To be honest, I’m rarely disappointed when Zara or H&M drop a fresh batch of seasonal styles, and as a fashion editor, I look at a lot of them. But there’s a big difference between being not disappointed and actually being impressed, which is a far more difficult task to conquer. The competing retailers’ latest arrivals, though, do enough to not only meet my standards but also exceed them by a landslide.
From upscale dresses and heels (at low-scale prices) at Zara to low-key basics that could pass as designer at H&M, both brands managed to release no-fault collections this week. But of course, there were some finds from the selections that stood out. Keep scrolling to shop Zara’s and H&M’s most epic new arrivals.