I have just been trolling the Zara website, as it is one of my favourite stores for affordable fashion that doesn’t compromise on style, and I have just come across these 5 must-have items (which just so happen to make a great city outfit when wearing all together); which I plan to buy very soon!

This blazer will work well with jeans for a more casual day look, or you can match it up with a structured playsuit/dress/shorts for a smarter evening look. I love this yellow colour as it isn’t too daring but will add a warmer tone to an outfit.

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Draped viscose blouse

Having a clean & simple blouse like this is essential for me, because it is great to wear with jeans for a casual look. But you can easily dress this up with accessories or even by tucking the blouse into your jeans/shorts (which is something I do a lot!).

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Crossover jacquard skirt

Crossover jacquard skirt

Crossover jacquard skirt

Now, this skirt has to be my favourite, the detailing is so subtle but so gorgeous! And with the crossover style and side zip, it gives the skirt great structure for a day or night outfit.

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Ankle strap sandal

You can’t beat an ankle strap sandal, they add that little bit of sophistication to whatever you are wearing. Having them in black is always good, you can wear them with anything!

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City bag

This city bag is great if you are planning to head straight out after work or from a day event. With its slim chain strap, it makes it versatile for any occasion.

As you can tell, I have chosen items which can be dressed up or down. I think it’s a really good idea to buy clothes & accessories which you can mix & match with a lot of other pieces, as this will mean that you make the most out of them and they don’t end up sitting in your wardrobe waiting for the right time to be worn. Happy shopping!