ZARA:8 Spring Trends That Are Technically Free

Is there anything better than a trend you don’t have to actually spend money on? This perpetually over-budget editor thinks not and is imagining those reading this are nodding in agreement as well. After all, who’s not about low risk coupled with high reward—especially when it comes to fashion? Again, I’ll assume you concur.

But really, whether it’s something we all bought years ago that’s suddenly back in the spotlight or a styling trick that’s simply a new way to wear pieces you already own, the eight trends you’re about to see below not only fall into that free category but, beyond that, are actually some of spring’s best. In short, there are endless reasons to love them (and wear them) all season long. So to see all eight of the budget-friendly trends we’re endorsing for the months ahead, just keep scrolling.

  1. Baseball Caps
    Who doesn’t have one or a dozen old caps lying around? It’s time to wear them and get on board with the trend both EmRata and editors have been quick to already embrace.
  2. Scarf Styling
    From giant scarves styled as dresses to smaller ones transformed into tops to entirely reworked versions made into intricate garments, designers were highly inspired by the classic accessory for spring. So it’s time to take one out and start searching YouTube for ways to wear it.
  3. Denim Skirts
    It was only a matter of time until jean skirts had their comeback moment, and according to brands like Stella McCartney, Celine, and Alexander Wang, S/S 20 is it.
  4. Raffia
    Even if you don’t have a raffia ball gown lying around, odds are you’ve acquired at least one straw bag in the last decade’s worth of summers, so dust it off and get ready to wear it a lot next season.
  5. Tube Tops
    I can confidently guess that 99% of the people reading this have an old, stretchy tube top either in the way back of their closets or somewhere in their intimates drawer that they simply never got rid of. Kudos to you for saving it because they’re back!
  6. Dresses Over Pants
    Whether with jeans, cargos, or trousers, dress-over-pants layering was the styling trend we spotted on countless runways from Khaite to Jacquemus to Brock Collection and can’t wait to re-create in the coming months.
  7. Crochet
    Be it an old sweater, beachwear, or Coachella outfit you never thought you’d re-wear, this spring is the time to bring any and all forms of crochet back into your rotation.
  8. Double Belting
    Got one belt? Good. Got a second belt? Even better. Now, all you have to do is wear them at the same time, as seen above.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/easy-trends-for-spring/slide25

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ZARA:9 Shoes You Should Ditch to Upgrade Your Style

Now that you’re familiar with a few general things Who What Wear editors are giving up to be more stylish, it’s time to get a little more specific and talk about the item that can make or break a look: shoes. We all have those shoes we hold onto for a bit too long, whether it’s for sentimental reasons or simply because we loved them once (probably a little too much, based on their worn-out appearance), but the truth is they’re taking up space that could be used for shoes that are in style. Cue the trip to Goodwill to donate them, so they can go to a new home and be saved for the next time they inevitably come back around.

Shoes can go in and out of the trend zone in the blink of an eye, and wearing an “out” pair can instantly make your entire look feel dated. Accordingly, we came to the conclusion that there are nine styles in particular that no longer have a place in your wardrobe in 2020—and that we don’t think will be back in anytime soon. On the bright side, we have nine alternate styles that either lean more classic or are current trends that have proven their staying power. Ready to improve your style via your shoe collection?

Find out which shoes to toss and which to keep (or add to your closet) below.

DITCH: Wedge-Heel Boots
KEEP: Block-Heel Boots

Block heels are equally walkable as wedge heels but look much more polished and forward than wedges ever did.
DITCH: Platform Pumps
KEEP: Single-Sole Pointed Pumps

While pumps will always be classic go-tos when seeking polished shoes, the thick platform pumps that everyone used to teeter around in are gone for good. Don’t look back.
DITCH: Gladiator Sandals
KEEP: Naked Sandals

Gladiator sandals had their moment in the sun, but the complicated, typically unflattering style has since been replaced by something refreshingly simpler: the celebrity-approved naked sandals.
DITCH: Dirty, Damaged Shoes
KEEP: Well-Made Classics

If a pair of shoes is damaged beyond repair or isn’t worth the money or hassle required to get it repaired, ditch it and invest in quality shoes that will last and become wardrobe staples.
DITCH: Cheap Flip-Flops
KEEP: Slide Sandals

While we recently reported that flip-flops may be on their way back, those old rubber iterations you were fond of in college probably shouldn’t even be worn to the beach or Spin class. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with a pair of slides, whether sporty or fancy.
DITCH: Peep-Toe Shoes
KEEP: V-Neck Shoes

