Friday, 14 August 2009

On the Wards

Having made it into the third year of medical school, inshallah I'll be spending all of my time on hospital wards. Style-wise this means goodbye to my favourite jeans and hello to smart, formal wear. This striped shirtdress from Dorothy Perkins is a great find I came across yesterday. It looks smart with tailored grey or black trousers, and is also great with jeans - anyone who's been reading this blog long enough will know who much I love shirtdresses!

I'll be layering it over a long sleeve tee, so sleeves can be rolled up and back down easily when necessary, comfortable flats and a practical cross-body bag to stuff all the essentials into:



Grey stripe shirt £28; grey wide leg trousers £30; white long sleeve crew neck £7, all Dorothy Perkins; grey hijab £5.99, Islam Orient; monochrome quilt bag £22, Miss Selfridge; Candle Flame black patent pump £39.99, Clarks.

15 comments:

shay said...

This is one of my favourite looks! These types of shirt dresses are smart, modest, comfortable, practical and flattering for all figures. Thank goodness for the tunic trend!!

Maisastic said...

i got this shirt a couple of weeks ago and im so in love with it!
and guess what? im 7 months pregnant and it looks perfectly fit and nice. so yeah those with bumps can still go for it..

Tahira said...

That's fantastic! Shirt dresses are my favourite too. I'm going to be a studying dietetics soon insha'llah and I'm going to be on placement in January. I look forward to seeing more work wear outfits as I will need them now too!

Adventurous Ammena said...

masha'allah.. congrats on passing the year :) soo does this mean more or less time to hit the shops? ;) glad youre home hun.. missed ya. Insha'allah see u soon. fi amenallah

x l said...

awww, very cute look, mA! and love the oxford handbook! :) teehee

Kawther said...

very nice look, I love the bag! dorothy perkins have a lot of the boyfriend style shirts in at the moment, they are fairly long with long sleeves and baggy which is great for hijabis, you can also style them with a waist belt.

Anonymous said...

The Oxford Handbook makes the whole outfit very cute! lol. Congratulations in getting into 3rd yr of medical school. Mashallah, that's great!

sarah said...

Mashallah congrats on your progress in med school.... And that's great that you are featuring some hijabi clinic wear! I'm a nurse practitioner student here in the US and am constantly trying to sort out what will be professional, modest, practical clothing for the hospital environment... Best is when I can wear the white lab coat... perfect for hijab!

eternal peace said...

Salaams sister firstly-congratulations at passing to 3rd year alhamdulillah
I'm really glad your back to posting outfit ideas, some of my friend were talkin about buying new outfits for september as we are new teachers and I suggested to them the shirtdress yet they didn't think it was smart enough,so now I'm going to prove it to them LOl
wasalam
xxx

mightchillout said...

salaam !....
hi... gr8 blog.. gr8 posts !

hey... im a medical student too... i wanted to ask u wat u do in theatres??... i mean how do u manage theatre caps?? ...

Theresa said...

Salaams and mashallah at making it to the third year alhamdolillah.

Just a little thought about your outfit - see how it goes but you might want to rethink the layering a bit for the wards as it gets very hot and getting dizzy and faint on a long ward round doesn't do much for your street cred :)

You might be fine but I could never manage in mor than one thin layer.

Theresa said...

ps. mightchillout - salaams, varies from hospital to hospital but most have a policy where you change into a new clean white scarf for each op. You need a lot of scarves but since the hats and masks aren't sterile anyway it is actually more hygenic as no chance of any hair ending up in the clean field.

Jana said...

Thanks everyone!

eternal peace - I think they're very smart, and practical when you need to wear trousers for running about.

mightchillout, in theatre I used a disposbale orthopaedic helmet - it's sort of like a paper al-amirah, so covers all your hair and neck!

Theresa, I had a short placement last year and was wearing layers pretty much all of the time.. it's very difficult to find anything smart enough that isn't see-through or short-sleeved!

mightchillout said...

@ theresa .. thnkz a bunch ! .. :) ... but our code doesnt include scarves... only theatre caps .... n they're too small... dun cover my neck or hair ! :(

@jana.... thnkz a lot ! .... where can i get one??.....

jizakallah khair !

Jana said...

mightchillout - I was given it by the nurses down in the theatres. You may be able to get them to order some in if they're not already available.

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