One of the biggest challenges I find about being a hijabi, is finding the right outerwear. I’m a 100% sure most of you hijabistas will agree ! Either they’re too thick, too short, too sheer, or simply put, too boring. I discovered Faraashah, an upcoming modesty wear line created by Farhat Javaid, recently. Farhat is a British Pakistani designer residing in Dubai. During a charity bazaar event that was raising funds for Syrian refugees, I spotted her long cover-up jackets and fell in love. Naturally, I made sure I picked one up for myself.
Initially when I first started to wear the hijab, I stuck to the traditional black abayas. As time went by, it just didn’t feel like they represented me. As an artist, I needed color, texture, and more than anything I wanted to stand out in my own way. I love discovering brands like Faraashah and being noticed for my own individual style as opposed to blending in with everyone else.
This long kimono duster jacket is lightweight and flowy. It also has these lovely floral embellishments on the sleeves, which is what caught my eye. These are all handmade and produced right here in the UAE. Pieces from Faraashah are unique and limited, which I love. Like seriously, who wants to look like everyone else ?
A fan of mixing high street fashion with unique accessories, a jacket like this is the perfect touch to standing out. This is the perfect wrap up for the blistering heat in Dubai as you’re fully covered yet super cool at the same time 😉
Outfit details are :
Pants by Uniqlo.
Long sleeved Peplum shirt from SM , Manila.
Turquoise flats by Valentino.
Mini handbag by Karl Lagerfeld.
The great thing about her pieces is that you don’t have to be a hijabi to wear these ! They’re great when worn over a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. If you do wear the hijab, there are quite a few ways of customizing your outerwear jackets and cardigans to suit your personal style.
I love this piece so much that I am giving one lucky winner the chance to win this !
Share your comments and tell me why you would like to win and what you like about this kimono duster jacket.
For more info on Faraashah, make sure you follow her on Instagram @faraashah_.
Good Luck !