It really feels as though this year is just flying past all of us, and before you know it, it will be the end of the year! I’ve been meaning to post this Eid outfit since forever, but fortunately – Eid-ul-Adha is coming up soon, and you can take this as the next Eid’s outfit inspiration 🙂
Sometimes I do a little research about the look that I’m going to post. I feel that it’s important to interact with my readers on a deeper level, so I really get down to the nitty-gritty of how to engage with you. Naturally, the words that I typed into the Google search engine were, “modest Muslim fashion”.
It’s like I was immediately drawn in! I found myself completely in awe with the utterly chic women who choose to ‘cover up’ in the most regal types of outfits.
I simply couldn’t believe how much I identified with this style more so than the mainstream fashion – perhaps because I would be culturally inclined this way, being a Muslim myself.
Anyway, it didn’t take me too long to come up with the outfit that I’m posting today. I tried to piece together elements that would show I am modestly garbed, all the while ensuring that traces of my own personality shine through the finished product. And so, I do hope that you love this look: –
The ‘blingy’ cropped jacket I am wearing here is an item that I generally pick up when there is an event where I would like to stand out. Unfortunately, I purchased it a while ago and I am starting to grow a little out of it – but for this look, it turned out to be the perfect statement piece!
My truly prized possession would definitely be my pure pashmina shawl, worn as a scarf draped on my head. My father gifted me this shawl after his travels to India and it resonates with me because of the fact that it is like wearing a little piece of my own heritage. There are fresh water pearls and beads hand-sewn in a gorgeous floral pattern onto the scarf’s delicate material. The untrained eye would not manage to detect what a unique piece it is, but it is truly one of the most wonderful things I have ever owned.
For bottoms, I opted for some tailored culottes because of the elegant flare that they add to the outfit. Culottes are one of my favourite styles when it comes to pants. I even did one of my previous looks with this very same pair! I think it’s very important to repeat certain pieces. It surely gives readers a feel of how they can mix and match what they already own! I was originally going to wear a black maxi skirt, but the skirt fell short of something – it just didn’t look as good as the pants, in my opinion.
With accessories, I went with a ‘more is more’ feeling by layering on different types of gold pieces – from rings to necklaces and even arm candy! I still tried to tone it down somewhat by choosing softer-looking items, rather than thick and chunky pieces of jewellery. I was really inspired by the beautiful Arab women who surely do love their bling! Who could blame them with all of those luxurious souks that make Aladdin’s cave of treasure look like child’s play? Coincidentally, two of the necklaces that I’m wearing were purchased at Arabian souks! Sometimes a good bargain is just as exciting as something that you pick up in a high-end store. And hey, this is real gold – but it surely does glitter, too 😉
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
Outfit Details: –
Watch – Daniel Wellington
Sequinned bolero jacket – Forever New
Tailored culottes – Foschini
Cream sweater – Forever 21
Pashmina shawl (worn as scarf) – Purchased overseas
Bracelet – custom-made by Zunette Mulder Jewellery
Rings & earrings – Lovisa
Necklace 1 – Swarovski
Necklaces 2 & 3 – Purchased overseas
Clutch Bag – Forever New
Strappy red heels – Zara
Makeup Artist: –
TiaHoney Makeup, by Tiara Swartz