Bargain Buy: Zara Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt

I don’t know about you, but I think a nice, rigid A-line skirt is a staple for any women’s wardrobe. There’s so many things you can pair such a piece with, so when there’s an affordable option floating around, you should do nothing else than snap it right up – even if it sits at the back of your wardrobe for a month or two. You’ll find a use for it at some point or another, believe me!

This burgundy woven A-line skirt, at just £35.99, is a brilliantly affordable purchase. Mix-and-matching this skirt with an array of tops and blouses is one of the easiest things you can do, and you’re almost guaranteed to look fantastic every time. It’s the perfect “I’m late for work!” piece, which we all need!

Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt by Zara

Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt by Zara, £35.99.

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For Women: Zara Cardigan with Patch Pockets

Zara is doing pastels really well this season – I can’t get enough of this pastel yellow cardigan! With patch pockets to add a little detail to an otherwise simple piece, it’s the ideal second layer to throw on when the warm summer afternoon turns to evening.

Zara Cardigan with Patch Pockets

Cardigan with Patch Pockets by Zara, £49.99.

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Love This: Zara Sandal with Buckles

A good pair of sandals for summer is a must! These brown leather sandals from Zara are the perfect choice for your dapper gentleman. Looking great with a pair of chinos or tailored shorts, or even some board shorts, these are a fantastic, versatile and affordable option for the beach this season.

Zara Sandal with Buckles

Sandal with Buckles by Zara, £29.99.

Images courtesy of Zara

Top 10 Online Shopping Sites

1. Zara

Zara is one of my favourite affordale shopping destinations. It’s my go-to for affordable but good-looking accessories, as well as basics such as long-sleeve t-shirts, plimsolls, jeans and shorts.

Zara Online Shopping

2. Bershka

Bershka hasn’t got too much on offer that I admire, but their knitwear and casual wear that’s great for a lazy day is all you need. Also, if you like a good graphic t-shirt, it’s a great place to shop.

3. Burton

I love Burton’s jeans. It may be men’s only, but their t-shirts and shirts could easily be used for that cute, over-sized boyfriend look.


Boohoo has become something really, really quickly. I rarely shop at Boohoo, but I love the look of their jumpers, shirts and swimwear. Online Shopping

5. Gilt

If you love discount designer shopping (which I definitely do!), Gilt is a fantastic option. It has daily sales from top designers, including Ralph Lauren, Hudson and Calvin Klein, just to name a few.


ASOS is great for absolutely everything! ASOS’ own collections are really practical and on-trend, and I absolutely love their jeans.

ASOS Online Shopping


Another discount designer shopping retailer, Yoox is a great option for shoes and shirts (for me at least) as they have fantastic pieces from top brands such as McQueen, Burberry and D&G, just to name a few.

8. Next

I think I’ve only shopped at Next once, however I always like what they have on offer for women, especially the shoes and lightweight dresses, and their men’s shirts and jeans are a nice fit too.

9. COS

COS is a favourite of mine with its simple, contemporary style. I love their knitwear!

COS Online Shopping

10. New Look

I haven’t ever shopped at New Look myself, but I really, really admire their women’s shoes. When I’m styling anything, they’re a go-to for affordable footwear.

Images courtesy of Zara, Boohoo, ASOS and COS