Wherever you are in the world, summertime usually means taking your wardrobe to the next level. For some that might look like countless hours spent scrolling through your favourite influencers’ Instagram pages. For others, your time might be spent pinning looks to a secret board on Pinterest.
For us, there’s no better style inspiration than the Arab world’s OG divas. In fact, we firmly believe that no conversation on fashionable women should be had without their mention.
And if the hours spent swiping our thumbs through Tiktoks taught us anything—it’s that Gen Z loves nothing more than bringing back decades old trends—and luckily Italian retailer Yoox is here to deliver. With a carefully curated selection of some of today’s biggest (and niche) labels, their shopping hub, entitled Hi Guy_Z! offers the perfect modern pieces to re-create iconic looks from the Arab world’s times past.
Wondering where to start? Soad Hosny is the ultimate genesis. She might be mostly known as the ‘Cinderella’ of Egyptian cinema, and rightfully so after dominating the industry with her roles in some of our favourite flicks of the 1970s. But we’re here to argue for her stature as a fashion icon—one that deserves to serve as your ultimate inspiration this summer.
Don’t worry, Hosny isn’t alone—we’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks worn by the Arab world’s most iconic starlets for you to recreate this summer.