While peep toes of any heel height are currently passé, V-neck options keep gaining in popularity, thanks to their flattering capabilities and modern look.
DITCH: Wedge Sneakers
KEEP: Simple, Clean Sneakers

Like with their dated wedge-heel boots, fashion girls are swapping their wedge sneakers of seasons past for kicks that are much more classic and minimal.
DITCH: Flatforms
KEEP: Mules

While “ugly” sandals are still a thing, experts agree that it’s time to say goodbye to the flatform trend. On the flip side, mules are still going strong and have become a classic in every fashion girl’s shoe collection.
DITCH: Goofy Printed Rain Boots
KEEP: Sleek Rubber Boots

Looking polished in inclement weather is no small feat. Maintain polish by swapping cheap-looking printed boots for a more elevated, neutral-hued pair.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/shoes-to-stop-wearing/slide23

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ZARA:The Cult Chloé Bag Fashion Editors Are Adding to Their Christmas Lists This Year

Chloé has a habit of creating cult handbags. It all started in 2005 with the slouchy Paddington featuring a gold padlock. In fact, you could say that the epic waiting list it caused was one of the triggering factors behind It bags even becoming a thing in the first place. Thirteen years later, the accessories department at the French fashion house is still sending shoppers into a spin, and right now there’s another new handbag that shoppers are clambering to get their hands on: the Chloé C bag.
The shoulder bag is really elegant, as it has a wide leather strap, a delicate C logo on the clasp, and comes in beautiful colors like dusty blue, rich chocolate and even a vibrant tie-dye effect. There are several different silhouettes, such as square mini bags with a sturdy top-handle strap, as well as rectangular shoulder bags with a chain strap and oversize shoulder bags.
This bag was always destined for cult status. Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter, said in her 2019 trends presentation, “Chloé’s Chloé Bag we have backed with around 20 options for both cruise and runway totalling to around 3000 units and making up 80% of our total Chloé bag buy.” Let’s just say this is reason enough for us to swiftly add this new It bag to our Christmas lists.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the Chloé bag. Then see all the other iconic It bags of the past and present.
Shop the Chloé C Bag
Keep scrolling to see more iconic handbags from the fashion house.

  1. The Aby Bag
    Style Notes: While this bag hasn’t been around long, we guarantee it’ll be all over Instagram before you know it.
  2. The Tess Saddle Bag
    Style Notes: Saddlebags are a key trend this winter, and the Chloé Tess bag took center stage. Even better it comes in two sizes and several highly covetable colorways.
  3. Drew Bijou
    Style Notes: The bag causing the most buzz among fashion buyers from Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut Chloé collection was the updated Drew Bijou bag.
  4. The Nile
    Style Notes: Chloé is the reason so many bags at the moment feature a gold circle handle or detailing, and the Nile was one of the key It bags of 2017, spotted on the likes of Eva Chen, Aimee Song, and Solange Knowles.
  5. The Faye
    Style Notes: The ’70s-inspired Faye bag with a circle clasp and chain detailing first showed in the house’s S/S 15 show, and it since has been worn by every blogger we can think of. Years later, we’re still obsessed. It’s still worth investing in a Faye, as they’ve become a true classic.
  6. The Drew
    Style Notes: The Drew handbag is also a street style favourite, and it has an elegant round silhouette with a gold chain strap and clasp. Olivia Palermo has the two-tone yellow-and-rose style, but if you’re after a more classic, long-lasting option, we recommend the black or tan versions.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-chloe-handbags/slide19

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TOPSHOP:5 Fresh New Ways To Wear Animal Print This Season

Trends come and go all the time, but if you ask us, animal print is a classic that just keeps on giving: every season it reinvents itself with updated colours, fresh materials and new shapes. Plus, when it comes to styling these fierce patterned pieces there are endless possibilities – from sticking to something neutral …

  1. In colour…
    Gone are the days when animal print is all earth tones and neutrals. This season we’re loving it in poppy colours like pink, red and orange! Of course, coloured leopard print can be pretty bold so if you’re styling something like this pink sheer shirt, keep the rest of the look cool and casual with denim jeans, a crop top and a pair of classic boots.
  2. Head-to-toe…
    If, like us, you’re really into animal print, then why not invest in two statement pieces that work great together but will also look good paired with your other clothes, too? Admittedly, wearing double animal print can be tricky (there’s a fine line between trendy and tacky) so be sure to keep the rest of the look simple.
  3. All neutral tones…
    If you feel like the animal print trend might be a little too garish for your taste, don’t despair – there are lots of neutral options to pick from! Go for a cream and black mini dress like this and add warmth with a chunky knit. Then, finish the look with a chic longline coat and some slick knee-high boots.
  4. On new materials…
    Vinyl has be major this season so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing leather-look pieces arrive in animal print patterns, croc embossed textures and more. Right now, we’re loving this snakeskin vinyl blazer because it will look just as good worn with a turtleneck and trousers to the office as it will layered over a silky satin crop top to the club.
  5. Strictly accessories…
    Fancy dabbling in the trend this season but don’t want to go all out? The easiest way to incorporate just a little bit of animal print into your look is to opt for all-black-everything elsewhere – we’re pining after this smock babydoll black dress right now – and then accessorising with printed add ons.
    Looking for more outfit ideas for the season ahead? Discover 5 iconic outfits from winter movies we want to recreate this season…

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/12/5-fresh-new-ways-to-wear-animal-print-this-season

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ZARA:The New “Naked” Swimsuit Trend Celebs Are Loving Right Now

We’re right in the middle of winter, meaning swimwear is probably not on your radar unless you’re heading somewhere beachy for the holidays like, let’s say Miami or a desolate island somewhere—or are a fashion editor with swimwear always on the brain. I fall under the latter category, so I follow roughly a bazillion swimsuit brands on IG, and I just found an emerging swimsuit trend I couldn’t wait till spring to share with you.

This past summer, we brought you a handful of controversial swim trends, like the barely there swimsuit celebs favored, the rise of thong bikinis, and a look we dubbed the “loincloth” bikini. Fast-forward to late November and I’m still adding to the list of polarizing swimsuit styles. This time we have Victoria’s Secret model and swimwear designer Candice Swanepoel to thank for a new wave of “naked” bikinis and one-piece options.

The model once posted the below photo wearing a style from her The C collection at Tropic of C. The skinny elastic cording used on the suits make this collection the newest iteration of barely-there beach dressing. Oh, and A-listers like Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have already liked Swanepoel’s photo, which basically means it’s set to be a celeb favorite this holiday vacation season. So whether you’re going to a popular beach destination like Miami or are simply planning on stocking up on swimwear for the summer months ahead, the selection here will have you ready for the chicest beach vacay ever.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/naked-swimuit-trend/slide19

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ZARA: 6 Outerwear Trends NYC Girls Are All About This Winter

‘Tis the season of holly and jolly and all the outerwear you can stuff inside your closet without it bursting at the seams. If you’re a New Yorker, however, your closet is probably already bursting at the seams, which means you are forced to choose your outerwear selection quite wisely. Here to help you choose which outerwear trends are worth your while this winter are some of New York’s most stylish ladies, including editors, illustrators, creatives, and more. Collectively, this group loves fashion and experimenting yet still keeps a level of practicality in their wardrobes due to the pressing demands of city life.

Ahead, discover which trends these NYC girls are clinging to this winter, such as statement puffers, sleek wrap coats, and more. Read their quotes on each, and get ready for a stylish and practical winter season because, news flash, it’s only just beginning.
“I’m loving quilted coats at the moment—they’re super cozy, water-resistant, and have a cute, vintage-inspired look.” — Alyssa Coscarelli, Freelance Writer, Consultant, Creator
“I love a coat that has a built-in accessory like these scarf coats or ones with a built-in bow—makes getting dressed that much quicker!” — Jenny Walton, Illustrator
“I’m really into colorful outerwear this season!! In the winter, I tend to tone down the bright colors because it’s easier to get dressed in the a.m., but it bums me out, so this year I’m taking a new approach. I’m investing in one or two bright-colored outerwear that will make it easier to add color to an outfit while I’m out the door.” — Michelle Li, Fashion & Beauty Editor, Teen Vogue
“I’m really into oversize, shearling coats right now. Something about the way they hang just looks so good, and I love how they’re on the thinner side (compared to most fur and faux-fur options) but still so cozy.” — Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor, Who What Wear
“I have a newfound appreciation for minimal black wool wrap coats. It happened to be one of the only coats I kept in my closet from last winter simply because it didn’t take up too much room. They’re super chic (and go with everything), and despite having the rest of my bulky puffers, statement faux furs, etc., back from storage, it’s the style I keep reaching for this season. Plus, I can knot a sweater over top for a little added styling that makes it feel different from day to day.” — Madeline Fass, Associate Market Editor, Vogue.com
“On these colder days, I find myself reaching for my Farm Rio puffer because it’s so cheery and bright. I love walking around in the sea of black jackets New York tends to become, being a splash of color. Not to mention Farm Rio plants one tree for every purchase made—so admirable and important! — Bianca Valle, Influencer & Nutritionist

