Welcome to The Great Try-On. With autumn on the horizon, we seized the opportunity to try on some of the best autumn pieces from some of your favourite brands, documenting the process along the way. We believe that the most foolproof way to shop online is to see an item IRL and to read candid reviews, so we hope that this leads you to some successful purchases.
I am a Zara fan through and through. Yes, I am a fashion editor, and stalking Zara’s site is technically a part of my job, but do I also browse Zara in my free time? Yes, of course I do. Beyond the approachable price point, which typically results in an obnoxiously full online shopping cart at any given time, Zara always manages to have exactly what I am looking for. Whether it’s the latest grouping of trends, inspiring styling techniques, or quality basics, Zara has proven time and again to be my go-to for almost everything. That being said, you know I was ecstatic at the chance to be a part of The Great Try-On so I could test out some of the new autumn Zara products before I decided on what I wanted to add to my wardrobe for the season ahead.
For context, I tried on more than the 10 items I ended up reviewing below, so what you’re about to read through were the items that I ended up favouring the most. I tried to choose pieces that I had been seeing everywhere on the internet, like those hot-pink high-rise jeans and the matching poplin top and Zara’s newest It blazer, but naturally, I threw in some timeless basics as well, like my new favourite LBD and trousers I plan on wearing at least three times a week. Along with all my mirror selfies and my honest reviews of each piece, get ready to see the 10 autumn items Zara so generously let me try before I buy.