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Oh Dear, Icky Summer .. #HijabiProblems

Whilst some parts of the world may still have pleasant or rather cold weather the Middle East has definitely started to heat up! If you’ve been to Dubai or anywhere in the Middle East region during the months of May through August, you know what I’m talking about. There might be millions of people in the world who adore summer but I don’t. Being a hijabi doesn’t make it easy either! 

Summer is probably the worst time of the year in my opinion! The variations of summer in Dubai include humidity, hot-skin-burning-winds, scorching summer sun, cars overheating, Air conditioners taking roughly about a minute or two to ACTUALLY start cooling. Yes, it is hell and no, there isn’t any way to escape it if you lead a life which requires you get out of the house.

I went out the other day and could not figure out what to wear! (Yes, despite being a fashion blogger I have difficulty too!) In this weather condition, you’d want to wear something light, not so tight, super comfy, that makes you feel like a kite! HAHA that rhymes!! Anyway, basically, something like a skirt or palazzos or culottes but I didn’t want to wear exactly that I wanted to mix it up a bit and get creative so here’s what happened! 

I dug into my wardrobe that’s been an ever-so-beautiful mess for quite some time now .. ahh need to sort that out! (I have no time!! And not in the mood quite frankly haha!!!) ……..  I found a full length summer dress which I bought when I was like 15 years old, lol. It’s a spaghetti strap summer dress with a very low neckline. Now what must a hijabi do to cover up? I just put on this casual-ish floral button-down shirt on top and tied it from the front! Added a statement necklace and some pretty embellished flats and YES! I WAS SUMMER READY! You will see lots of this on me this summer .. I was so comfortable in this ensemble! And I love how it looks! It looks like I’m wearing one of those poofy high-waisted skirts! 

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Step 1
    Find a full length summer dress

  • Step 2
    Pair it with a button down shirt (could be plain or printed, your call!)

  • Step 3
    Accessorize!

Easy enough, right? Let me know if you try it!

 Oh and congratulations to all the graduates high school/college/university! I pray for you all to have successful lives in this world and the HereAfter! Ameen! 

All my love,

Heba

Outfit Details:

Dress: Forever 21
Floral shirt: Stradivarius
Flats and Hijab: River Island
Necklace: Forever21
Pouch Bag: Nina Ricci

hi, i’m a cis woman with some clothes to offer to trans feminine people. my url is nondeducible, i’m located in the uk and will ship anywhere in the uk. i can send individual items or all sorts of combinations of them. all of the clothes are used but in very good condition (they’re pretty wrinkled and creased, apologies for that, but i will iron them before sending them out). the clothes i have:

t-shirt from madonna for girls, size XL (fits like L)

t-shirt from new look, uk size 10

¾ sleeve t-shirt from stradivarius, size M

long sleeved t-shirt from lee cooper, size L

t-shirt with hood from review, size M

t-shirt from c&a, size L

¾ sleeve t-shirt with very fine horizontal grey stripes from zara, size M

white and green tunics/short dresses from tatuum, both uk size 12

light grey and green jumpers from esprit, both size L

hoodie from h&m, uk size 12

hoodie with two light stains near the collar from oysho, size M

hoodie from criminal damage, size M

knee length skirt with very fine checked pattern + belt from gap, uk size 12

mini skirt from promod, uk size 12

jeans shorts from esprit, waist size 31in (roughly uk size 14)

relaxed fit jeans (slightly worn out near the top and bottom) from h&m, waist 30in (roughly uk size 12-14)

bright pink and purple tracksuit bottoms (they’re more vibrant irl), size M

fuchsia jeans from vero moda (they’re genuinely bright pink), uk size 12