Shopping for a last minute trip out of season can be quite tough, but if you’re lucky you can pick stuff up in the sales online. My go to destination for last minute items is always Asos, they never let me down! (they have a really reliable next day delivery service) Dubai especially can be a tricky place to shop for because of the strict culture. Although it’s fine to wear your normal holiday clothing, you just have to be aware of their culture and ensure you cover up a bit more when walking around. The Dubai Malls are really popular for both tourists and locals so I’d always recommend bringing something to cover your shoulders like a light cardy or shawl, not only that but the aircon is usually always freezing!
I love this playsuit I got from Asos, the colour is amazing and looks fab with a tan. I love the pretty off the shoulder style. It’s a really nice light material which is perfect for the dubai heat and great to chuck on over a bikini. It looks great with a pair of statement gladiator sandals. Aldo do some amazing ones!
I also picked up this co ord set from Asos which I love. The top is cropped and also has an off the shoulder style. The shorts are a longer boyfriend style which is great when I’m constantly bending down with my little girl, they are super comfortable and really easy to wear. They’re a great holiday item as they’re so versatile and could be worn with just a simple black top or chucked on over a swimming costume. I love the elephant print with the coin embellished trim, it makes such a cute set look look really glam. I’ve also worn this in the evening with a pair of chunky wedges. (before I had a 10 month old to run after!!)
Kaftans and kimonos are great and kimonos especially were a really big trend this summer, so you can pick them up on the high street really easily. This maxi kaftan is perfect for Dubai, it’s embellised and detailed adding a touch of glamour to your beach look. I picked it up in Tkmaxx which can be great for one off items, but you can find similar styles across the high street. I love the pink and orange with the deep v neck, it’s perfect to wear for a beach lunch or to throw on over a bikini for a pool party. Dubai is so humid so I’d say stock up on light kaftans like this for your day looks, keeping you cool and glam.