The “Boyfriend” Style Outfit

Let’s talk about the modest boyfriend style easy to wear all year round – first, this cut should always be a staple trend on the high street, and secondly certain products like the boyfriend jacket should never go to the back of one’s wardrobe regardless of whether it is or not in the spotlight. As Oscar Wilde put it, “fashion is…

Skirt up your Summer

There are certain periods of High Street fashion that go in the favour of women who wish to cover conveniently with style. I am sure there are those days when shopping that most of us go looking ragged in hope to find the summer High Street collection fashionably breezy coverage-able clothes section! Lucky for us, Summer…

Styling the Turkish Hijab

The ‘Turkish Hijab’ is the ultimate catwalk conservatism collection. During my holiday in Turkey I noted the uniform formal fashion style of the Turkish women there, and found it fascinating to see that in the 21st century fashion era of style variety being scripted as part of our London seasonal catwalks that a Turkish woman’s…

Handling BIG Hijabs

Ever wondered what you can do with your chunky, big scarves or Dupatta’s? H&M, the high-street shoponova store are popularising the hijab scene this year with their lovely print scarves, and given most of the H&M hijabs are long and wide it seems apt to do a tutorial to highlight one way you can handle…

Necklace your Hijab!

Have you ever wondered how you can re-use your necklaces as a feature to your hijab? Well look no further than the video demonstration below which shows how you can use three different types of necklaces to create three different hijab looks! The 3 necklace styles: 1: The Brooch look: great when you want a…

‘Hijabbing’ the 1950s Era

Background to 1950s female fashion in Britain: The 1950s fashion for women in Britain was ultra feminine. Following the austerity of the World Wars the 1950s saw an excitement for self-expression, which translated into the vintage and retro style of this era. Queen Elizabeth II coronation dress in 1953 also captures the stunning return to…

Party Hijab: Cleopatra Inspired

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale, Her infinite variety” Anthony and Cleopatra, Act 2 Scene 2, William Shakespeare   How Cleopatra has stood the watch of time: Pharoah Cleopatra VII is a classic heroine of time. Her legacy has ignited filmmakers and writers to portray her reign, including the classic “Anthony and Cleopatra”  by…

Turning your Day Hijab to Evening glam instantly!

Asalamuyalikum ladies! So the youtube video attached is a demonstration of how you can instantly take you’re hijab from day to evening using accessories. The video will demonstrate a few different placements of the accessories– so hope you find it useful. Summary: 1)      Brooch: if it’s a dinner event I would get a sophisticated brooch…

The practical Spring season item…

…a Mac jacket! Why? Given the changeable British climate a Mac is an ideal and useful item to have in your hijab wardrobe! The great aspect of Mac’s is that they are lightweight and not bulky, yet provide a cool barrier against windy climates. A mac can be layered with wolly scarfs for that additional warmth when…

Your basic Hijab Wardrobe

As the first ‘Hijab Wardrobe’ segment I thought it should begin at the basics of a hijab wardrobe, and so giving us a clear platform for the later blogs. Listed below are THE hijabi basics needed to make your hijabing convenient and flexible for different styles. You can buy these basics at your local Islamic…

Welcome to ‘the British Hijabi’ blog!

Hello! Welcome to the British Hijabi blog! The aim of ‘the British Hijabi’ is to blog many things to do with a British hijabi lifestyle: seasonal clothes, hijabs, gems places to shop, hair care, and general british ramblings! In particular, as a British hijabi to share styling of hijab in a variety of ways, from the maxi dresses of West End department…