Zara Soft Wear
Alongside its regular monthly offering, Zara has released a small lookbook dedicated to its new soft wear collection. The range puts a fashionable spin on the lounge wear concept, featuring a sports luxe influence and the inclusion of heavy knits. Both of these elements enhance and emphasise the cosy, comfortable quality of the lounge wear whilst also putting a more fashion forward spin on the pieces.
The ethos of this collection is summed up in Zara’s selection of jersey trousers. Featuring a slimmer cut and more structure than a classic pair of sweatpants, these trousers remain comfortable whilst striking a sartorial note that sees them look just as good with a pair of smart, black derbies as they do with trainers.
The tops and t-shirts in the range are kept fairly basic. Simple crew necks and Henleys provide a strong base for the layered looks whilst the occasional detailed piece – such as the camouflage print jumper or the crew neck with elbow and shoulder patches – makes an ideal partner for the understated jersey trousers and a pair of trainers.
The collection is finished off with a selection of knits and jackets. Shawl collar cardigans capture a cosy style that will be welcome for relaxing around the house when the mercury drops outside and a knitted three-quarter length coat adds a tailored element yet remains cohesive with its soft structure. Lightweight gilets are also utilised, adding an additional sporty touch to the collection and providing ample opportunities for creative layering.
Overall, Zara’s soft wear collection takes an unusually fashionable approach to jersey wear. With trend-led details and well thought out outfits, it stands head and shoulders above what we traditionally think of as lounge wear. The style will no doubt have its detractors – but the range does offer some interesting casual alternatives for those willing to give the look a chance.
Shop the full range in selected stores and at Zara.com now.