Are you looking to kick off your high street fashion addiction? Then turn to stylish co-ords and power suits from homegrown labels that are a better alternative to high street brands like Zara.  

Did you know that Zara now has a co-ord category on their website? Of course, you did. After all, scrolling through the websites infinite options is only step one of shopping for lovely, fashionable clothes that you didn’t know you needed. If you’re looking to kick off this fashion addiction while still adding beautifully designed clothes that are on-trend, then these Zara alternatives are custom-made for you. 

Homegrown brands are creating chic and affordable garments that match Zara in terms of style, fabric and price. At the same time, these young brands are more mindful of sustainable practices like small-batch production, zero waste and promoting local craftsmen. This approach to shopping is an essential step in picking a more sustainable lifestyle and one to jump on the bandwagon immediately.  


Yellow coloured outfits offer perpetual sunshine to a dull dreary wardrobe, which is why a playful co-ord set is a must-have for any beach vacation. While we adore Zara’s puff-sleeve tropical set, an equally stylish alternative is in order. Case in point,  AlterEgo’s breezy yellow tie-and-dye set with a self-knot bustier and relaxed shorts that’s an easy pick.

Shop Zara co-ord set here.
Shop AlterEgo’s co-ord (Rs 3,100) here


On our safari to more stylish and sustainable clothing alternatives, we came across Choje, founded by stylist Sana Kapur. Choke takes a label-less, formless approach to design and we are completely sold on their version of the safari skirt set. A tiered skirt and a boxy blouse in khaki with a floral print is one unconventional yet wearable style that we’re lusting after.

Shop Zara co-ord set here.
Shop Love Choje’s skirt and top co-ord (Rs 5,000 + Rs 4,150) here


We absolutely love Zara’s updated office basics like dresses with check prints and formal shirts with chic sleeves. Which is why we are floored by Země’s Tulip co-ord set. This 100% cotton set with puffed asymmetric sleeves and subtle pinstripe is bound to take your look from boardroom to bar.

Shop Zara co-ord set here.
Shop Země tulip co-ord set here.  

July Issue

Don’t underestimate the power of a co-ord suit set and especially one in pink. A boxy crop top with cropped trousers, this bubblegum coloured set can easily be paired with white sneakers or funky heels depending on the impact you’re trying to make.
Shop Zara co-ord set here.
Shop July Issue rose co-ord set (Rs 6,999) here

Mitali Wadhwa

Co-ords are the easiest style to incorporate if you can’t be bothered with deciding what to wear or match. Printed co-ord sets lend an air of casual chic to a look and we are all for this black and white set from Mitali Wadhwa. A narrow fit trouser and a button-down shirt that can be left open or knotted.

Shop Zara co-ord set here.
Shop Mitali Wadhwa printed co-ord set (Rs 6,500) here


Akshita Nahar Jain
Sr Associate Editor
Akshita Nahar Jain has worked with various publications, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Bride, and Time Out Delhi, and written extensively on fashion and lifestyle. A sucker for alliteration and shows with more style than script, she enjoys scrolling the web for less travelled destinations.