Getting ready for fall in Dubai is a lot different than what I was used to in London. I’ve been in Dubai on and off and so when I moved here in September, I couldn’t wait for the awesome Dubai fall days to kick in. Speaking of fashion, Fashion Forward recently took place is among the biggest regional fashion events in the UAE. There were some contemporary looks, a good mix-and-match of designs and colors, and every designer showcased something inspiring.
Now, I get this question a lot from my followers – how do I incorporate my fashion week picks and favorites into my daily wardrobe? I’ve always been an advocate of individual beauty and it’s what inspires me. A fashionable woman is one who is comfortable in her own skin and wears what she feels beautiful in. Any piece that you see on the runway can be worn to your liking. Recently, the scarf being worn as a top was such a pretty yet classy trend, and it was inspiring for me to see some amazing variations reflecting individuality and creative diversity.
A few trends that I see myself loving this fall are oversized tops and jackets. The oversized outerwear was also seen on the runways of Céline and Burberry. I think it allows for personal interpretation and can be worn differently based on your personal sense of style. Another trend that is back are the vintage florals, which have always been my favourite – they’re just so delicate and feminine and can add softness and sophistication to your look. And then, there’s the leather-on-leather trend that’s having a major moment. Alexander McQueen displayed some iconic leather pieces and went beyond the usual addition of a leather jacket. I’m thinking a leather dress with a moody floral motif for an evening out. Stunning!
Talking about channeling boss-woman vibes, who else is all about the structured blazers and suits these days? Rachel Green’s Ralph Lauren wardrobe is back, guys. I’m loving seeing all the images on social media with women clad in dress suits. Since I’m in Dubai, I’ve been reminded of how much I love our Arab designers. One designer who has won my heart is Hussein Bazaza from Beirut.The edginess that he brings out is really something else. The way his pieces complement the female silhouette is truly a class apart. I think it’s just important for us to embrace who we are, and our culture and roots and spruce it up in our own way.
Truth be told, I don’t follow every fashion trend. I love women who make their own fashion trends. So, never feel scared to experiment and create your own signature look.