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10 things worth checking out from … Zara

28th February, 2019

Zara’s without a doubt one of the best sources of on trend, affordable fashion. Their range is always up-to-the-minute and you can often find some great pieces that are inexpensive but look like they could be worth a whole lot more. This month I’m focussing on this chain store fave and rounding up 10 pieces that are worth checking out.

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Crochet top

I like the bohemian inspired vibe of this top. It’s the kind of piece that would be easy to work back with other things in your wardrobe but still has a strong enough look to make an impact.

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Shimmery ribbed shirt

A simple top with a subtle shimmer detail makes this the ideal option for a night out. This could easily be paired with everything from pants to a skirt so you’ll definitely get plenty of use out of it.

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Semi sheer top

A sheer number that would add a sexy pop of colour to any look. If you want to dial it down a bit you could easy pop a cami underneath without losing its edgy feel.

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Beaded crossbody bag

A fun monochrome bag that could easily go from day to night. Also, who can say no to sequins?

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Gold earrings with stones

These look a whole lot more expensive than they actually are. A great piece to add to any look to add a touch of glam.

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Hi matte lipstick

A bright bold lip is always a great beauty shortcut for elevating everyday makeup into something more. This shade is a bit of a showstopper.

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Bejewelled tweed blazer

With its classic feel, this tweed blazer would certainly see you through many seasons to come. You could opt to wear it as a suit like the above or pair it with denim for a cool, high-low mix that looks effortlessly polished.

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Natural tote bag

A simple silhouette and an earthy vibe make this perfect for pairing with a casual weekend ensemble.

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Mesh high heel mules

Zara’s always great for shoes that are bang on trend and this pair is no different. I love the minimalist slash 80s vibe of these mules.

Leopard print shirt dress

Love a graphic print especially in such a gorgeous colour. This is the kind of piece that wouldn’t require much more to dress it up as it’s so bold and strong.


My fave stores for a budget fashion fix

2nd April, 2015


While I think there are certain things in your wardrobe worth investing in, I also love shopping in chain stores. You don’t always need to spend big to get fashion forward pieces. And when it comes to trends, there may be certain things that will only last for one season so you don’t want to blow your budget for something that will be short lived. We have plenty of great chain stores in Australia but these are my fave places to shop when I’m looking for an inexpensive fashion fix.


OK it’s not technically a bricks and mortar store (though how good would it be if it was?) but ASOS is my go-to place for finding everything from jeans to maternity clothes. I love shopping online and ASOS in particular is always a place I head to for lots of on-trend pieces that won’t break the bank.


A welcome addition to the chain store line up in Australia. You can always find lots of great pieces in Topshop whether you’re after the latest trends or whether you’re just looking for basics such as tees and singlets.


A great place for classic pieces that are well made and will last for more than a season. Witchery’s a great place for blouses and tops, but they also do a good range of staples such as pants and skirts. It’s the ideal place to check out if you’re looking to update your work wardrobe.

Country Road

Country Road has really lifted its game over the last few years. I’ve spotted lots of great pieces that look fresh off the ready-to-wear runway.

Seed Heritage

A good shopping destination for everything from sandals to shorts and blouses. The range is great for casual, laid back pieces that still look perfectly polished. (The kids’ line is great too!)


I recently wore a great skirt and cape combination from Sheike when I was hosting an event and I personally think it’s something that wouldn’t look out of place in an expensive boutique. Sheike do good on-trend items but also check out their range the next time you’re after an outfit for a wedding or a night out – they’ve got quite a nice selection of dresses.

American Apparel

Basics. Basics. Basics. I’m all about American Apparel when it comes to things like tees and shorts. I was even wearing American Apparel on my wedding day (well, when I was getting ready!).

What are your fave chain stores?