If you’re a city dweller, the odds that your wardrobe is already stacked with an array of black basics—from trusty T-shirts and worn denim to a prized leather jacket—are sky high. It’s also likely that those well-loved layers have started to fade with nonstop wear. Well, black T-shirt guys, get your wallets ready, because Zara just dropped a collection that is heavy on onyx-dripped everyday basics that’ll set you straight for the upcoming seasonal shift.
Created in partnership with photographer Steven Meisel, the collection is a love letter to the Rock and Roll sixties and New York’s no-nonsense sensibility. If you’re looking for nondescript, minimalist layers to just throw under your sweats, this ain’t that. But if you’re looking for a button-down that can somehow make you feel like an off-duty model rolling up to grab your daily dose of caffeine (and definitely not like you just fell out of bed), then the Zara Meisel collection is going to be huge for you.
Featuring 13 well-oiled pieces, the Steven Meisel collection is sexy yet highly functional. (Unsurprising for a provocateur who has shot countless covers for Vogue and is also credited with shooting Madonna’s once infamous, now legendary SEX book.) Meisel’s world is made up of billowy overshirts crafted from denim and poplin that can be buttoned up or left wide open, extra-large jeans to pound the city pavement, a two-piece wool suit that can do rounds at the office and transition to after hours drinks. It’s an assortment of timeless hits that’ll give your fading wardrobe just the amount of edge it needs. Shop the collection below before it inevitably sells out.