Hijab Tying Tips: 4 Ways How to Style Colorful Hijabs

The Hijab is many things to many people.

It’s your crown, a mark of identity, a symbol of respect, a religious commandment, a cultural tradition, and more. 

We also know that a Hijab is a fashion statement. It’s one of the most versatile items of clothing you can own, and one of the best ways to spice up any outfit is by choosing a colorful one. Whether you’re looking for a simple back to school look or to stand out from the crowd, a colorful hijab can brighten up your outfit, your skin tone and even your day!

But what are the best ways to tie a hijab without losing those vibrant colors? Here are 5 styles you might want to try  with your colorful Hijabs.

Classic

Sometimes, less is more, and this is the case when it comes to a nice and colorful hijab. If you have beautiful headscarves you would like to show off, this classic style is the best way to do so. Using this style with a one of our solid color Celebrity Hijabs will brighten up any outfit and is easily accessorized. It is easy enough to do and if you need to know more you can click the pic below to watch the tutorial.

How to Style Everyday Hijab

Chest Covering

Have you ever bought a beautiful Hijab only to be devastated that you can’t show off any of the pattern with your usual style? Well fear no more, with this modest and flattering style you can show off the design on the front of your outfit for everybody to see. Simply spread one corner of it across your chest and tie the rest as your hijab to showcase your fabulous embroidered or printed Hijab.

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Turban

 

For a hip and trendy look, try a front knotted turban with a patterned head wrap scarf. This style is quirky and cool and can be used with almost any Muslim headwear, and accessorized to the max with jewelry and makeup.

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Find out how to do it at the link below:

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Volumised

One of the best ways not to lose those colors is to boost those layers, which makes for a sophisticated style volumised look. Choose simple pastel colors and create layers with more cute head wraps, or choose a unique hijab and boost your volume by styling your hair underneath. This style is a brilliant way to highlight your face and also show off your beautiful Muslim scarves.

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To find out one way to do this style with a hijab scarf check out the link below.

https://youtu.be/YUmkdijBCQs

Braided

This is a playful,  girly look for anyone wanting to use a lot of colors and be creative. Braiding anything always makes it feel more like summer, and you can do this look with one or two scarves depending on the style and coloring you want to go for.

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To find out how to do this just check out the video below:

Braided Hijab Tutorial:

 

With all of this in mind, you can check the Artizara Hijab online store for a unique selection of Muslim headwear. With all different colors, styles, patterns and materials, you can style yourself however you like this season with our Hijabs for sale.

 

Muslim Fashion from Around the World

As the entire world knows by now, modern Muslim fashion is taking the world by storm. With more and more articles every day describing the break in the fashion industry for modest womenswear, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a growing number of women bring Muslim clothing to the high street.

Muslim attire is not just set to certain staple pieces either, the globe is being taken over by fashion conscious women who are taking modest Muslim garb to a whole new level.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country surprisingly obsessed with fashion and under their abaya women usually wear western dress. Men and women alike love to dress up and Muslim womens clothing is at the top of its game here with several fantastic fashion designers emerging within the last few years. Islamic clothes here are both modest and fiercely fashionable, take for example the designer Hatem Alakeel who makes modest yet masculine influenced Islamic womens clothing for work.

 

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UK

Due to the diversity of the UK, Muslim fashion here is a never-ending well of beautiful, modest clothing. From casual Muslim dresses to traditional Islamic clothing, the streets are covered with gorgeous ideas for how to wear modest clothing. Fashion bloggers are rife in the UK and there is a lot of Islamic women’s clothing available online. One woman to watch is famous blogger Hana Tajima who took the UK by storm and has since started running her own business with a line at retailer UNIQLO. Her personal taste is a more casual modest look that suits most British girls for everyday wear.

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Pakistan

This year’s Pakistan fashion week showed us a game changer in the country’s position on the world’s fashion map. Pakistani Muslim clothes came in all shapes and sizes this season, with bold colors and stunning silhouettes being the main take away from the Spring/Summer 2017 collections. Although there are a lot of modern pieces to be taken away from Pakistan at the moment, some of the most beautiful designs came in the form of traditional clothing that would still be worn on a day to day basis.

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USA

It’s no secret that the majority of Muslim fashion bloggers and designers these days are based in the US. With the sheer amount of inspiration here it’s difficult to find the Muslim trends that are running through the veins of America. However, one woman whose name most young Muslims know is Saufeeya Goodson. The New York based fashion blogger is the epitome of chic, combining killer heels and amazing Hijab fashion with long coats and accessories galore.

