It’s that dreary time of year when your wardrobe is in desperate need of an update, but your bank balance is really feeling the pinch of Christmas. Thankfully, in times of need there’s always Zara. We’ve rounded up 19 of the best pieces online now…

The need for distraction in the face of this pandemic is greater than ever. For some, the need to start looking like you’re living a normal life, rather than one as an athleisure-wearing recluse, is at the forefront of that agenda.

If the thought of Oxford Circus makes you shudder and the sheer vastness of the Internet is proving a tad on the overwhelming side, don’t worry. Zara serves as a one-stop shop for all your sartorial needs and we’ve sifted through everything to bring you the best. We’re talking about the building blocks of a solid winter wardrobe.

Besides, there are some things Zara are doing particularly well this season and we’ve found ourselves unable to resist. Firstly, there’s coats. A good coat can serve as the focal point of your winter look – after something versatile that works hard all week and still comes into play at the weekend? From louche oversized silhouettes to quilted puffas and belted trenches – they have an outerwear offering for every eventuality.

For more directional pieces, there’s the blouses and knits. A few weeks ago they hit all the high notes with their floral-embroidered knits inspired by Princess Diana in The Crown and their pretty embroidered-detail collar blouses will definitely tick a few trend boxes. They do an impressive array of little add-ons, too. Cosy scarves, of-the-moment jewellery guaranteed to jush up your party wear, and then there’s the party wear itself…

Scroll below to see our favourite pieces.

"We love this version of a duvet coat. It's the perfect town and country mix, and the toggle details give it a point of difference. The ideal throw-on for a Sunday morning coffee run."

Quilted Down Jacket, £95.99, Zara 

"This sequin top has all the Isabel Marant feels. If you're looking for something effortless to throw on with jeans for a festive drink, or five, then look no further. This flatter-all top will see you through."

Sequinned blouse, £29.99, Zara

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