Chic Basics and Extra-Special Add-Ons: 10 Zara Pieces We're Craving

A few years back, Zara was just a store on Champs-Élysées, where club-crazed locals went to get glittery tops and only slightly classier European versions of what the French might call le freakum dress.
Fast forward a few years and, my, how things have changed. Along with its other U.S. outposts, Zara’s three-story flagship on Fifth Avenue in New York City is a gleaming temple, teeming with tourists and locals jostling for Zara’s refined take on minimalist basics and seriously hot, date-worthy dresses. If brick-and-mortar madness isn’t your thing, then take refuge on Zara’s soothing e-commerce site, where you can shop its edgy-cool pieces without having to go toe-to-toe for that last sharp-shouldered blazer in a size six.
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From covetable night-out dresses to easy-chic weekend basics, here are our 10 favorite looks right now.
Photo: Courtesy of Zara
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Oh yes, the kitten heel is back and even fiercer in leopard print.

Zara Printed Medium Heel Shoe, $79.90, available at Zara.
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Because you’re too chic to carry more than cab fare and a lipstick, right?

Zara Neon Box Bag, $29.90, available at Zara.
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For the girls who can’t stop thinking about the Schiaparelli Insect Necklace they saw at The Met.

Zara Beetles Necklace, $19.90, available at Zara.
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In blazing red with a perfect hourglass shape, this dress is Killer with a capital ‘K’.

Zara Racer Back Dress, $79.90, available at Zara.
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The perenially cool moto jacket gets a summer update in white linen — major Man Repeller-wedding vibes.

Zara Linen Waistcoat with Zips, $79.90, available at Zara.
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Peplum adds a little bit of adorable to your standard hot-girl dress.

Zara Dress With Frill Around the Waist, $49.90, available at Zara.
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So chic you’d swear it’s Céline.

Zara Shopper With Fabric Sides, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Sophisticated shorts in the ice cream pastels we’re craving right now.

Zara Jacquard Pattern Shorts, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Perfect with a simple tank now and a jewel-tone sweater come fall.

Zara Cropped Leopard Print Trousers, $59.90, available at Zara.
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Neon scarf print: Say no more.

Zara Printed Blouse With Scarf, $39.99, available at Zara.
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