Dubai’s most stylish sisters, Lailli and Alizey Mirza, work Gap’s new season staples into their wardrobes. 

In 2011, the 17-year-old twins took their love of all things designer – think impressive collections of Louboutins and Birkins – and started a style blog.

Fast-forward three years and Lailli and Alizey are considered fashion elite, with a stack of coveted invites arriving daily, a loyal following of style fans and even their own line of printed leggings.

For a day out in Downtown Dubai, Alizey opts for a casual Gap oxford shirt, loosely tucked into white skinny jeans and teamed with classic tan ballet flats. She tops off the look with gold accessories and her accessory of choice, a pair of aviator shades.

Lailli took a more glam approach to daytime chic, with a nautical Gap pullover teamed with a leather mini skirt, cinched in with a shiny metal belt. To top off her look, the young fashion fan decided on opaque black tights with chunky skyscraper platforms.

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We caught up with the twins to talk style essentials and A/W trends…

Describe your personal style?

L: It’s fairly eclectic. I love to express myself through clothing. My style varies depending on my mood on that given day, I enjoy being a chameleon and trying out different things.

A: Simple and classic, I’m not a huge fan of colour, I prefer neutrals.

What are your favorite A/W13-14 trends and why?

L: Over-the-knee boots, they are my go-to shoes every winter. Turtlenecks are also on my list of trends to try too.

A: When it comes to autumn in London, I’m never too fussed about wearing any certain trends, I just want to stay as warm as possible – which usually means leather trousers, lots of fur and chunky knits! 

What’s your top tip for styling your body shape?

L: As I’m slightly pear shaped, I often opt for high-waist bottoms to accentuate my small waist and disguise my hips.

A: Since I’m more top-heavy than Lailli, I’m not able to get away with plain white t-shirts as easily as she is, so I opt for loose, sheer shirts – they can be dressed up or down depending on the bottoms I wear. I’ve got fairly long, slim legs so I’m often wearing fitted trousers or leggings.

If you could style anyone – who would it be?

L: I’d love to be Rihanna’s stylist, her recent outfit choices are totally up my alley. I think the UK pop group Little Mix need a serious wardrobe makeover!

A: I haven’t been a fan of Kim Kardashian’s style lately as I feel she looks very uncomfortable in what she wearing, which is never a good look.

Who do you get your style inspiration from? 

L: I’ve always been inspired by the Olsen twins’ effortless style, as well as Barbara Martelo, Christine Centenera and Miraslava Duma’s style, however recently I’ve added Rihanna to the list of people I get style inspiration from.

A: I also look up to the Olsen twins for style inspiration, as they are always classy yet casual. I also admire Olivia Palermo’s style – she’s always so well put-together.

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