GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR SCARF
3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO WEAR YOUR SCARF
AS A BELT
You probably haven’t thought about it before but using your silk scarf as a belt is super chic and hip. Silk scarves have some of the prettiest prints. Tying it around a pair of denim jeans, just adds a notch of coolness to your outfit. Keep your outfit fairly monochromatic so that there is one focal point of attention.
Instead of wrapping my hair in my usual hijab style, for FFWD this year, I wanted something different. I used this super pretty dupatta from an outfit by a Pakistani Ready-To-Wear line called Elan as my ponytail wrap. It’s been lying in my closet for a while now. I hardly wear my Asian outfits unless it’s for weddings on my Pakistani side of the family or for Eid but I remembered how much I loved the print.
I call this look the Ponytail wrap. It makes me feel like I have my hair out in a ponytail, even though it clearly isn’t. It’s feminine and makes me feel a bit more graceful than I normally am. This is super easy to do and works great with ruched scarves as it adds texture to the whole look. You need to have your hair tied in a low bun. The one I wore was a heavy silk, so I wore a hijab cap underneath to help my ponytail wrap stay put. Putting this style together barely took a few minutes. Mine was a rectangle shaped scarf and all I did was tie a knot around my bun twice to make sure it wouldn’t budge. Before you tie it around your bun, make sure that both ends are somewhat equal so it doesn’t look too disproportionate.
KNOTS & BRAIDS
Use super long scarves to add some dimension to your look. Whether your using jersey fabrics or light pashmina, adding a braid style to your scarf makes it look super exotic. By adding knots to the longer ends of a neutral muted scarf, you create dimension and instantly transform the way a traditional hijab would look. I once saw this hijabi tie the cutest hair ties around her hijab braid and was like, why didn’t I think of that !
Wearing my hijab the same way every time I go out can sometimes feel super boring. I wanted to add a little twist to my wardrobe and hopefully these little tips and ideas will change the way you play around with your scarves. Remember modesty doesn’t have to be boring. You just have to find out what works for you and how to make the most of what you already have! If you’ve got any interesting scarf tips, leave me a comment. I’m always looking for new ideas to spice up my look.