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 the mall for a fashionable Supermarket Sweep at Zara, where I tried on as many new fall pieces as possible without being late for work. And I wasn’t disappointed, as there are so many new season trends on the racks already.
As soon as I walked in, I saw sequins everywhere: twinkling lace, slip dresses, bold two-pieces, and the most amazing green frock you can imagine. As I walked around the store, it was clear that Zara got the Valentino pink memo—it’s all about color-block pieces, including luxe suits, dresses, and a pop of color in the form of shoes.
As with any of these editor-tested shopping stories, this mission sent me straight to the checkout counter. Honestly, this franchise really should be renamed “We Try Before We Buy.” Keep scrolling to see and shop the six fall trends I tried on in-store that you can shop online already. Note: Apologies to your credit card in advance.