Dubai fashionistas reveal what they'll be wearing in summer
Christopher Butler, 25, stylist
Summer mantra: ‘For me it’s all about keeping it simple this summer with two key classic looks. The first is colour-blocking, which is an expression of youth and personality. For those afraid to dive-in head first, take it one colour at a time and temper the look with neutral shades. Second, there’s a classic white look broken up by brown accessories. If you can pull it off without looking like a Mormon salesman, then go for a full white suit.’
Summer mantra: ‘I’m usually overdressed by day and underdressed by night, but in the summer I’ll throw this approach right out the window. Lightweight blazers and chic tailoring are key to my office looks, and at the weekends I’ll pull on a breezy dress and braid my hair to keep cool in the sun. For after-dark events, I love the sheer maxi skirt, which I’ll be pairing with all manner of peplum jackets and tops to keep it looking modern. I’m also lightening the colour palette of my typically all-black wardrobe with lots of nudes and whites, especially in the accessory department.’
Diya Ajit, Visual artist, voted Grazia’s most stylish reader of 2011
Summer mantra: ‘I’m doing a lot of colour blocking with separates in unusual shapes this summer, and I’m wearing a lot of big floaty maxi dresses à la D&G spring/summer ’11 with mean leather sandals and tiny messenger bags. I’m not digging the tribal trend much, and the ballet influence is also a bit too flat for me.'