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Dubai fashionistas reveal what they'll be wearing in summer

Christopher Butler
Christopher Butler
Tortoiseshell round sunglasses, Dhs70, www.asos.com ‘Brad Pitt hit the red carpet at Cannes in a pair of round Tom Ford tortoiseshell lenses. If it suits your face shape, go round this summer.’ [Note: apparently square and heart-shaped faces best suit round lenses.]
Tortoiseshell round sunglasses, Dhs70, www.asos.com
‘Brad Pitt hit the red carpet at Cannes in a pair of round Tom Ford tortoiseshell lenses. If it suits your face shape, go round this summer.’ [Note: apparently square and heart-shaped faces best suit round lenses.]
Shirt, Dhs280, Topman‘This slim-fitting white shirt looks good tucked into shorts or trousers of any colour, and works for any occasion.’
Shirt, Dhs280, Topman
‘This slim-fitting white shirt looks good tucked into shorts or trousers of any colour, and works for any occasion.’
Castaner canvas espadrilles, Dhs440, www.mrporter.com ‘Espadrilles are easy to style and they make a change from loafers and plimsolls. They’re also bang on trend.’
Castaner canvas espadrilles, Dhs440, www.mrporter.com
‘Espadrilles are easy to style and they make a change from loafers and plimsolls. They’re also bang on trend.’
Slim red attaché case, Dhs2,288, Globetrotter‘A timeless classic and a sound investment.’
Slim red attaché case, Dhs2,288, Globetrotter
‘A timeless classic and a sound investment.’
Haleh Nia
Haleh Nia
Philip Lim jacket, Dhs3,675, www.net-a-porter.com ‘Phillip Lim’s collection this season was flawless. This peplum jacket is the perfect all-round piece: a classic cut, mixed with flirty gathered pleats at the waist.’
Philip Lim jacket, Dhs3,675, www.net-a-porter.com
‘Phillip Lim’s collection this season was flawless. This peplum jacket is the perfect all-round piece: a classic cut, mixed with flirty gathered pleats at the waist.’
Lover T-shirt, Dhs1,500, www.net-a-porter.com ‘I’m obsessed with lace this season. This piece, by Aussie label Lover, is exactly what I’m craving.'
Lover T-shirt, Dhs1,500, www.net-a-porter.com
‘I’m obsessed with lace this season. This piece, by Aussie label Lover, is exactly what I’m craving.'
Valentino crocodile shoulder bag, Dhs37,000, www.net-a-porter.com ‘I already have this bag in nude calfskin and it's one of my favourite pieces to carry.
Valentino crocodile shoulder bag, Dhs37,000, www.net-a-porter.com
‘I already have this bag in nude calfskin and it's one of my favourite pieces to carry.
Diya Ajit
Diya Ajit
DVF Penny Leather bag, Dhs2,375, www.boutique1.com ‘This bag is simple and elegant, but is quirky enough to jazz up any outfit.’
DVF Penny Leather bag, Dhs2,375, www.boutique1.com
‘This bag is simple and elegant, but is quirky enough to jazz up any outfit.’
Victoria Beckham sunglasses, Dhs1,810, Symphony‘I love retro-styled accessories and clothes, so I would pair these VB sunnies with most of my outfits.’
Victoria Beckham sunglasses, Dhs1,810, Symphony
‘I love retro-styled accessories and clothes, so I would pair these VB sunnies with most of my outfits.’
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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.’


Haleh Nia, founder of fashion portal www.savoirflair.com

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.'

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