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Dubai

Dubai is an epicenter of fashion, with some of the most gorgeous Muslim looks flooding the streets every day. Although some of the brands may come with a hefty price tag, their street fashion is some of the most inspiring in the world for young Muslim women. Boasting the largest shoe store in the world, it’s no wonder that in Dubai they look to dress up. The usual look for day or night is some killer heels and a great bag, accompanied by some seriously cool, modest outfits.

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To stay on top of the trends visit artizara.com, the Trusted name in Modest Islamic Fashion & Lifestyle since 2002.

Abaya: The Muslim Maxi Dress

A good Abaya can be your best friend, especially in the heat of the summer sun. However the Abaya fulfills many other purposes than being just a staple fashion piece.

Although Abayas come in an array of different colors and are available around the world, original abayas were all black Abayas, and in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, they are mostly still black in color. The Abaya was originally a one piece garment that allowed the wearer to maintain complete modesty and respect for their body, however it also served a different purpose. Among communities, the uniformity of the Abaya allowed for class division to be ignored. With all women wearing the same style of clothes, there was very little to differentiate rich from poor; bringing more people together through their shared faith rather than driving them apart with hierarchy.

Nowadays, and especially in Western countries, the Abaya dress is a fashion symbol that blends culture and religion across many spaces. The Abaya and Jilbab (traditionally covering the head and hands also) are comfortable, breathable and fashionable, making for excellent summer wear and so many different styles means you can find one that’s perfect for any occasion.

Here are some of our stylish Abayas for sale now!

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The Merve embroidered formal abaya dress is the perfect formal Abaya for an evening occasion. Whether it’s a family dinner or a night out with friends, the Merve is stylish, modest and simple, and easy to accessorize with anything. With dramatic embroidery inspired by 10th century Persian art, the Merve will become an essential part of your modest evening outfit repertoire.

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The Olivia on the other hand is a fantastic, casual maxi dress made from a super soft comfortable material with soft pleats at the waistline for a nipped in look. Lightweight and easy to wear, this Abaya is the same as throwing on your favorite jeans and t shirt. Accessorize with a cute print Hijab for a stylish and streamlined look, ideal for chilling out this summer to fall.

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Last but not least, take a look at the Kulus, a gorgeous chiffon Abaya in a modernist abstract print to make you stand out from the crowd. Light and airy, this dress features cross over pleats and an included coordinating scarf for a put together look. This dress is a perfect all-rounder; whether at work, at dinner or just walking about town, the Kulus will make you feel feminine and romantic wherever you go.

For all these and more check out our range of stylish Abayas online now!

 

10 modest fashion bloggers to follow on Instagram

10 modest fashion bloggers to follow on Instagram

Instagram is a constant source of inspiration for young fashionistas out there, but you can sometimes get lost in the sea of bloggers, all with their own sense of style and individuality. So, here are Artizara, we have compiled a list of the muslim women to watch out for if you want to keep up with the most current and modest trends, whatever the season.

Dina Tokio

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Blogger and fashion designer, Dina knows what she’s talking about when it comes to modest fashion. Her instagram is full of contemporary looks for todays busy girl who wants to mix faith and fashion in perfect harmony. 2. Maryam Asadullah

Maryam has gained an impressive 250 thousand followers with her fashion blog. She is never far away from a fantastic pair of shoes or a fabulous colour co-ordination and her looks often involve long shirts and killer heels.

3. Maria Al-Sadek

How to do off the shoulder tops modestly ft. @vergegirl top & vintage skirt ✨

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This American fashion blogger is unfathomably cool. Known for her modest takes on casual western looks, Maria can transform almost any trend into a style perfect for modest fashion.

4. Fatema AlAwadhi

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The Kuwaiti blogger with impeccable style is often found jetting around the world visiting the most stylish cities in the world, as if you needed more than one reason to follow her already.

5. MrMr

Feminist fashionista Mrmr has a whopping 1.3 million followers on instagram. The endless amount of smart, modest, high fashion photographs are the kind of thing dreams are made of so don’t be surprised if you find yourself scrolling for hours.

6. Ruba Zai

Ruba is a 23 year old fashion blogger who is actually, in her own words, “living the dream”. With her one million followers she jets around the world discovering new looks and places, all while combining trendy, modest looks we can all appreciate.

7. Sahar Foad

Front view of my 1st Eid look 💙. Dress from @opio.official and photo by my beloved @reemraef 💓

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Sahar takes a good dose of traditional muslim attire and smashes it together with high fashion, creative looks that would make anyone feel like a princess. The arty fashionista is obsessed with colour and accessorising and also has some excellent tips on different ways to tie your hijab.

