I’m not trying to throw shade at Zara or anything, but sometimes shopping there means accepting that at least five people will own the same thing as you. While I can’t help myself to a Zara haul every now and again, it feels satisfying to discover other equally as affordable brands that are just as good as the Z—and maybe even better (because not as many people know about them). They’re definitely out there, they just take a little bit of insider shopping knowledge and a good eye to find.
Brands like H&M, Topshop, and Mango are on par with Zara in terms of which trends they carry, so today I’m highlighting these tried-and-true brands as well as a few more lesser-known labels that deserve to be on your radar. So if you call yourself a Zara fan and love their selection, I have a good feeling you’re about to lose it over these 25 finds that are Zara-level good. Keep scrolling to shop the tops, dresses, jeans, and skirts that all have that special element to them.
Pixie Market Cooper Asymmetric Cutout Tank ($89)
A little business in the front, party in the back action.
Lioness Walk the Line Midi Dress ($79)
The kind of dress that goes with all your flats, sandals, and sneakers.
Afrm Khloe Tie Dye Bike Shorts ($38)
$38 of pure serotonin.
English Factory Smocking Detail Square Neck Top ($70)
Don’t get this if you hate compliments.
F21 Face Mask Lounge Set ($38)
For this price, I suggest getting this useful set in more than one color.
Leith Ruched Sheath Dress ($30)
For the ultimate casual-cool vibe.
Princess Polly Zahira Top Green ($45)
H&M Pleated Skirt ($25)
This skirt trend is absolutely blowing up this summer.
Topshop Sage Shirred Poplin Blouse ($58)
Wow to this color.
Mango Mid Waist Culotte Jeans ($80)
White jeans are a must.
Mango Beads Strap Bag ($50)
Zara could never.
Superdown Tavi Off Shoulder Top in White ($46)
Basic, but also not.
Lioness Military Minds Mini Dress ($79)
I usually don’t like bodycon dresses, but this one just feels right.
Astr The Label Darci Mixed Stitch Knit Camisole ($68)
What feels more summery than crochet?
Line & Dot Honey Mini Dress in Orange ($81)
The subtle bra-inspired underwire brings this to a whole new level.
Mango Puffed Crop Blouse ($50)
Chic and polished.
Superdown Sophia Bandana Top in Mint Floral ($50)
Have you also noticed how everyone is wearing scarf tops on Instagram lately?
English Factory Puff Sleeve Top ($70)
Put this affordable Nordstrom brand on your radar, stat.
H&M Wide High Jeans ($35)
The jean silhouette to know for fall.
Only Hearts Mesh Cardigan in Black ($66)
This would make such a cool swimsuit coverup.
Leith Tie Front Stretch Linen & Cotton Camisole ($45)
Not your average tank.
Moon River Puff Sleeve Top ($55)
You’ll forgive me for adding another puff sleeve top when you click in to see the back.
Billie the Label Sawyer Side Tie Blazer ($79)
Reworked blazers are the micro-trend that’s coming for your closet.
Choosy Zoe Wrap Waist Jumpsuit ($25)
Opinion: everyone needs an easy jumpsuit like this.
En Saison Ombre Cardigan Top With Puff Sleeves ($84)
I swear the cardigans just keep getting cuter.
Up next, 22 hidden Amazon gems that look way more than $20.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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