Halal-ify That Trend
Take a quick glance at Instagram or other social media, and you’ll see various trends taking over! It even spreads to, you guessed it, modest fashionistas as well.
From folded jeans and turban or beanie style hijabs, to skinny jeans to midi dresses, there are SO many cute trends that tempt us! Many of us want the fashion without the fitnah—so let’s take a look at 4 trends we see often, yet want to try to upgrade to the halal zone:
1. Rolled up Jeans
Inspired by the hipster look, this trend works perfectly for the Muslim man’s Sunnah, yet makes us ladies who want to cover our ankles not want to wear the trend as cute as it might look. A great way to do this look is to pair it with some ankle-boots that cover the ankle or even with some high-top sneakers.
Hanan Tehaili did it right here, a trendy yet still modest look.
Check her out at instagram.com/hanantehaili
2. The turban, beanie or side style
It looks awesome when your favorite celebrity does it, but can it be pulled off with hijab? Absolutely! Whether it’s a turtleneck or another neck-scarf, this trend can definitely be halalified.
Here, Amena from Pearl Daisy gives a great example of how it can be done.
Check her out at instagram.com/amenaofficial
3. Skinny Jeans
Many of us can’t avoid the skinnies even if we try. They seem to be the most common fit available in almost all stores nowadays! A good alternative, when available, is to get those famous “boyfriends jeans” that are looser and still in style. But if you are going to do skinny jeans, you can always opt for a size larger than usual to give yourself some breathing room and pair with a long shirt.
Heba Jay does a good job here by pairing her black jeans with a long and loose trench coat:
Check her out at instagram.com/heba_jay
4. Midi Dresses
These can be frustrating because they are almost perfect for a hijabi’s wardrobe. Many of them are long sleeves, loose and long in length – the recipe for a wonderful maxi dress! The only problem? They reach to the knees, shins, or right above ankles. So what should you add to make it a little more hijabi friendly? Try Omaya Zein’s style of pairing it with a neutral or same color pants!
Check her out at instagram.com/omayazein
So whether we’re sticking to our old hacks or starting a new look in our wardrobe, keeping it halal is hard enough. I hope this blog helps make it a bit easier! This is not to say that we or any of these bloggers are perfect, but that we only strive for perfection. Refuse to sell your akhirah for a few likes and comments; Our submission is to something much higher.
So keep inching closer to Allah in every area—fashion included!