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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.

Muslim clothing ideas for winter

Stay warm—and fashionable—in sweaters

“Sweaters are a closet staple,” says Colombian fashion journalist and critic Nina García. Having served as the fashion director for such magazines as Elle and Marie Claire, there’s no doubt she knows what she’s talking about.

“Knitwear can play a vital part in layering,” echoes British supermodel Twiggy. “The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits,” explains the fashion icon. “I love grandad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots.”

“I think there’s something charming about incorporating summer clothes into winter, like pairing a summery skirt with a massive sweater,” suggests American entertainer Debby Ryan. “I’m also really into layering during the winter.”

“When I’m at home or at school, I’m casual and comfortable,” notes American model AnnaSophia Robb. “I tend to wear work out clothes and lots of sweaters.”

No matter how you wear them, sweaters are an essential part of every winter wardrobe, from sweater jackets to cocoon sweaters. A Thalia lightweight duster cardigan is ideal for layering as is an Alexa hooded cardigan that covers your head.

Now that the weather is getting colder, you can remain warm and fashionable in a Lana Aztec long sweater cardigan. Available in soft knit, the ankle length style features a draped front, which adds a chic accent to any ensemble.

For an added touch of pizzaz, try a Kamil embroidered kimono cardigan or a Marwa crochet trim shawl cardigan jacket with crochet ruffle.

All of these winter staples are available at Artizara where you can find a wide array of modesty garments to keep you looking good and feeling cozy throughout the cold season.