Sunday, 11 May 2008

Sartorialist Hijab Style

I found this picture over at The Sartorialist. Most of the people he photographs aren't wearing outfits that are suitable for hijab, so I was very excited when I saw this one:

To get this look, I've used the same skirt and top in the previous post. Since the weather is so hot now, look for shawls which are lightweight. Make sure they are wide enough to cover the shoulders and chest sufficiently. Wrap around and pin with a brooch at the shoulder for extra security.

Personally, I prefer to use a pastel coloured shawl if this was just a day outfit, and stronger colours if I was going out in the evening:

White long sleeve top £7, Dorothy Perkins; white maxi skirt £15, New Look; blue striped pashmina £9.99, Scarf World; blue shimmer hijab £4.99, Hijab Store Online; burgundy shawl £2.60, Pinz Pinz Pinz; patterned hijab £6.99 Muslim Base; sandals £20-£30, Next; bejewelled handle shopper £28, Accessorize.


Phat said...

I love that photo :)
I've been looking for long skirts for ages, as I only have a few... I thought New Look would have some but they didn't when I went the other day! My friend bought the same white one in your picture from there not long ago- but I found nothing! Do you know any shops at the moment that have some cool long skirts? In the London area...

Hayah said...

Phat, that's the annoying thing, not all branches stock all the items. If you click on the label 'long skirts' just below this post, you'll see all the posts I made recently about just that. Monsoon, BHS, Next, Dorothy Perkins and Mango have loads!

phat said...

Cool, thanks :)
I promised myself I wouldn't shop for the next month but sometimes there's no way out!

pink_marshmallow said...

asalam alaikum sisters

have just ordered some nice skirts from la-redoute, but im sure that if buy any more handbags hubbys gonna flip, but i did buy one yesterday and nice straw one.

but im loving the outfit, i am so close to wearing hijab im excited as my wardrobe is nearly complete lol.

fi aminallah

Hayah said...

Pink_marshmallow, let us know what you think of the skirts when you receive them! And inshallah you'll be wearing hijab in no time!

Anonymous said...

Assalamu aleikom Hayah! Iam a sister from sweden who converted to islam nearly a year ago. I want to wear the hijab and inshallah it wont be long until I do. I just want to tell you that I love your blog and your briliant sense of mix and match clothes=)mashallah! hehe I really think your blog will help me when I start to wear hijab.

I´m going to London this summer inshallah, Do you have any tips in good, not to expensive stores?

Salam / Meryem .

Hayah said...

Maryam, thank you! Inshallah you too start to wear hijab soon :) I hope you enjoy your time in the UK. My favourite shops here are Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon and Next. You can find them pretty much anywhere! Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Ah! I love that picture! I read the Sartorialist's blog all the time (RSS on Google Reader, hehe) and I was really surprised that so many positive comments were made about the picture, despite it being very covering. (My favorite comment on the pic was when someone mentioned that she looks like she should be standing in front of the U.N. Headquarters. She *does* look like a symbol of peace.)

Also, pastels would look fine with the outfit, but I think was makes the girl's outfit really striking and lovely is the brilliant colors of her scarf. (Which although is many colors combined, is thankfully not rainbow-colored!)

Great blog by the way!

Hayah said...

Thanks anon! I do love her scarf, and incidentally I just received that burgundy shawl today, so I'm going to have to try this outfit soon inshallah!

suzannita said...

Nice idea to choose white :D


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