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5 Cool Looks For the Perfect Valentine’s Date

It’s the biggest date night of the year – so what are you going to wear?

Who doesn’t love date night? Not us! Any time we can dress up to the nines, spritz on our favourite scent, and looked as loved-up as Justin and Hailey Bieber is a great night in our book. And of course, February brings the mother of all date nights – Valentine’s Day. Whether you and your other half decide to go all-out at a fancy restaurant, simply want a cozy dinner for two, or want to enjoy a night on the tiles, we have the look for you. Not into date nights? How about trying something different this year, still involving love and chocolate…? Read on for our top Valentine’s Day ideas – and what to wear to each one so you ensure your date only has eyes for you.


Where: Café Milano, Abu Dhabi

The look: Five-star knockout

You know your date is trying to impress you when they whisk you off for a multi-course dinner at a fancy restaurant! Make sure you dress the part in a refreshed LBD, interesting heels and delicate jewellery – and a statement bag, of course.

Shop the look:
Massimo Dutti black kimono dress with belt
Zara high heel shoes with mesh
Ella diamante & pearl cuff earrings
Asos Design marble box bag with bead ring handle


Where: Mirzam Chocolate Makers, Alserkal Avenue

The look: Trendy and comfortable

Who says you have to sit down and eat dinner on Valentine’s Day? Why not shake things up this year with a fun workshop at Mirzam Chocolate Makers – they’re hosting a Cacao & Coffee tasting, pairing and making workshop on 14 February, where you can learn how to create the most delectable pairings while doing something different for the day. Make sure you look comfortable yet trendy – a cool blazer, tank top and jeans are just the ticket.

Shop the look:
Zara blazer with turn-up sleeves
Gap forever favourite tank top – Use code PAY for upto 20% off
H&M girlfriend regular jeans – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Mango slingback leather shoes  
Asos Design croc effect cross body camera bag
Marni wood and gold-tone cuff – Use code GULF for upto 10% off

DATE 3: THE LOW-KEY DINNER low-key dinner

Where: Lima Dubai, City Walk

The look: Cool city slicker

Nothing says “city cool” like a jumpsuit and biker jacket. This look may be low-key for a date, but it has serious style points and manages that delicate balance of looking on-point without being overdressed. But we have a surprise for your feet… statement animal print platforms! Why not?

Shop the look:
Massimo Dutti navy blue tweed jumpsuit
Mango lapelled leather biker jacket
Gaviria Orbit silver and gold-tone earrings – Use code GULF for upto 10% off
H&M platform sandals – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Mango box bag


Where: Masti, La Mer

The look: See and be seen

Just because you’re staring into each other’s eyes, doesn’t mean no one else can look at you! A super cool venue needs an outfit to match – and in-crowd favourite Masti is definitely where you want to be seen. Kick things off with a striking minidress, sky-high heels and the attitude to match.

Shop the look:
Zara knit check dress
Public Desire Presence ankle strap sandal
Asos Design luxe quilted zip top clutch bag
H&M 5-pack rings – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off


Where: Riva Ristorante, The Palm

The look: Miami cool

You don’t have to wait until 8pm to get your Valentine’s date going! Why not head out for sundowners on The Palm, taking in the sights and sounds of Dubai’s coolest scene. Then retreat to a cozy corner for a night to remember. The look? Pure Miami cool, with high-waisted shorts, strappy sandals and jewels, jewels, jewels!

Shop the look:
Mango tropical print shorts
H&M ribbed body – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Zaha ankle strap buckle pin closure sandals body – Use code 6ST004 for upto 22% off
Dune London textured envelope shaped clutch– Use code 6ST004 for upto 22% off
Ancient Greek Sandals chain charm and faux pearl anklet – Use code GULF for upto 10% off
JW Anderson gold-tone twisted earrings – Use code GULF for upto 10% off


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Spring-Summer 2023 Fashion Trends

Go bold this season.

Ahh Summer, what an amazing time of year, unless you live in Dubai and sweating from places you didn’t know existed! Whether you are travelling out of the heat or sticking it out in the UAE, I have rounded up some summer favourites for this season to keep you cool, calm and stylish.

Oversize It

It’s no secret that I love oversized everything. So the high heat of summer is no exception. In fact, oversized clothing is a big trend for summer this year. Long hemlines are showing up again in the form of full-length skirts and maxi dresses. I found these little gems at Emilia Ohrtmann. The fabrics are so beautiful and soft, I especially loved the Amaia Dress, the colour is absolutely stunning in this soft dove tone and I contrasted it with a brown leather belt. Her oversized Lily dress is an easy go-to for hot summer days and since sparkling bags are set to be another huge hit this summer, I’ve teamed it with this sequin clutch from Desert Totes.

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann & Desert Totes

Flower Power

Next up, Flower Power! It’s time to pull out those big, bold florals! The runways for Spring-Summer 2023 are beaming with floral designs, from all-over ditzy prints to bold 3D floral shapes, this season has them all. Needless to say, I don’t think we’ll see too many people rocking Loewe’s runway tribute to the Anthurium Flower any time soon. Nevertheless, the concept was a stunning and dramatic opening for the summer season, topped off with deflated balloon shoes and contrasting bold hues.

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

For a more wearable version of this trend, head over to Carolina Herrera for some inspiration of a head-to-toe ditsy print with a 3D element – this could be paired down and worn with a crisp white leather skirt for an evening look. Magda Butrym, also known as, The Queen of Florals gives an alternative to this trend with a more subtle tone-on-tone version of the 3D floral, with this chic oversized mackintosh. Lastly, Simone Rocha, shows us how to play with feminine floral shades on bolder shapes with masculine detailing for a fashion-forward summer look.

Carolina Herrera Spring-Summer 2023

Magda Butrym Spring Summer 2023

Simone Rocha Spring-Summer 2023

Cobalt Bold

Another trend I cannot wait for is cobalt blue for the summer season. This shade is one of my all-time favourites when it comes to going bold. In the past, I’ve tried to get hold of this colour but it’s so hard to find the right colour and shape in the same garment, so to know Spring-Summer 2023 is the season of cobalt, brings me much joy! I’m going to be looking for oversized tops, pop colour bags and evening wear in cobalt.

To head down the simplest route for cobalt, select a slim-line lightweight top and pair it with tailored trousers and you’re good to go. The colour is a good standalone statement piece so you won’t need too many accessories or details to make it look sleek and on-trend. I like this version from Cos. If you’re feeling bold, they also have a satin shirt which will definitely make a statement at the office, simply paired with black trousers will do nicely to tone the look down a little. If you want to go all out, the easiest way is with a full suit, oversized blazer and wide-leg pants to match. Maybe save it for that important presentation or for the review with the boss, nothing says confidence more than a full cobalt blue pantsuit!

Long-sleeved Top at Cos

Satin Shirt at Cos

Alexander McQueen Cobalt Suit

Whatever you take away from the Spring-Summer 2023, make it bold!

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. To the extent that this article features the advice of physicians, medical practitioners, or industry experts, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views of Gaggler.


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