This season seems to be defined by a certain purism through amazing pieces that have that It factor for subtle, yet sensual looks. The classic white shirt, clean cuts, nude shades, and perfect tailoring are seen in the latest Zara May 2011 lookbook. Still, one cannot miss those dazzling brights and fun prints. Think smart, yet effortless dressing!

This season, all eyes are on Zara. Well, this is no news whatsoever since the famous Spanish label doesn't cease to surprise us with monthly lookbooks that are so inspirational for girls who are in love with fashion. All the pieces featured inside, including the Zara May 2011 lookbook, work great for real life.

The old faithful white shirt, so classy and chic, white dresses and summer shorts, white pants, they are all present. It can only mean one thing: the white revolution began. Even though some might consider this color as being boring, never understate its incredible power and versatility. Luxurious, soft fabrics, elegant cuts and flirty combinations ensure white is far from monotone and dull. Think monochrome! Embrace the trend trying an all white ensemble. Choose breathable, breezy materials and sleek, straight shapes. For a unique, more daring approach, match your crisp, white shirt with a sequined skirt and sexy high-heeled sandals.


With its amazing versatility, white is one of those classics characterized by a sensible, lovable and wearable vibe. Still, if you had to pick just one white piece, this would be the white shirt. Cut simply, as seen in the Zara May 2011 lookbook, this is an item that will never go out of style, coming back season after season, reinvented and reshaped for a new take. Worn with denim shorts or colorful blazers with turn-back cuffs, the white shirt is one of this season's key pieces.

Besides must-have whites, Zara also brings go-with-everything beige, rose pink, nude shades and the old friend black. It's all about a less-is-more sensibility, smart styling and casual-chic dressing. You'll definitely fall in love with that simple, linen beige coat. But what a coat!
This summer invest wisely! And what can be more appropriate in this sense than a little black dress as spotted at Zara for the ultimate chic statement. In order to add a glossy flair, team your LBD with a pair of glitter court shoes.

Brights are everywhere for spring/summer 2011. Fear not, as these status, eye-popping colors are easy to mix and match. Be bold and match them with prints for a new twist and a particular approach. Try vibrant reds, deep blues, zesty shades of orange, but also playful, fun prints. Tricky you say? Not at all. You too can pull off this trend pairing prints with neutrals, brights and even ... prints. Anything goes. Keep accessories minimal.
Think a ladylike, yet relaxed approach when it comes to shoes for spring/summer 2011. Roman sandals, ballet shoes with shiny toe, but also glitter court shoes and high-heeled sandals are some of the hottest pieces in the Zara May 2011 lookbook.

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