Yes, living in the Middle East is wonderful. There’s amazing culture to be explored, the food is delicious, the desert landscapes are beautiful… but if you have the joy of residing in a desert from June through September, you’ll understand that it isn’t all #TooBlessedToStress vibes.
One topic that seems to take over conversations during this time is the weather – the blistering, sweltering, uncompromising heat. And if you have friends in the US or Europe, you’ll be all too familiar with the following statement: “You’re so lucky that it’s always so hot. You can wear whatever you want.” Think again, friends in comfortable temperatures!
When your main priority whilst getting dressed in the morning is simply making sure your outfit doesn’t put you at risk of bursting into flames every time you step outside, it can be a little uninspiring. With this in mind, Savoir Flair has rounded up the ten best street-style looks to copy and paste (on yourself) this summer, meaning you can actually still look cool whilst trying to keep cool. Browse the gallery below for inspiration and get excited about getting ready again.
If you can’t quite let go of your beloved denim for the summer, loose styles like boyfriend jeans are the perfect replacement for your go-to skinnies when it’s just too hot. Paired with a patterned top and chic heels, you’ve got yourself a great new going-out look.
Fashion stylist Ada Kokosar opts for a modest midi length but keeps the fabric super breezy – the perfect combination for those living in the Middle East. The fringing adds a fun element, while classic accessories finish off the effortless look.
Leandra Medine and Amelia Diamond are giving ultimate best-friend goals in their silky get-ups. Whether it’s a simple slip over a plain tee or a wide-legged trouser, this slouchy fabric always looks polished – plus, the outfits get extra points for great color-blocking.
Influencer Annabel Rosendahl knows a thing or two about accessorizing. When you can’t go maximalist with your clothes, follow her lead and do it with your accessories. Her gold loafers and Louis Vuitton mini ‘Alma’ bag totally steal the show here.
Co-founder of Hey Woman! Veronika Heilbrunner is the epitome of cool in this ensemble. A printed maxi, like this Ganni piece, is the perfect summer solution as it offers minimal layers and maximal impact. Meanwhile, simple accessories – like this black-cord choker – go a long way.
If your go-to shoe is a sneaker, whatever the weather, then look to off-duty models for outfit inspiration. When worn with light and bright skirt-and-top combinations, your trainers can work for summer too.
Street-style favorite Sarah Rutson shows exactly how to dress for the current season with a nod to upcoming fall/winter trends. Although simple in execution, this bright button-through midi dress is the perfect silhouette to beat the heat right now and will still work for when red is all the rage come fall.
Possibly the cutest outfit formula of all, a graphic tee paired with a denim miniskirt gives off real retro vibes, especially when finished with your favorite Converse sneakers.
If you live in the Middle East, linen and fine cotton are probably fabrics you should become best friends with. The neckline on this dress is a little daring, but balanced out with a long-length skirt and simple sandals, it works. Plus, the pom-pom basket bag is everything.