FASHION | THE TURBAN

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I have always sworn off the turban, ever since the trend emerged. I personally never felt like it’s a true form of Hijab as dictated. But, similarly to wearing jeans with a longer top that still shows your form, the journey towards complete modesty is exactly that – a journey. A turban is still a form of covering yourself, so instead of judging it, I decided to try it out.

I was getting bored of the way I was tying my scarf; I couldn’t get it to look as effortless as those modest fashion bloggers who seemingly just throw it over their shoulder and look incredible, and I was so tired of those over-sized voluminous Hijab styles that stemmed from the Middle East. So when my sister Nazmira snapped herself rocking the turban, I got her to teach me how to tie it and give it a go.

A turban just seems so glamorous and put together, and also insanely comfortable. I liked how it looked, but I was a little more self conscious than usual. I didn’t love how it looked on me, but I didn’t hate it either. I think it’s one of those things where you simply need a bit of time to get used to it.

I admire the many women who choose to cover their hair and dress a little more modestly, no matter what form it is. You’re my motivation and inspiration.

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PS, I’m wearing: Multiway Abaya: Ruhee Collection (sold out) | Pants: Forever21 | Shoes: Steve Madden (sold out) | Necklace: Aldo accessories | Scarf worn as turban: Foschini

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