Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Muslimah Style: Samia

Reader's Contribution

Muslimah Style: Samia

My name is Samia, I'm 24 and a Trainee Barrister. Inshallah I will be fully qualified in the next few months and hope to specialise in Employment Law.

My Style

I have been wearing hijab for over 10 years now and I love it. It's such a unique and elevating feeling being able to mix and get creative with the styling of the hijab. I love shopping and combine this passion with being able to mix and match and create new styles and looks. I like co-ordinating my hijab with the clothes I wear and over the years have developed a passion for vintage clothing and styles. I don't like the obvious style of matching and prefer to accessorise my clothing in a way which stands out and looks unique.

I have a love for maxi dresses and A line dresses, and especially because I'm tall I find these can be both modest and very classy. Working in a male dominated profession where there are not many Muslimahs, it's nice to be able to demonstrate the hijab as a stylish iconic symbol to those who may have had no previous encounter with a hijabi.

Top Tip

I used to feel upset at not being able to wear different styles of dresses and tops due to short sleeves, and I hated wearing cardigans in summer. But if you live in the UK, Primark is the solution for that! They have the best long sleeved tops (polo necks in summer) made out of fantastic stretchy material which is very good quality. I wear these under all my short sleeved tops and find you can mix and match colours to your individual styles. If you don't like wearing tops under dresses, customise them! I have chopped all my long sleeved tops in half so now (from the bottom) which leaves the neck and sleeve bit free for you to wear with your outfits!


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23 comments:

Lâle said...

i too have cut sleeves and necks off tops and sewn them on dresses and long tops that dont have full sleeves, this is a great tip and its not difficult to do :-D

Heba said...

I love her style! She is very classy mashallah, its so good to see professional sistas out there :) like the looks a lot.

Sensitive Fragrance said...

love ur style and i saw in ur face ur a fully confident girl ....:)

AXan said...

wow Samia u look great, one groovy barrister!

Breathe Hijab said...

Mashallah, gorge. style! Love the way she wraps her hijab

Roshni said...

so elegant mashallah!

Ayesha said...

MashAllah great style Samia! I love how you wear your hijab, fantastic!

arshi-alahi said...

wow a hijabi barrister, so cool, she is pretty mashallah and her styles so colourful and confident, makes me proud to be a sister :) x

Anonymous said...

she is beautiful, makes the hejab look elegant.

taynaz said...

MashAllah i love her style ! i know this is completely off topic but how many years would it take to become a barrister?? :)

caraboska said...

Mm YUM!!! I would definitely allow myself to be seen in such clothing :D Masha'Allah!

Helena said...

how stylish is she, a barrister and fashion icon Mash'Allah! love her style!! and her green hijab, how did she wrap it to stay like that?

Muslim Girl said...

I love seeing successful and fashionable Muslim women! It is so refreshing :)

Rania said...

Love her style and the way she wrap her green hijab :)

Amena said...

She looks beautiful! I really like her style :) mashallah stunning, I LOOOOOVE the striped blazer, it is so trendy, I would love to know her dress tyles and how she puts outfits together

Ayesha said...

Love it! Awesome , beautiful , modest and a role model mashallah x

Neira said...

mashallah stunning! Beauty and brains, love her look mashallah it is so trendy, and well co-ordinated.

Anonymous said...

just beatiful!!

ZebraPrints001 said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your green and brown hijabs :) Can you tell me where you got them? Please and thank you!

Samia said...

jazakallah khairun sisters! I am very flattered and humbled by your comments may allah reward you all everything we do is for his sake inshallah.

@ Taynaz sis if you want more info feel free to contact me would be more then happy to help, if you start univeristy at 18 should take 5 years.

@ helena & rania i wrapped the scarfs very sparodicaly and accessorised them with a band I made, I have just created a blog to review styles and clothing inshallah have a look and let me know if you want me to demsontrate or show close ups of it so you guys can do it too.

@zebraprints001 sis the scarf I made from some material i bought because it was thin. band I made and the brown one also. :)

sanaa said...

Stunning and beautiful mashallah full of grace :o)

Gadgetgirl said...

MashAllah, love ur classy twist to modern muslim women. i hope u tap more from ur talent bucket.

Anonymous said...

I simply love her styling. I have started wearing hijab very recently and am still struggling for good styling tips for workwear. But her styling has inspired me a lot...

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