1. Matters of the material

While we know it does not get freezing cold here in the UAE, but layering with knits, suede, fleece or faux leather make for the perfect winter look as you step out to enjoy a soiree with friends or quiet evening in the desert.

2. Colour me cool

It’s time to ditch the sorbet shades and the pastel hues. Look for inspiration in the rich jewel tones such as emerald green and ruby red or even an topaz blue for a look that goes from high street to red carpet in one instant.

3. Over the crop

This year the hem line takes the spotlight and we are not talking about your skirt but the top. Show off your midrif in short tees or bolero-style tops and pair it with skirts in defined silouette or flared trousers.

4. Pop in print

Bold prints and patterns never go out of vogue, especially in winter when layered with outerwear in solid shades. So explore the shelves for playful tropical or animal prints for that classy brunch look.

5. Natural elegance

Stepping out for an elegant dinner or a date night to remember? Check out simple dresses in silk, satin or velvet. For added oomph, a little bit of embellishment did not harm any one.