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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.

Warda Purple Silk Sequin Embroidered Hijab

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.

Maroon Red Black Stripe Hijab

Find out how to do it at the link below:

https://youtu.be/yUvqXTKve_k

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.

Blush Pink Silk Sequin Hijab

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.

Teal Green and Black Checkered Hijab

 

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.

 

GLOBAL GIFT GALA OFFERS INSPIRATION TO WOMEN’S MODEST DRESSES

Modest Clothing for Women

International starlets walked the Red Carpet at this year’s Global Gift Gala recently held in London. In addition to raising money for women, children and families in need, the high profile charity event sets a standard in fashion that women everywhere can incorporate into their wardrobes, even when donning modest dresses.

Off white Lace Long Sleeve Modest Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya
France’s Laetitia Bleger, otherwise known as Miss Universe, was the cream of the crop in a cream-colored gown similar to this Camissa maxi dress. Captivating and demure, the formal is fully lined in soft crepe and crafted in stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle. The pretty piece includes a modest round neckline, straight long sleeves, and an invisible rear zipper for ease of wear. If that’s not enough, it also comes with a coordinating soft chiffon scarf!

Burgundy Silk Chiffon Modest Islamic Formal Long Dress with Scarf
Both producer Storm Uechtritz and Rachel Stevens, a judge on Ireland’s version of The Voice, wore red frocks to the gala. A knockout choice for any function, the bold color can make you stand out too, especially in this Michel modest dress. The iridescent silk chiffon formal is hand pleated with asymmetrical panels at the fitted bodice which transition to a layered cascade skirt that is longer in the back to form a regal train. The maxi dress ensures maximum impact with its jeweled belt and matching silk chiffon hijab, while including unseen benefits such a rear invisible zipper, built in bra, and full lining.

Seema Formal Long Islamic Maxi Dress Abaya with Free Hijab
TV star Eva Longoria attended the event in a blue gown designed by her friend Victoria Beckham. The look is echoed is this Seema maxi dress. Understated and elegant, theblue pleated bodice transitions to a simple gathered skirtlined in faux silk. While its lightweight chiffon fabric has a slight sheer shimmer, it is fully lined for opacity. The flattering formal is trimmed with a row of sparkling rhinestones along the notch neckline and includes full double layered bell style chiffon sleeves with pleating detail across the elbow. However you look at it, this is a winner—from the rear invisible zipper to the dyed to match hijab with silver embroidered edging on all four sides.

Black Lace and Satin Islamic Formal Long Dress with Hijab
Not to be outdone, Victoria Beckham struck a stunning pose in a slim-fitted black gown similar to this shapely Maria maxi dress. On the surface, the flattering formal features hand beading accents along the scalloped boat neck, an Empire waist with pleating and a stretch lace bodice that transitions to a silk satin skirt.The long dress’s hidden treasures include an invisible rear zipper, built in bra, and full lining. But best of all, this elegant ensemble includes a matching oblong solid silk chiffon scarf!

Back To School Bargains Include Modest Clothing At Modest Prices

Modest Islamic Clothing by Artizara

As the seasons start to change so should your wardrobe—especially if you’re headed back to school. Whether enrolled in education, teaching courses or picking up the kids from class, Muslim women will make the grade when they balance style with savings.

Fareesa Periwinkle Pleated Long Tunic
Look, feel and be smart in this pretty periwinkle Fareesa with two-tone woven accents. The breezy basic boasts antique bronze buttons, raglan sleeves, and inverted box pleats that allow fora loose shape. Best of all, the long tunic is just $20, marked down from $39!

Amina Long Sleeve Knit Dress with Contrasting Skirt - Brown
Make the fashion honor roll in this modest Amina knit dress with back zipper.The soft turtleneck sweater keeps you feeling cozy while the full skirt with zigzag pattern keeps you looking fab. Simply pair with your favorite leggings and printed hijab for A+ appeal. You’ll also save more than 50% since this adorable frock was $46 but is now available for only $20!

Elisabeth Black Ikat Print Long Tunic with Pin-tucks
Teach the class about class in this chic Elisabeth long tunic with raglan sleeves and pin-tucks around the band collar. Fun and energetic, the ikat print is a great update on ourpopular Prima tunic. It also offers rear darts for shaping and a discounted price (from $39 to $20) for savings!

Nothing says stylish student more than pleats, and this Fyza features a front and back pleated yoke in ivory that transitions to a paneled skirt with inverted box pleats.The smart staple also includes mother of pearl buttons and longsleeveswhich gather at the functional cuff. Accessorize with a coordinated scarf or a patterned shawl, and take advantage of the amazing price: now $20, from $59!

