Summer heat is on its way…
Hey peeps and a very happy May! It’s my favourite month as not only its my birthday on the 12th, but also it’s the time of year you really feel like summer is on its way. Of course in Dubai we pass spring all together and jump straight into the increasing desert heat. It’s going to be a fashion challenge with temperatures hitting upwards of 50oC, so covering up and staying inside will be my objectives from June to August.
One of the pieces that will be playing a major part in my wardrobe is this duster coat. Seems like crazy idea to mix blazing sunshine with a coverup, but dusters are made of light fabric and can easily be thrown over any look. This coat is actually known as a Chapan, an Uzbekistan outwear, and I bought while exploring Ripe market from the super talented mother daughter team at Shadi. Taking inspiration from their roots and making them work for UAE fashionistas, their brightly printed dress, tops and jackets are great statement pieces.
As I wanted the coat to be the centre of attention, I styled it over skinny jeans and a white top but as it begins to warm up you’ll see me wear it over loose PJ style trousers and cotton dresses.
What are you hot weather essentials? Let me know in the comment box below x