style notebook: freshcuts

Emirates Woman brings you the monthly edit of the season’s top must-have pieces. This week’s trend is all about the fresh cuts of the floral variety.

It may not be spring yet but 3d floral appliqué brings blooms to life this season, rescuing them from their reputation as the staid reserve of grannies everywhere.

A modern air and a playful sensibility is all you need to start the year with a spring in your step. Scattered placements, oversized repeats and decorative appliqués in varying scales and compositions are noted across bags, shoes, jewellery and even eyewear. Exaggerated proportions could be seen on pretty A-line dresses at Rebecca Taylor while Peter Pilotto brought us more playful arrangements. Our favourite picks from below have to be Simone Rocha‘s brogues and Chanel’s shoulder bag, these pieces will be earning their place as our wardrobe staples from now and up to winter. Summer is going to be blooming.

sophia webster shoe

Sandals Dhs3,175 Sophia Webster

simone rocha brogue

Brogues Dhs3,571 Simone Rocha

asos clutch bag

Clutch bag Dhs202 

fendi earrings

Earrings Dhs1,640 Fendi

headband eugenia kim

Headband Dhs990 Eugenia Kim at


Sunglasses Dhs4,257 Anna-Karin Karlsson at 

piers atkinson hat

Hat Dhs2,002 Piers Atkinson at

chanel bag

Shoulder bag Dhs46,210 Chanel

charlotte olympia shoe

Sandal Dhs2,775 Charlotte Olympia

topshop hair-tie

Hair-tie Dhs23 Topshop