Friday, 26 November 2010

Muslimah Style: Deniz

Reader's Contribution


My name is Deniz, I’m 22 and I’m from Sydney, Australia. I have been wearing hijab for one year now and I think I am beginning to find my style.

My Style

I like dressing for comfort. That’s my number one priority when deciding on an outfit. If I am uncomfortable in my clothes people can tell, I just know it; we already have people judging us so we need to carry ourselves with confidence!

I also take into consideration the fact that I am always busy with my toddlers and so anything too drapey (like ends of the scarf) is a no-no for me because it would just get in the way! That’s why I often use Turkish style hijab because there are less ‘ends’, though pashmina-style scarves have been working their way into my wardrobe lately!

Lately I have really been getting into neutrals, with one or two coloured accents, either through my scarf or through accessories. This sort of styling, I believe, keeps you looking together and up to date, no matter what the season or current trends. However I do think it’s important to incorporate some colour into my outfits to show my personality or my mood for that particular day.

Most importantly, I like to have fun when putting together outfits and not care about what others will think or say; as long as my outfit is correct in terms of modesty and coverage. Seriously, we can have style, in fact I reckon we conjure up even more stylish outfits thanks to the layering we get to play with and also the freedom we get from knowing that we aren’t being judged according to our bodies.


Top Tips

• If you see a style you like go ahead and copy it, chances are you will end up modifying it anyway to suit your lifestyle and voila, you have made the look your own!

• When mixing and matching outfits start off with one core item, or ingredient, as I like to call it and whip up the others to work around this ingredient to produce a deliciously, oh I mean fabulously coordinated outfit!

• When you find a piece of clothing that you think will prove very versatile for you then snap it up in a few different colours.

• As long as you keep within the rules of Islamic dressing then I think you can play around with whatever style you please.

*Deniz has requested to post only anonymised photos, for privacy reasons

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13 comments:

Ayuni said...

Salam, wow, your style is so elegant n smart!!!!like it!!!!

Alexa said...

I like it as well :)

Deniz said...

Thanks so much ladies! Ayuni, elegant and smart sounds fantastic, thankyou! I hope I do give off that vibe!

nuRuL aZieRa said...

I love ur style dear....
if u wanna shares Muslimah style from Malaysia, u can view my blog...
http://www.konklisinurul.blogspot.com

but, I'm just styling my style according to my taste...

but Deniz style give me variation to choose my style in future...INSYALLAH...

nisanichan said...

love this.
casual and pretty :)

Anonymous said...

MashAllah! Those trousers in the 2nd and 3rd pic are very cool! And the last hijab has a lovely print. Very good tips too, it's all about comfort and confidence. x

Deniz said...

thanks so so much. the hijab is from Turkey; they have such a variety of printed square hijabs there, my mother in law brought me heap when i started wearing hijab. and the pants are fantsatic, feels like youre wearing nothing great for summer. theyre actually from an online store in the UK! 15 pounds believe it or not!

Deniz said...

scratch that, just had a look and they 10 pounds now

Anonymous said...

:O ten pounds? Where from? Ahhh I would LOVE to go to a country where hijab is the norm, and buy my hijabs from there - there would be more original and creative patterns and they would probably be cheaper too!

crunchyandchic said...

What store are the pants from? I really like them!

Deniz said...

your totally right i wish that too. Australia doesnt have much really, thats why i end up buying a lot from overseas, mainly the UK actually. the pants are from www.coolkaftan.com, and im pretty sure they have them listed on ebay too. you wont want to take them off!

Demitri said...

cool trousers! especially the khaki one. i really NEED that kind of trouser! Thanks for the ideas!
Salaam.

Deniz said...

Salam Demitri! Glad you liked the outfits, if you want to get a pair of those pants (very comfortable) read the above comments.

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