I don't follow any one designer or any particular style strictly; I go with my mood. One day I'm in a full black skirt and top, and the very next day you will see me in a pink flowy dress. But the single thing I am very particular about is that I want my clothing to be unique, stylish and fully covered. Be it a long tunic with jeans, or a skirt - skirts and denims are my favourites. I love to accessorise a lot with chunky bracelets and huge rings.
I shop almost everywhere, from streets to top designer showrooms; my wardrobe is full of clothes.
For style inspiration I often refer to Bollywood and Lakme Fashion week or other such shows by my favourite designers including Tarun Tahilani, Anamika Khanna, Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi. I mix and match from these collections and then convert it to a hijabi version!
I have previously worked with designer Arjun Khanna for prints, as I am a graphic designer. The newest and latest, unexplored color combinations attract me a lot. But the basic mantra of my life is to experiment!
For my wedding outfit, I wanted it to be completely white during the nikah, but for the walima party I preferred a totally different look - very dramatic in all red.
The red dress (top right) was from a showroom, but when I bought the dress the sleeves and blouse were both short, so I chopped the duppatta to make the sleeves and blouse a little longer, which also gave the dress a unique contrast look. I also dyed the stole and headscarf to go with the dress.
I love modesty in my clothing, so whenever I feel my dress is a little tight or the top is short, I throw a stole over my shoulders to make my dress look more modest and stylish.
Wear anything and be confident. Always be sure of yourself; if you are at ease with yourself, everyone will love your style.
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