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Dress without Stress for your Next Date

5 kinds of dates, 5 knock-out outfits…

If you have a date coming up and are stuck on what to wear, we’ve got you covered. From coffee to lunch, dinner, or activity-based dates, we have plenty of inspiration for you so you can have your own stylish step-out like Sofia Richie and Scott Disick.

Read on, and check out our quick video guide via Dubai’s very own Irene Steele.

1. The Coffee Date

If you’re meeting your crush over coffee, keep it cute and casual. Hearts inspire this sweater, miniskirt and sneakers combo for a touch of flirtatiousness. A simple outfit with just the right amount of effort – you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.

coffee date dress

Our Pick

H&M frill-trimmed jumper – Use codes MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
QiaoKai cotton pleated skirt – Use code RMZM for upto 10% off
Nike Air Force 1 sage trainers
Mansur Gavriel pleated leather bucket bag – Use code GULF for upto 10% off
Asos Design hoop earrings with pink heart jewel charm in gold-tone

2. The Lunch Date

Keep it chic if you’ve been invited to lunch. Stylish white pants matched with a silk top and open-toe mules are just the thing. Accessorise with feminine earrings and a scarf to drape over your shoulders.

lunch date dress

Our Pick

Reiss Lita bow detail satin top
Ella self tie detail hem pants
Zaha bow details open toe mules Use code 6ST004 for upto 22% off
Aldo Cuddeback chain printed stylish scarf Use code 6ST004 for upto 22% off

3. The Dinner Date

If you’re headed out to dinner, you’ll want to put together a more sophisticated ensemble – and nothing beats an LBD. Pair with sexy, sky-high strappy heels.

dinner date dress

Our Pick

Three Floor Love Fern dress
Zara leather high-heel sandals with square toes
Mango leather envelope bag
H&M earrings – Use codes MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off

4. The Activity Date

Are you headed out for a hike, to a wadi, or some other outdoor activity? Then you’ll have to dressed not just to impress, but to ensure your comfort, too. With plenty of trendy athleisure to shop from, this should be as easy as pie.

activity date dress

Our Pick

Nike training crop leggings with gold sparkle trim in pink
HIIT tie front T-shirt in white
Reebok Floatride 6000 sport shoes

5. A Trip to the Movies

A movie date calls for denim. Keep it sexy with a matching crop top and wedge sandals.

movie date dress

Our Pick

Levi’s Ribcage Indigo high-rise straight leg jeans
Urban Outfitters UO Polaris corset top
Bobbies La Mediterraneenne
Susan Caplan Vintage sterling silver ada pendant


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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!

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