I can’t tell you how excited I am for Summer. Although our winters in Johannesburg have been quite bearable, there’s nothing quite like basking in the afternoon sun just because. What I don’t particularly like is Summer fashion. It’s against my faith to bare-it-all like most do in Summer, so I have to come up with ways to stay modest but still cool and fresh. Not the easiest task, when crop tops are all the rage. So after a bit of research (and trying to find items that we actually have in South Africa!) I have a few styling tips/ideas on how to be covered up and gorgeous for the next couple of months. Bonus- most of these looks are Hijab friendly; you’re welcome!
Seen in: River Island, Cotton On
The Kimono cardigan has to be my favourite Summer 2014 trend. It’s non-form fitting, the perfect length and often comes with longer sleeves. Plus, I am such a fan of printed clothing so this is ideal. Pair with a tighter pants, or something that tapers at the ankles to avoid looking frumpy.
LONGER LENGTH COTTON CARDIGANS
Seen in: Zara, Cotton On
These long length cardigans have been causing quite a stir amongst Hijabi’s. They’re absolutely perfect for summer as the long length and loose fit covers up the shape of your body, but still keeping to a fresh, summer theme. Love!
Seen in: Forever New, Mr Price, Cotton On, Zara
Maxi dresses and skirts are extremely easy to wear. Most Maxi dresses are sleeveless, but a simple long sleeved top thrown under can make all the difference. I love that these are not form fitting, but still flattering.
Seen in: Fordsburg actually, if you really look! and River Island
Summer kaftans is a modest girls dream; it’s loose fitting, flattering and comes in amazing prints. I highly recommend getting a few made if you can’t find them, or better yet, shop online!
Seen in: Mr Price
Midi skirts are the Meryl Streep of all skirts; classy beyond measure. It’s the perfect length to still be modest and summery all in one. If you’re looking to make this look more Hijab friendly, leggings underneath still look great without taking away from the look. I love these particularly with jersey cardigans draped over your shoulders. Sheer gorgeousness!
How do you get by in Summer whilst staying classy, covered up and modest but still summery and cool?