Over Again

Nothing eases the pain of getting ready in the morning like having an arsenal of go-to outfits to fall back on. Whether it’s a classic dress-and-shoe combo, a suit styling tip, or an all-denim look that’s anything but boring, we could all use some more outfit ideas for when we’re in a pinch. That’s why we’re looking to eight of our favorite L.A.-based influencers (and all-around style stars) to inspire over a week’s worth of looks that, simply put, work every time.
From Aimee Song to Julie Sariñana, these women know a thing or two about making L.A. style their own. Each inspiring It girl has a unique look, yet they’ve all figured out the formula for acing the very best California-cool fashion—and now you can too. Scroll through to see and shop the looks for yourself, and don’t forget to save your favorites for the next time you’re in a bind.
Sweater + Midi Skirt + Boots
A skirt-and-boots combo is an immediate polished look.
Tight ribbed sweaters are great for getting that perfectly fitted look.
This animal print is timeless.
Nobody makes Western boots quite like Ganni.
Button-Down + Jeans + White Sneakers
A casual Friday favorite in our office.
You’ll get so much use out of these.
Suit + Sneakers
A power suit is the ultimate versatile look that can be dressed either up or down.
Don’t forget the matching pants.
Fun-fact: French girls are huge fans of this sneaker brand.
Sweater + Jeans + Ankle Boots
The ensemble that’s the closest thing you’ll get to feeling like you’re wearing pajamas.
Shop the look:
An easy silhouette that still feels polished.
Everyone needs a good relaxed pair of jeans.
Wrap Dress + Strappy Sandals
This is the throw-on-and-go look that remains a winner in our books.
Shop the look:
The Reformation dress is definitely an L.A.-girl staple.
The barely there sandals everyone is wearing.
Blazer + Jeans + Slingbacks
Embrace the suiting trend with jeans and slingbacks for both comfort and polish.
Shop the look:
Take a break from your all-black basics for once.
Re/Done is also an L.A.-girl favorite.
Not your average pumps, that’s for sure.
White Blouse + Skinny Jeans + Boots
A higher-length boot always adds an extra element of style to your basic skinny jean.
Shop the look:
This is a timeless blouse but still feels forward.
The perfect simple skinny.
The square toe makes these feel particularly fresh.
Denim on Denim + Statement Accessories
The Canadian tuxedo never fails—especially when you have a killer statement bag.
Shop the look:
Your new go-to jacket.
Vintage-looking jeans you don’t have to spend hours searching for.
How could you not love this?

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ZARA:How to Tuck Your Shirt Like a Street Style Pro

Like any decent styling trick, the art of tucking in your shirt is easy to learn yet will elevate your look to chic new heights. But not all the ways to tuck in your shirt are made equally, and we would argue that there’s a time and a place for each style. Allow us to explain.
Heading to an important meeting or need to make a winning first impression? The full tuck is your fail-safe way to pull your look together and create a clean ensemble. Or maybe you want to cozy up in the perfect knit? Try the half tuck to add just the right amount of waist-defining shape. There’s also an in-between style: the front tuck, or French tuck, as Queer Eye’s Tan France calls it. However you choose to tuck your shirt in, read on to see how street style stars do it and become a bona fide expert in no time. Plus, shop the tops you need to re-create the looks.
The Half Tuck
Create a cool, deliberately undone look with the half tuck, a favorite among the street style set. A button-down blouse is an easy option for this type of tuck.
The Front Tuck
Business in the front, party in the back: This tuck is the perfect option for defining your waist without making it the focal point. Transform any knit or sweater from bulky to polished by tucking in just a few inches of material in the front. Oh, and this style is a favorite of Queer Eye’s Tan France, who calls it the French tuck.
The Full Tuck
Tucking in your shirt all the way around instantly pulls together your ensemble for a professional result. After tightly tucking in your shirt completely, raise your arms overhead to untuck just the right amount of fabric.

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