Saira lives for fashion. Her self-titled blog Saira Hayat Khan brings readers a glimpse into her unique style.
How would you describe your style?
It is fusion because I incorporate my eastern culture with my western upbringing.
Who is your style icon?
Olivia Palermo. Her style is so tasteful yet minimalistic.
How do you incorporate your South Asian background into your style?
I love attempting to incorporate as much South Asian influence to any getup. The use of head jewels can spruce up any simple outfit. I’ll be rocking a variety of nose rings with western wear. I also love Pakistani fashion so much! Printed jumpsuits, embroidered maxis and cape styled overthrows are all a huge part of my spring/summer wardrobe.
What are your summer essentials?
Colourful and form fitting maxi dresses are so versatile that they can be worn in any event. Plus they keep you cool on hot days. Boyfriend jeans are my favorite piece of 2014. I never thought I’d see myself transition out of skinnies but the days have come! A sun hat is another necessity. A lot of people think that these can only be restricted to vacations. But it’s nice to use a well-structured hat to not only cover your face from the sun, but also to conceal a bad hair day. We all have our signature black purse that we use as a neutral to pair with everything and anything, but it’s essential to have a go to pop of colour to brighten up your outfit. Love statement heels! Since I live in an extremely cold climate, I seriously need to maximize the little time I have to wear open toed shoes!