Have you ever looked at a hijab-clad girl, and been impressed with how put together she looks? Have you ever wondered how she does it? How does everything look so neat? Why doesn’t anything look wrinkled, clumsy, or out of place?
If you’re a hijabi, you want to look elegant, modest, and fashionable.
Every hijabi has her on tricks on how to achieve that. Now that I’ve been wearing the hijab myself for over 10 years now, I’ve learned a few tricks.
If you’re new to this and struggle with your hijab, this article is for you.
Hit the flip to check out my 10 tricks to having your hijab slay.
Pin it up nice and tight
Believe it or not, it’s all about how you pin your hijab to keep everything in place. No matter how pretty your hijab is, if it is not pinned properly, chances are that everything is going to look eventually fall apart as the day proceeds, and look clumsy. So, load up on hijab pins and broaches.
Own one of each color
Whether you want to match your hijab with your outfit or go with contrasting colors, it always helps to have a variety of colors in your wardrobe. It doesn’t matter whether you like floral patterns or solids, get a variety of colors so you’ll always have something that matches.
Start with a cap
If you fix your scarf over a stylish cap, it reduces the chance of it falling apart by a lot. Stock up on caps.
Own hijabs for both casual and formal occasions
Get those lacy, net scarves for formal occasions and some simple, cozy ones for everyday use. If you are going to be a stylish hijabi, you’ve gotta have something for every occasion. So do some shopping and invest on your looks. Trust me, it’s going to pay off.
Try different styles
No matter how many different kinds and colors of hijabs you own, if you wear it in the same style every day, it’s going to get a little dull. Don’t wait for later–spice up your look with new hijab styles today! There are plenty of tutorials online. Try a few and pick the ones that suit you best.
6. Don’t lose the essence
The essence of hijab is modesty, so make sure the rest of your outfit covers your body properly. Wearing a hijab with an immodest outfit just looks a little (read: a lot) awkward.
Accessories can take your outfit to the next level. Wear stylish long boots, heels, statement necklaces, and bangle bracelets that go with your hijab to achieve that perfect look.
8. Express yourself through your style
Be unique. Match your hijab and outfit to your moods and personality. Don’t be afraid to stand out.
9. Stay up to date
Being a fashionable hijabi is about amalgamation of tradition and modern trends. So don’t think that modern trends are not for you. Think up of ways to wear modern styles with your hijab.
Follow Instagram hijab fashionistas
There are many hjiabi fashionistas on Instagram and other social networks that you can learn the tricks of the trade from. Personally, I love Abrar Shahin, who was voted as “best dressed” at Clifton High School.
Who said that being hijabi means you cannot be chic and in style with the latest fashion? Modern hijab styles offer a great way to be modest and fashionable at the same time.
Keep these secrets in mind, and who knows…you might be voted the next best-dressed hijabi!
About the author:
Sarah is a happy Muslimah who is passionate about modern, yet modest Islamic clothing for women. She is always on the lookout for the latest trends and styles, and she happily shares her ideas at Modanisa.