Personal shoppers in Dubai Dubai's fashion experts give us their tips on the season's styles By Sophie Jones-Cooper 22 March 2011 Derek KhanThe international fashion stylist to the starsThe spring/summer must-haves 1 Balenciaga’s antique clock-inspired watch – the statement piece of the season. 2 Dior’s white parka with a masculine edge. SIMILAR ARTICLES Massive six-week Summer Surprises sale returns to Dubai Brilliant deals at the Time Out x Dyson Blow-Out Dubai's best alternative shopping malls Why you need Samsung’s new QLEDTV 3 Safari-themed tribal jewellery from Armani. 4 Louis Vuitton’s Eastern-influenced coat in an electric orange print with belted sleeves and an obi-like belt. 5 Balenciaga creeper-ish flat shoes. Buy for your body… • Boyish: Dior’s suede-lined jackets and navy donkey jacket. • Tall and skinny: Lanvin’s amazing skirts will do justice to any tall, skinny person. • Short: Elie Saab’s chiffon and sequinned jersey dresses and fabulous platform sandals. • Athletic: Raf Simons’ collection for Jil Sander. • Curvaceous: I strongly suggest liposuction to fit into most of this season’s collections! How to shop ’til you drop… Long legs, glowing skin, perfect posture and a rich husband. Kelly LundbergThe personal stylist and author Where to get what in Dubai… Shoes: Saks – its new Louboutin concession just opened. Kurt Geiger is a great high street alternative. Accessories: Sophie’s Closet: the Gossip Girl head bands are divine. Bloomingdale’s costume jewellery: check out Oytun’s designs. Haute high street: Zara or H&M for the best versions of the trends. ’70s-inspired vintage jewels: Garderobe and Toujourchic. Fleurt in Mercato Mall has some ’70s-style (non-authentic) items. Make the most of your new season shopping… 1 Edit your wardrobe first to see what you may need. 2 Do your homework: check the collections online first. 3 Think CPW (cost per wear): if you will use it a lot, it’s worth investing in. Key buys for spring/summer • Extreme wedges • A short playsuit • A minimalist maxi dress • Wide-legged jeansRana SaabThe personal image consultant and trainer Rana’s spring/summer style guide • Shop for items that you can layer to add interest. Crochet and lace tops or vests in white or neutrals are perfect over this season’s fruity, fluorescent colours. • Experiment with this season’s clashing prints. Mix floral or leopard with stripes or polka dots. • Invest in summer boots: pair them with long skirts and dresses for a bohemian look or tuck your flowy, floral pants into them for a modern twist. Get the right bright… • Fair-skinned blondes: to avoid getting washed out, wear a vibrant colour on the bottom half or add the colour with your accessories. • Redheads: purples, greens and blues will bring out the red in your hair and add vibrancy to your look. • Dark-skinned brunettes: deep skin tones can wear all vibrant colours, including spring’s electric and flouro palette. Three wardrobe essentials 1 Breezy maxi dresses with deep-cut V-necks. 2 ’60s-inspired sheath dresses. 3 Midi skirts that hit right below the knee.Hussein AbbasThe personal shopping manager, Bloomingdale’s 5 ways to get on trend… 1 Colour blocking: Diane Von Furstenberg’s bold-coloured skirt and blouse. 2 Stripes: Gryphon and Mason striped tops 3 Bold prints: Blumarine Girl maxi dress 4’70s style: Dries Van Noten wide-legged white jeans 5 Slouchy blazers and pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim pants and trench cardigan Pick of the collections • Phillip Lim – easy to wear and the light fabrics are great for Dubai. • Dries Van Noten – the boldly printed blouses and wide-legged pants nail the ’70s trend • Alexander McQueen – feminine yet edgy; great bold prints. • Brian Atwood – the blush pinks and cobalt blues are right on trend. So last season... Ditch leopard prints and leggings, but keep bright colours.