Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Muslimah Style: Jaida

Reader's Contribution

jaida

My name is Jaida and I am 26, married with 3 children. I am currently living in Richmond,VA and I am originally from New Jersey.

My Style

I started wearing hijab full-time 3 months after I took my shahadah at 18 years old. I never knew I could be stylish and still Islamic. I was wearing all black or dark colours because that was all that was available to me, and I was following the example of the other Muslim sisters around me. My style is classic with some trendy items. I always buy trendy items in an accent colour or in a basic neutral, to give it a long life even after the trend is dead and gone. I also like to set trends myself, or at least try to.

Top Tips

1) Don't be shy of colour. Islam doesn't limit what colours a woman can wear.

2) Let your personality shine through. Don't stop being yourself, you can still be you, just Muslim!

3) Love your hijab, it's what makes us stand out. The sheer variety of hijabs out there gives every Muslimah her own unique style.


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16 comments:

ioana said...

Beautiful, Jaida!
I like the diverse ways in which you tie your hijab.

shila said...

i like hijab style so muchhh=)..give me more information about muslimah style..love u lahhh!

Anonymous said...

she is stunning, beautiful, mashAllah get it girl!!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, she, the clothes, the hijab, everything!

Carib Muslimah said...

Mashallah, I absolutely love her style!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Love the big colorful hijabs. You're pretty!

Anonymous said...

i love the looks and the flowers! xxx

crunchyandchic said...

Love your style, Jaida! My favs of your ensembles are the leopard print+tan hijab and the floral one with the salmon sweater :)

Juliana Jaffar said...

I love your dresses and you are great with colours. Love, love, love!

Tina Marie said...

Jaida is rocking! Her contribution makes so much sense and I totally related to it. Being an American Muslimah, we don't have much to influence us, other than the very traditional jilbab and abaya. I was in the same boat as Jaida, when I first took my shahadah, I was constantly in jilbabs and abayas that made me feel old and unstylish. I also felt like it took away from my own personality. I asked myself, why do I let myself go in that direction? I finally realized, couple years later, that I can look islamiclly appropiate and still be my stylish self. Atta Jaida! Inshallaah, you can serve as an example to the many other "not so comfortable" new shahadahs. Who says we can't be stylish and still dress appropiately?

Anonymous said...

I love your outfit...

Keltoum said...

I like your style and I love the latest one hijab, so colourful, I like it!

Huda said...

beautiful sister, love your funky style Jaida. I'm impressed that a mother of 3 children can still have the time to look fashionable.

Maaya said...

I agree the colors make them flattering and refined, without being "old" or overly formal for USA culture. Also I'm inspired by Jaida's style and I'm going to try using corsage pins for hijab that way too! :)

syauqahwardah1209 said...

MasyaAllah!

this is absolutely gorgeous, sis! like huda said; it's really impressive to see a mother of 3 children can be so fashionable. :)

no make-up & still had a proper hijab for muslimah, that's what i truly like about ur style.

subhanallah, may Allah bless u.

EVGB said...

Masha'allah! Good for you sister! I love that you dress so beautifully WITHOUT compromising your deen! So many young women hoping to be "stylish" end up wearing things that are too revealing or tight. Masha'allah! maybe you can start your own fashion site!

it is hard to know what to wear when you first convert. Abayas and jilbabs seem the easiest choice. A lot of times converts are surrounded by arab muslims who wear these type of clothes wich makes it easier for us to fit in. There is no "uniform" in islam though but the dress requirements for men and women are clear. Cover your STUFF! Ya, and ladies, tights are not COVERING. lol

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