Balance

Pants: Zara; Blazer: Zara; Shoes: Gucci

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned while discovering my personal style is balance. After going on a Zara diet for over a year, I recently started shopping there again. To recap for my new readers, in 2015, I went on a Zara diet after the one closest to me shut down for renovations. Although horrified at first, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It helped me really pinpoint my personal style and appreciate quality over quantity.

After over a year away from Zara, I have to admit I was incredibly critical of the brand. While I still believe the quality you get is what you pay for, I’ve come to a place where I’m comfortable buying the odd few pieces from Zara. As much as I love my high-quality basics, I also love picking up some on-trend pieces – something Zara is great for. So after giving it much thought, I decided that the best kind of wardrobe is a mixture of high-street and high-end. While picking outfits for NYFW, I fell in love with this blazer and pants, both of which are from Zara. However, I thought the best way to add a luxe touch to it was with my Gucci loafers. See? It’s all about balance.

      

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  1. February 21, 2017 / 4:26 am

    Babe!! seriously this look is EVERYTHING!! Im so in love!! I just need this whole outfit please!!! xxx

  2. February 21, 2017 / 6:50 am

    OMG! I’m on the hunt for a white pantsuit for Vancouver Fashion week! Unfortunately the pants at Zara don’t fit me but I’m loving the blazer!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  3. miri
    February 21, 2017 / 7:28 am

    Hi Siffat, Thank you for sharing your guide to NYFW. It was really interesting and as much I am not a fashion week person, I think if I change my mind, I will know how to get around.

    For this post, I wold just like to say that I can’t believe that you are feeling the same. I also stopped going to Zara and now I found some interesting pieces there. I think you can find good clothes, if you search there but I am not Zara person anymore.

    Big hugs and have a great start of the week!
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  4. February 21, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Loved the zara pants and blazer! Totally agree with zara, it serves a purpose for trendy items that you don’t know you’ll like in a couple of months!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

  5. Tamara
    February 21, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I’m starting to cut down on my Zara purchases. I’m reevaluating the whole fast fashion thing and opting for timeless higher quality pieces. That being said, I can’t resist the temptations from time to time!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  6. February 21, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Love the all white outfit and the Gucci loafers! Top!

    ANOUK

  7. Jessi malay
    February 21, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    You killed this all white outfit girl!! Zara really can become addictive, so it’s good you were able to step back for a while! I also occasionally mix some basics and trend pieces from Zara into my outfits 🙂

    XO, Jessi
    Would love for you to check out my new beauty tutorial!!
    http://www.mywhitet.com/5minmakeup/

  8. February 21, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    You’re totally right, it’s all about balance when it comes to outfits. Mixing high street brands with high end ones is a great idea. You look fab,love those loafers. xx

    cocobellablog.com

  9. February 21, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Perfect balance indeed! Such a cute outfit and shots ♥
    I have never been a huge Zara fan, but they have really nice and affordable pieces for when you wish to be on the latest trend 🙂

    Love,

    Saida | She talks Glam

  10. February 22, 2017 / 4:23 am

    Such a good balance babe! I personally love outfits that are a mix of high street and designer – makes it more ‘stylish’ than just an outfit that is head to toe brands!

    Love this outfit on you too – you look SO good in all white!

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.ashleighdmello.com

  11. February 22, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Seriously… you have the most beautiful face! Your beauty is captivating! Great styling as always darling! Thanks for sharing this look! Much love, Len http://www.lenparent.com

  12. February 22, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love the set paired with those loafers. I actually remember when you first started your Zara diet, glad you’ve rediscovered the brand, they really have some cute pieces and I agree, it’s nice to mix high and low for a more diverse closet. Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  13. February 22, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    Love this all-white outfit! It looks so chic and feels expensive! I think it’s always great to mix some high quality pieces with cheaper trendy ones. Great outfits such as this one come up from that! 😉
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

  14. February 23, 2017 / 3:09 am

    For sure white suit is a trend isn’t it! And I agree that Zara is a good place to go for when it comes to weird on trend items!

    xx Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com

  15. February 23, 2017 / 5:27 am

    I also like to balance out designer/investment pieces with more affordable ones. I haven’t shopped at Zara for a while now over ethical reasons but I find that it’s easier to stretch out the wearability of a classic piece by balancing it with pieces from all over the pricing spectrum!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  16. February 23, 2017 / 6:12 am

    You are stunning in white! This look is so hot!!! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  17. February 23, 2017 / 7:09 am

    This look is amazing! I’m forever on a Zara diet as I always end up regretting purchasing pieces there but I will admit, they do photograph nicely.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  18. February 23, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Absolutely love this look! Those pants are just amazing. The all white look with the Gucci loafers is so chic 🙂 And I agree, it really is about balance, mixing high and low.

    Catherine
    http://thestylesynapse.com

  19. Amy Arnold
    February 23, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I like how you are calling it your Zara diet. That is too funny. I personally love it for on trend pieces at affordable prices, but we don’t have one close so I rarely have items from there. This all white outfit is amazing on you. Coolest pants!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  20. February 23, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I feel you with Zara though! But this outfit is great though, so pretty with all white and a matching set. Definitely a perfect one for winter!

    Hope you’re having a lovely week babe! Xx
    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  21. February 24, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Guuurl, if only we could all balance with Gucci! Its funny you should do a Zara-focused post, I was obsessed with their past 2 current seasons- some real great on-trend pieces and pieces that had a vintage vibe (which you know I love). But I have to admit, I’m not loving their Spring collection at the moment…but that’s good coz I bought the store out in Jan coz of their Winter Sales!
    I looove this look, so casual luxe. Have a good weekend hon ( :