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7 Vibrant Essentials You Need To Give Your Summer Closet a Refreshing Update

7 Vibrant Essentials You Need To Give Your Summer Closet a Refreshing Update

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Bold colors have brightened up the international fashion week circuit in recent seasons, with acid brights cropping up both on and off the catwalk. Termed “dopamine dressing” for its feel-good, mood-boosting qualities, we’ve been soaking up the zingy knitwear, outré shirts, juicy dresses and peppy accessories on offer. If the shows are anything to go by, then tangy orange, hot pink and lemon yellow could well be the new black.
Let the street stylers convince you to add more color to your wardrobe this summer. Take style cues from their colorful fashion statements, below.

Eye-catching dresses
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Juicy arm candy
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Acid-bright skirts
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Bold knitted dresses
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Zingy footwear
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Summer prints
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Talking-point shirting
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Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Dorra Zarrouk’s Ombré Maxi Dress is the Latest Addition to Her Colorful Summer Wardrobe

Dorra Zarrouk’s Ombré Maxi Dress is the Latest Addition to Her Colorful Summer Wardrobe

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This season, one need not look further than Dorra Zarrouk‘s Instagram account for summer dressing inspiration. The Tunisian actor has been taking to her social media in a kaleidoscope of colorful looks that range from a printed scarf top with jeans, to her latest, an ombré dress.
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Spotted posing at a picturesque location in her recent post, the actor offered her elevated take on the summer maxi, with a two-toned piece by Zimmerman. The strapless number came with a fitted, pink bodice that flows into a flared-out skirt featuring white blending into a wide blue hem. Allowing the dress to be the star of her outfit, Zarrouk accessorized it with a dainty diamond choker and bracelet, which makes the look that much easier to recreate should you wish to for your next daytime event. While her beauty look for the shoot was fairly neutral, Zarrouk sported a thin braid on one side of her middle-parted hair.
Previous noteworthy looks from the actor this season include a co-ord in vibrant citrus hues, a mini Valentino dress, and a hot pink suit paired with black and white sneakers.

Below, check out all of Zarrouk’s looks worth coveting this summer.
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Hadia Ghaleb Launches a Modest Swimwear Line: “I Want To Highlight the Diversity and Beauty of Arab Women”

Hadia Ghaleb Launches a Modest Swimwear Line: “I Want To Highlight the Diversity and Beauty of Arab Women”

Photo: Courtesy of Hadia Ghaleb Brand

Dubai-based entrepreneur and fashion influencer Hadia Ghaleb is launching an inclusive swimwear line this week, Hadia Ghaleb Label. In an effort to bridge the gap between veiled and unveiled women through fashion, Ghaleb’s latest venture offers a collection of swimwear that can work for women of all backgrounds. Bringing together women of all cultures, religions, and lifestyles, the swimwear line practices inclusivity—something that is being called for within the fashion industry. “With the launch of Hadia Ghaleb Label, I hope to end the division of the swimwear market for veiled and unveiled women. The idea that we have separate stores feels outdated — in 2022, we need to embrace the uniqueness of each woman and ensure equal fashion choices for all,” she tells Vogue Arabia. 
Photo: Courtesy of Hadia Ghaleb Label
Drawing inspiration from vibrant summer colors in combination with the elegance Arab women are known for, Hadia Ghaleb Label gives women a chance to express themselves as fashionably as possible without worrying about their backgrounds during vacations. The label includes two swimwear sets that come in six different colors, alluding to the sea, sunsets, and beach. An extra dose of creativity comes in via the fact that Ghaleb’s pieces can be styled in several different ways and combinations, allowing the wearer to customize their look: Swimwear Ensemble, including a swimsuit top and scarf; and Swimwear Full Set, including swimsuit top, scarf, leggings, and sarong. The launch of the line will take place between May 3-6 with the digital presentation including prominent fashion influencers in the Middle East, including Hadia Ghaleb herself, Yusur Al-Khalidi, Maryam Al-Khalidi, Youmi, and Shouq.

