Social distancing means we can’t go to the iftar parties that we are used to, but that doesn’t mean we can’t glam up at home! Ramadan calls for modest looks, but with the sweltering weather in our part of the world, it’s not always practical to carry the three-piece lawn suit or a long dupatta. However, thanks to the rise of modest fashion, dressing up for your quarantine iftar is possible even with western pieces! Scroll down to get inspiration on how to do so, and when you’re done, schedule an iftar party with your friends on zoom! You can stay safe, break your fast with your friends and satisfy your thirst to flaunt the latest fashion:
1. Slay It With The Separates
Separates have clearly out shined jumpsuits and become the new summer favourites. Are you finding it difficult to style them modestly? Take cues from blogger Bia Alina and pull them off like a pro! Alina adds life to the basic striped separates by layering them with a bright yellow duster, red bag, pumps and a classy black scarf. This look channels just the kind of energy we all need in our day right now!
2. Keep It Neutral
If going all bright and colourful isn’t your cup of tea, then opt for a more neutral colour palette! Leena Alghouti knows exactly how to rock a simple look. Reach for your fancy white trousers, your satin shirt, and voila – you’re ready. P.S – remember that your shoes can make or break your look! Leena added a spunk of fun in her outfit through her zebra printed heels and it’s a tip you might want to keep in mind if you think something is missing from your look.
3. Twirl In A Skirt
When it comes to modest fashion, long, flowy skirts have forever been a staple in one’s wardrobe. They are feminine, easy to carry and breezy enough to be worn even on the hottest of summer days. Take some inspiration on how to style a pleated skirt from the super chic, Aiman Zaib Tanoli. We love how she has paired the crisp white button-down with a pastel skirt and printed hijab. And yes, we’ve got our eyes on that statement necklace!
4. Stay Home In Monochrome
Sometimes, all you need to jazz up am outfit you’ve worn numerous times, is putting a statement piece on top of it. Whether it’s a zoom iftari with friends or a sit down dinner with your family – layer a simple dress with a funky, printed kimono and pose for that perfect OOTD shot!. The look is Aqsa Amir approved who effortlessly rocks a summery kimono over an all-black outfit. She pairs it with a cool white hijab and heels.
5. Dress Right In White
The classic white shirt and black pants combination always works wonders. But have you ever tried adding a traditional touch to your staple outfit? Blogger, Marya shows us how to do it. She has brilliantly styled her monochrome outfit with an ajrak-esque scarf and minimal accessories.
6. Rock Those Prints
Who says modest fashion can’t be experimental? Hijabi influencer Aisha Saqib makes a serious case for clashing prints in this super cute outfit. She pairs her polka dotted shirt with printed blue pants and a bright scarf — this look screams summer. Wear this, close your eyes and just imagine you’re at a lunch with your friends while you sip on your mint lemonade at iftari!