8. Yasemin Kanar

Yasemin is an inspirational fashion blogger who continously manages to look fabulous even with her busy life. The new mother is also a model, makeup artist and blogger who is based in Florida. She always manages to look classy and modest, never ceasing to give us all fashion goals.

9. Saufeeya Goodson

Currently based in Dubai, American Saufeeya has a very large following for her relatively small amount of posts. It’s no surprise why though, her looks are timeless, trendy and modest, it almost seems like there is nothing that the girl can’t wear!

10. Nabiila

YouTuber Nabiila loves everything colourful and her accessorizing is on point every time. Her creative ability is becoming legendary on social media and she wears almost every clothing combination you can think off to come up with some truly amazing modest looks.

London Modest fashion week is here to stay

“In five years this will be the norm” says Fashion designer Roda Abdi after this years London Modest fashion week.

For years, modest and fashion were not two words that could be strung together in a sentence, with many Muslim women having to endure drab, baggy cardigans and one tone headscarfs. Gone are those days, and with the dawn of the internet (especially instagram and pinterest) we now have thousands of modest, comfortable and fashionable ideas at the tip of our fingers.

This was more than evident at Modern Fashion week.

Hundreds of Muslim women turned out for the event, documenting the entire thing on their smartphones and taking note of all the years newest trends. Most notably, with other fashion shows such as Milan and London parading a lot of very strange looks, the MFW seemed to host an array of outfits that normal women would actually wear! Looks without plunging necklines, tiny hemlines and strange cuts and splits littered the catwalk, all available and suitable for anyone wanting their faith and fashion to go hand in hand.

Over 40 Muslim designers from all over the world took part in the fashion week, and one fashion blogger in particular was especially impressed. Dina Tokio, the hijabi blogger who has over a million followers on instagram said “I feel like brands are coming on board with diversity now and I think that it’s down to social media and how much talent there is out there.” Talking about her own success as a blogger she also stated “I want to show that you can coincide faith with fashion and that there are Muslim women who actually represent that.”

The show featured maxi dresses, jumpsuits and headscarves along with some more traditional inspired pieces and some fairy tale, red carpet style dresses that would be fit for any princess.

Tickets were being sold for around $100 and the show is set to now become a staple piece of the city’s fashion calendar.

It seems like the future is set to embrace modest fashion, with it being one of the fastest growing markets in the world, and we here at Artizara can’t wait to see what happens.

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Stylish Modest Tunics : A Summer Staple

Here at Artizara, our priority is keeping you feeling cool and comfortable while looking stylish this summer. Whether beach bathing or sightseeing, we all like to look our best wherever we go. However, it’s hard to find that perfect ‘go to’ style that won’t let you down no matter how hot it gets.

That’s why this season we have fallen in love with our new range of summer tunics available in all different styles and colors. All made from beautiful breathable fabrics, and suitable for life’s many occasions, this modest look is perfect for long summer days and cool summer nights. Take a look!

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If you are looking for an interchangeable day to night modest tunic that is both elegant and cool then look no further than the Grace. This tunic comes in an array of gorgeous pastel colors to help you feel fresh in the summer sun, and is fully lined so there is no need to layer! The chiffon fabric is feather light to help you catch that breeze in the morning or the evening and enjoy your day or night ahead.

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Boho Chic

Staying cool in the city can be a challenge, especially if you live somewhere particularly busy. The last thing you want is to be caught out of style, which is why we recommend the stylish, denim Bea tunic. With Moroccan inspired braid work, the material is 100% breathable cotton, making this loose top perfect for wandering around town or catching up with friends on hot days. Pair with a light colored scarf and jeans for a flawless, fabulous, effortless look.

Lazy Days

Some summer days are best spent in the garden, walking around the park or just relaxing listening to music. On these occasions, it’s best not to go overboard, so the Leena is the one for you. A playful, feminine, pleated tunic that comes in a range of pale colors so you can coordinate with your favorite jeans or shoes on a calm day made just for you. A touch of lace make this piece dressy enough for you to throw on in case of last minute plans. Modest and comfortable, the Leena is one of our favorite pieces this summer.IMG_0165

Back to Reality

Although the summer is a glorious season, it isn’t all fun and games. Some of us gals have to work, but there is no reason to sweat out the season in the name of style. It doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom however, with our gorgeous and sophisticated Darya tunic. Perfect for social occasions, family gatherings or splashing a bit of color into the office, you’ll be turning heads this summer in this elegant, Persian inspired tunic. Made with a soft chiffon, the question on everybody’s lips will be ‘how does she stay so cool while looking so good?’. Pair with heels and a matching scarf for extra sophistication.

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Halima Aden graces Vogue as it’s first Hijab Fashion cover model!