Photo: Courtesy of Hadia Ghaleb Label
Ghaleb stresses on the need to reclaim the burkini trend and the negative connotations surrounding it. “The swimwear category for veiled women, also known as the burkini, often focuses only on practical functionality and doesn’t provide stylish or trendy solutions for the women who wear it,” she explains. The story of this launch is also a personal one for Ghaleb, who has witnessed the ostracization of her fellow veiled women. “Growing up, I saw a stigma around the burkini: Once, a friend of mine was denied entry into a place because she was wearing a burkini. I stood there helpless, feeling her pain but unable to change the situation. Hadia Ghaleb Label’s purpose is to change that perception, and designs of conservative swimwear, so no other woman will have to go through moments like this.”
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Though not always a conservative dresser herself, Ghaleb believes in her message of changing the stigma around veiled women’s fashion.  “The mission of Hadia Ghaleb Label is to uplift and empower women, no matter what their fashion or lifestyle choices are. By creating this swimwear line, I want to highlight the diversity and elegant beauty of Arab women by coming up with designs that will fit — and complement — all women.”
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The 7 Best Spring Dresses to Ease Into Warmer Weather

The 7 Best Spring Dresses to Ease Into Warmer Weather

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Trees are blooming, days are longer, and there’s a fresh energy in the air. Your vitamin-D-deficient wardrobe can feel it too, as the best spring dresses are calling. With designers introducing fresh styles on the daily, now’s the perfect time to round out your closet with versatile options you can wear on repeat.
Street style looks from Fashion Month have caused a number of spring fashion dress trends to take off, from cutout styles that blur the lines between elegant and edgy to vibrant shirtdresses that added a pop of color on wintry streets. Tried-and-true silhouettes like flirty minis and slip dresses made appearances too, with subtle tweaks in styling (like pairing with thigh-high boots or puddle-proof shoes) to bring them into the now.
After an endless winter, the best spring dresses feel like a breath of fresh air—and the fashion trends dominating offer a little something for everyone. Check them out below.

The Cut-Out Midi
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Designers have taken “hole punching” to new heights, with midi dresses featuring all kinds of cutouts, slits, and unique twists for a next-level ab reveal. We’re especially fond of Reformation’s long-sleeve midi dress (the strappy detailing on the neckline is everything), which hits the sweet spot of being both sexy and transitional-weather appropriate. Andrea Iyamah’s plum midi dress is another best seller that’s perfect for a summer wedding.
The Shirtdress
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Equal parts easygoing and elegant, shirtdresses are an undefeated spring classic. Longer styles work well on their own, but you can also nail the look with just an oversized button-up—add a belt if you want to give an A-line silhouette. Plus, thanks to its inherent versatility, a roomy long-sleeve shirt can also be tucked into jeans or worn open over a swimsuit as a beach cover-up.
The Effortless Slip Dress
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Slip dresses are to spring what knits are to winter—essential and a no-brainer to style, whether you’re wearing yours with a cropped jacket and rain boots or with a blazer and sneakers. If you already have a classic black slip dress, introduce some color to your wardrobe by way of a pretty pastel that’s great for tonal dressing. With the right accessories, slip dresses can also work for summer or early fall weddings.
The Everyday Mini
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Minidresses may be your typical summer fare, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ease them into your spring wardrobe. The key to making a shorter hemline work during cooler days is by pairing it with taller boots—knee- and thigh-high boots are both great choices—then topping off with some kind of versatile jacket, like a trench coat or oversized blazer that allows you to secretly wear thinner layers underneath. Opt for a short-sleeve chiffon mini, a strapless or sleeveless number, or a V-neck silhouette with sweet puffed sleeves.
The Party Dress
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Blame it on the “vibe shift,” the Euphoria craze, or the night luxe aesthetic, but miniskirts are back, and so are micro-mini dresses. Halter styles, cowl necklines, and open-back numbers are dominating right now, especially in bold neons—think vibrant, outgoing colors that lean into the dopamine dressing trend and are perfect for releasing some pent-up fashion energy. Complete your party ’fit with sky-high heels for the ultimate night-out look.
The Jacket-as-Dress
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For springtime days when all you really need is a light jacket, why not wear actually your jacket as a dress? A-listers like Hailey Bieber are all about the no-pants look since it requires minimal effort to make you feel put together. It works with so many spring shoe trends, from boots to retro sneakers, and is also a clever way to get more mileage out of any sleeveless vest or oversized blazer you already own.
The Floral Midi
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Parting thoughts: No spring wardrobe is complete without a floral dress. Embrace the season of blooming trees with ditsy floral prints—Dôen and Christy Dawn’s size-inclusive options are Glamour-editor favorites—or opt for more bold, graphic versions, like Free People’s best-selling maxi dress, or Sézane’s pleated off-the-shoulder dress that has the tiniest shimmer throughout the fabric, making it a great spring wedding guest dress.
Originally published in Glamour.com

