If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that even the best-laid plans are liable to go awry. After nearly 12 months of cancelled gatherings, postponed travel, and ever-shifting “return to office” dates, many of us have understandably turned our attention to the things we can control. Namely, making more mindful decisions about the way we spend our time, the relationships we invest in, and, if you’re anything like us, the wardrobe essentials you’re bringing with you into the year ahead.
Gone are the maximalist mood boards and instead, we’re seeing the return of ’90s-inspired minimalism better suited to a year that will undoubtedly bring more surprises. Pared-back but never boring, Leem’s gathered the versatile, seasonless wardrobe essentials that have been designed for the region.
Kaftans for Eid and Holidays
With Eid around the corner and for the warmer months ahead, kaftans are a must and have been designed in both light and soft fabrics. Think woven chiffon crepes, cotton and jersey foundations that accentuate a graceful and feminine touch. Furthermore, Leem stays true to its inclusive nature and continues to offer an extensive selection of its “easy kaftans” in both solid hues and classic prints.
The Built-in “Dress Abaya”
An abaya collection inclusive of solid tones, vibrant patterns in grey hues and, for the bold, incorporated with splashes of colour are perfect choices for this SS21. Furthermore, transitional dressing makes for cooler wear during the summer months with the built-in dress and abaya styles that form one piece, without the need for layering.
1970s Dressing Done Modestly
1970s silhouettes take to the stage this season through wide-leg high-waisted pants, flowing dresses in soft-feminine shapes and low-slung knotted hijabs – all of which makes for essential wardrobe staples for the modest woman this season.
The All-Purpose Loungewear
Taking cues from the current climate, Leem also gives special attention to chic comfort. Making a statement for Spring Summer is the loungewear range, which is back and better than ever with the inclusion of “comfort dresses”. And, as always, quality is front of mind for Leem, with its unique knits, fleeces and jersey fabric with soft finishing, as well as new additions – a very special and soft Tencel, a bamboo-viscose blend and cotton jacquard, specially created for this collection.
For You and Your Little One – The Season is about Memories
This season sees the return of the much loved Mommy & Me Collection which acknowledges the precious bond between mother and daughter. Splashes of colour bring a joyful aesthetic to the season and can be found through the likes of colour blocking and contrasting hues; think blue prints with red buttons, and vibrant placement prints.