Zara is one brand that definitely knows how to come up trumps with It items season after season, and this summer was certainly no exception.
Cast your mind back to May time and you'll probably remember seeing your Instagram feed inundated with snaps of one particular piece from Zara's SS15 collection — a white blouson jacket complete with dreamy blue embroidery across the hem and neckline. And while it's was obviously gorgeous on its own accord, it's time in the fashion spotlight was certainly helped by a certain blogger...
Zara's website practically went into meltdown after Leandra Medine, of Man Repeller fame, posted a shot of herself rocking the cover-up on her own Instagram account. That's when we knew the jacket's days on the shelves were numbered.
Rocking the cover-up as a top sans a bra (brave), her followers went into an online shopping frenzy and snapped up all of the stock on the label's website in the blink of an eye. A couple of days later, it was completely sold out in every Zara store across the UK.
I, myself, was lucky enough to get my hands on one and I've had to make a conscious effort not to wear it more than once a week ever since I got it home. Every time I wear it, I'm constantly complimented on it and asked where it's from, and the amazing thing is, it seems to appeal to every kind of woman, young and old. All of whom are gutted to learn that it was, in fact, sold out long ago.
Now, in a fortunate twist of fate, Zara is about to relaunch the iconic jacket — albeit in another colour way — and I'm willing to bet my Sophie Hulme bag on the fact that it'll be another sell out.
The silhouette and cut are exactly the same, but this time round the embroidery has a more peasant feel as opposed to the Grecian vibes of the original. As for the colour combo, it's a mix of deep red, rust, turquoise and black, meaning it will probably go with everything you already own. A definite plus for a buy this stand out. The price is still TBC, but we reckon it'll be around the £40 mark like the previous style.
The jacket is yet to hit stores but as soon as it does, we'll be sure to let you know. After we snap it up for ourselves, that is... Bank cards at the ready, ladies!