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Say Salam to Summer Style!

Summer FashionAs Hijabi women, we have the distinct honor of carrying the banner of Islam. When people see one of us, they see a Muslim woman. Therefore, it is only right that we dress correctly in a fashionable manner. I really believe that being Hijabi doesn’t mean you become colorblind and lose your sense of fashion.

Summer FashionWe all know how hard it is to find the correct scarf to match that oh-so-perfect outfit. Well, I have learned – mostly due to the fact we have 0 to 2 Hijabi stores in Denver – to shop at stores that surprisingly are catering to the Hijabis out there. Bakers, known most commonly as a shoe store, actually sells rectangular scarves (shellas), that are quite comfortable to wear on. I went into their store a couple of weeks ago, and winter scarves that were being sold for 20 dollars were actually slashed down to $4.99 – a real steal!

Recently, I also came across fabulous light summery scarves at American Eagle, Ross, TJ Maxx, Forever 21, and Target. The best thing about these scarves was that, most importantly, they were cheap (prices ranged from $5.99-$14.99), they stayed on comfortably, and the material of these scarves were so light and soft that they are perfect to wear for those upcoming long hot summer days.

As Hijabi women, we have the distinct honor of carrying the banner of Islam. When people see one of us, they see a Muslim woman. Therefore, it is only right that we dress correctly in a fashionable manner. I really believe that being Hijabi doesn’t mean you become colorblind and lose your sense of fashion.

As summer rolls by, a new season also begins. Lucky for us, long loose dresses are still in fashion and will continue to be for the rest of the season. I would like to suggest a couple of outfits that are modest, easy to assemble, and make you look like you just came off a Hijabi runway in Qatar.

 A key thing to remember is layering. Layer your clothes, but don’t layer them in such a way that you look ten pounds heavier. Rather, layer your clothes so that they actually look like one piece. Attitude is also something we all need to remember. Your clothes should be a part of your unique personality.

Look Number One (if you are tad bit of a daredevil):


It is a Diva portrait top that is long, loose, and can be worn with a black long sleeve top underneath. It goes well with skinny jeans, some black pumps, black Hijab, and some really cool Aviators. If you want to go all out, you can wear a couple of thick bangles to complete the look. And of course, don’t forget your little black clutch.

Look Number Two:


This outfit is for one of those days where you want to look good but are just too lazy to spend half an hour gazing into your closet and which can easily turn from a day look to a night look. Once again, the top consists of a white sleeveless dress that falls a little above the knees with some hint of shimmery black sequins, which can be worn with a black shirt underneath. Add wide-leg jeans, some cute flat sandals, and to complete the look, a white shella, and a white faux leather satchel. Voila! You have an outfit that can be turned into a night look by changing the flats to pumps, the satchel to a black clutch, and the white scarf to a black one.

Remember, your clothes represent who you are. When somebody sees you, the first thing they notice is your style of dressing. So dress right, and go out there and represent!

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  1. Are these outfits considered Hijab? I was expecting something a bit less shape-revealing…

  2. If a sister were to wear the clothes by themselves than obviously they wouldn’t constitute hijaab but i am sure the sisters know how to wear fashionable clothes that meet the requirements of modesty.

  3. I do not consider this hijab, and I think many others will agree with me.
    The best clothes we should wear when we Say Salam to Summer Style is abaya.

  4. salam,

    with all honesty the outfits do not represent the true islamic hijab, the first picture has like skiny jeans and i seen those jeans on girls and they are skin tight its like it is glued on the girls body…

    if you would want to wear trousers with shirts, the shirt should reach the knees or longer, nothing less then tht…. girls may see tht shirts over the knees is ok but if you would go and ask the bros wht they think and how they feel when they see a girl dressed in such a “shapy” outfit they say that girls should stick to more modest dress wear, because obviously women dont think like men, you have to put ur self in a mans shoes when you want to wear something to be honest, yea easy said then done but with the research i have done wht u posted was not much of a hijab outfit, maybe u could wear the shirt with a skirt? but not trousers

    trust me you can be stylish and also in the islamic limits, thank you for trying to help…


  5. The article was helpful and vibrant. The informal girlfriend/sister-to-sister style of writing was refreshing. In addition, I found it helpful to get ideas on matching and coordinating colors and where to get good deals on scarves. I agree that we should represent Islam correctly and positively. But are we doing it to make people think we have style or are we doing it to please God? If it is the former, then isn’t this a defense mechanism in defense to the criticism that Muslim women are oppressed and are doormats to their men, hence they have no personal choices in clothing, marriage, etc ..if the latter is our response, then in an attempt to be modest, we should ask ourselves how would I feel in front of Imam Ali or Fatima Zehra (A.S)?
    Even if we wear the latest styles and the nicest outfits, we can’t change peoples’ minds about how they feel. Rather, we may end up jeopardizing our relationship with Allah.

  6. Well sisters i think that if ur observing the islamic dress code properly then it rlly shouldnt matter if its an abaya or not, but those were some nice styles of clothing as long as they are loose fitting, long enough to cover all assets, appropriate hijab should also be worn! umm i say jeans with a dress like shirt is good with a jacket on top or so…

  7. I love the look. I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a face on my shirt. I feel like the beauty of a woman is best kept for mahrams and friends. You know let art be art without using the glamour of beautiful women… That’ said the style and shape of the top looks great.

    Obviously, muhajabas must keep in mind that when buying very fashiony styles they need up the size a little bit to ensure a less-fitted and more modest fit (i.e. skinny jeans may have to become more of a relaxed fit).

    In the second photograph, the dress is a bit showy for “the girls” BUT a muhajaba can easily wear a longer scarf or tie her scarf in such a fashion that it covers “the girls”. I usually do this as many of the longer, loose tops that I’ve seen are a bit fitted or wraped at the chest.

  8. I agree with Saima, to find out whether what we’re wearing is hijab, just ask, would we wear it in front of Lady Fatimah (as).

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