These Lindberg Glasses are the Most Stylish and Functional Accessories of the Season

These Lindberg Glasses are the Most Stylish and Functional Accessories of the Season

Photographed by Greg Adamski
It all began with a visionary duo – a Danish father and son who envisioned a brighter future for eyewear. Three decades of award-winning designs and innovative technology later, the Lindberg legacy is thriving more than ever in its most revolutionary collection yet.
The brand continues to rise to new heights, setting the tone for the future of eyewear fashion through excellent designs. The ultra-lightweight titanium eyewear embodies Danish design ideals with contemporary aesthetics, innovative technology and functionalism. It is an aesthetic design language characterized by minimalism. This is best seen in iconic hinge, known for its expertly engineered spiral design, stripped of all unnecessary elements like screws and welded parts.
Photographed by Greg Adamski
Smooth surfaces and hard edges showcase the exquisite duality of the hand-finished collection, honoring the Lindberg philosophy of clean design. In this collection of contemporary classics, iconic shapes reveal unique appearances, offering a fresh perspective on the most timeless eyewear statements.
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Photography: Greg AdamskiStyle: Jennifer KolomoniHair and makeup: Michel KiwarkisModel: Jordan RandCreative direction and production: Camilla Fitz-PatrickLocation: Meliá Desert Palm Dubai

18 Pairs of Mood-Boosting Flatform Sandals

18 Pairs of Mood-Boosting Flatform Sandals

As the world slowly starts to open up and home once again becomes a refuge after a busy day at work (rather than the backdrop to such busyness), it’s time to consider footwear again – shoes for those lucky enough to actually be going places. Cue the flatform: versatile, modish, comfortable and just a little bit quirky.
A 90s staple (and Spice Girls’ favorite) was once again all over the SS21 runways, from Milan to New York, reincarnated with a touch of elegance in wood (Ulla Johnson) and animal print (Erdem). You see, the flatform is a carefree and laidback version of a platform heel, without the high maintenance disco pretence.
So, if you want to stride through the remainder of the summer in a shoe that is, above all else, raucous fun, consider the flatform with its dress-up-dress-down potential. Brunch at the beach? Try the classic white platform flip-flops by Jacquemus. Sunset drinks? Pair Amina Muaddi’s chic ankle-wrap flatforms with a maxi skirt (thigh-high slit optional). Or perhaps comfort is key for a day of shopping? Rick Owens provides the perfect quilted pair for a mall trawl.
We’ve rounded up 18 of our favorite flatform styles – leave all misgivings at the front door…
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More is More: How to Layer Necklaces Like the It Girls This Summer

