Our fashion pros reveal where to invest your hard-earned pennies instead.
The fashion finds you will not want to miss
Tempted to splash out on those trendy slouched knee-high boots? Or how about this season’s take on the slogan sweater? And maybe even the cropped flares that seem to be everywhere at the moment?
Instead of throwing your pay cheques at all the new fashion season has to offer, we say take a more mindful approach to your Autumn/Winter 2018-19 wardrobe shopping and spend where it counts.
The everyday Office Essential
Save: Steer clear of anything too revealing or constricting. Office hours are long, so you need to be comfortable all day – not attempting to readjust a stomach-synching pencil skirt under your desk.
Spend: Breathe new life into your work wardrobe by investing in a new suit. And who says it has to be black or navy – step outside the box and look to other palette neutrals such as dusty pink, burnished orange and even top-to-toe white.
If your workplace does require a stricter dress code, refresh suiting staples through a new silhouette, such as an asymmetric skirt or culottes and paper bag-style trousers.
Tan trousers, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt
The Going Out Outfit
Save: Give sequins and crystal-decked minis a miss (you can get to that once the festive party season hits) and move towards new season prints for a more stylish spin on the after-dark dressing.
Spend: With summer over you can store away the gingham and Breton stripes, as nights out now call for moody florals, checkered tartan and this season’s prints du jour, leopard and zebra.
Printed dress by Borgo de Nor, Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
The Handbag For All Happenings
Save: We do love A/W 2018-19’s micro wristlets and necklace bags (yes, that is a thing thanks to Marc Jacobs), but if like us you take everything but the kitchen sink on an evening out, you’ll undoubtedly need something with a little more space.
Spend: On the opposite side of the trend spectrum, you’ll come across lots of new season oversized totes and backpacks in stores, but we say pick out pieces that can be taken from day-to-night with ease, such as this round cross body bag by Zara.