As UAE temperatures start to soar and a long, hot summer looms on the horizon, it’s time to rethink wardrobes by incorporating light, floaty fabrics, easy transitional pieces and beachwear staples.
Consider versatile and breezy options: a poncho is the perfect throw-on-and-go piece, denim shorts are a mix-and-match staple and the maxi sun hat still reigns supreme. Bowling shirts aren’t just for the boys – throw on a cropped retro-print version for a quick beach getaway. The one-piece should be your go-to swimwear; with endless options from flattering retro prints to contemporary cuts in bold block colors, there’s an inherent versatility in the one-piece rarely found in bikini separates.
Add a few bright, flashy colors to your warm-weather capsule: rose-tinted sunglasses, fuchsia sandals or light silks in oceanic hues provide the perfect pick-me-up to temperature fatigue. As always, a few choice accessories – a boho pendant, pearl earrings, a silk headscarf – can elevate any outfit, adding a touch of cinematic flair that would normally require a red lip. If you buy one piece? Make it Prada’s seashell choker, a real standout of the SS20 runways.
Elsewhere, the season offered up plenty of warm weather inspiration with vibrant bucket hats at Peter Pilotto (in a print matched head-to-toe), tiered carefree ruffles at Zimmermann (a brand that always knows how to get us excited for summer), and light youthful tailoring at Jacquemus (who wouldn’t want to be Nora Attal, strutting through a lavender field in a hot pink blazer, grey cycling shorts and strappy sandals?). Limit your investment by curating a carefully considered capsule of key mix-and-match pieces – a few new season buys to add interest to the summer staples already in your wardrobe.
So when it comes to curating a look that will do battle with the heat and yet remain chic, don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered…