After months of re­fresh­ing the ‘New In’ sec­tion, our prayers have fi­nally been an­swered: Zara’s SS17 col­lec­tion has dropped

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As dis­ci­ples of the high street, the turn of the sea­son marks a par­tic­u­larly ex­cit­ing point in time for us; that mo­ment when the last of the sales fade away to make room for the new col­lec­tions. We try to re­main fo­cused as we stalk the shops on be­half of you all, but oc­ca­sion­ally there’s no con­ceal­ing our in­fat­u­a­tion with cer­tain col­lec­tions.

This sea­son, we thought we’d al­ready ear­marked our top pieces from our favourite stores; that is un­til Zara SS17 dropped. Oh, Zara. From the bold colour com­bos (bright red and fuch­sia is ut­ter per­fec­tion) to cash­mere for less than £90 and prints so per­fect they’ll make your en­tire be­ing yearn for their graphic blooms and painterly flo­ral pat­terns.

There are se­quin tees, body­suits with tulle puff sleeves, flared-hem jeans, pleated skirts. There are em­broi­dered mules, high-waisted trousers, ging­ham blouses and beau­ti­fully em­broi­dered coats. And oh, the bags! Leather totes in dan­de­lion hues, beaded minaudières, city bags in dusky greys and even cross-bod­ies with in­ter­change­able de­signs.

As if that wasn’t enough, Zara’s new cam­paign has been shot by le­gendary fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher Steven Meisel, cap­tur­ing pieces from the col­lec­tion that drops in March – think off-duty bal­leri­nas in Bar­dot knits and flow­ing skirts. It is, to be quite hon­est, ev­ery­thing we think our wardrobes de­serve. And if that isn’t rea­son enough to go shop­ping, we’re not sure what is.

Trousers, £29.99 Bag, £29.99 Brogues, £29.99

Dress, £29.99 Top, £25.99

Jacket, £59.99

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