More is More: How to Layer Necklaces Like the It Girls This Summer

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Minimalists, look away. A-listers are united on the fact that—this summer—the more necklaces, the better. The obsession makes sense: During a year when making an impression was restricted to our computer screens, “waist-up” dressing offered a fresh way to smarten up an outfit. Zoom-worthy jewelry became a focal point of casual catch-ups and work calls, even if people were wearing tracksuits.
The enthusiasm for layered trophy jewels is yet to cease. Hailey Bieber has been fueling the trend. Her favorite combinations include a thick gold chain from Anita Ko, a herringbone style from Fallon, plus sweet, beaded pieces from Frasier Sterling and Ian Charms. Husband Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa are also fans of the latter brand, which founder Lisa Sahakian describes as “wild and fun.” Dua regularly complements hers with stacked gems from Arms of Eve and Éliou.
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Rihanna, too, has embraced the hype with a selection of flashy gold chains. She posed for a recent Instagram post in a graphic Married to the Mob tee, Linda Farrow x The Attico sunglasses, and a medley of chains from Bulgari, Briony Raymond (inscribed with her Pisces zodiac), and a chunky vintage piece from David Yurman.
Even confirmed minimalist Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has dabbled with necklace layering by way of a diamond parure from London-based Jessica McCormack (who regularly supplies the model with gems). Huntington-Whiteley experimented with two different lengths of McCormack’s ball ’n’ chain design, adding a sparkling pendant to the longer of the two.
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Gigi Hadid, on the other hand, has been loading on necklaces inscribed with their respective baby names. Kendall Jenner, Meghan Markle, and Jennifer Lopez have also shown a preference for personalized jewelry—the latter confirmed the return of “Bennifer” with a “BEN” monogram necklace.
When she’s not wearing her sentimental ode to Affleck, J Lo has worn multiple charms from celebrity-approved label, Foundrae. “Layering is quite personal. Always start with the first piece you want to wear and build from there,” founder Beth Bugdaycay told British Vogue’s jewelry and watch director Rachel Garrahan. “The trick is to make your chain unique to you, so it becomes a talisman that you can wear every day.”
Below, Vogue selects the best necklaces to mix-and-match now.

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Originally published on Vogue.com

10 Little White Dresses to Gleam in Like Dua Lipa This Summer

10 Little White Dresses to Gleam in Like Dua Lipa This Summer

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Equal parts elegant and intimidating to wear, white rarely finds its place in the wardrobes of many. Leave it to Dua Lipa to give the color its time in the spotlight, as the fashion forward singer was recently spotted summering in what could be the season’s new statement dress. Ever the lover of a fitted and short silhouette, Lipa chose the stretch-cotton mini dress from The Attico’s fall/winter 2021 collection during her holiday in Albania. Making the most of the versatile piece, stylist Lorenzo Posocco paired the dress with holographic sandals by The Attico and futuristic Balenciaga sunglasses while indulging in logomania with the Prada Symbole earrings.
Bold colors and prints are the obvious choice for summer, but nothing will help you stand out like an all-white dress with the potential of making it your own with the right accessories. If Lipa’s latest look has inspired you, scroll through our edit of 10 little white dresses worth investing in now.
White knit dress with silver embroidery
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AED:744.52Buy NowBelted asymmetric-hem dress
Buy NowEmbellished ribbed wool-blend turtleneck mini dress
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AED:383.44Buy NowCut out mini dress
AED:1010.13Buy NowStructure long sleeve mini dress
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AED:4154.31Buy NowStretch mini dress
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Your Guide to Achieving Effortless Elegance This Summer

Your Guide to Achieving Effortless Elegance This Summer

You know the summer season is here when nothing is safe from melting, and you play an exciting new game of ‘the steering wheel is lava’ every time you leave for work. While there are some things about the ongoing months that hype us up to no end, the most underrated part of the experience is the opportunity to dress the part, with stunning clothes and playful accessories.

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So, if your plan is to make the most of the season, say hello to these breezy, effortlessly chic outfits and accessories we’ve rounded up for you to beat the sweltering heat in. From grey-blue Dior chiffon maxis that’ll flutter in the desert breeze to darkly romantic monochrome ruffles and emblematic Stella McCartney oceanic prints leading this summer head on, it’s time for you to channel your inner beach lover and walk your own little runway in these gorgeous pieces.
Film: Klaudia Zdanowicz Photography: Greg Adamski Style: Claire Carruthers Hair: Deena Alawaid Makeup: Ania Poniatowska at MMG Models: Joy Costa, Sara Riak, Thais Martins Junior fashion editor: Mohammad RezqCreative producer: Laura Prior 
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The Summer Party Looks You Need to Invest in Now

