Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What's Your Clothing Style?


Every woman has a clothing style. Since I like experimenting with different styles and different looks I never really thought I had a style. I told myself I merely wore whatever I felt in the mood to wear. But then one day I realized that I do in fact have a style. No matter what kind of clothing style I may experiment with, I always default to what I like to call a Muslim Audrey Hepburn look. It's an interesting mix between Islamic clothing with a classical, elegant spin on it. (Maybe that's the reason why people always think I have money- ha!)The jacket/shirt pictured above from Marabo is SO me. In fact, I can already see myself in that shirt with my long black skirt, my black Etienne Aigner shoes, a sleek black hijab (tucked in) and a nice (costume) tennis bracelet dangling from my wrist. Don't let it be sunny out- I'll have on my diva sunglasses too! Yes, ladies that's me all day.

And let's not forget my diva work tote!

That's what I've come to discover. I have to take the diva/Hepburn in me and "Islamize" it. What is your clothing style?


Anonymous said...

Asalaamu alaikum!
This is Sr. Brooke from Marabo. I believe we met at ISNA this past September. Drop me a line at if you get a chance. I wanted to tell you something offline.

Thanks and keep up the great work!

MyHijab said...

Salam alaikum

My style is kind of gypsy/hippy!

I love lots of layers and always some kind of tarnished gold or silver.

Andi absolutely love colour!

just found this blog and i love it!

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Anonymous said...

Could you please give more suggestions and links to modest yet elegant/classic clothing?


Anonymous said...

i loooove that black tote!!!!! can you please tell me where to buy it and possibly how much it costs? thnx!

Jamerican Muslimah said...

anonymous, I think my next post will be more elegant Islamic clothing. I'll do some research...

anonymous 2: The purse is Dolce and Gabana so I imagine it's very expensive. I personally do not believe in spending a lot of money on purses when I can go to Marshall's or Target to find a purse I like. I suggest TJ Maxx or Marshall's for a comparable bag.

Anonymous said...

As Salaamu Alaykum Sisters,

I am having a lot of problems with one of the islamic clothing stores online. I see its listed here on the blog and I was wondering if anyone else has had a problem with this site. If anyone has ordered from Crescent Moon boutique please let it be known if you are having any problems. Or if you have had success. I have been contacting them over and over again and no one is responding and was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. I am not trying to create fitnah or anything I just want sisters to be careful and aware.

Anonymous said...


I just found a site that would be great for muslimah's!!! Its called They have several casual longer/tunic style shirts that are really cute.

Dynamite Soul said...

As salaamu alaikum sis

My style is kinda weird

I am a mix between Erykah Badu, Jackie O, and Gwen Stephani.

I know that sounds crazy, but I pull it off pretty well, and non-Muslim men and women compliment me all of the time!

Although other Muslimahs look great in it, I can't do lacey frilly clothing.

I am loving that houndstooth top!

Anonymous said...

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MuslimahfashionDiva said...

I'm definately Beyonce, Kimora Lee Simmons, but only in my house.

Outside...Hijab, abaya and I'm cool.

I love vintage and I will be happy to help sisters with styling advice. I Love fashion and especially shoes.

Alixianna said...

I'm a revert, alhamdulilah, and I have always dressed as if I came from somewhere bigger (I was stuck in the smallest town.) I also had the money, which I did not spend on better things in my jallilya (so I lived in a town with designer labels, where everybody thought my Chanel tweed coats were not cool compared to see-through spandex mini-skirts, and they thought my Versace prom dress came from a used store---and don't diss vintage---I love that too---I can make an outfit out of anything and I always seem to find Oscar de la Renta on those sweet $10.00 racks.

I encountered Islam on vacation in the middle east, where I went shopping with my Mum in Dubai, and relaxed in Oman at the PDO club, and Diplomat's Embassy Club. I realized Muslim women are not suppressed when I saw the Omani and Emirati girls lovin' and rockin' their abayas, and that was my first step to reading the Qu'ran, which has always been on my list of great books to read.

I'm now an abaya girl at heart: I love khaleeji abayas embellished with matching sheilas, and coloured ones as well, but my style when I'm mixing western clothes up to make them Islamic is what I call 'Pure Princess'. Elegent coats and suits in diferent colours with matching hijabs or gorgeous courdinating hijabs. I hope to take some pictures of the outfits and post them but right now I have a blog I'm currently working on to post all the Islamic shopping sites, to interpret fashion trends so that they are 'halal', and to write about hijab struggles and triumphs whenever possible. It's not much yet, but please come visit and comment, at

The Queen's Mother said...

I'm Kimora Lee Simmons, Comedian Monique, and Beyonce.

Lots of jewelry, mini skirts and dresses, large hoop earrings, and hip them!

Lots and lots of mascara.

You might be the Queen; but I'm the Queen's Mother! LOL!