Feature: Fashim

If you love online shopping (who doesn’t?), check out Fashim!

Fashim is a one stop shop for all your modest, yet fashionable muslimah wear. It merges the well-known worldwide brands such as Inayah, Abaya Addict and local favourites such as Sufyaa.

And the icing on top of the cake, FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Yes!

Now time to list down our top picks for your wardrobe!

1. Inayah Rose Tint Abaya (this also comes in Ash, Navy and Black)

Add this lovely abaya to your collection for an added femininity to your look

2. Abaya Addict Jersey Hi-Lo in Snakeskin

Spruce up your daily look with a hi-lo snakeskin jersey top! Pair this with some wide legged cream pants with a pair of wedges for the office-showstopper.

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January 2013 Favourites

We’ve compiled all the things we’ve loved for the month of January 2013 – be it accessories, fashion or hijabs. What are your favourites?

1. Drop Pocket Boyfriend Cardigan by New Look

Jan2013Fav3These extremely baby soft cardigan is too die for. Literally. They come in a variety of colors but the two that we love the most are navy blue and dark red.

The sizes are also generous starting from UK 6 to 16. As these cardigan have no front buttons and are in fact meant to be slouchy (hence the name “boyfriend”), it’s better to buy one size up than your usual. This is so that you can use the two sides can at least cover your chest. Pair it with a striped t-shirt or tank top and jeans for a casual day out.

Tip: If you do plan on wearing it with a tank top/sleeveless top, be wary when the wind blows. Since there are no buttons, the sides can blow off and show some underarm. Instead, bring the two pieces to the front and adorn a cute brooch to fasten them down.

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Fabulous Finds: Laura Ashley for Uniqlo

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially English lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of originality. Uniqlo has collaborated with Laura Ashley for Spring/Summer 2012 to launch an exclusive limited collection of contemporary designed pieces using Laura Ashley Archive prints. Laura Ashley and Uniqlo will make a donation form the net sales of the collection to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the agency providing protection and support to refugees wordwide

Fashion with a difference. That’s what we call this collection. Vintage prints can never go wrong. The Spring/Summer collection comes in a wide array of designs and choices from t-shirts to tunics.

Pair them with your favorite cardigan or blazer. Feeling adventurous? Choose a bright colored cardigan!


The Muslim Woman’s Guide to Fashion: Cardigans

Somewhat similar to the layering concept, you can add cardigans to create dimensions and textures to your outfit. There are literally tons of cardigan styles from the basic knit cardigan to the long ones to add height.

How do I decide?

You should at least invest in a basic cardigan that can go with just about anything and everything. It also helps that if you are in a bit of jam with time, you can simply throw the pieces together without having to think which ones match. Make that a brown or even a mustard cardigan.

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