“All eyes on Halima Aden: The runway star shattering stereotypes,” was the tagline that Vogue Arabia chose to accompany the gorgeous model from St Cloud, Minnesota, welcoming her to the long line of beauties who have graced the magazines cover. This groundbreaking cover, featuring Aden in a full Hijab, is the first of it’s kind, heralding in a new age of diversity in fashion.

Aden came to America at the age of 6 after being born in a refugee camp in Kenya. She became famous after making waves during the Miss Minnesota 2016 beauty pageant, where she was the first contestant in the pageant’s history to wear a hijab, and then a burkini during the swimsuit segment of the competition. She was later signed by IMG models and has since become the first ever hijab wearing model to walk international runways as part of a major agency. So far she has walked the catwalk at Milan fashion week, London modest fashion week and will act as a preliminary judge at this years Miss USA 2017 pageant.

Aden went on to gush about the cover shoot on her instagram, saying ‘that surreal and dreamlike feeling the moment you see yourself on the cover of @voguearabia cannot be explained! I’m beyond appreciative for the opportunity to grace the June cover!’

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Now it seems like the sky’s the limit for the 19 year old, who then later in July became the first hijab wearing model on the front cover of Allure magazine.

Accompanied by the caption ‘Muslim. Model. Destroyer of Stereotypes.’ the young beauty is opening the gates for millions of young Muslim women wanting to make it in the fashion industry.

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As a pioneer in the modest fashion world, founded in 2002 even before “modest fashion” was a phrase, we at Artizara have a lot to celebrate in Halima’s success. Hopefully this will only be the first of many beautiful Muslim women emerging into the ever changing and accomodating world of fashion. Congratulations Halima!

Packing for a modest vacation

Planning what to wear for your holiday can be a nightmare. From changing temperatures to uncomfortable plane journeys, it’s hard to stay looking your best. Well, now you don’t have to worry about planning ahead, because here at Artizara we have already done it for you! Here are 4 summer styles to suit any occasion you may encounter on your holidays.

For the plane

The dreaded plane journey doesn’t mean you have to look or feel any less than your best this summer, and we recommend you go for casual comfort with our gorgeous blue column dress. The Aara is a stylish, modest, everyday dress that can be worn in any weather and the fabric is wrinkle free so you don’t have to worry about falling asleep in an awkward position on the plane.
If you want to make it more dressy and less casual, you can wear a belt around the waist for a more nipped in look.aaralightbluethumb2

For the beach

Perfect for a day on the sand, the Kiran embroidered max dress is a pretty, floaty and flattering dress, perfect for the hot weather. It features a gorgeous egyptian style border and is also wrinkle free so even windy days aren’t a problem. The dress is fully lined and features a modest v shaped neckline leading to an empire waist and falling to an almost floor length skirt, perfect for hot but breezy summer days.Kiran-Embroidered-Modest-Abaya-Maxi-Dress---Aqua-BlueLifestyle

For formal & special occasions

Blue is the colour this season, we all have family dinners and special occasions that this look is perfect for. Modern and modest, the Najma embroidered formal Abaya maxi dress is fully linened so you don’t have to worry about coverage at formal occasions, but also has the added benefit of that chiffon look and never fails to make you feel fabulous.Najma_BlueTHUMB

For sightseeing

For a few days of sightseeing in the beating sun we have 2 recommendations. The loose and comfortable Amal top made from stretch cotton goes perfectly with our red Hamra maxi skirt, making a winning combination for walking around, trying to stay cool while you take in the sights this summer. The red on white combo is cool, stylish and casual, meaning you can explore any city in comfort and style on your summer vacation.2017-04-10_Umal_Sweaters_exported26HAMRA-BURNOUT-CHIFFON-FORMAL-LONG-MAXI-SKIRT---RED

Clothes and Gifts for Eid! – Getting Ready for Eid 2017

Getting Ready for Eid

Eid will be here before you know it. After the month of Ramadan, there are three days to celebrate with friends and family–giving gifts, eating lots of food, and everybody’s favorite, enjoying delicious homemade sweets. Maybe pistachio kahk, very tasty! But before the celebrations arrive, it’s a good idea to figure out what gifts you’re going to get everyone…

Gifts for Eid

Are you wondering what you’re going to get everyone? Hunting for just the right Islamic gifts, the perfect Muslim gifts? Artizara has a wonderful selection of the perfect gifts for Eid. Gifts and outfits that are fun, beautiful, and unique.

Browse through Artizara’s lovely necklaces, pendants, and rings. This this teardrop shaped necklace features beautiful Arabic calligraphy and would make a wonderful gift for someone in your family.

