Ever since I started hospital firms, I've been taking more of an interest in smart, professional outfits. This Autumn skirt suits are key, and made an appearance in plenty of designer's collections, bringing out the feminine side of tailoring. Although few consisted of full-length skirts, you can still shop around yourself to put together a hijab-friendly version. Don't be afraid to try layering a short-sleeved jacket over a long sleeved top a la DKNY too:
Consistently one of my favourite designers, Ralph Lauren demonstrates beautifully how to mix different fabrics together to give a really classy look; I love the combination of tweed suiting, soft pastel knits and luxe satins in neutral and pastel tones.
Translate this into hijabi style by layering a fine knitted cardigan over a satin shirt and pairing with a smart tweed or herringbone maxi skirt.
Providing another breath of fresh air, grey is the new black when it comes to dressing smart. These looks below restrict black to an accent colour in shoes and accessories, and combine textured grey trousers with longer length jackets which are becoming more easily available on the high street; keep an eye out for my top finds coming soon!