The Summer Party Looks You Need to Invest in Now

From Y2K-inspired, low-rise miniskirts and fluorescent-neon flares to the rise of debutante dressing (thanks to Netflix’s Bridgerton), here are five ways to dress for a scorching soiree, via the SS21 catwalks.
Loewe Spring 21. Photo: Courtesy
Summer is around the corner and, with vaccines being rolled out globally, we’re poised to amp up our wardrobes and safely dance the night away (insert dancing flamenco dress emoji).
In 2019, ‘hot girl summer’ went viral thanks to rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s hit single of the same name. Fast forward to today, the sentiment behind the statement still stands, but after more than a year of hibernating in our hoodies, it certainly does not feel the same. The solution? Finding a steady balance between the sensuous and exuberant, with practical ease fit for our times.
Whether it’s layering a luxe silk bralette beneath a sports jacket, towering platform boots with a tough edge, or balloon-sleeved #Regencycore minidresses to effortlessly transition from a day of al fresco frolics to an evening on the dancefloor – here’s the Vogue guide to getting soiree-ready this summer.
A skirt for the summer? Make mine a mini
Miu Miu spring/summer 2021, Chopova Lowena spring/summer 2021. Photo: Courtesy
The miniskirt has been a trusted wardrobe mainstay since its huge popularity in the ’60s. Decades on, it still exudes boldness and remains a symbol of defiance. Opt for a Y2K-inspired textured low-rise ultra-mini to match your accessories, as seen at Miu Miu, or for a day-to-evening take, try pairing a multicolored pleated Chopova Lowena version with printed tights and a crisp white shirt.
If your party pants don’t demand attention, you’re doing it wrong
Chanel spring/summer 2021, Maximilian spring/summer 2021, Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2021.
Who said trousers were boring? It’s high time to spice up your pants game for the dancefloor. Whether it’s a wide-legged pair in fluorescent pink as at Chanel or Maximilian’s immaculately tailored cuts (we’ll take ours in tangerine), the ability to move seamlessly while making a strong statement is absolutely essential. If you’re feeling particularly daring, try a sequinned pair with a matching short sleeve jacket, as per Louis Vuitton.
The higher the platform, the closer to heaven
Valentino Couture spring/summer 2021, Rick Owens spring/summer 2021, Harris Reed x Roker. Photo: Courtesy
Strut into the post-pandemic era with sky-high conviction by wearing this season’s biggest footwear trend: platforms. From the mesmerizing thigh-high metallic pairs at Valentino haute couture and Rick Owens, to a textured ode to ’70s glamour with Harris Reed x Roker, an entire look can be elevated (quite literally) with a striking pair, even if simply wearing with boot-cut flared jeans and a white T-shirt.
E-girl debutante dressing for the win
Valentino spring/summer 2021, Yuhan Wang spring/summer 2021, Khaite spring/summer 2021. Photo: Courtesy
With Instagram and TikTok all over the trend, lest we forget the Bridgerton phenomena from earlier in the year, it’s safe to say that #Regencycore is undoubtedly a popular look of the summer. Whether it’s a floor-length gown in the lightest of chiffons as seen at Valentino and Yuhan Wang or a minidress with voluminous sleeves for dramatic effect à la Khaite and Loewe, live out your period drama fantasy IRL in a Regency-era inspired frock.
A summer coat isn’t so frivolous after all
Simone Rocha spring/summer 2021, Prada spring/summer 2021, Fendi spring/summer 2021. Photo: Courtesy

Inevitably, socializing and dining will still predominantly need to be outdoors, therefore keeping warm in the evening is of utmost importance. How best to effectively do so? That’s right, a light coat for the summer. If you’re channeling a Regency-inspired aesthetic opt for Simone Rocha’s sheer trench in embroidered tulle, or set the tone for a spicy night out in a light, printed-silk Prada opera coat. For optimal snuggliness, Fendi’s oversized quilted version, reminiscent of a luxe duvet, will be sure to do the trick.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

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