As we step into spring, it’s time to ditch the (minimal) layers that Dubai winters afford us, and instead hit the refresh button on our wardrobes. As advocates of sustainability, we always encourage our readers to build a timeless capsule wardrobe that can be – when necessary – updated to include a few trending pieces. To that end, we have identified the absolute essentials of the season.
As the Spring/Summer 2023 collections make their grand entrance online and in stores, one truth prevails: denim and raffia reign supreme as the key materials of the season. Denim triumphantly claims its throne across all categories, while raffia dominates on the accessories front. The season’s most-wanted pieces — think seductive slip dresses, high-waisted trousers in linen and cotton, and effortlessly chic cargo pants resting on the hips — emerge as clear front-runners. Handbags have gotten a makeover, and the shoe scene is sticking with the “ugly sandal” look for at least another season. (Hey, we don’t make the rules — we just report on them.)
Having meticulously researched the season’s finest offerings, we present you with an edit of the season’s most-coveted essentials to accompany you through the warmer months and beyond.
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The best way to get your wardrobe ready for the summer is to give it an update with light, breathable separates that offer versatility in terms of styling. Cargo pants are still very much en vogue, and as we previously predicted, lingerie-inspired, lace-adorned slip dresses are topping the trend charts for Spring/Summer 2023.
For those who don’t mind splurging on an iconic piece of fashion, the Bottega Veneta check-print leather shirt (yes, the one that Kate Moss wore on the runway) is now available to shop. Speaking of shirts, while most of us already have more than a few sitting in our closets, vertically striped shirts in soothing pastel hues will be a summer staple this season, so don’t miss out on those.
The "Cool Bag" Club
Top-handle curved bags, or “moon bags” as they’re lovingly referred to, will be everywhere, as will raffia bags in every shape one can imagine. Prefer a bag that fits it all? Lucky for you, supersized tote bags are also back and bigger than ever.
For the Love of Shoes
The cool girls are still wearing Birkenstocks, making the once-ugly “dad shoe” style the most covetable one for yet another season. Ballet flats and chunky caged sandals will continue to soar in popularity, courtesy of Miu Miu and Prada, respectively. Oh, and wedges are back, and they aren’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Again, we don’t make the rules.
As for accessories, statement pendants are still going strong. Ocean-inspired jewelry will also see a resurgence this summer, while braided hats and belts in raffia continue to be summer essentials.
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