Lebanese-born, Qatar-based banker Dalia Nsouli has garnered quite the social media following for her unique style. Her fearless approach to fashion sees her embrace the idiosyncratic and the audacious with a penchant for bold colors, statement skirts, and mixed patterns and prints. Quick to adopt far-out pieces, like a custom-made Elvira T’hart leather jacket, Nsouli is a fashion trailblazer who mixes tomboyish pieces with über-feminine accents.
In this gallery, she shares a week’s worth of wardrobe looks and insight into her personal style.
“I love the 80s and how bold fashion was back then. A loud Versace silk shirt is a timeless investment and an easy way to dress up or down for a lunch out with friends.”
Photographed by GIO GANGE
Makeup by HYE SUN KIM
Vintage Versus shirt, ASOS jeans, Salvatore Ferragamo sandals, Chanel shoulder bag, Mukhi Sisters ring, Boucheron ring, Bulgari bracelet, David Yurman bracelet, and Mouwad Jewelry ring
How has your personal style evolved over the years?
When I was young, I over-matched everything, from shoes, to belts, to handbags. As my personal style developed, I became more comfortable expressing myself and started taking risks. I realized it was more fun to pair very different prints and styles together, and create your own style rather than play it safe.
How would you describe your personal style?
All over the place, but more tomboy-ish than feminine. Some part of my outfit always has to be loud, be it a flashy colored heel, a statement necklace, or a crazy skirt. I consider myself to be very experimental.
“Tonight, I’m wearing a Dolce & Gabbana polka-dot pencil skirt for dinner with my husband. Polka dots are a closet staple and I love clashing this print, because it looks good with anything.”
Oscar de la Renta top, Dolce & Gabbana skirt, Manolo Blahnik pumps, S’uvimol shoulder bag, and Dior earrings
What inspires you to put on a fabulous outfit each time?
My husband inspires me to put on a fabulous outfit each time. He’s very picky and loves a polished woman.
What would your signature outfit be?
A funky statement skirt with a plain top and stilettos.
“I love how versatile this Dolce & Gabbana dress is. Today I’m pairing it with Louboutin wedges for a Friday brunch.”
Dolce & Gabbana dress, Christian Louboutin heels, S’uvimol tote, and Vintage pearl necklace
“For tonight’s dinner, I’m wearing a Gap T-shirt with a Dior skirt. I love mixing couture and high-street.”
Are there any fashion items that you collect?
When it comes to collecting fashion items, I’m a hoarder.
“It’s much more fun clashing your outfits, like this checkered Stella Jean shirt with a Dolce & Gabbana skirt.”
Stella Jean shirt, Dolce & Gabbana skirt, Dolce & Gabbana pumps, and Chanel shoulder bag
“Stella Jean is one of my favorite new designers. I love statement skirts, for both day or night.
Stella Jean T-shirt, Mauro Griffoni shirt, Stella Jean skirt, Gianvito Rossi pumps, and Prada clutch
“I’m a tomboy at heart, and for the movies I’m wearing a custom-made Elvira T’hart leather jacket and carrying my hand-painted python S’uvimol bag.”
Elvira T’hart jacket, Gap T-shirt, Maurie & Eve jeans, Moschino belt, Nike sneakers, and S’uvimol shoulder bag
Where do you generally like to shop?
I almost always shop online or on vacation. The Internet has revolutionized fashion in my opinion, by making almost anything accessible. Even if something isn’t found online, I usually contact the designer by e-mail to try and place an order.