OK..of course in my world Topshop might just win this battle in 12 grueling rounds, but I am conscious that most of my readers probably can't get away with sequins and minis in the office, so girls this one is for you. If you work in a corporate casual or corporate environment Zara is absolutely the place for all of your "low" shopping sprees. Super stylish for the fashionista in you, but still completely ladylike and office chic. Really so much great stuff to choose from...in fact I might even say, it looks to be one of their best seasons yet. Here are some of my favs...
The Rocker Meets Nine-to-Five LBD...all under $200.
The Modern Suit...jackets under $200 and pants under $100.
Faux Fur...all under $350.
Must-Have Pea Coats and Motorcycle Jackets...all under $350.
Sadly Zara still does not have an ecommerce site (can you believe?), so you will have to run to the store to get these fab pieces...that fur vest will be gone in a flash! Some other highlights are the chunky sweaters, the shoes (great red pumps) and a mini-paillete covered boyfriend jacket (not work appropriate, but so cool that I had to throw it in). Yes the featured pieces are high on style, so if you work in a extremely corporate workplace, remember to tone some of fabulousness down with some choice basics like opaque tights, classic cardigans and feminine blouses. If you are just more easy listening than rock-n-roll and you just can't push it, don't despair...Zara has plenty of more straightforward options for you to choose from.
Round 2 of the Topshop Wars goes in a very close fight to Zara!!!