So you have been invited for a dinner or a wedding or a birthday party.
Get out your glad rags and get ready to have a good time!! Woop woop!!
Only problem is, its a mixed event. Boys AND girls. Sigh.
Okay so put away that mini skirt 😉 and pull out your jilbaab?
Lol. No. Lets try and russle up some tips for planning the perfect Hijabi Evening Outfit.
Nuff said :p Diamantes, sequins. Basically bring out the BLING 😀
2. Nice fabric for the Hijab
Put away the cotton/pashminas/heavy ‘rug like’ hijabs. We need silk, and chiffon, and satin. End of.
3.Colour is your best friend.
You sometimes find someone wearing a gorgeous dress, but because they did not have a matching hijab, they pair it with….a BLACK hijab! Egads! Which brings me to my next point….
4. Don’t be too ‘Matchy-Matchy’
There is a trend of trying to find the perfect EXACT colour of hijab to go with the EXACT shade of I dunno, red of a dress. No no no. Pairing a red hijab with a red dress with red acessories and red shoes!!! Yugh!! You will end up looking like a red lollipop. Do not be afraid to experiment with colours. A leopard print top I had yesterday surprisingly matched well with a GREEN hijab I had in my closet.
Do not be afraid to put on random colours. Sometimes they surprise you and match well. Also contrasting colours can be hot! Fuscia pink and light blue for example. Odd combination but done well, it can work.
Now this is a disclaimer right hurr.
For experienced Hijabi Fashion Gurus: all this is pretty obvious. But bear with me. We have to lay the ground works first.
For the rest of us. Its all about getting ideas. And pulling ourselves out of that rut of wearing the same style of hijab evey day. Or the same colours. Or the same kind of look.
I went through a time where I only wore black Hijabs. Always. Every day.
I also have a thing where I have two favourite hijabs. And I wear them with everything.
We all have our Hijab disasters and Hijab secret BAD fashion confessions. (future posts. Lol)
Also I am far from a perfect Muslimah. So my idea of Hijab might not be your idea of the ‘perfect Hijab’ So please withhold your accusations and fatwas. I am just putting forth what I wear. It may not be exactly right by Islamic Jurispudence. But..hey. Alhamdullah I wear hijab every day.
Okay okay back to the list!!
5. Hijab acessories
Experiment with different Hijab pins. They add a bit of glam to your outfit.
5. Hair Do’s and Dont’s
Always always make sure your hair underneath your hijab looks good. If your hair looks beautiful, you will feel confident and gorgeous on your evening. Nasty, matted, un-combed hair under your hijab is definitely a no-no ANYWAYS, but on an evening out ESPECIALLY.
Okay here is my outfit from last night:
Top, shoes, evening bag: all from Monsoon sale. Skinny jeans: Dorothy Perkins. Hijab(not pictured): gifted.