Tag Archives: how to wear the hijab

15 Wardrobe Essentials for Spring 2016

Spring Wardrobe Essentials 2016 - Casual Chic
We all want a wardrobe that’s versatile and easy to mix with other outfits, so I’ve put together stable pieces that will not only carry you through Spring but also the rest of the year.  Read more…
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Casual Chic :Chiffon Trench Coats and Maxi Skirts

Outerwear is such a huge part of any Hijabi’s closet and with the return of the trench coat, it just adds more depth to the layering process. I managed to find a full length Chiffon Trench Coat in a soft Salmon Peach and is one of my fav pieces for the year. You just can’t go wrong with it.

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World Art Dubai 2015

Dubai is buzzing with art fever at the moment. We’ve had Comicon, World Art and with the onset of Fashion Forward over the weekend, the art and fashion scene is at it’s adrenalin peak, and I’m loving every single minute of it !

World Art Dubai took place at the DWTC from the 8th to the 11th and it had exhibits of artists from all brushstrokes of this world. Naturally I took like a million pics but I’ve just selected a few from the many that caught my eye. Read more…

Lunch date at Almaz by Momo

It’s been a while since I went to the JBR walk, and I totally forgot how fun and vibrant the place is. The whole walk has been renovated with play areas for kids, beanie bags on the beach, and for all the gymoholics, there’s even a weight lighting podium ! I guess it’s much-needed since the strip has a huge array of mouth-watering restaurants.

My girlfriend and I were craving some Moroccan food and lo and behold we spot the infamous Almaz by MOMO. Read more…

Dinner at Don Alfonso

About a few weeks back (yes it’s taken me a while to finally put this up), I was invited to an amazing 5 course dinner at the Don Alfonso restaurant at the Shangri La, Dubai, with my friend and blogger Zohra from ZizzleBlog.  I’m generally not a fan of Italian food, but this place totally changed my mind, Thank God ! The food was rich but not overwhelming, and everything from the Olive oil that was poured for my Focaccia bread to my juicy lamb rack, was enriching and mouth-watering. Honestly, if it wasn’t a 5 star restaurant I’d be chomping on my lamb rack as if there was no tomorrow, but alas, one has to be somewhat ladylike outside the confines of her home. Read more…

How To Work That 9 to 5 Style in a Hijaab

Dressing for work can become quite tedious and the last thing you want is to be stressing on what to wear when you’re already short for time.

I’ve put together some of my fav pictures that will hopefully give you some style inspiration. Just because you need to look professional, it doesn’t mean that it your style has to be plain and boring. Sometimes it can get tricky wearing a hijaab, and the easiest thing to do most of the time is to just wrap ourselves with a black hijaab. But with just a few changes, you can totally transform yourself.

Style Hint #101 – If you prefer wearing darker colors for work, lighten up your look by wearing a contrasting hijaab. For e.g a Navy Blue dress/ ensemble looks great with a soft gray hijaab and vice versa.

If your entire outfit is plain and  monotone, by wearing a printed hijaab you instantly add some pattern to your outfit.

A Printed hijaab instantly adds a nice pop to a dark outfit

A Printed hijaab instantly adds a nice pop to a dark outfit

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Use contrasting hijabs to lighten up your work attire

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Hijab Street Styling from Kuala Lumpur

This is going to be a completely new section to the blog, one that I’ve wanted to do for a while, and my very first participant is Ms. Farrah Abdullah from Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As our world revolves around social media, we actually got connected through Instagram and I totally loved her fashion style and wanted to represent it on my blog. Luckily for me, she was just as excited and willing to share her fashion and styling tips to hijanista’s out there ! 🙂

Farrah first started wearing the hijab when she was 13 and has been continuously playing around various styles based around comfort and trend. Her fashion style is best described as ‘international fusion’ which is heavily influenced by Arabian and Western trends. Farrah creates most of her own hijaabs by getting inspiration from high end designers as well as browsing through flea markets. Trips to textile markets and visits to tailors are part of her passion for experimentation and individuality when it comes to wearing the hijaab.

Her favorite stores are H&M, ZARA and Forever21, but you’ll also find her rummaging through local boutiques and street markets. Farrah’s main tip for wearing the hijaab is to play around with colors and the fabric of the hijaab. She believes that colors can compliment the wearer and stresses the importance on the texture of the fabric as it can make or break your look.

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Summer’s End

Bringing some Summer fashion inspiration before we have to start wrapping up in Winter clothes !

Summer's End

Give Em Their Stripes

Give Em Their Stripes