Off on a beach escape to a far-flung island or a luxury hotel in Dubai? Save precious suitcase space and look the part with our travel guide.
First up, take the time to make a list and set aside everything you want to take on your holiday. Begin with the essential wardrobe staples, such as swimwear, sundresses, evening attire and accessories, before placing into categories.
We like to divide our outfits into daily activities such as beach days, sport adventures and evening dinners, along with shoes for each. Next, cut back by removing at least one outfit from every pile – this will cut the unwanted bulk, as chances are you will end up re-wearing certain clothing items.
Maximise the usage of each article of clothing by packing multitasking pieces. We’ve looked to the shopping malls in Dubai to find you the top three pieces to wear for day-to-night occasions.
Metal necklace, Dhs135, Forever 21 Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Load up on accessories. A selection of statement jewels, belts and bags take up barley any space in your suitcase and have the power to completely transform your look. Nodding to this season’s tribal trend, Forever 21’s incredible layered necklace will instantly elevate a simple dress or top.
Off-the-shoulder dress, Dhs3, 425, Peter Pilotto at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
The classic LBD gets a Spring/Summer 2016 update with a ruffled hem and rainbow thread embroidery. This swingy style by Brit-based label Peter Pilotto is perfect for beach to the bar.
Suede wedge sandals, Dhs984, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates
Sole-saving wedges remain one of our favourite summer must-haves. Comfortable and leg-lengthening, this style by BCBGMAXAZRIA will give you a little extra height by the pool and into the evening.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point
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