OOTD: Structured Grey Skirt and Pink Hijab

Assalaamu alaikum sisters! Hope you are all well, and busy preparing for the blessed month of Ramadan that is soooo close!

I was inspired by two sisters at work to make a plan and get back to my blog! I still haven’t sorted out my PC/internet situation yet, but stayed late at work today to do a quick post! That’s motivation for you hey! πŸ™‚

Anyway, so decided to start a Outfit of the Day (OOTD)Β series, since I’ve just recently discovered a really OBVIOUS way to cover my face during pics, which means I don’t have to edit them. DUH lol πŸ™‚

Sorry about the poor picture quality, things just aren’t going my way with technology!

My work winter look has consisted mainly of 3/4 length dresses with boots, and 3/4 skirts. Because its super easy to make it look modest, and very elegant at the same time!

Grey skirt with thin pink stripes: I bought this skirt at Truworths years ago, but every year they have similar skirts, the very structured type that works well for work.

Black poloneck jersey: Found at edgars, but you can find them anywhere. Because this skirt has a pink stripe in, I usually wear black knitwear with it, sometimes a button down cardi, sometimes poloneck. This skirt would’ve looked great with a top that has a bit more detail, like a cowl neck, or a fabric flower on or something.

PInk hijab: I’ve been buying every colour I can find in this fabric. It’s really thin and light so drapes easily, it is great for summer as well. It’s also not too thin that the pins damage the scarf. I wish I knew what the fabric is called, will find out. You find them at Vangate Souk, at Sawants creations, and at Khans Panjabis. Prices range from R20-R40 at the various stores.

Black beads: Which you can hardly see, so not the smartest idea πŸ™‚ I bought them at Edgars

Black boots: I LOVE them! I searched for years for the perfect black boots, found these at HQ shoes

I dont wear much accesories in winter, mostly because I’m too cold and lazy in the morning!

OK, thats it for tonight, let me know what you think! Would you like more OOTD posts like these? Jazaakallah


Mix and Match: A nice basic outfit

So… I’m not the most creative person when it comes to fashion.. and I don’t think I’m someone with a great sense of style….

…but wearing the hijab has sort of forced me to become a bit more conscious of what I’m wearing, and I’ve surprisingly been enjoying it! It’s been fun to match outfits and scarves, and bring some colour and style to what would otherwise have been a very dull wardrobe! So I am going to try and show my like-minded sisters out there how easy it is to look modest and stylish at the same time.

Also, the aim is to show you how to match your every day wardrobe, instead of showing you lots of cool new items that are out there, that you can’t afford to buy! So I’ll find pics of clothes very similar to mine, and then I will show you how to wear the same items lots of different ways πŸ™‚

So this ensemble is a good stable in my work wardrobe.. before my hijab, I would’ve worn this without the belt and with black shoes, but I think the tan takes this outfit from ordinary to stylish! OK, so maybe my style realisations are a bit basic lol, but there must be sisters like me out there πŸ™‚

Basics: Grey pants; Longer length White shirt; Tan peep toe heels

Hijab: Brown floral scarf

Accesories: Tan skinny belt; Tan bag