When we spotted respected ELLE US Accessories Editor Maria Dueñas Jacobs as the latest style star to appear in Zara’s new #zarapictures online feature, we couldn’t wait to browse through the glamorous snaps and learn a little more about Maria’s oh-so-chic life in the Big Apple.
Following in the footsteps of blogging sensation Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller), Maria has styled and modelled a range of different new season looks for the high street giant. Browse our favourites below and shop Maria’s picks for an instant slice of editor-approved New York cool...
Maria has teamed one of SS15’s standout statement pieces, the button-through denim skirt, with an on-trend floral print shirt and chunky-look flats for an easy off-duty look. Perfect for warm days wandering through the city.
Pictured here with her beloved cat, Maria has elevated the classic denim shirt to new heights, tying it casually over high-waisted, printed shorts for a relaxed yet carefully considered look.
Nothing says summer like a simple cotton midi dress, and this printed floral style is a cut above the rest thanks to its halter-neck and side vent detailing. Make like Maria and keep accessories to a minimum for maximum impact.
Printed wide-leg trousers were big news on the catwalks, and the secret to keeping this look flattering is to follow Maria’s lead and pair your high-waisted pair with a simple cropped sweater to accentuate a toned middle.