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/winter-outerwear-trends/slide2

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ZARA:4 Shoe Trends Totally Flunking—and What We’ll Wear Instead in 2020

Call it cliché, but there’s something about the start of the New Year that always gets us itching for a wardrobe refresh—especially in the shoe department. And while we’ve already noted some of the upcoming 2020 footwear trends, we thought we’d take it one step further (wink wink) and dive into the new shoe styles worth testing out first, and alternatively, those silhouettes that can be stored away so ensure you keep up your shoe game.
On that note, we tapped Hallie Spradlin, the accessories director behind trend-forecasting Mecca Fashion Snoops, to give us her expert opinion on the footwear trends to say hello (and goodbye) to. Keep scrolling for the ultimate 2020 shoe digest, complete with notes from Spradlin. Plus, shop styles that are on the must-try list.
Out: Loafer Slides
“It may be time to pack away the backless, jacquard slipper styles for now in favor of the more functional day-to-day silhouettes.”
In: Elevated Loafers
“This traditional silhouette references Americana heritage but with new design details that make it a must-have. Crocodile-embossed uppers, block heels, and chunkier soles are key elements for this new wardrobe staple.”
Out: Sock Boots
“Knit styles had their moment, but more elevated silhouettes add desired sophistication and structure.”
In: Snakeskin Booties
“It’s the It material for boots of all shapes and sizes—from structured knee-high silhouettes to ankle-boot styles alike. Crocodile-embossed is a favorite look, but python is also key in a range of warm hues.”
Out: Flip-Flops
“With the amount of slip-on options available—from kitten heels to slide mules—there are endless options in favor of flip-flops for going to the beach or even running a quick errand.”
In: Kitten-Heel Mules
“One and a half inches can do wonders in elevating a look, so consider kitten heels seasonal staples. Strappy styles are essential for spring while statement colors are the perfect addition to a tailored look.”
Out: Minimal Tennis Shoes
“All-white sneakers evolve into more retro silhouettes instead of basic white plimsolls for a more graduated level of sophisticated nostalgia.”
In: Statement Sneakers
“Whether it is in silhouette or color, statement sneakers or chunky soles, bold prints or pop colors, put the ‘fun’ in ‘function’ for comfortable footwear that doesn’t sacrifice style.”

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/best-shoe-trends-2020/slide24

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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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https://www.whowhatwear.com/french-fashion-mistakes/slide17

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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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https://www.whowhatwear.com/puff-sleeve-tops/slide24

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TOPSHOP:How To Style Organza For Autumn Inspired By The Street Style Set

It’s safe to say that organza is the trend of the moment – it’s pretty, playfully voluminous and some would say it’s fit for a princess. For autumn, the fashionable street style set have given organza a new season update by styling it with grungy materials like leather, layers for colder temperatures and sleek accessories for party season. From coloured outerwear options to gothic going-out outfits, we rounded up seven of our favourite looks so far. Get ready to be inspired…

  1. With grungy styling…
    Whilst throughout summer our Instagram feeds were awash with floaty shapes in pastel shades, autumn is all about grunge: think leather, high-shine vinyl, chunky boots and more…
  2. As outerwear…
    A sheer organza jacket is the perfect way to add a luxe layer to your occasionwear while still being able to show off your favourite dress.
  3. With tailoring…
    Pair thin sheer pieces with thicker tailored co-ords and knee high boots when the temperatures drop.
  4. As an accessory…
    A cute and unconventional way to work the trend is by sporting it as an accessory – grab a cut of the fashionable fabric and tie it into your ballerina bun!
  5. With utility pieces…
    Wearing a sheer shirt with a utility-style midi skirt is perfect for the office. Got social plans for later? Simply add some statement animal print heels and a clutch.
  6. For parties…
    With its bold silhouette and fancy feel, organza is the ideal choice for party season. Keep all the attention on the main material by pairing it with simple extras.
  7. In colour…
    Lots of the organza looks we’re seeing right now are monochrome, so going for something in colour will stand out in the best way!

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/10/how-to-style-organza-for-autumn-inspired-by-the-street-style-set

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