Thursday, 10 December 2009

Muslimah Style: Amena

Reader's Contribution

Muslimah Style: Amena

My name is Amena. I'm 26 years old, and live in the UK. I work as a part-time Biology teacher at a college.

My Style

My personal style is "Boho chic", I'd say. I enjoy accessorising with flowery headbands, pins and necklaces. I also like to use loose, flowing scarves and enjoy experimenting with different colours. I like to push my fashion limits and experiment with different styles, coupling different types of clothing together to ensure I remain modest and pairing clothes from different shops. I'm not much of a "designer" clothing person, but I do enjoy wearing all sorts of different clothing styles and wouldn't mind a few designer items in my wardrobe!

This might make me a bit uncool, but I LOVE wearing PJ's! Outside of the home, one of my favourite things to wear are elegant dresses to parties.

I'm inspired by colour and also makeup, so I often match my scarves to my makeup if I'm going out. The accessories I use are head bands, necklaces, rings, bracelets - anything girly! I love the colour purple. But, I enjoy wearing all colours. I give myself challenges to make up outfits and different styles based on different colours and fabrics.

Top Tip

My number one style tip is, if you live in a fairly cold country, to layer your clothes to achieve a modest look when it's difficult with some of the clothes sold in high street stores.

Don't forget you can check out Amena's hijab style videos on her YouTube channel.

What did you think of Amena's style? If you want to be featured on Hijab Style, send in your photos and top tips to hijabstyle @ hotmail . co . uk

Readers will be able to vote for their favourite entry, and the winner will receive a FREE hijab of their choice from The Hijab Shop.

28 comments:

Amalia said...

She looks beautiful! I really like her style :)

Ayleen said...

i think amena´s style is verry beautifull and feminin. I like the scarfs in light colours.

Anonymous said...

I style her style as I personally dress in the same sense ''modern casual chic''! Masha'allah!

Anonymous said...

Salams

I adore Amena's style, mashaAllah she has an amazing sense of style and her various hijab styles are so inspirational!

I always check out her youtube channel and I suggest everyone else does too. You will not be disappointed!

cik didie said...

i love her! :)

vala.... said...

mashallah nice to see Amena on here...Ive learned so much about wrapping scarfs from her...shes a hijab artist....

Jennifer said...

Nice style! I really like that top dress- white one. Wish to see how it looks in full length. Is this a formal dress?

Maryam said...

I love it!

Time to check out her Youtube :D

ioana said...

Gorgeous style, Amena.
Love the colors, and the designs on the scarves, the make-up.

Z G M said...

I LOIKE!!!!!

Nazih said...

Her hijab style are awesome!

Anonymous said...

wasalaams

ameena's style is gorgeeous masha'allah. im gonna check out youtube too!

BTW I want to say that i like all the reader contributions but the ONE person's everyday style i want to see if janna's!! i.e. the owener and writer of this site!! pls Janna please post some pics of your own style. If you dont wanna be recognised thats ok, you could blur your face out or something but i think its about time we saw YOUR style! Please?!?! insha'allah xx

Anonymous said...

I love her hijab styles and dress sense! She is amazing! Mash'Allah! :)

Sharifaaaa. said...

niceee

Anonymous said...

just beatiful!!

Anonymous said...

Salam
I second what "Anonymous" said about seeing Jana's style, even if its just photos of your fave outfits. I would love to know how you wear your scarf. Does it vary or do you always wear it the same way. Would you wear an Amira scarf outside? I love Amiras but I rarely see Hijabis wear them. I just wear them if visitors come.

Anonymous said...

she is gorgeous :-)

Ambermisk

Urooba said...

Nice!
I like her style!

Anonymous said...

Mashallah she is sooo beautiful! Love her style and the head jewellery she has on, absolutely lovely!

Amira said...

I like her style,I love her make-up and she likes colour purple just like me.:p
She is beautiful!Mashallah!

Jana said...

Glad you all liked Amena's style!

With regards to me, you're right in that I'm not comfortable with having lots of photos of myself on my site - seems a little vain! I have though posted a few and also some outfits that I own under the 'personal style' category, which you can see here:

http://hijabstyle.blogspot.com/search/label/personal%20style

As for hijabs, I usually just do a normal shayla wrap. Getting up at 6am every morning really leaves very little option to do anything else! And Amirahs I only tend to wear to the gym, or underneath sheer scarves :)

Anonymous said...

Jana, thanks for sharing your scarf preferences

Floresiana Yasmin Indriasti Supaat said...

truly inspiring! :)

Arab-esque said...

Amena is gorgeous mashallah 3laiha!
I love how she accessorizes her forehead. It's cute! I might try something similar hmm..

You guys know how the trend is those skinny headbands across the forehead? Yup, well you can wear it underneath your Hijab - if you have the right sense of style, you could totally pull it off:D

Anonymous said...

WOW! FAB-U-LOUS style! I adore the last two pictures with the hot pink and grey combination and the one where she has unusual sleeves.

The only thing I think is a bit iffy (Islamically, not stylistically) is the decoration on the forehead in the first and the last pic because albeit it looking beautiful, classy and modest it seems to contradict the Hadith about not wearing symbols of other religions like crosses and bhindis as well as not having tatoos like the pagan tribes and the fact that Arab-esque said it's a trend is a bit worrying because it is highly remniscient of Hindu traditional jewellery and in the first pic where she wears a sari (oops) it has even more of that effect. Her sari is modest as it has an undershirt but I still wonder if it's haram as it is a Hindu religious symbol? Thank you all in advance for clearing my confusion

April said...

out of all the hajib-how-to videos on youtube, Amena's are definately the best. She has so many different styles and is so creative!!!

Amena said...

Thank you sisters!!
Regarding the sari or 'teeka' being a Hindu religious symbol, this is untrue. I think you're confusing Indian culture with the Hindu religion. It's like saying trousers are a Christian symbol. The 'bindi' dot is different to a teeka. If it were haraam, I certainly would not be using them.

Arwa said...

Amena...your style is amazing and i love your videos on youtube. The jewelery what you're using for making your hijab looking more attractive, is great. I love the sari too, many times i'm thinking that it is a great way to way something what covers well and in same time is very pretty..I dont agree with anonymous at all...a question for the anonymous.. What about muslim pakistani women? They r not muslim or what? I think they were something what is looking like a sari...

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