Tala Samman's Fash Diary

The UAE's leading style blogger shares top tips
ByTala SammanTuesday , 06 December 2016
Tala Samman's Fash Diary

Fashion Obsession: Sneakers

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for some time, you’ll know athleisure is huge right now, and was a key trend on runways from Balenciaga and Alexander Wang to Louis Vuitton and Max Mara. And I’ve well and truly jumped on the bandwagon - I’ve never bought as many sneakers as I did this year! Here are a few things to keep in mind with this all important shoe hero:

Always Categorise

It’s important to put sneakers into mental categories - leisure sneakers to wear out and on-the-go, including for travels; workout trainers for runs and strength training; and the fancy ones to only wear on special occasions.


I have a feminine style, so I love pairing them with contrasting dresses with soft textures like scallops, lace, and crochet. However during the day, I like to dress down in something cool and casual like a pair of denim cut-off shorts and a t-shirt or blouse with a cap. 


The bigger brands like Nike, Adidas and Puma have all come out with some chic designs - I usually get mine online at net-a-porter.com and namshi.com to save time in stores. My current favourites are Nike’s Roshe, Fenty for Puma sneakers and the Stan Smiths from Adidas Originals - and of course, if you can, get your hands on Kanye West’s Yeezy collection! 

Adidas Originals




Fenty x Puma

Dhs755 at stylebop.com

Fashion Fix

Chinti and Parker cashmere sweater

Cooler temperatures mean amazing fall fashion, and one of the things you can never have enough of are cashmere sweaters. Timeless, and perfect for layering, I love this cheeky one by Chinti and Parker – it’s great for the holidays too!

INFO: Available at net-a-porter.com, Dhs1,375

Beauty Find

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sundipped

Investing in the glow kits are vital for anyone that loves an illuminated finish, and the best thing about this palette is that you can mix up the shades to make your perfect illuminator while adapting to suit your current tan level, too!

INFO: Available at Sephora stores nationwide and Debenhams Yas Mall and Dalma Mall, Dhs245

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