Trendy Ways to Wear Your Hijab for Summer 2018

Modest fashion is evolving. The limits to styling the hijab are narrowing. This allows Muslim women to express themselves more freely without totally departing from traditions. With modest fashion inching its way towards the runway, more Muslim women are exploring accessories and styles that suit their hijabs.

Last spring, muted neutral hues, and large floral designs dominated hijabi fashion. Now that it’s summer, Muslim women can try on more experimental and colorful styles that suit the fun and vibrant mood of summer.

Here are just some of the trendy ways to wear your hijab for this summer.

Trendy Ways to Wear Your Hijab for Summer 2018

Statement earrings

Pairing your hijab with statement earrings is one of the trends emerging this summer. Hijabi fashion bloggers usually wear hoop earrings with their hijabs. Most of these earrings are in neutral and metallic colors. If you don’t have hoop earrings, you can wear other kinds of statement earrings that match your hijab’s colors and style.

Sunglasses

The sun is shining brighter this summer, so it’s a must for you to wear sunglasses. But you shouldn’t just wear any sunglasses, but the big beautiful ones that shape your face perfectly. Pair your hijab with aviators in citrus colors for a funky look. You can also wear sunglasses with wide rims in black or white to look elegant as classic Hollywood star Aubrey Hepburn.

Floppy Wide Brim Hats

Wearing a floppy wide brim hat over your hijab is a stunning and sophisticated way of protecting your face from the sun’s harmful rays. Floppy wide brim hats come in a variety of fabrics and textures like polyester, linen and palm weave. Polyester and linen floppy wide brim hats suit urban environments while wearing a palm weave hat suits the beach or farm better.

Turban Hijabs

Turban hijabs look very chic, especially if you wear them with long floral skirts or a cool pair of jeans. Wearing a turban hijab also helps your head and face withstand the heat.

Bows

If you’re not comfortable rocking the turban hijab, go for the next best alternative: bows. Tying bows on your hijab not just looks cute. It also gives your neck more room to breathe in the sweltering heat.

Technicolor

Wear a hijab in technicolor with a block color dress to make it stand out. This style suits Muslim women who live in highly cosmopolitan cities.

Flower Crowns

Summer is the time when fire trees, bougainvilleas, and sunflowers are in full bloom. With so much color around you, wouldn’t it be fun to top your hijab with a flower crown in summer colors?

Spring Colors

Summer colors are fun and vibrant. But if they seem too loud for you, then you can opt to wear beach-appropriate spring colors. Wear hijabs and tops in light yellows and blues to bring out your femininity.

Floral Patches and Jeans

Look casual and chic by wearing your hijab with slightly distressed jeans with floral iron-on patches and a plain top in neutral colors.

 

 

 

Abayas in Beautiful Floral Designs for You to Wear

Abayas

Abayas are wardrobe staples in a Muslim woman’s closet. Wearing an abaya is part of a Muslim woman’s identity. It is one of the ways that they celebrate their femininity distinctly. Up until a few years ago, abayas only came in one design and in the color black. Now, there are many abayas in different styles and designs that you can add to your wardrobe collection. That’s because Muslim women wear abayas not just for religious reasons, but for fashionable expressions of themselves. Even non-Muslim women buying and wearing these traditional cloaks for their elegant, feminine, and comfortable feel.

The abaya is a popular topic of discussion today. In the past two months, Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman and senior cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq shared their progressive views on fashion. But fashion designers like Abu Dhabi-based designer Fatma Al Mosa states that they base their styles and cuts on the “cultural roots of the abaya”.

The abaya in high fashion

Earlier this year, modest fashion became part of the New York Fashion Week, with an abaya-only fashion show by Indonesian designer Vivi Zubedi as its centerpiece. They were worn with matching baseball caps and pearls.

Beautiful Abayas in Floral Designs

Abayas in floral designs are particularly beautiful, because of how timeless and feminine they look. Here are some beautiful abayas in floral designs for you to wear.

Floral Printed Viscose Abaya

This rayon/viscose blue button-down pinstripe abaya with large pink carnation prints is as bright and dainty as a slow summer day. The abaya suits new mothers well, as its button-down design helps make breastfeeding easier. It also has a collar, chest pockets, and a drawstring at the waistline. You can wear this abaya when you’re going out for tea, or to a fancy brunch.

You can buy this abaya from this online store.

White Embroidered Black Abaya

If you are fan of subtle designs and neutral colors, then this black polyester kashibo abaya would be perfect for you. It has white lilies and gold stems embroidered on its left chest and near the hemline on the right. It’s a simple and elegant cloak that you can wear for dinner dates, semi-formal parties, and watching plays and musicals.

You can buy this abaya here.

Jnelle Abaya Floral Collection

Abayas in floral print designs

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The Jnelle Abaya in satin silk comes in four colours, each exuding opulence and elegance. These cloaks have small floral prints on their sleeves and hemlines. All of the designs are maxi dresses in princess-cut and are fitting to wear for formal occasions like weddings. You can choose to get the Jnelle abaya in amber yellow, black, cinnamon and moss green. The floral prints on the cinnamon abaya are in a slightly different pink hue from the amber and moss green styles. The black abaya has black and grey floral prints. You can also buy this design in all colors for a more colorful and versatile collection of abayas.

You can buy these designs here.

(Cover photo courtesy of belajatiraihanfahrizi / Pixabay)

 

Purple-Colored Hijabs in This Year’s Stylish Pantone Color

Purple-colored hijabs

Purple-colored hijabs are very fashionable and trendy this 2018. That’s because this year’s Pantone color, Ultra Violet, is also a deep purple hue. The popular color house describes Ultra Violet as “dramatic”, “thoughtful”, “imaginative”, and “inventive”. Wearing a hijab in the color purple will definitely bring out your dramatic and creative side.

