Will we ever really wear that red snakeskin skirt? And how often will we really put on that pair of thigh-high suede boots - especially in a country where the sun shines bright for nearly 365 days of the year!
These fleeting purchases are best saved for the high street, where you can pick up on-trend items for a pocket-friendly price tag at stores such as Zara Dubai and H&M Dubai. A smart tailored blazer or little black dress however might be worth parting with a few extra dirhams for.
Read on below as we reveal exactly where to invest on love-forever staples, and how to save on this season’s top trends.
Head to Mall of the Emirates in Dubai where you’ll find everything listed below and a plenty more all at your fingertips…
Black denim flares, Dhs199, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates
SAVE: Jean trends come and go. Case in point: flares. Bell-bottoms trousers were huge in the Seventies, briefly came back in the nineties and have recently come back in fashion for the new season. Mango Dubai is one of our favourite spots to pick up affordable denim.
Leather handbag, Dhs15,495, Burberry Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
SPEND: Burberry’s best-selling ‘Banner’ bag comes in a huge variety of different exotic skins, colours and sizes. Opt for a neutral shade that will coordinate with a multitude of outfits - and save the zebra print and studded style for a work promotion or birthday treat!
Shopping tip: What watches are to the gents, bags are to women. We carry them every day and they hold all our necessities. A good quality everyday tote needs to be big enough to fit the essentials (phone, work files, emergency make-up bag, keys, perfume – the list could go on) while still being lightweight, and stylish of course. We’ll admit to a cupboard full of trendy bargain totes, but nothing beats carrying a beautifully crafted designer bag while we go about our days.
Shoes, Dhs469, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
SAVE: Pom poms are having a major moment in the world of fashion. We’ve spotted them everywhere; embellished onto bags, necklaces and summer frocks. This pair of spindly statement heels is bang on trend without breaking the bank.
Shopping tip: Get a head start and be the first in line for all the biggest seasonal sales as well as receive special deal alerts, by signing up to all your favourite shops’ frequent customer programs. Most stores now offer this, simply check in with an store sales assistant for further details.
Floral dress, Dhs3,550, Erdem at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
SPEND: A floral frock is one of those wardrobes staples that you will pull out of your wardrobe and wear time and time again. Whether you pair with flat sandals for the weekend or smart soles and a blazer for the office, a bright bud print will forever be in style.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point
For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/