When it comes to developing my personal style, one brand I reach for time and time again is Zara. From its mix of timeless pieces to it’s injection of trend-led styles, I rarely leave their website disappointed.
This summer, in particular, has seen a large portion of my wardrobe dedicated to the Spanish brand. My obsession with white blouses has been taken up a notch with their beautiful collection of broderie styles in the lightest of cotton voiles. Worn with my high waisted jeans, the forgiving floaty shapes have been my go-to look for disguising my mum-tum.
A new style for me this season has been the printed maxi dress. I’ve always believed that maxi dresses swamped my 5’1” height, however, I’ve enjoyed playing with this new shape. In particular, I have loved their floral prints for everyday and special occasions. By simply switching my shoes, I have multiple outfit options that can equally take me into winter with boots.
This weekend my husband and I are going out for dinner with friends, a rare opportunity to be childfree and dress up. I automatically reached for Zara’s New In section to find something to wear and the array of dresses and separates didn’t disappoint. I found this beautiful vintage rose maxi dress with 3/4 sleeves. The step ruffle hem added a little drama to this romantic print. Worn with strappy shoes, it’s a great summer evening piece.
Another reason this dress is an instant winner is for the aline floaty shape. I love how it fits my shoulders and then floats down to hide my post-baby lumps and bumps. I want to feel confident when I go out, without tugging at the hem or breathing in like my life depended upon in. Clothes should make you feel your best, not have you fighting each other to feel good.
I’m all about versatility at the moment as I want clothes to be more of an investment. Therefore this winter ill be adding lace-up boots and an oversized coat for a Victorian look.
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