Monday, 11 October 2010

Muslimah Style: Annisa

Reader's Contribution

My name is Annisa but most of my friends call me Nichan. I’m a 20 year old architecture student from Jakarta, Indonesia. I’ve been wearing hijab since I was in 4th grade of elementary school. I hadn’t known what hijab really meant at that time, I only wore it because I love being different. But then later on, I felt so comfortable in my hijab, it was like it was a part of me and I would be incomplete without it. That’s why until now, I’m still wearing hijab. I’m so thankful that ‘little me’ made a big decision to wear hijab that day.

My Style

Actually, I don’t know what my style is! I only follow what my mood says every morning when I open my wardrobe. But I love being a minimalist. I agree with what Mies van der Rohe, a famous architect, said: “Less is more”. That’s why you won't see me with lots of accessories, but I do love ethnic accessories, like bracelets. Luckily I live in Indonesia which has plenty of original handicrafts. My status as an engineering student means I'm influenced by boyish styles; I feel more comfortable wearing trousers than skirts. But I 100% agree that skirts are lovely! That’s why I love wearing skirts too, but it has to be a maxi skirt so I can still move easily. I’m comfortable with both styles.

Top Tips

1) Jackets are my saviours. Not just jackets actually - sweaters, cardigans, coats, or any other outerwear. I love wearing them. They will make your body look slimmer and hide curves.

2) Wear loose shirts if you wear trousers. I don’t know why I just love oversize shirts! Besides hiding curves (again), they are also comfortable for those who love in tropical climates.

3) Don’t wear too many layers on your hijab, sometimes you might have a hair-loss problem. And it’s not comfortable for those who live in a hot countries like me.

Last but not least, don't forget to smile :)

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M said...

Very nice! I may use some of these outfits as style inspiration -- they're so lovely, but modest and functional. She definitely knows how to dress. :)

Blue Pearl said...

Nice and modest

Fidah said...


I like the idea of hiding the curve by using jacket. Btw, actually I live in Bandung, Indonesia, it's save using something like jacket here. You wouldn't get cold. But it's not if you use that in a city like Jakarta or Surabaya which have hot weather almost everyday.



Sharshura said...

She gives a lot of good practical advice. I use cardigans all the time to hide my curve. (aka chub) ;~)

I think another piece of advice is if you are a little curvier is to not wear a long sleeve shirt under a shirt dress but to wear it over it. You still see the pattern of the dress and it is loose enough to cover problem areas effectively.

Anonymous said...

WOnderful! I love how practical, and focus on modesty above all... Beautiful - may Allah give you barakah in your studies! :)

ioana said...

Love the skirts! What's not to love about a maxi skirt teamed with a cute top?
Nice, Ni-chan;)

nisanichan said...

waow thankyou Jana for posting this

and thanks all for the sweet comments

:) :D

yoshi said...

Love the leather jacket outfit...very cute! :)

Rinei said...

ni-chan you reminds me a lot about my friends here in bandung.. ^^
i am studying computer science which is dominated by man. it is interesting to be a "rare" thing..

Kayun said...

Nice! ;)

Far said...

i absolutely adore those skirts. i love them skirts meself! =D

tho i have to salute to for being able the match those skirts with sneakers. i dont think i can ever pull them off. EVER. haha

L3rity said...

I really love the shirt with wayang picture..

Mustika Sari Sayuti said...
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Anonymous said...

luv that leather jacket n ur skirt......

cute,chic n trendy!

Keltoum said...

I really like your style, Anissa! And you're so pretty.


ana said...

I love her style because I wear skirt like every day. Thank you Annisa, you such an inspiration



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