Sahar Coral Button Front Floral Printed Long Islamic Tunic
Islamic women will pass with flying colors when wearing this Sahar button front floral. Marked down to $20 from $39,the retro-inspired long tunic boasts shiny mother of pearl buttons, a curved shirt tail hem, and easy to roll up cuffs. If that’s not enough, the playful printed poly fabric is breathable yet fully opaque—and totally fun!

ISLAMIC DRESSES ECHO ELEGANCE OF ICONIC DESIGNER

New York’s Costume Institute will soon present Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 19, 2015 through February 21, 2016.

Celebrating one of the most original fashion personas of the 20th century, the exhibition will feature 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles primarily from the personal archive of style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes. Dating from 1959 to the present, the display will include pieces by Giorgio Armani, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, and others such as Jacqueline de Ribes herself.

While Muslim fashionistas of today can appreciate the de Ribes style, most of them cannot don haute couture. Fortunately, there are online shops that carry similarly styled yet more affordably-priced modest dresses. See for yourself as we compare the Countess’s collection with the following Islamic ensembles from Artizara.

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

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There’s scarcely a difference between the de Ribes velveteen gown with contrasting silk sleeves and Artizara’s timeless black maxi dress with iridescent chiffon overlay and straight sleeves in faux raw silk. The latter boasts a modest v-neckline and bodice bedecked with traditional hand embroidery by Palestinian women from a cooperative in Jenin. Each purchase of this heritage-rich abaya not only benefits the women economically but also helps preserve the ancient craft of these artisans!

PRETTY IN PINK

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It’s almost like seeing double when looking at the Countess’s elegant magenta evening gown and this Abda Kundan formal with matching raspberry hijab. Inspired by traditional Indian jewelry, the maxi dress with bell-shaped sleeves features hand-sewn beading around and down the notch neckline. Its lightweight iridescent chiffon is stitched into slimming inverted pleats at the bodice to release into a full flowing and flattering skirt. Best of all, the body is lined in poly to give you both vibrant color and full opacity!

BACK IN BLACK

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You’re guaranteed a dramatic entrance whether wearing the vintage de Ribes black velvet gown with sheer lace panels or this Camissa formal with coordinating soft chiffon scarf. Captivating and demure, Artizara’s abaya is crafted in a lovely stretch floral lace with a hint of sparkle and lined fully in soft tan crepe with rear invisible zipper for ease of wear and maximum fashion impact!

Through the decades, Jacqueline de Ribes came to define an effortless elegance and a sophisticated glamour. Now—with Artizara—so can you.

Purple Reigns in Islamic Clothing—From Abayas To Hijabs

The color purple in all of its forms can uplift, calm and spirituality inspire those who see and wear it! Because it’s the combined color of red (which symbolizes love) and blue (which reflects wisdom), purple stands for justice, royalty, and plain old good fashion sense! Take a look at some of our favorite modest clothing produced in this pretty and powerful hue.

Amazing Abayas

Purple Modest Long Belted Maxi Dress Abaya
Highly individual and sensitive women usually like purple—and this Liba long maxi dress. Practical and polished, this stylishly sensible shirtdress has all the right details for chic modest dressing, including soft shirt collar, concealed partial button placket, full roll-tab cuffsleeves, and inseam side pockets. Don’t worry about looking boxy, it includes a wide self fabric belt with antique silver tone buckle. Soft cascade adds just the right finishing touch to the simple A-line skirt and the soft, easy-care cotton blend fabric is smooth and opaque so there’s no need to layer!

Yasmeen Purple Embroidered Long Iridescent Abaya Dress with Hijab
If you’re looking for a modern take on traditional style, look to this Yasmeen long modest dress featuring lovely leaf-like embroidery with contrast outline cascades around the neckline and down the V-notch. In addition to its small mandarin collar, the abaya includes an inverted center pleat for extra movement. Its delicate iridescent chiffon adds a touch of glitz yet its fully lined in poly for an opaque finish. Best of all, the enticing ensemble includes a dyed to match hijab with contrast gold edges!

Handsome Hijabs

Light Purple Soft Chiffon Wrap Hijab Scarf
Muslim women who adore lavender typically seek culture and the refined things in life such as this soft chiffonwrap in chiffongeorgettefabric. Designed to shape and drape, the oblong hijab is generouslysizedto allow a variety of fashion options. Lightweight and breathable, the easycare scarf is made of machine wash fabric that wont discolor, fade or wear out— giving you years of use!

