Written by Sarah Ghanem
Being restricted to modest dressing seems to limit the outfit options for hijabis, as compared to other ladies. However, the truth is that all you need is a little creativity to transform even the most ordinary daily garments into the most amazing ones.
Opt for Different Hijab Styles
It can’t get simpler than this. By choosing different hijab styles you can totally change the look of your outfits. For instance, wearing a turban hijab and sneakers with a coat will give it a sporty edge while for a more feminine touch; you can opt for the Turkish style hijab, a flowy maxi and a pair of classy heels with a matching clutch.
These days, there is a huge range of ultra stylish hijab styles to try and the best part is that they can be easily learnt through simple online video tutorials. From buns to braids to even pigtails, there is nothing that you cannot try with your hijab. So never be restricted to the same hijab style and keep exploring and experimenting with different ones.
Playing with Shades
Instead of the age-old concept of playing with colours, try playing with shades. This means that from your hijab to your shoes, choose different shades of the same colour and you’ll be surprised by the fresh and beautiful outfits you can create this way.
One great way is to wear different shades of pink since most of us have pink outfits in our closets and it is the colour which brings a glow to any girl’s face. Another way to make your face shine in such outfits is to choose a colour for your hijab which is a bit darker than your own skin tone.
Look for Glittery Details
Whether you talk about outfits or make-up, the latest fashion trends are all about glittery details so why not make them a part of your hijab as well? If you can’t find the right hijab, you can choose a glittery under-scarf with any of your neutral coloured headscarves. Or you could add some glittery accessories to your hijab such as pins, brooches, necklaces or even rings. Top it all off by wearing matching glittery eye makeup and you’ll be rocking the party look.
Think Outside the Box
Being creative does not mean that you need to try something crazy or unpractical. Instead, it’s all about using your creative energies to create something new for yourself that you can wear proudly.
It is also not about going shopping and spending hundreds of dollars on things you don’t really need. Rather, true creativity is all about improvisation. So start by cleaning your closet and use all the garments that you already have to create new looks for everyday wear.
In recent years, hijabis have made some huge breakthroughs as we saw women wearing hijabs and abayas on the ramps, in the Olympic games and even in Taekwondo championships. At the same time we also saw many hipster hijabis trending on social media with their excellent and creative merger of faith and fashion.
These women have proven that there is nothing that hijabis can’t achieve once they set their minds to it so go ahead and make this your year by being as creative as you can. Remember that your hijab is never a barrier to being fashionable, as long as you keep using your aesthetic sense and creativity.