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Fashion Friday: Hijab Fashion Trends for Raya 2012

Pastel hues, tailored pants, statement jackets, and more to try this Raya.

Hijab, ‘the veil which separates man from God’, could now be considered as a sweet obligatory – one that women wear for modesty, and also stands alone as a fashion statement. Alongside that, modest fashion style is no longer taking the backseat, as apparent in Barjis Chohan’s high fashion A/W12 collection, that is dedicated to hijabi women. Longer hemlines as seen on maxi skirts and clean blazers make them accessible for women who aspire modest fashion.

Malaysia as a country with 60% Muslim citizens is home to local hijabistas, the moniker for stylist hijabi women, Yuna and Ami Schaheera are only a couple of many local role models for hijabi women who refuse to give up on fashion the day they decided to don the head veil. In spirit of celebrating modest fashion, we garner inspiration from well-known hijab icons for your Raya styling purposes.

1. Pastel party

Donning the hijab may mean sacrificing on structures, hence one should compensate it with splashes of colours on every look. This year’s ‘it’ hues are definitely the pastels – and Ami Schaheera shows us the art of pastel colourblocking to avoid overly-sweet pastel ensembles.

Products info: Mango pink oxford shirt, RM129. Topshop mint jeans, £38.00 (approx. RM187.60)

2. Denim shirt + printed pants

From lumberjack to conservative chic – denim truly is a versatile piece. Invest on a loose denim shirt, and wear it like Hana Tajima did. Pair it with printed pants of choice and a bright-hued bib necklace. Another great option would be treating denim shirt as a cover-up to your plain maxi skirt.

Product info: Mango denim shirt, RM189. Bershka printed pants, RM89.90 (after discount) 

3. Tailored pants

Hijab fashion is tricky because we could easily get ‘drowned’ in the multiple layers we are wearing. To avoid looking bulky, the trick is tailored bottoms – be it chinos or mermaid skirts. Get a few of them in neutral tones like nude, white, and dark blue to match with just about any top and hijab you are wearing. Nude and white bottoms could easily be matched with the trendy pastel look – as seen on Shea Rasol. Balance out the whole look with chunky heels or pumps.

Products info: Zara linen pants, RM159.90 (after discount). Mango mermaid skirt, RM199

4. Statement jacket

For special events, put on a structured jacket to turn heads. Dian Pelangi shows how an eye-catching outerwear could turn an otherwise casual outfit – into a fabulous one. Think statement jacket as your juju and strut, strut strut!

Products info: Topshop ombre jacket, £65 (approx. RM321). Topshop fluoro jacket, £65 (approx. RM321)

5. Yuna’s headscarf

No hijab fashion list is complete without our darling songstress Yuna. Her turban influence is going global, and it is the perfect head makeover to try on Raya. Watch how to wrap your head beautifully, Yuna’s style, here.

Products info: Iamjetfuelshop headscarves, RM39 (pink) and RM49 (black with studs)

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