New Hijabi? No need for a wardrobe overhaul.
If you are new to the hijab or you are considering putting one on, one of the dilemmas you may face would be a total overhaul of your wardrobe.
Although there are some pieces of clothing that you might need to get rid of, there is actually no need to do a complete overhaul.
Just focus on getting a few basic items and everything else can work well when you layer, layer, layer.
1) Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can ever have. Going for a casual look? Pair it with a tank top and a cardigan. Going for a more formal event, pair it with that sequin top or a sparkly number.
Need something more stylish? It works so darn well with a bomber jacket and printed tees.
2) A long sleeved shirt dress
I don't know about you but shirt dresses rank pretty highly on my ‘must-have list’. Bonus points if it falls nicely mid thigh. Wear it with a pair of formal pants for a more corporate look or just pair it with jeans for a relaxed day out.
3) Long Sleeved Tshirts
When you need to layer, long sleeved t-shirts are a girl’s best friend. Depending on the weather, you can either go for cotton basics or wool.
If the heat is making you think twice, a non- translucent cotton material is a good choice. We’re still hoping for Uniqolo to come up with a long sleeved airism tshirt , but the last time we checked, they don’t have it in long sleeves. 🙁 .
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Another versatile piece of clothing would be the cardigan. Wear it long over a tshirt and jeans to have a more classy look.
Long Sleeve dresses tend to run short in supply but there’s nothing a cardigan can’t fix. Layer your mini dresses with a pair of pants, boot cut or skinny works well depending on the length and cut of your dress, and wear a cardigan over it.
5) Boyfriend Jeans
I love the roomy nature of a pair of boyfriend jeans. Although skinny jeans have not lost their appeal (why oh why), a pair of boyfriend jeans works well when you’re going casual. To avoid looking too casual, a shirt and a fitted (but not too tight) vest and chunky jewelry works well too.
Keeping your hijab style simple...
If you're a beginner, the best thing to do is to keep it simple and fuss free. As time goes by, you should be able to glam it up, rock it out, or make it as stylish as you wish.
Enjoy the process and don't complicate matters!