I’m a Fashion Editor, and These Are the Under-$50 Zara Items I’d Buy

Truth be told, I sometimes get angry (relatively speaking) when I pop over to Zara’s site for one piece to put in a story and discover that it has what seems like thousands of brand-new arrivals that I can’t help but spend the next 20 minutes scrolling through. But shopping is my job, so I always power through (tough gig, I know) in search of all the hidden gems that are worth calling to our Zara-loving readers’ attention.

It never ceases to shock and amaze me how many stellar under-$50 pieces Zara always has in stock, and those are often the ones I choose to buy (because, cheap thrills). Among the current inventory, I found leather sandals that made my jaw drop, tons of special dresses, expensive-looking accessories, and so much more. So before you fall into a Zara rabbit hole, scroll through this story to shop the under-$50 Zara pieces I’d buy right now. 

I can guarantee you’ll wear this outfit on repeat this season. 

A cute way to keep masks and other miscellaneous items on hand.

We love a blue polkadot minidress. 

A cardigan worth wearing on repeat.

Slit-hem leggings are the basic your closet is probably missing. 

A bucket hat worth a million Instagram posts. 

An oversized and on-trend Peter Pan collar at an unbeatable price? Yes, please.

Found: The perfect lace bodysuit. 

Knit bras are all anyone can think about these days.

Perfect for the pool, a day of errands, and beyond. 

This shape is giving me life. 

Wear this with a white tank and strappy sandals. 

The perfect transitional season top. 

Statement jewelry is coming back. Tell a friend.

The ’90s will never not be relevant. 

Can’t get enough of this coral. 

Is this not the cutest crop top you’ve ever seen?

Only for the essentials.

We’re simply smitten. 

You can never go wrong with a simple black one-piece.

The denim trend celebrities are loving these days. 

We’re doubling down on all things quilted and cozy.

I’m always a sucker for a soft matching set. 

If you don’t already have a go-to LBD, this is the one for you. 

The kind of hoops you never have to take off.

A wardrobe workhorse.

A cut out top for all seasons.

Meet the dress you’ll live in this fall.

Glam up your next Zoom call with a pair of statement earrings. 

The perfect leather mini bag for going everywhere (or nowhere).

Next up, the $60 Zara shoes that made me forget about the $400 designer pair I wanted (seriously).