Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Safari Holiday

If a beach holiday isn't your thing, then perhaps you prefer to discover wildlife? Be it in the African jungle or your local zoo, work the Safari trend in this beautiful kaftan from Windsmoor. The sleeves are 3/4 length, so keep layering to a minimum and just add forearm sleeves (I'd choose the shorter ones though):


African print kaftan £29, Windsmoor; cotton arm sleeves £2.19-£2.74, Hijab Al-Muminat; stone linen trousers £15, Dorothy Perkins; cream wrap and chocolate wrap both £18, Monsoon; chocolate sandals £25, Dorothy Perkins; bead stretch bracelet £7, Debenhams.

And if you missed them the first time round, check out my other warm weather outfits:

On Holiday
Sartorialist Hijab Style
Keeping Cool
Spring Abaya
Lighten Up
Hijabi Inspiration

11 comments:

pink_marshmallow said...

asalam alaikum sis

liking the print mashallah.

i went to primark today and got loads of long sleeved t-shirts for 2.50 each lol. so i can wear some nice tops i have with the long sleeved tops underneath.

fi aminallah
khadijah

Hayah said...

Salaam!

Glad you liked it! You know when Primark first started selling those I went a bit mad and bought one in every colour :D They're such a great buy!

ammena said...

salam sis.. ive wanted to do it for so long and this post finally pushed me into buying some undersleeves. Jazkakallah khair

Hayah said...

You're welcome! Are you going to buy the ones I've shown here? If so let us know if they're any good!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can buy really long forearm sleeves like the ones shown in the picture, but in the UK, not the USA?

Id really appreciate it if anyone could help me out!

Jzk

Anonymous said...

Also, has anyone seen a leg version of the forearm sleeve, whereby the ankle to knee is covered but the feet can be shown. That would be ideal to wear underneath skirts. Tights get too hot!

sayma said...

Hayah, do you know were I can purchase those sleeves in the the UK? I would wear the 3/4 length ones, their so handy, what a good idea! I noticed those long egyptian cotton arm sleeves on that website quoted, but prices are quoted in $.

Hayah said...

Anon and Sayma, that site also ships to the UK. On the right hand side bar, if you scroll down, you can change the currency to £. Shipping is just £1.09 for a pair of sleeves!

Fatima & Ali said...

i bought those 3/4 sleeves from a local Islamic shop, they had one in every colour... so check your local islamic book shops out... im sure you'll find them... mine cost me £1.50 :D

Hayah said...

Fatima, were they the cotton or lyrca ones?

sayma said...

fatima, which islamic bookshop did u get them from? somewhere in london?? iv wanted a pair of sleeves like the pic above, 3/4 for a while...didnt realise u could get them like this?!

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