Hot Hijab Style

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by WE LOVE HIJAB · 28 comments

HOT HIJAB STYLE : TOPPERS

We’ve been getting a lot of emails lately from Muslim women who want to know how to layer comfortably when it’s hot outside. Soon it will be summertime and we’ll all be dealing with those dreaded 90°+ temperatures; and that hot weather can definitely be a problem for sisters who wear hijab.

It’s easy to feel isolated in our layering dilemma, but we’re not the only ones who have this issue. If you think about it, businessmen and women wear at least 3 layers of clothing all year long. They typically have on a blazer, a button-front shirt, and pants or a skirt. Not to mention boxers and undershirts for men; and bras, panties, slips, and stockings for women.

The good thing for us, though, is that we don’t have to wear thick business suits (unless of course your job requires them). Instead we can follow a few simple tips to ensure that our summer hijab style will be more haute than it is hot!

The key to being comfortable in your layered outfits is choosing the right fabric. Instead of layering with a thick cable-knit cardigan, choose a lightweight jersey shrug to top off your maxi dress. Instead of wearing a polyester-lined blazer with your long skirts, opt for a lightweight linen or cotton blazer instead.

When it comes to fabric, the more natural the fabric is, the more comfortable your clothing will be. The reason for this is that natural fibers (think: cotton, linen, silk, and rayon) have an open weave to them which allows air to pass through your clothing and keeps your skin feeling cooler. Artificial fibers like polyester and pleather (please don’t wear pleather this summer!) will prevent summer breezes from reaching your skin and you’ll end up feeling hot and sticky when temperatures rise.

Summer Hijab Style Cheat Sheet

1. Choose natural fibers like cotton, linen, rayon, and silk.

2. Put away your thick knit sweaters and heavy blazers. Replace them with thin (not sheer) shrugs, boleros, and summer-weight jackets.

3. Shop for your layers on the full-price racks if you can. These pieces are meant to be worn when it’s hot outside, so they’ll probably be much more comfortable then the clothes that are on clearance from last winter.

4. Polyester is not your friend!

Hopefully these little tips will be helpful to our inquirers. If you have anymore tips for comfy layered style, please leave them in the comments section!

Links:
1. Linen Cotton Seersucker Blazer ($98.00) 2. Lounge Wrap ($9.99) 3. Eyelet Blazer – Wear with a thin, long-sleeved tee for proper coverage. ($24.99)

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Valerie

Thank you for the suggestions.I live in New Orleans and it is HOT here!! I can’t believe the little wrap is only $9.99 . But they are almost out, just white and XL and XXL. Luckily thats what I need. I think I better snatch one up even if I really don’t need it right now..I bet it will easily become my best friend this summer. I love seersucker too. It is such an adorable fabric. I suggest Spiegel.com to you sisters. They have beautiful collections of all these summer fabrics of seersucker, linen, and others. Especially the linen collection has a lot of “hijab approved” looks.

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Nora

Thank you so much for this post ;)!

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Gloria

Really nice!!!!!
Spain has very hot summers. I live near the coast. There’re a lot of beaches and linen clothes are perfect!!!!!
Good work Kima

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'liya

Rayon isn’t a natural fibre, it’s synthetic! You’re right though, the type of fabric one chooses for the hot summer months is key to staying cool – not many people know enough about fabrics to understand that choosing the right kind is more than half the battle, good post :)

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a.k.

Spring is 90 degrees where I am.
Summer is more like 120!
lol.
thanks for the tips :-)

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Danielle

AWESOME article, i was just thinking about this =)

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Danielle

oh by the way, shukr is having a spring sale! $29.95 for alllll this nice stuff, marked down from exoensive prices. sooo awesome.

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badhijabday

Great post! Just wanted to say that I’m the queen of wikipedia and according to wikipedia rayon is not technically considered synthetic or natural. :D So I guess that means that you can call it what you want. Just google “cellulose and rayon” to find the article on wiki. I’m kinda smart, hehe!

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Atiqah

Bet this is useful for our muslim sisters that are going to experience summer in the western world! For us in southeast asia where summeris all year round the style mention above is our style. But good tip about the type of fabric to choose though :)

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Renee

My favorite scarf is a viscose weave from Shukr. It is cool and comfortable in the blazing heat and humidity.

Thank you for all of the great ideas, we LOVE your blog in our house.

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WE LOVE HIJAB

Thank you so much for the comments ladies! Glad you enjoyed the post. :-)

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Mrs. MuslimahDiva

This is wonderful! I now live in Puerto Rico and its like 87degrees all year around!!! so i’m looking for great hijab updates and tweeks! Great post masha allah

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maddie

I’m with Atigah. It’s a whole different story for us living in a south east asian muslim country way over here, where you can see people wearing the hijab everywhere.

Except that more often than not it is worn with inappropriate attire, and the sweltering weather is a convenient excuse for this!

Thank you for pointing out these tips, they are muchly appreciated. Now I wish I could wear layers, though one is usually enough :)

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Nisha Amanda Dattadeen

Salaam, I recently started wearing hijab, i live in a very hot country and i am a business woman, your ideas on how to dress modestly are very appropiate for where i live, and i greatly appreciate them. Keep up the great work!!

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vitagen

Salam,
I’m new here. I would like to know how to wear square scarf. I look everywhere but couldn’t find the one i like. It’s kinda trendy but still modest. Can anyone here help me?

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aspickspife

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I try upload it, but something wrong.

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Mihael

Very useful and informative text !

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khan

how do i buy them, i am in newzealand,
am just taking the step to wear hijab and was looking for they types your website shows, plz reply Asap,
thankyou…

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Antanida

Thanks! gut text

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Thanks.

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Anonymous

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