The first of many ‘style’ centred posts will be focusing on my recent Eid outfit of the day for the recent celebration of August. During this period of time, the surrounding northwest of England amongst other areas was undergoing a heat wave, therefore I wanted to make sure my clothes where light, flowy and not too restrictive while I was rushing around doing the usual Eid errands!
The first and second outfit was inspired by the 90’s, predominantly through my love of old T.V. shows such as Friends: The Monica and Rachel look gives me life-literally!
But also, recent fashion shows for spring/summer-by the likes of Balenciaga, Fendi, Prada and Versace had hints of prints and styles that I tried to incorporate for the looks.
The key pieces here are the micro sunglasses, fanny pack and the chunky dad sneakers. Most definitely these are statement pieces that speak for themselves with the least amount of effort. The convenient aspect of these accessories is the fact, you can dress up/down the outfit to suit a casual coffee to go, or a more refined lunch catch up with the girls. It’s completely up to you, how you style these babies!
The rest of the outfit consisted of a lightweight cotton T-shirt Cami, tucked into some loose high-waisted trousers.
Micro-Sunglasses: £12 River Island
Dad Sneakers: £39 Topshop
White Body T-shirt Cami: £8.99 H&M
Tweed Straight Fit Trousers: £19.99 Pull & Bear
Headscarf/ Hijab: £20 Skin Collection Habiba Da Silva in ‘Zaffeh’
This outfit had less components to contribute to the overall outfit, yet by no means did it lack overall. Personally, I wore this for the day I dined out with friends in the city. Therefore, I had to orientate the look more towards an evening look. I did this by simply adding a pair of heels/sandal- a thick block heel for extra comfort and mobility to walk all day around the city of Manchester. I maintained the same accessories as displayed in outfit one, yet I gave a pop of colour via a mustard headscarf to co-ordinate to the stripes on the 90’s inspired ribbed body con maxi dress. The oversized trench was the most significant staple piece to both outfit looks, as its loose fluidity and length allowed me to maintain my key principles of coverage and modesty, without feeling to choked by use of multiple layers. Finally, one can never go wrong with addition to a red tone of lipstick to an overall makeup look- that’s exactly what I did, to add a sultrier ‘night’ vibe overall.
Trench Coat: Thrifted
Striped Ribbed Maxi Dress: £12 Select
Block Sandals: £129 Michael Kors
Hijab/ Headscarf: £5.99 Dusty Diamonds