A word that could light up one’s eyes and strike fear into others. There were some people who wore black from head to toe—not because they hated it, but because they were too afraid to look like a potpourri of mismatched patterns and colours.
Many women who wear the hijab apply a monochromatic wardrobe philosophy—not only because of that many benefits but also to adhere to a more modest Muslim dress code. However, there’s nothing wrong with uplifting and highlighting your Islamic attire with a little bit of color.
It can be difficult and hard to break out of the habit of wearing an all-black ensemble, so here are some suggestions to get you started incorporating some accents into your wardrobe. hijab fashion.
Adding a bright hijab is the quickest and most affordable way to add color to your monochromatic Muslim outfit. If you are not sure about this new venture, get a hijab with a bright pattern against the backdrop of a regular color palette (think: A Dolce & Gabbana headscarf in a daisy pattern). It will immediately brighten up your face.
Add drama to a monochromatic outfit with a colourful necklace if you insist on wearing your current hijab. They will have the same brightening effect on your face and make the overall look look pretty and “complete” with ease while keeping everything else in the same color palette.
Are your Islamic attire mainly black and neutral? If so, swap out your everyday black bag for bold, bright arm candy—it should compliment your monochromatic outfit nicely. Invest in well-made bags in charming rich colours (think: magenta, mustard, and emerald) that will immediately make you look a little bit fancier. Take Mulberry Raspberry Alexa Bag; it is airy, can be worn in many ways and provides a nice splash of color to any neutral palette.
Jeans are most likely a staple in your hijab fashion look book, so what better way to incorporate color into your wardrobe than with wearing coloured denim. Colored denim can be intimidating, so try to build up your collection in stages; Start by wearing darker denim in burgundy, olive, and aubergine before venturing into yellow, teal, or pink.
If socks are part of your wardrobe, wear some bright coloured or patterned socks for a pop of color that adds character to your usual one-tone outfit. Get plenty of them at H&M or if you are heading to Seoul be sure you pick one up cute and eclectic socks while you are there.
Coco Chanel once said “A woman with good shoes is never ugly” and she was right. A good pair of shoes will make you feel good and offer you the confidence to get through a tough day. The modern woman is spoiled for choice with eye-catching footwear that you should not have a hard time finding some bold colours, so why stick with black shoes? There’s no reason not to spice up a neutral outfit with this easy option.
Be a burst of color
It’s not hard to bring color into your monochromatic wardrobe; it’s best to take your time so that you can only wear colours that you like and that represent you as a person. It’s not about being as colourful as Carrie Bradshaw and her crew; it is about finding ways to make your Islamic attire attractive without falling off the modesty bandwagon. Try one or more of these suggestions to start your wildest fashion adventure!