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Shop for all your fashion essentials during Yas Mall's ongoing summer sale (check details below). The mall will run an exciting Spend & Win promotion and shoppers will also get a chance to enter a weekly draw for amazing prizes Image Credit: Supplied

Ready, set, summer! It is roasting hot outside and not many of us (especially those working outdoors) are lucky enough to avoid the harsh temperatures. That is why you need have those warm-weather wardrobe essentials. With so many trends from both the high-fashion runways as well as your Instagram feed, how's a girl to know what's worth skipping or stocking up?

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From the simple white t-shirt to the classic maxi dress, there are pieces that every summer closet requires. So, if you want to up your style game this sunny season, here’s a list to guide you through all the must-have summer staples.

1. White T-shirt or shirt

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You can't go wrong with a simple white top Image Credit: Shutterstock

It’s not the most exciting piece of clothing, but definitely one of the most versatile. Whether you’re rocking black pants, a patterned skirt, maxi dress or jeans, you can never go wrong with this simple item.

2. Denim jacket

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Designers are continuing to reinvent the denim jacket each season Image Credit: Shutterstock

You don’t really need a lot of outerwear in summer, but a denim jacket is essential. Perfect for mornings and evenings, it can elevate your summer outfit, without sacrificing its easy, breezy vibe.

3. Ballet flats or classic two-strap sandals 

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Comfortable footwear will keep your feet cool Image Credit: Shutterstock

This is the perfect time to dump your classic pumps and swing around in pretty two-strap sandals or elegant ballet flats. The open style sandals will keep your feet cool, while the comfortable flats will spare the pain or strain.

4. Coloured crossbody bag or carryall tote 

Fit all your stuff in a tote or add a pop of colour with a bright crossbody bag Image Credit: Shutterstock

It’s completely on trend to bring out that carryall tote – it’ll make lugging around your phone, wallet, make-up pouch, sunscreen, and sunglasses a breeze. Also, if you go light on the garments, a bright-coloured crossbody will give an instant style boost.

5. Shirt dress or T-shirt dress

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Pieces that are casual, comfortable and versatile make for the best wardrobe items Image Credit: Shutterstock

Whether you’re heading to the office, with friends to your favourite cafe or for a brunch, a shirt or t-shirt dress makes a great outfit choice. Plain, printed or oversized, it’ll keep you feeling cool and looking effortlessly elegant.

6. One-piece swimwear

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A one-piece swimsuit is versatile and can double as a top when required Image Credit: Shutterstock

We are all for those incredible bikinis in different colours (particularly those high-waisted and fat hiding ones), but a classic one-piece is timelessly stylish and at the same time versatile – it can also double as a top when required.

7. Bike shorts with blazers

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Chrissy Teigen in bike shorts and a blazer Image Credit: Rex Features

Athleisure is suddenly a top trend on fashion runways. Bike shorts are being worn with blazers and pretty tops by many style-savvy celebs. In all fairness, the look is both striking and chic. Don’t be afraid to try it!

8. Bucket hats

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We need to wear a hat in the summer and a stylish one at that! Image Credit: Getty

Bucket hats are well and truly back! The iconic ‘90s accessory is a must-have item for ’18/’19 summer fashion. Plain, patterned or featuring a logo, the hats add an edge to any outfit. Wear them with dresses, suits, overalls, and more.

9. The perfect sunglasses

Sunglasses might be a small accessory, but they have a large impact Image Credit: Shutterstock

There’s no better way to finish off a stylish summer outfit than with some sleek shades. Whether you want to sport a classic pair of aviators or look dashing in a cat-eye design, just make sure to grab the perfect shape for your face.

10. Maxi dress

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Maxi dresses drip with bohemian elegance and convenience Image Credit: Shutterstock

When the sun is at its shiniest (and humidity at its most oppressive), tight clothing can be a nightmare. It’s no wonder then why the maxi dress is a favourite summer style. Long, billowy, and breezy, the maxi is everything you need to beat the heat in style.

The good news!

To get all the above summer fashion staples and much more, you don’t have to look any further! Now Yas Mall has begun their summer sale across variety of their brands.

The mall will also run an exciting Spend & Win promotion where customers who shop for Dh200 will enter a chance to win a one-bedroom Water’s Edge Waterfront apartment located at Yas Island worth Dh1,000,000. That’s not all! Also get a chance to enter the weekly draw to win Dh20,000 in gift cards

Weekly draws will take place on the following dates: June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30, 2019. One winner per week will receive gift cards worth Dh20,000. The grand prize and the winner will be selected on August 4, 2019.

For more information visit www.yasmall.ae/en/home