Our We Try Before You Buy series aims to take the stress out of shopping and eliminate the number of post office visits you make each month to return failed online orders. We test new-season buys and styling ideas so you don’t have to. Here, we’re letting you know what is actually worth investing in.
For the latest installment, I headed to Westfield Stratford for a fashionable Supermarket Sweep at Zara, where I tried on as many new autumn pieces as possible without being late for work. And I wasn’t disappointed, as there are so many new season trends on the rails already.
As soon as I walked in, I saw spots everywhere: polka-dot slip dresses, bold two-pieces and the most amazing dotty ankle-tie heels you can imagine. As I walked around the store, it was clear that Zara got the Valentino pink memo—it’s all about colour-block pieces including luxe suits, dresses and a pop of colour in the form of shoes.
As with any of these editor-tested shopping stories, this mission landed me straight at the tills. Honestly, this franchise really should be renamed “We Try Before We Buy.” Keep scrolling to see and shop the six autumn trends I tried on in-store that you can shop online already. Note: Apologies to your credit card in advance.