What We're Buying From Zara For Summer '16

This post was originally published on June 14th.

If there's one season that has us running to Zara on a weekly basis, it's sweet summertime. After a long, cold winter and a short-lived spring, our social calendars are getting booked up now that warm weather has arrived — and that always warrants a few quick (but plentiful) trips to our favorite fast-fashion powerhouse. A new suit for a last-minute weekend beach trip? A dress for yet another bachelorette party or summer barbecue? You can bet we're making a bee-line to the nearest location for any and all engagements.

Part of what we love about Zara is just how reliable it can be: How it always seems to have some piece that's perfect for those nothing-to-wear occasions. To make that accessibility even easier, we're putting all the store's best summer buys in one place. Check this space from now through September for a weekly refresh on the best Zara items that will satisfy all your #SummerSixteen needs.
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Take your off-the-shoulder beat to the next level (and well into fall) with a bold, tie-dyed stripe.

Zara Off-The-Shoulder Top, $39.90, available at Zara.
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As we inch closer to fall, a transitional leather mini skirt is a must.

Zara Metallic Leather Skirt, $99.90, available at Zara.
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Those sudden summer thunderstorms have met their match with this practical-meets-stylish buy.

Zara Water Repellent Raincoat, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Anything that looks like two pieces but is actually one is a win in our book.

Zara Checked Dress, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Your going-out look, solved.

Zara Shiny Fabric Bodysuit, $25.90, available at Zara.
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We're adding this topper to our next denim-on-denim ensemble.

Zara Denim Hat, $22.90 $9.99, available at Zara.
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You'll catch us wearing this lightweight metallic jacket from the gym to brunch.

Zara Silver Bomber Jacket, $59.90 $22.99, available at Zara.
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Make the lace-up trend feel fresh again by wearing it on your back.

Zara Striped Shirt, $29.90, available at Zara.
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You're due for a fresh pair of mom jeans, no?

Zara Mom Jeans, $39.90, available at Zara.
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There's something so effortlessly-cool about a lightweight black trench coat.

Zara Long Trench Coat, $149 $99.99, available at Zara.
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You'll have to try to not wear these metallic slingbacks with every outfit this summer.

Zara Leather Slingback High Heel Shoes, $59.90, available at Zara.
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Stripes, sparkles, and pleats? This dress checks all the boxes.

Zara Striped Dress, $99.90, available at Zara.
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Give a bucket bag a bit of an edge.

Zara Studded Bucket Bag, $49.90, available at Zara.
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It's business in the front, party in the back with this bold-striped button-up.

Zara Oversized Shirt, $99.90, available at Zara.
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Blisters are a thing of the past with this new folded-heel style flat.

Zara Printed Flat Leather Shoes, $69.90, available at Zara.
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If your white crop top from last season has seen better days, give it an upgrade with a contrasting-strap version.

Zara Crop Top, $7.90, available at Zara.
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For chilly summer nights, just add a metallic topper.

Zara Fine Pleated Metallic Bomber Jacket, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Yes, two-toned jeans are officially a thing. Just ask Kendall Jenner.

Zara Relaxed Fit Mid-rise Jeans, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Shorts you can actually wear to work? Yes, please.

Zara Belted Studio Shorts, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Last-minute plans call for a throw-on-and-go frock, like this retro number.

Zara Printed Camisole Dress, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Athleisure is your middle name when you pair this sporty bodysuit with some denim shorts.

Zara Surf Technical Fabric Bodysuit, $129, available at Zara.
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Trips to the farmers' market never looked so good.

Zara Multicolored Striped Knit Bag, $22.90, available at Zara.
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Finally! A leather mule that only looks expensive.

Zara Leather Mule Shoes, $119, available at Zara.
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You'll be surprised by how much you can actually do with a scarf.

Zara Nautical Stripe Bandana Style Scarf, $12.90, available at Zara.
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With some wide-legged pants, you've got a simple (and stylish) beach-to-party look.

Zara Halter Neck Swimsuit, $35.90, available at Zara.
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Not your mom's Bermuda shorts.

Zara Denim Bermuda Shorts, $35.90, available at Zara.
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Get your hands on a platform that goes with everything.

Zara Leather Platform Slides, $69.90, available at Zara.
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The definition of a summer "going-out top."

Zara Crossover Neckline Top, $15.90, available at Zara.
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A shirt for work, plus a cover-up for the beach.

Zara Striped Shirt, $29.90, available at Zara.
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Textured trousers will take your work outfits up a notch.

Zara Fine Pleated Cropped Trousers, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Never underestimate the power of a simple pair of overalls.

Zara Denim Jumpsuit, $69.90, available at Zara.
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Never fear the un-tucking top again.

Zara Printed Bodysuit, $25.90, available at Zara.
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This cheery tote will definitely come in handy on weekends.

Zara Tote with Cord Detail, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Consider chunky heels your summer wedding saviors.

Zara Metallic Crossover Sandals, $69.90, available at Zara.

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