With the proliferation of crop tops and booty shorts, it seems like the word on the street is that skin is in. But for some (myself included), faith-based restrictions, school dress codes and personal norms of propriety might make you more of a cardigan girl than a crop-top girl. Nabila—(aka supernab) is one of our chicest hijab-donning users, and has a few tips for anyone who’d rather leave a little more to the imagination.
The first thing you would probably notice about me is that I wear a hijab headscarf. The primary aim of the hijab is to remain modest, and cover the body according to my Islamic faith. I like my clothes loose and comfortable but never sloppy—and no matter what your religion, keeping demure and looking chic go hand in hand. And nowadays, with the various trends that we have, it is easy to stay covered up, modest and chic all at the same time! Here’s how:
Ah, I love this trend! In the hot and humid Malaysian weather, it’s simply perfect. One great thing about maxi dresses is that it can de dressed up or down; with flats, it can be worn for a day out shopping and with heels or glamorous jewelry, you can wear it for a dinner date. But when I wear it, I team it with a blazer à la Karla.
Whether it’s high-waists, wide-legs, pegs or pleats, I love ‘em all. At first I was hesitant to try them because I’m not sure whether I could carry off the look and I just cannot find anything that fits me well. After searching high and low, I bought a pair of wide-leg jeans and I LOVE it. It made my legs look longer and that’s definitely a plus in my book as I’m a only 5’3”.
I really hate it if I find a top or dress that is amazing but has no sleeves :( Such a bummer. So to cover my arms, cardigans or blazers are the best option. A cardigan has a more relaxed and casual feel to it and blazers can glam anything up – from plain, boring tshirts to dainty floral dresses. For me, I like blazers way more than cardigans because I love the androgynous and tailored look they have. But unfortunately, Malaysia is oftentimes too hot for blazers, so unless I’m going somewhere air-conditioned or the heat is bearable, I’ll usually opt for a classic cardigan.