Hijab Wedding Style

Thats me ๐Ÿ™‚ For my cousins wedding.

Basically, a new Hijab Evening Style.

You take your dress to the fabric store. Pick out fabric that matches the dress (mine was pink)

And then go to the salon to get the lady to pin it up in an elaborate Up-do.

You can add brooches (Like my gold one, because my dress had gold accents), or flowers, or whatever else takes your fancy.

Use different kinds of fabrics, glittery, satiny, silk etc etc

Basially, LOTS OF FUN!!!

Hijabi Work Wear: Bright Colours

Don’t be afraid to go BRIGHT.

When its dark and gloomy weather outside, colours will lift your mood and make for a better work day.

Top: New Look, 15 pounds, Scarf: New Look, 7 pounds, Trousers: River Island, 30 pounds, Wedges (not picture): ASOS, 30 pounds.

Hijabi Work Wear : Beige

I love random hijabs. This hijab I like because the pattern (close up) looks like ice cream cones.

The trousers were a bargain from Gap. They were in the Christmas sale for 15 pounds. Down from 45 pounds. Bargain, yes? ๐Ÿ˜›

They were long, so I had to hem them…and I HATE hemming!

But I recently discovered ‘Magic Hemming Tape’, which has now given me the licence to shop in the Sales section..without worrying about looking for Petite sizes!

Previously, I only found petite trousers SOMETIMES ย in Gap, River Island,ย Dorothy Perkins and Next. The key word being SOMETIMES. LOL. Usually the best/most fashionable trousers are only available in ‘Long’. Grr.

Most of us are SHORT dammit! Why don’t they provide for us?

*Sob*

Besides, Im not THAT short. (5’1 isn’t thaaat short. Honest!)

My taller friend has a problem in that she is too tall for ‘short’ trousers. And too short for ‘tall’ trousers. She falls somewhere in between. Again, the magic hemming tape came to the rescue.

You basically just iron it on.

See?…..MAGIC! :p

And if you hate sewing (like me) or, you’re too busy (like me) …this will be a time saver.

Costs like 2 pounds from Tesco. Look in the sewing section (in the beauty aisles)

Aaaanyway, here’s the outfit.

Again, was rushing out the door to work. So don’t be too harsh ๐Ÿ˜› I promise I shall get better at self-taken pics. *Pause* *Insert self-deprecating humour* :p

(Hijab: HnM 10 pounds, TShirt: Zara 12 pounds, Cardigan: HnM 9 pounds, Trousers: Gap 15 pounds, Leopard print flats, not pictured, 15 pounds Claires)ย 

Hijabi Work Wear: Dresses

So this is my ‘Bargain Of The Week’

Its a beautiful silk dress from Banana Republic. Originally 98 pounds. I got it for the bargain price of….*drum roll* 13 pounds.


Hijab (can’t remember where from), super dark black tights (Dorothy Perkins, 7 pounds), cardigan (Zara, 18 pounds), suede wedge shoes (ASOS 30 pounds)

PS: Please ignore the grainy pics. I was walking out the door to go to work.

Hijabi Work Wear

Hijabi in front of the Sultan Hassan Mosque (l...

Hijabi

Since third year of medical school, I have been wearing formal clothes.

I own more formal clothes than I do casual.

Hence a ‘work wear’ piece is ….a good place to start.

So. I thought it would help to start with a few tips.

1. Cardigans

Long cardigans, short cardigans,wooly cardigans. They are your best friends.

The top you love in River Island isn’t long sleeved? The answer: Cardigan.

The gorgeous formal shirt from United Colours Of Benneton is too fitted? Answer: Cardigan.

The trousers you want to wear are a little too tight around the bottom? Answer: Cardigan! (a long one)

I have a huge range of cardies. Long ones, leopard print ones, polka dots, floral prints. HnM is clearly the best place to get cardies for good value. Usually they go for around 10-15 pounds ish.

When it gets hot? Switch to the ones in a jersey material. They are harder to find. And only come out in summer time. My advice: stock up. Lots and lots of different colours.

2. A good trouser fit

There is nothing worse than a pair of trousers that don’t fit well. As a hijabi, you really don’t want them too tight. You also don’t want them so big you look like you’re drowning in them. I NEVER buy trousers without trying them on first. Different styles suit different body shapes. Try on trousers in different stores, try new styles. You might be surprised at what suits you!

I am short, petite, and pear shaped (read, big ass! lol) And I was super surprised when peg leg trousers looked good on me. Granted I only tried the trousers on in the first place because they were on sale…. lol. But they worked for me. Loose. Comfortable. Tailored. Stylish.

3. The matching issue

Okay. Your hijab doesn’t always have to match perfectly. Nor do your shoes, cardigan or bag. Sometimes, try NOT matching. A grey pair of pants, go with a blue cardigan.

A green hijab, goes with a brown pair of flats.

Mix and match items in your wardrobe and have fun with them.

4. Shoes

Work shoes. Well it depends what kind of work you do. I am on the go ALL the time. So I prefer flats. I CANNOT wear heels to work. I wish I could. There is just something about wearing heels. You walk different, feel different. It just gives you that extra edge of confidence.

If you can’t wear heels, or like me you run around a lot at work, try wedges.

They’re great. You get the added height, without the bunions :p

5. Skirts

Okay. So most work-wear skirts or dresses tend to be short. Or tight. Or short and tight.

Now, I have said before I am not an overly strict hijabi…

So, I make do.

I wear really, really dark, thick tights.

Some of you, might frown on this idea…fair enough. But it works for me.

If it doesn’t work for you..I would definitely go with long skirts. Yes, they are harder to come by in UK shops. But be on the look out…and you will be surprised. Summer is usually the best time to get long flowy skirts…Get a few in different colours and stagger your wearing of them.

6. Have Fun

Have fun with colours. With combinations of outfits. With shoes.

When I look good, I automatically make myself feel better, and I tend to have a better day at work.

The compliments help also :p

Plus, I like that I change peoples perceptions of Hijabis.

Most people tell me I look really good for a Hijabi. Some may take that as an insult, or a reflection on their…need to look more austere (more ‘Hijabi’) I just take it as ย a compliment.

Stay tuned for my next post: My first Work Wear Outfit. ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

Hijabi Fashion

Okay I know there are SOME sites about Hijabi Fashion. And they are more interested in fashion fashion. Like high fashion. Or hijab styles (how to tie them, how to wear them, where to buy them)

But I wanted to start a hijabi ‘day to day’ fashion blog. What to wear with your hijab. Where to buy long sleeve shirts/tops/long skirts in a specific season. Mostly in UK and in Kenya.

‘What I am wearing today’ will be a prominent feature. Also features of other people hopefully ๐Ÿ™‚ (my readers) once you start sending in photos and profiles.

I work a lot – so there will be a ‘Hijabi Fashion at work’ feature.

Basically its more of a photo blog where we can all come to get ideas on how to put a hijabi outfit together.

So enought talk! More action.

I will start by an ‘Evening Hijabi outfit’ post.

Next post coming up ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚

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