Summer is here and so is the heat. And London has been a big oven this year with temperatures going all the way up to 30 degrees.
When I first started wearing the hijab I found it rather difficult in summer because I was new to the whole idea of not wearing half sleeves and what material to wear for my scarf. Now that I’ve been wearing hijab for almost 6 years, I’ve picked up a few things and here are this years faves!
Baggy t shirts can be a hijabis best friend. They’re loose enough to be modest and airy enough to let the air pass and so they aren’t clingy. I personally love baggy shirts their comfortable and can be worn with jeans without looking un-modest. Plus they’re in fashion so yay!
Summer dresses/maxi dresses:
Nothing is more airy and comfortable than a maxi dress. Cotton maxi dresses come in a variety of patterns and colour, and this year some great brands have done some amazing dresses. Boohoo.com does some really trendy ones including aztec designs (which I love). They’re low price and the perfect outfit for any day! (except a windy one perhaps)
Initially when I started wearing hijab, I wore pashmina through out the year. It was comfortable, stable and gave enough coverage. But pashmina in summer is a bad idea, the material is too thick and doesn’t allow air flow. Chiffon and cotton hijabs are really ‘in’ these days and they are amazing. I’ve swapped all my pashmina’s for the cotton ones and they come in all colours and patterns.
I absolutely love skirts of all material. There is so much you can do, switching things around and coming up with new outfits.This also gives me the opportunity to wear crop tops, which I love btw. Skirts are easily available anywhere, it’s the perfect summer outfit, nice and airy.
Summer and skinny jeans are my nightmare. I find it very uncomfortable to wear jeans on a hot day, and I prefer not to. But if I have to, I’d wear boot cut or boyfriend or wear trousers instead.
This year I have found a great interest in Kimonos and they’re amazing!! Ever wear an outfit and feel like your butt probably looks big or the material is too clingy? Kimonos solve all those problems plus the’re so light you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything extra.
I would also replace undershirts with something like a boyfriend cardigan. Undershirts can sometimes be of thick material, or too clingy for my liking. Boyfriend cardigans cover your arms well while the rest of it kind of just flows.
Light colours, such as yellows, oranges, reds, greens, mints, blues, pinks, and peach can make you look very summery. Floral and tribal prints are really trendy this summer. Accessorizing dresses and any other simple outfits can bring your whole look together. Just keep it simple. :)