What Zara Wants You To Know Before The Holiday Parties Start

We all stress just a bit before heading into the season's party scene. After all, these holiday events only come around once a year, and there will be lots of pictures taken. So, yes, we account for an extra 10 minutes of preparation. However, with the release of its new, December lookbook, Zara inspires us to stress a bit less.
The outfits from the latest batch of images are ready for a range of festive — and not-festive — events. With black and deep blue as the most predominate colors, Zara has styled together casual-yet-glam gear that mixes knits with sparkle, flippy hems with jersey tops, and skinny jeans with delicate sheers. Nothing feels too fluffy or too contrived — it's just, well, like us, but with a dose (not a downpour) of holiday cheer. We're especially fond of the retailer's heavy use of feel-good, everyday denim, even under sequined evening gowns.
Click on for a preview of the new Zara offerings that'll help us prep for the next few weeks of soirees without the sartorial freak-out.