Danae Mercer

How to Make Your Holiday Wardrobe Last All Year

Don't let your fave holiday pieces go to waste when the trip is done. Here's how to rock a swimsuit, summer dress and ruffled blouse back in the real world.



The Swimsuit

Don’t let your holiday swimsuit get shoved to the back of your closet. Repurpose it by throwing on a long skirt, bold jewellery and simple shoes. We love this on-trend Bardot one-piece by Cotton On. The elegant off-the-shoulder neckline adds instant class, while the patterned print keeps things light and fun. Wear it with a floaty khaki number, tassel earrings and black slides.

Ruffle Bardot Printed Swimsuit

aed 110 Cotton On Body

Peplum Hem Skirt

aed 320 Jovonna London

Arbella Flat Sandals

aed 99 Ella

Tassel Earrings

aed 49 Pieces

The Summer Dress

We don’t really have to worry about autumnal chill here in the UAE, but offices can be iceboxes. Turn your summer dress into a work-ready outfit with a white chiffon jacket and pair with over-the-knee tan boots. When the day is done, leave your jacket on your chair, throw on some flats and get ready to show off your post-holiday dance moves.

Midi Chiffon Kimono Ivory

aed 99.09 Boohoo

Knot Front Polka Dot Midi Dress Khaki

aed 118.91 Boohoo

Lucy Flat Tie Back Thigh High Boots Mocha

aed 251.03 Boohoo

The Breezy Blouse

Ruffled tops with denim shorts are perfect for beach days. Back in the real world, dress up that breezy top with a fitted pencil skirt and chic heels. We absolutely love this pink-hem blouse from local shop Sauce at Sea. This bedazzled skirt adds some serious sass. Keep the accessories simple – you already have enough bling.

Meera Top

aed 875 Zayan the Label

Sequin Pencil Skirt

aed 349 Gap

Chain Cross Body Bag

aed 99 Mango

See Through Panels Stilettos

aed 199 Mango

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