Here are just some of the beautiful purple-colored hijabs you can wear this summer and throughout 2018.

Stylish Purple-Colored Hijabs

Selena Instant Shawl in Aster Purple

purple-colored hijabs

Exude elegance in this chiffon shawl in aster purple. This hijab has a gold glittering patch surrounded by diamonds, which makes it look regal and timeless. You can wear this hijab over an abaya in a similar shade during conferences and work-related gatherings.

You can buy this hijab here.

Isabelle Instant Shawl in Bougainvillea

Purple-colored Hijabs

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Here is another purple-colored hijab that you can wear. Wear the Isabelle instant shawl in bougainvillea purple to celebrate your strength and femininity. The chiffon fabric, dainty flower pattern design, and Swarovski diamonds naturally bring out the beauty of a Muslim woman. You can wear this hijab in gatherings with a smart casual dress code.

Buy this hijab from this store.

Raishaa Purple Gray Hijab

This duotone purple hijab in heavy chiffon and butterfly cutting style is perfect for everyday wear. The name “Raishaa” actually means ‘a young gazelle‘, so this hijab was designed for going out on fun gatherings with friends. It looks feminine, casual, and fun at the same time. The greyish hue makes the purple pop nicely underneath it. You can wear this hijab over an abaya in pink or white. You can also pair this with tops and trousers in blue shades.

Buy this duotone purple hijab here.

Stylish Orchid-colored Hijabs

If purple-colored hijabs aren’t your style, then you could wear hijabs in orchid tones instead.

Madison Mauve Orchid Instant Hijab

 

The Madison hijab style is a combination of feminine and cosmopolitan styles. Its glittery net lace in orchid uses a traditional pattern which mirrors urban grid lines in the city. The heavy chiffon shawl in mauve commands strength and power. This hijab is both a stylish piece and a conversation piece.

You can buy this hijab from this store.

Damiaa Deep Orchid Hijab

The Damiaa hijab is perfect for Muslim women who prefer instant classic shawl styles. Wearing block colors never goes out of style. The deep orchid shade commands a high level of respectability and projects traditional female wisdom. The name “Damiaa” refers to ‘a powerful force of nature’, and this style reflects the power of that name. This hijab style is perfect for all seasons, but looks best when worn over abayas in neutral or lilac hues.

Buy this hijab here.

You can customize the different orchid-colored and purple-colored hijabs above according to your style. You can accessorize your hijab with a wide-brimmed hat to look like a classy jet-setter. Wrapping your hijab with a stylish scarf and wearing shades is another way of accessorizing. Either way, you will look regal and beautiful.

(Cover photo by Banyu Waseso/Pixabay)

6 Fashionable Burkini Swimwear To Wear This Summer

fashionable burkinis

Fashionable burkini swimwear are becoming popular again, now that summer is fast approaching. Summer is a great time for fashion because you get to wear and flaunt your new swimwear. It’s also the time to bring out your brightly-colored accessories that complement the warmth of the summer sun. Best of all, you get to travel to beautiful beaches where you can frolic in the waves and bury your feet in the soft sand. By now, you must be brimming with excitement for your next beach trip!

But before you head out, check out this collection of fashionable burkini swimwear for your new summer collection. There are different types of burkinis for different personalities.

Fashionable Burkini Swimwear

For the Hipster

fashionable burkinis

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Egyptian Sunkissed Burkini

Are you a free spirit who loves to commune with nature and different cultures? Then this Egyptian Sunkissed Burkini Set would be perfect for you. Its white shirt features an intricate geometric pattern in yellow and blue embroidered on the front. The design is reflective of women who have a fun and adventurous nature.

Buy it here.

For the Ultra-Femme

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Tropical Print Tie Waist Burkini in

Tropical floral prints and bright colors never go out of style. They look good any time of year, especially during summer. Wearing this Tropical Print Tie Waist Burkini in Tomato will make you look fresh and radiant. The floral print accent on the sides, the flared silhouette, and fitted skinny leg pants give you that unabashedly feminine look.

Buy it here.

fashionable burkinis

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Tropic Print Tie Waist Burkini

If you like floral prints but prefer wearing darker hues, then you can go for this Tropic Print Tie Waist Burkini in Midnight Blue instead. This set has elegant floral accents on the sleeves, the upper part of its front and back and waist ribbon. The top comes in a straight silhouette style and with fitted skinny leg pants. This burkini is also perfect for femmes who are fond of the ocean and marine life.

fashionable burkinis

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Costa Rica Print Tie Waist Burkini

The Costa Rica Print Tie Waist Burkini is similar to the burkini above. The only difference is that it comes in light grey instead of midnight blue. This style fuses modern neutral colors with a classic floral print to create a totally unique style.

Buy it here.

For the Elegant Fashionistas

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Gold Embroidered Burkini

This classy Gold Embroidered Burkini is great for fashionistas who love making the world their runway. This burkini’s pièce de résistance is the ornate design in gold fabric stitched onto its chest. The style comes in black or purple.

Buy it here.

Creamsicle Embroidered Burkini

If you like elegant styles but prefer less bold colors than black, then you could go for this creamsicle embroidered burkini swimsuit. The white top features a stunning design stitched in creamsicle fabric. This style is great for fashionistas who would rather keep themselves off-the-radar.

Buy it here.

Check back with us soon for more blog articles on burkinis.

(Cover photo courtesy of  Aargauerzeitung website/Keystone)