At AbayaButh, we believe that being a Hijabi shouldn't limit your fashion choices - instead, by wearing a hijab you have an additional accessory to dress up or down and transform your simple outfit into staple trend. A hijab can be worn in many different ways and can be adapted for a plethora of occasions and outfit styles, making it incredibly important, therefore, that you remain in-the-know when it comes to the various materials, colours and hijab styles available to you to ensure you remain confident in your day-to-day styling.
Hijab is the Arabic word meaning 'barrier' and, in modern times, has become synonymous with a headscarf. As a religion that is practised in most parts of the world, it should come as little surprise that the hijab is styled in multiple different ways depending on a variety of factors including; the weather, the occasion, clothes worn typical to the specific region and the facial structure of the woman herself. As such, there is no one way to wear this timeless and highly adaptable piece - allowing you to create a hijab style and signature look of your own. All you need is a collection of beautiful hijabs and a few essential methods of wearing them to get you started.
In this blog post, therefore, our modest fashion experts at AbayaButh are helping to show you how to wear a hijab in different styles, ensuring you not only know how to wear a hijab, but are in the best position possible to create a personalised look of your own.
When first consulting an online hijab shop, it can be easy to overlook the fabrics and type of material used and, instead, opt for a headscarf purely based on its interesting pattern or stand-out colour shade. While, naturally, picking out a hijab based on it's design is favourable and should ultimately be what you base your decision on, carefully considering its material will help you create the most effective desired look and it's importance shouldn't go underestimated.
There are a number of different materials and textures available for you to try out depending on your hijab style, however it's recommended that you get to know the fabrics first to determine which can be worn for specific occasions - deciphering also which ones shouldn't be worn depending on the event, weather, or other external factors. Some examples of hijab fabrics and materials include the following:
While there will be those materials and shapes which suit you perfectly, others cling to you in entirely the wrong way. As such, there are some styles we recommend avoiding at all costs where possible.
Firstly, we suggest avoiding thin or skinny headscarves. These will only leave you feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious as the scarf falls from your head as the day goes on, exposing your hair and requiring you to shuffle it into place constantly as a result. Secondly, we recommend not wearing short hijabs that don't quite fit your head properly - therefore limiting your ability to style them appropriately.
First on our list of essential hijab styles is the simple yet effective, tried and tested classic wrap. This instantly recognisable style is a world-renowned favourite due to its effortless assembly and ability to be created with a large range of materials for all weather occasions.
Not only is it intrinsically trendy, but due to its simple construction, the classic hijab can be adapted to a wide range of outfit choices, regardless of the event - be that a brisk walk to the local supermarket or worn with a luxury abaya for a prom or graduation event.
A classic hijab wrap will suit most outfits, however in order to ensure you're well prepared for any scenario, we advise you fill your wardrobe with contemporary essential abayas that can be adapted to suit the events of the day ahead. From inner slip dresses to staple black open abayas, the classic hijab can be suitably worn with a pair of trainers and elegant trench coat for a timeless finish.
Next up on our list of fabulous hijab styles you need to know about is the sleek and elegant professional wrap. This sophisticated go-to is sure to rejuvenate any plain outfit, adding a welcomed touch of class to an uncomplicated ensemble.
The professional hijab design is perfectly suited to any daily activity, however is particularly favoured in working environments - be that a corporate meeting or a supermarket shift where looking neat and tidy is of the utmost importance.
A professional hijab style epitomises elegance and, as such, requires little detail to be added to the rest of your outfit. Similar to a slick back ponytail, this option is best styled with suits and shirts, or other garments that have definitive lines and structure that exude professionalism.
To pronounce an assured sense of luxury, the voluminous trendsetter style is the ideal option. This layered look is perfect for autumnal days, adding a welcomed sense of texture and natural flair to your outfit - minimising the need for additional accessories all while maintaining an intrinsically modest look.
The trendsetter style does what it says on the tin, allowing you to feel and look on-trend no matter what the catwalks are saying. This timeless means of hijab styling will create an unmistakable dose of volume to your overall outfit and can be worn both day and night.
As a beautiful option for those of you looking for something with a bit of extra coverage, this design encompasses the 'more the merrier' motto, allowing you to build up accessories to ensure your hijab is highlighted as the star of the show.
Feel free to place a brooch on one side of the hijab, not hesitating to couple it with a gorgeous luxury abaya with crystal embellishment on the hem or at the end of the flute sleeves. Worn with a set of strappy heels and simple clutch bag to ensure no attention is detracted away from the hijab detail, this style exudes fashion.
An Instagram influencer's favourite, the classic sleek hijab design creates an opulent 'I just threw this on' look and is a strong outfit choice when paired with the latest on-trend fashion items.
Requiring only one pin to stay in place, this effortless creation radiates glamour without being over the top - allowing your outfit to remain as the real focal point.
A sleek hijab is perfectly suited to the trends straight from the runway. Whether that's through adopting the smart-casual look and pairing a bold red suit with an ice white chunky trainer, black turtleneck tee and a bold black sleek hijab, or coupling an elegant kimono with knee-high boots, a bold red lip and sharp white headscarf - the options are endless.
Combining glamour with effortlessness, this easy-to-create type of hijab styling will elevate your ultra cool, bohemian look to a new level.
Last, but by no means least, is the turban wrap. Ideal for women blessed with a strong jawline, this hijab style can be adapted to your own personal tastes.
Whether you choose it for the practicality of not having anything around your face during a long day at work, or the hot weather outside, the turban wrap is a hijab style everyone should try at least once!
A bold look in itself, the turban hijab requires little need for extra styling. However, to add a touch of opulence to this already on-trend look, complete your outfit with a pair of statement earrings, keeping your clothing choices as simple or extravagant as you like.
Using an embellished, velvet cape, a turban-style hijab will tie together your entire look - allowing you to finish off your outfit with either a pair of chunky black boots or a simple perspex sandal.
Modest hijab styling doesn't have to be boring. With so many options available out there, the options are endless and there is no limit to your fashion capabilities once you've mastered the first few styles. So, what are you waiting for? Explore our full range of trendy hijabs right here and get started on creating your own look today.
Until next time,