Stunning Islamic prints and canvases like this Peace Dove in Flight, created by internationally renowned artist Peter Gould, would look lovely in anyone’s home.

You’ll also find Ramadan throw pillows to beautify your gift recipient’s living room, Islamic coins for the collector in your family, and huge selection and variety of clothes. Artizara has the perfect Eid gift for every person you know.

Clothing Gifts for Eid

In many families, each and every person gets a new outfit (or more) to wear during the celebrations. Everybody, from grandma to the littlest ones, gets new clothes for Eid. That’s why Artizara has t-shirts for men printed with Arabic calligraphy, t-shirts with symbols of peace and more. There’s also an incredible range of modest dresses, tunics and scarves for women, including modest athletic wear. You’ll also find cute clothes for kids.  

You will love just going to one place online to get a little something for everyone. Artizara will save you time finding new clothing for Eid for the whole family. Use that extra time to be with your loved ones during the celebrations.

 

Dresses to Celebrate Eid

Have you thought about what you are going to wear to your Eid celebrations? Something new. Something interesting. Do you want to highlight the colors of summer with something bright and bold?

The Tilla Embroidered Evening Dress comes in this beautiful turquoise blue that reminds one of the sky in June.

If you’re going to evening celebrations too, then perhaps you want something a little more formal. Try the Nakhl Embroidered Formal Abaya Maxi Dress in Purple. The embroidery was inspired by 17th century Arabic manuscript illumination, so unique and beautiful.

You might also like the great selection of tunics. Here is the Selena Embroidered Long Muslim Tunic. It’s gorgeous in a delicate pink peach.

This year, Artizara has so many beautiful clothes for Eid, you can find something that’s just your personality. There are so many choices. In face, there’s a whole 2017 Eid collection. Take a look and find something you’ll love wearing to celebrate Eid.

Ramadan Traditions Around the World

Ramadan is a month long holy period celebrated by over 1.2 billion Muslims around the world. The focus of the month is on the Qur’an and on fasting where Muslims do not drink food or water from sunrise to sunset. In addition to religious activities, during this time, Muslims also try to improve themselves, their families, communities, and environments. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with the Eid holiday where Muslims exchange  Eid gifts and spend time with family. One of the most popular gifts that Muslims give during Ramadan to their family and themselves is new Eid clothes. Some Muslims use Ramadan as an opportunity to reset their whole wardrobe with a variety of new Ramadan and Eid outfits! Muslim traditions are diverse and vary around the world. In some places traditions continue while others are making their own new traditions.

Ramadan in the USA
In the USA the Muslim community is culturally and ethnically diverse and you will find a variety of Ramadan and Eid festivities just as diverse as they are. During the month of Ramadan you will find that Muslims try a little harder to be kind, generous, and avoid bad habits or indulgences. Many Muslims volunteer or donate money, food, and clothing to charity organizations during Ramadan. Muslims in Michigan work in a charity organization packing boxes for a charity organization. After working hard all month, Muslims often celebrate at charity events and galas wearing festive Eid dresses.

Ramadan in France
In France, the abundance of local independent markets and fresh produce makes shopping for Ramadan Iftar dinners a daily delight. French Muslims have wide variety of choices when it comes to preparing delicious and nutritious Ramadan cuisine.

Ramadan in Indonesia
In Indonesia Muslims hit the beach! On the island of Java in Indonesia, Muslims prepare for a Padusan ritual by bathing in the Parangtritis beach in Rogyakarta Indonesia. They are definitely not wearing their new Ramadan clothes for this!

Ramadan in Pakistan
In Pakistan, special Ramadan breakfast foods are served in local bazaars including rose water drinks and deep fried pooris that give the energy to fast through the day.

Ramadan in Egypt
The Fanous of Ramadan is a Egyptian tradition where the street of Egypt are lit with beautiful lanterns. In Egyptian folklore, it is said a Caliph was welcomed to Egypt by the lighting of hundreds of lanterns. Many tourists who visit Egypt purchase lanterns as a unique and historically relevant Islamic gift for Ramadan. A artisan made lantern is a unique and inspiring Eid gift.

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A Ramadan special at a restaurant in Singapore. Muslims put on their comfortable Ramadan dresses and go out for the evening. Some wear ethnic dress while others opt for a more western style. These women might be talking about unique Eid gifts to buy for their friends and family.

Have you considered buying new clothes for Ramadan? Gift giving is a holiday tradition. Practical gifts like clothing are favored, unique gifts that fit into their busy lives but still reflect their artistic and cultural heritage. Artizara is a great resource for cool Ramadan and Eid gifts for today’s busy Muslims