The Hijab As A Fashion Statement

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Fashion trends have a tendency to come and go. And then come again. Some things, of course, are just too stylish to ever go out of fashion whether they embody modesty or not. All of the time the media portrays Muslim ‘fashion’ as an all black, all covering ensemble.

You and I both know that it doesn’t have to be this way – you can be modest and fashionably styled at the same time; one does not negate the other. Traditionally light, airy and flowing, Islamic fashion is perfect for the summer months.

In fact, Muslim fashion has become something of a trend for those not of the Muslim faith. This can only be a good thing when it comes to shattering misconceptions and stereotypes. The simple fact is, Muslim dress can look absolutely stunning on anybody!

The Hijab in fashion

The Quran, thankfully, does not tell us how to dress or what colours we should wear and this extends to the Hijab also. All that it teaches us, in the regards of appropriate dress, is that we should dress modestly. This leaves much to interpretation and we should feel free to express ourselves.

The Hijab itself is not a compulsion, rather a ‘request’ by men that cannot trust themselves around a luscious head of hair! Still, while it is not a requirement there is simply no denying its style value – whether you are Muslim or not.

Myths surrounding Islamic clothing is for others to debate about. The important thing to remember is that fashion sense and religion are not mutually exclusive. Dress in a way that suits you, and stays true (to your beliefs and its teachings) and you cannot go wrong. Can You?

Sadly, everyone is susceptible to the occasional fashion fail but don’t let that lime green and shocking pink ensemble put you off from trying again!

With that in mind, and if you do like to wear the Hijab (who doesn’t?) then there are tons of ways that it can be worn and decorated. Brooches and pins are a popular staple (no pun intended) but some do look better than others don’t they?

The main thing to keep in mind about the Hijab, as with anything else this summer, is that simplicity is key. This goes for patterning and colours too, so try not to go crazy (not too crazy, anyway) – you will thank me later I’m sure. Bright colours are great, but don’t choose too many because you don’t want to look like a small child got his paint set out and went nuts!


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You should follow this little guideline for your brooch or pin too, trying not to make anything clash or seem too garish.

Muslim fashion has always been a thing, but it’s only fairly recently that women have actually started to express themselves more. It is also certainly heartening to see non Muslim women see the fashion benefits too. The last thing the world needs is more barriers, so let’s take down the one with care labels on it.



Men: Here’s How To Improve Your Styling And Grooming

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Today’s men are expected to look good and dress well. It’s no secret that we humans judge each other, often just on appearance alone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going on a date or for a job interview. If that first impression is underwhelming, you can expect not to get very far!

If you’re a man and you want to be more successful in life, one of the things in control is your appearance. So, with that in mind, today’s handy guide will focus on how you can improve your styling and grooming and look good! Here is what you need to know:


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Beards aren’t OK on all men

Let’s face it. There are some guys that are well-suited for beards, and others just look plain ridiculous with a bit of “fluff” on their face! There has long been a debate as to whether beards are a good idea in general or not.

I’m of the opinion that well-sculpted beards can look quite “smart” on a man. But if you let your beard run wild, it can make you look like you’ve been locked away somewhere and forgotten about for a while!

If it takes you about a month to grow some stubble on your face, I recommend that you do not have a beard. It’s just not worth it.

Have a hairstyle

Unless you are going for the “mad professor” look, I suggest that you do something with your hair. If your head looks unkempt, messy and disorganised, you’re likely to put some people off.

Instead, have a think about what hairstyles would suit you. It’s also worth having a chat with a hair stylist, as they’ll be in the best position to recommend a do for you! You should also find out which hair products work the best at keeping your style in check during the day.


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Top tip: don’t go for the slicked back look. It might work for Quentin Wilson, but it doesn’t mean you should follow suit.

Revamp your wardrobe

Do you wear the same collection of clothes every day? Have you forgotten the last time you invested in some new attire? If the answer to both questions is yes, you need to revamp your wardrobe!

It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy wearing casual menswear or formal clothing like suits. What does matter is that you’re wearing trendy, fashionable clothing. When you’ve got an important meeting with someone, it’s crucial that you dress to impress.

By adding some new clothes to your collection, you’ll have the right things to wear for any occasion. Just make sure you don’t do an oil change on your car using your best (and expensive) clothing!

Wear some aftershave

Once you’ve sorted out your appearance, the next step is to ensure you smell nice! Assuming you have a bath or shower each day (I hope you do!), you’ll need to stay smelling nice throughout the day.

The obvious solution is to wear some aftershave. Just make sure that you don’t go too “OTT.” After all; you don’t want to smell like a prostitute’s boudoir!

Now that you’ve read the above tips, it’s time to get busy and put them into action!