When was the last time you visited Dubai’s Satwa neighborhood? If the answer is not “recently”, you might be missing out on one of its best-kept secrets.
Satwa is filled with little gems of stores carrying an incredible selection of ribbons in every color of the rainbow and in different materials, costing only one dirham for a chunk larger than you would ever need. Why should you make the trek across town for a piece of ribbon? Simply because this will prove to be the cheapest and most fun way to nail one of the year’s biggest trends. Get creative with your new purchase by transforming it into a cool DIY choker. Satin and velvet look best, while the color can be anything that matches your outfit. Black, navy, burgundy, blush, and champagne are generally the safest bets, but hues such as deep moss, fig, or baby blue can also look super cool.
For ideas on how to tie your new ribbon, browse Savoir Flair’s gallery below.
Neat and simple
Tie the ribbon in a bow and let it fall down your back.
Add your favorite necklaces in different lengths to create an interesting, layered mix.
Pull your hair up in a ponytail or hun and tuck it underneath your choker for a look that is fresh and fun.
Tied to the front
Tie the ribbon twice around your neck and let it fall to the front, long and nonchalant – trés French “It” girl.
Wrap the ribbon around your neck a few times and tie it in a perky bow to the side. Cuteness overload!