Effortlessly, Spring

Spring is here and we are torn between summer and winter wondering what to wear during this transitional phase.

Here are my top 5 picks from this season’s trends that can be sported effortlessly.

1. Mellow Yellow

If you think that yellow isn’t your colour, fret not. It’s not limited to bright canary shades. Find a shade that flatters your skin tone and slay like you always do!

2. Flower Power

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This sounds like a cliché. But what better time to rock florals than this vibrant blooming season.
Go bigger & bolder with the prints and throw on a moto jacket for an edge.

3. Pretty Pastels

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I have always been partial to pastels no matter what the season is. Now that spring/summer is here there’s no reason to stay away from these light & airy tones.

4. Dainty Lace

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Delicate lace detailing can instantly spruce up nondescript looks by adding a touch of femininity. The latest collection at Forever21 does just that. The modest options are an added bonus for Hijabistas.

5. Denim Shirts

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Denim shirts are perfect for those days when you aren’t sure about wearing a denim jacket or going bare. This slouchy number from a local brand in Malaysia is denim-cotton and embellished with lace trimmings.

P.S: Don’t forget to add a dose of ‘spring’ in your step as you stroll through picturesque fields and meadows.

10 Wardrobe Staples of a Hijabista

ssHave you ever dreamt of a closet that magically renews itself, not having to spend another panicky morning, staring into the emptiness (or rather the crowded-ness), thinking “I have nothing to wear!”, yet again?

We have no fairy godmothers, so the closest we could get to that is by investing in a few timeless pieces that can work it’s charm anytime, anywhere with grace and elegance.

Here are a few classics:

1.  A White Button-Down Shirt

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A crisp white button-down is the most versatile piece in a wardrobe. Suit up for office or dress it down for the weekends, layering it under crop tops and jumpers.

2.  Maxi Cardigans

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For sheer comfort and ease without compromising on coverage.

3.  Basic Tees

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An essential layering element, they can be used as a foundation for your outfits.

4.  Wide Leg Trousers / Denims

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Pull together a pair of wide leg trousers with your favourite top as alternate work wear and a pair of denims with an over-the-top flared sleeve tunic for brunch with your girls.

5.  Scarves

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An absolute necessity for every hijabi, there’s nothing wrong in hoarding them in every colour, print and texture you spot! ;p

6.  Trench Coat

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Throw it over any outfit to up your game instantly.

7.  Blazer / Leather Jacket

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Be it work or a casual weekend you can werk it anyday, anytime!

8.  Maxi Dress / Maxi Skirt

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There’s nothing that translates to hijab chic like maxi dresses and maxi skirts.

9.  White Sneakers

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If they go out of style you’ll still need them for your workouts. Duh.

10.  Classic Pumps

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Black and nude pumps are basic essentials in every wardrobe. They’ll go with practically every outfit you put together.