Flower Gem Stretch Wrap Hijab with detachable Pendant
As mentioned, purple is associated with being regal which is very apparent in this stretch scarf featuring a detachable pendant encrusted with amber rhinestones and tiny colorful jewels. The removable flower gem threads through the crinkled cotton jersey fabric with a gold tone ring. Four additional removable gold rings are included to accent either side of the pendant, or to wrap the hijab in a variety of ways. Soft and comfortable, this non-slip wrap offers plenty of fashion flexibility!

To see more stylish selections in purple, plum, violet and lavender, check out the full collection of modest clothing at Artizara, your online abaya and hijab shop!

Wardrobe essentials in Islamic clothing

4 Islamic Wardrobe Essentials

Edith Head, who won a record of eight Oscars for her costume designs, once said, “Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home because it is something you’re going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.” When it comes to Islamic clothing, there are a handful of staples to meet your needs.

  1. Hijabs – Whether made of printed or plain fabric, a hijab is a key element in dressing modestly yet that doesn’t mean it must lack style. Look for linen headwraps with sequins, or chiffon and silk ones with hand beaded borders. Soft, comfortable and breathable, the right hijab will make you look and feel good!
  2. Muslim Dresses – When it comes to choosing a Muslim dress, an abaya is a must. Although these long garments traditionally were worn in black, now you can find them in a variety of colors and styles to meet today’s needs. Zia chambray denim Safaris are ideal for shopping; Celia hooded sport maxis suit active days; and Alima button-down belted maxis are great to wear around the home—or anywhere. For special occasions, there are a number of formal caftan dresses, some of which are adorned with jewelry, embroidery or come with matching hijabs.
  3. Bottoms – Make sure your bottoms are the tops when it comes to fashion—and comfort! To ensure they fit well, look for long flared skirts made of French terry or stretch cotton with a rollover waistband; and wide-legged cotton trousers or silk palazzo pants with a stretch waistband.
  4. Tops – So long as you opt for long-sleeved and loose fitting tops, Muslim clothing offers you many options such as button-down shirts, long-collared tunics, belted stretch jerseys, plus jackets and sweaters—all of which come in a bevy of colors from maroon to mocha and more!

Like the structure on which a home is built, once you create your wardrobe with these essential pieces you can then add decorative elements and accessories to express your personality. Whether seeking casual or formal wear, Artizara has a wide selection of Islamic clothing that’s ready to move into.

Techniques of wearing a Hijab

3 Ways to Make a Hijab Your Own

A key part of Muslim clothing for women is the hijab. However, the way in which one wears it can be totally unique depending on your choice of fabric (cotton, silk or wool) as well as the complexity of the scarf style (as noted below).

Beginner

The simplest style is a one-piece al-amira scarf which can easily be slipped over the head. To ensure a modest approach, there is a two-piece al-amira scarf which includes an underscarf for additional head coverage. Similar to a headband this extra piece slides onto your head first and then is surrounded by the full scarf. As you arrange the folds of the scarf to secure it in place, make sure the fabric drapes over your front, back and shoulders.

Intermediate

If you prefer a side-pinned style, start with a large rectangular scarf or pashmina and one scarf pin. Place the fabric over your head with the edge of the scarf passing over the top of your forehead. The sides of the scarf should be draped over your shoulders with one side hanging twice as low as the other. Next, swing the long end of the scarf around your chin and over your head. Then, drape the end of the scarf over your other shoulder. To make sure the scarf stays in place, take your scarf pin and secure the fabric near the side of your head. If done correctly, the scarf should appear as one loop that goes around your head and under your chin.

Advanced

While a triangle style looks basic, it does require a measure of precision to perfect—as well as two pins and a square-shaped scarf. First, fold the top right corner to the bottom left corner of the scarf so it creates a triangle shape. Then, put the widest part of the triangle at the top of your forehead and drape the two corners over your shoulders so the third corner of the triangle is at the back of your head. The next step takes some coordination since you must pinch the edges of the scarf that are under your chin—while opening your jaw as wide as possible, and using one of the two pins to secure the scarf under your chin. Once that’s done, you can close your mouth. Now, cross the corners of the scarf over your neck so the left side is to the right, and vice versa. Next, drape the tails of the scarf over your shoulders so you can use the other pin to attach the scarf tails behind your head. Finally, lift the back corner of the scarf and pin the ends at the back of your head, then drape the corner of the scarf up so it covers the pinned part. If folded and pinned properly, the scarf should be straight and remain securely in place.

That’s the technical part. The creative portion comes into play when you select the color and fabric from a hijab store such as Artizara.