These local fashionistas have us totally rethinking what we can wear to work (seriously, we’re even considering a tiara right now…).

What rain?

That’s the question on our lips after seeing the street style at Fashion Forward Season 9, where attendees looked front-row ready despite Dubai’s drizzly weekend weather.

From distressed leathers to Fifties-feeling flounces, the region’s style talent pulled out a variety of looks that are going to influence our wardrobes for months to come.

Here are the looks that impressed us the most…

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Contrasting plaid and polka dots totally work when handled with restraint. We’re also feeling the asymmetric fishtailed skirt, which would look equally as good with a crisp white shirt and chunky necklace.

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A jazzy overcoat will brighten up a wardrobe full of neutrals with ease (especially on a wet weekend).

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We won’t rest until we also own these nautical wide-leg lovelies.

Voluminous ruffles and polka dots have a very retro feel, but the high-waisted cigarette pants create a perfect balance of contemporary and classic.

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Red, white and black will always be an elegant colour palette, and the black necktie adds an extra dose of chic.

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We’re always after new ways to style up silky slips, and adding leather loafers looks like a new office-appropriate must-try…

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Our next birthday present for the best pal, sorted.

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The hues of this pearl-dotted overcoat has us dreaming of pistachio ice-cream, and that’s never a bad thing.

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So regal, so refined, so making us question whether we can legitimately rock a tiara at work.

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Those rose-framed sunnies and striped wrap top are a match made in fashion heaven.

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The measured use of applique takes this combo from an A to an A+, especially with the graphic tights and demure Mary Janes.

 
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We always rely on heels for the leg-lengthening effect they have on the often-tricky-to-pull-off culottes, but this lady’s got us considering trying our Stan Smiths on for size.

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