بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Ok so I have a confession, I’ve fallen into many “HIJAB DON’TS” over the many years I’ve worn hijab. Honestly, sometimes looking at my old photos makes me cry a little on the inside because I can’t believe the horrendous outfits I’ve worn, in public! But just because I fell into horrible hijab mishaps, you shouldn’t have to! I’m going to share three HIJAB FASHION DON’TS for those who want to save themselves before it’s too late 😛
1. THE LAZY T-SHIRT GIRL
Put short, this Hijabi girl thinks it’s okay to simply wear a black long sleeved shirt under her t-shirt. Sometimes it’s because she really likes her t-shirt and wants to wear it, other times it’s because she doesn’t have time for an outfit, or simply because it’s comfortable (aka my sister lol)
Though there is nothing wrong with this, it can quickly become a fashion horror story if the t-shirt you’re wearing doesn’t necessarily permit wearing something under it. Like a t-shirt that’s really short, one with tight arm sleeves, or a t-shirt that’s tight.
Pairing those types of t-shirts with a black (or any other color) long-sleeved undershirt is NOT a good idea. I repeat, NOT A GOOD IDEA (wink wink to my sister haha.) Not only does it look like an unfinished outfit, but it also takes away from the way your t-shirt looks. Whether it’s a pattern, a picture or quote, it won’t look as good when worn with a long sleeved shirt underneath it.
The only times I’ve seen this work is with several loose t-shirts, and jerseys. Other than that, it’s NOT A GOOD IDEA!!
2. THE CONFUSED CHILD OUTFIT
This hijabista isn’t too concerned with her hijab outfit, she only cares about fulfilling her duty to Allah and her idea of that fulfillment is that wearing the hijab on her head is enough. She’s going to wear the vans she wants with the sweatshirt she wants with the colored jeans she wants, and isn’t going to care at all that her vans are RED her jeans are GREEN and her patterned scarf doesn’t match her shirt or the cardigan she’s wearing onto of it all. She wears what she wants and walks around in a rainbow of colors, hence the picture above, feel free to imagine it with a Hijab of your choice (though I don’t think any Hijab you pick will make this outfit right again :P)
Although this is nice to an extent, wearing what you want carelessly I mean, it can get a little out of order. A little too wacky. So it’s worth putting in a little effort to make the outfit work, whether it’s exchanging the hijab for a solid color instead of a patterned one, or changing your jeans or shirt for one that matches more. Some can totally rock the look by wearing colors that have a connecting theme:
Again, there’s nothing wrong with colors as long as you’re careful to not over do it so that you don’t end up looking like a confused child. Or me freshman year :’D
3. THE BLACK HIJAB EVERY DAY GIRL
This girl, can dress both fashionably and not-so-fashionably sometimes, but the one thing that’s always constant in her outfits, is her hijab. Her black hijab to be more specific. Her black hijab matches EVERY SINGLE OUTFIT SHE WEARS. Out of the 365 days a year, she will have alternated between 3 to 4 different black scarves that she likes to wear 300 out of those 365 days.
This girl really likes her black hijab and how it goes with everything, and isn’t too interested in the dozen other hijab she’s got waiting in her drawer! It’s so easy to fall into this pit of “Black Hijab,” and even if it’s not a black hijab, some times we come across a certain hijab that just goes with everything we wear. So we wear it. A lot. This is probably the most OK trap to fall into, because the worst case scenario is you’re wearing the same hijab in all of your pictures, and not to mention the state of that hijab after being worn so many times. And also the fact that everyone can locate you at school because of your tendency to always have the same hijab on. LOL. Be sure to give your other scarves a chance too!
At the end of the day, fashion is a subjective matter that differs from person to person. So my “3 HIJAB DON’TS” might be someone else’s “3 HIJAB DO’S,” but I thought it would be cool to share this with you all and to see what “Hijab Traps” you’ve gotten yourself into 😉
*Also I came across THIS hilarious tumblr page dedicated to ugly outfits LOL
P.S has anyone else had that amira hijab phase? You know the 2 piece hijab one that most kids wear.