Okay, I really don’t want to be moaning Myrtle but can I just say it’s getting too too hot? My antiperspirant (are they even allowed to call it that?) seems to have failed me the moment the sun came out. I might as well use perfume for all the good my antiperspirant does for me… I love the hot weather BUT (there’s always a but) how do I stay cool and dress modestly? It’s been a dilemma I’ve been struggling with a long time. I do have a few tips on how to stay cool which I’ll discuss below. If you have any more ideas feel free to share.
Tip 1: Wear oversized clothing preferably made of cotton. Oversized clothing (like the shirt above) is a total godsend. When it became fashionable (many years ago) I was ecstatic. Finally I wouldn’t look like I bought something 10 sizes too big, or that I was wearing my mum’s clothes… According to me oversized clothing will NEVER go out of fashion. I love it and I live in it. It’s comfortable (and because it’s fashionable every company produces items that are oversized), trendy and also perfect for hot weather. If no clothing is clinging to you, then you’re less likely to sweat, as air can circulate freely. Best of all it’s modest and covers perfectly. What more could a girl ask for? Sometimes when something isn’t oversized I’ll buy it 2 or 3 sizes too big and make it oversized. (Who says you can’t do that? If you like it oversized then just buy a bigger size.) I think the embroidery on this shirt is perfectly understated and the length of the shirt makes it perfect for everyday wear. This item is definitely worth buying and I think a lot of people agree with me because it’s selling out fast. Get yours quick!
Usually with an oversized shirt leggings/jeggings are a safe bet. They’re casual and thin enough to keep the heat out (unlike jeans) and also thick enough to prevent any skin showing. If you’re uncomfortable with fitted trousers, wide leg trousers and palazzo pants are widely available from both mainstream and modest shopping retail sites. Wide leg trousers are also perfect to keep you cool during the hot days (and nights).
This cute bag from Zara looks and feels a lot more expensive then it is. The embellishments add a glamorous touch and the khaki colour make it the perfect everyday bag. Dark colours are awesome because they don’t tend to get as dirty as the lighter colours. I look after my bags but in the unavoidable situations where I have to put them on the floor, the lighter colours tend to pick up dirt. I really wish somebody would cater for my handbags and provide a handbag chair (some of my handbags deserve their own chair especially in restaurants). Very few ultra-exclusive places offer a special place for your bag (I hope this trend becomes more mainstream!). I used to carry a handbag hook but it became quite tiresome as in crowded places there’s barely any leg room let alone space for a bag (that carries your entire life inside). Small bags are perfect for going out to crowded restaurants as you can place them on the table or even keep them in your lap.
I really love flats. They are comfortable, practical and now, as stylish as heels. Every designer usually makes a flat version of the heels they design, proving how big the market for flats really is. Now trainers on the other hand, it took me a while to get behind this trend. I think trainers are comfortable, but I usually associate them with the gym. That is until they got a makeover. A makeover bold enough for me to sit up and take notice. Everybody knows I can’t say no to shiny things and ribbons. And they’re in rose gold. They sparkle. Did I mention they have ribbons for laces? These are the prettiest trainers (if that’s what you call them) I have ever seen. Before this I would never have considered wearing shoes outside that looked anything remotely like gym gear. These do NOT look like gym gear. They add the perfect finishing touch to any casual outfit and the colour is sparkly enough to make me skip everywhere. And of course, they’re super comfortable.
Statement necklaces always add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. This detailed necklace has enough crystals to sparkle on any sunny day (yes you can probably be spotted from the moon) and the muted colours complement the shirt perfectly.
Lastly of course, is the hijab. Now wearing a thin hijab is crucial in the hot weather. Pashminas and silky hijabs are an absolute no no, unless you don’t mind a hairline dripping in sweat and sweaty hair (that feeling after you’ve been to the gym with a hijab on). If the hijab is not sheer, then I suggest that ditching the underscarf/hat under the hijab. This glam nude shade shimmers and compliments all skin tones. You can never really have enough nude hijabs, so why not add another to your collection.
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