#HijabiHeroes – Fall 2016 Edition!

Hey lovelies!

I hope you are all doing well! AHHH, I feel like I am always apologizing for an absence with all the excuses! However, my site has been down for A HOT MINUTE so I’m really sorry for missing out on uploading and also if you tried to access my site and couldn’t. Inshallah this won’t happen again!
This post has been a long time coming, like over a month.

I’m gonna jump straight into today’s well-awaited post – #HijabiHeroes! In case you don’t know what my #HijabiHeroes series is, it’s a collection of blogposts  with different themes where I feature YOUR outfits! It is a way to show my appreciation for all of the support and love I receive for HH. So a HUGE thank you to all these ladies featured in this post, y’all are the real MVPs. Also, thank you to everyone for supporting and encouraging me with HH, reading my long blogposts, liking my Instagram pictures, the works. I APPRECIATE YOU 🙂

Also, if you’d like to be included in my next #HijabiHeroes post, which will be the Winter edition, please feel free to comment below or even email me at malikah@hijabiheroes.com!

I can’t wait to show you these super cute Fall outfits!!

HOW TO STYLE: Varsity Jackets

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well!

I trust you had a fabulous and relaxing weekend! I’m sorry I’m getting to the blogpost so late, but to be honest, I don’t even ‘worry’ about my blogposts anymore. I know that every Sunday night, words will just pour out as I wait every week to click on “Add New Post” hehe 🙂

Today’s post is another instalment in my How to Style series and I’ll be talking about Varsity Jackets! Varsity Jackets are super cute for the Fall and they have a unique sporty yet casual vibe. Speaking of Varsity Jackets, I’m totally remembering my high school days! Which was just two years ago, so I’m not sure why I’m acting so old LOL.

Varsity Jackets are great to wear when it’s chilly, but not super cold. Alhamdulilah, the weather in Toronto was actually so nice, until today of course… :’) I felt like we had an actual season of Fall, like two whole months!! (Alhamdulilah, always, of course!)

Normally, I show a couple of ways on how to style a certain piece. This time, I designed some outfits online and then I have some of my own pictures! Also, I totally stole my brother’s varsity jacket for this post LOL, but I like the way his fits on me, even though it’s oversized. And I totally picked it out for him, so it’s basically mine, right?!?!?!

WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School Outfits! FT. Luluwaah

Hey hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing well and getting into the routine life now that school has started! I know, it’s a bummer, especially after having a 4 month summer vacation!

But before I get into more details about school, I just wanted to apologize for not posting for about 2 weeks!! It’s unacceptable and I’m so SORRY! 🙁
I’ve just been really busy preparing for school and also helping organize the Al-Wahda Sports Festival held in Toronto. Also, last week our school begun but we already had about 4 chapters of reading to do before the first day of class! And we only found out two days before, which was on the Labour Day weekend! So the stress level is already elevated :’)

Anyway! I’m in my second year of University, studying Nursing! I’m taking 7 classes (usual full course load is 5…) only because that’s how intense and jam-packed the nursing program is! My classes for this term include Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health, Anatomy of Medical Terminology, and then my Clinical Placement course, my Service learning placement course, and the Problem-Based Learning course where we analzye different care scenarios and get a more rounded approach to Nursing.

As you can tell, I’m already exhausted and I’m JUST starting my FIRST full week of school. It’s going to be a looooong semester! I figured some of you may be in the same boat, so I thought I’d share some Back-to-School Outfit ideas with you all to ease the load of getting out of bed and dressed in the morning! I think I’m going to be wearing all of these outfits this week… LOL

These outfits are suitable for the Summer-Fall transition but can definitely be adjusted to fit the climate needs of a particular day!

With all of these outfits, I am wearing a hijab from Luluwaah! Luluwaah is a proud Canadian company that prides itself in providing affordable yet quality products to its consumer. I have known the owner of Luluwaah for a very long time and she is one of the most sincere and beautiful people I have ever met! Luluwaah also donates a portion of their sales to a village in Tanzania! I love that they’re a socially responsible company as well!
Luluwaah hijabs are really nice because they’re a great material! I’m pretty sure all hijabis know the struggle of finding the perfect material for a hijab. These hijabs are a great balance between super soft, but stiff enough so they don’t fall off and stay in place all day. They don’t fuss around, which is ideal for school, because you know you’ll be good all day long!

They also have a great variety and selection of printed and solid coloured hijabs with cute accents such as tassels and lace. These frills add a little something extra to a solid hijab which are awesome to enhance a plain outfit. Luluwaah also has the most unique ombre hijabs with the prettiest colour combinations!

From the packaging of the hijabs, their website, the quality of the hijabs, and much more – I was so impressed by the attention to detail from Luluwaah. Their packaging was very elegant and made me feel so excited and honoured to be opening a package! Their website is easy to navigate and their “Blog” section gives some ideas on how to style their scarves!

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AHH THIS IS SO SO SO PRETTY!
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That gold wrapping though :))
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A personalized note! Loving it!

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The main point is to be comfortable and modest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear sweatpants all the time! These outfits are all very casual, but yet put-together. I am a strong believer of the notion that the way you dress influences your mood and productivity. Even if I’m just at home but I feel as if I have a lot of work to complete – I change out of my pajamas (I know, it’s sad) and change into a shirt and jeans. This way, I’m mentally prepared for the day and getting ready helps with my efficiency.

I hope you enjoy! Check out Luluwaah on their website, follow them on Instagram, and like them Facebook!
A big thank you to my best friend Kulsoom for taking all of these cool pictures 🙂

Outfit 1: A little bit of Everything
Just a little Tassel – Bubblegum hijab

This outfit plays off of various ‘basic’ elements to create a complex look. You have the black and white stripes, black and white print on the cropped cardigan, light wash jeans, and contrast solid hijab.
I love mixing neutrals and basic pieces together because 1) it’s super easy to do, and 2) the final product will basically always look good!

This summer, I’ve totally been loving black and white stripes so I had to include this t-shirt in the outfit. The light wash jeans are super comfortable due to their relaxed fit, so they feel a bit like sweats! And then coral is an amazing summer colour so I had to add it in this outfit as well. The strong contrast and having the black in the outfit makes the look perfect for transitioning seasons. To be honest, I was SO totally tempted to wear my jean jacket instead, but by swapping one piece of the outfit, you can create a different look suitable for another season!

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Outfit Details:
Striped t-shirt – Urban Outfitters
Cropped Cardigan – Gift
Jeans – Target
Hijab – Luluwaah (Just a little Tassel – Bubblegum)
Shoes – Target
Bag – H&M

Outfit 2: I swear it was Summer yesterday?!
Lacey Affair – Azure hijab

This outfit is my salute to Summer. It says “I’m in denial that school is over”, but more importantly “Why does school have to start”. And lastly, it also says “I’m dressing as if I was on vacation (basically how I dressed all Summer)” :’)

But honestly, pants like these that are tapered but also flowy are so perfect for summer and long days! They’re lightweight and comfortable but they also make you look put together. These are my next favourite after palazzo pants but less maintenance, so they’re perfect for long school days!

I paired the printed pants with a simple black blouse (a no-brainer) and a blue lace hijab to complement the hues of blue in the pants. The lace adds a nice touch to a casual and super easy outfit!

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This hijab was so unbelievably soft, I just can’t <3 <3

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Outfit Details:
Blouse – Target
Printed Pants – Urban Planet
Hijab – Luluwaah (Lacey Affair – Azure)
Shoes – Aldo
Bag – H&M


Outfit 3: Blanket in an Outfit
Glittered Ombre – Earth hijab

This outfit was especially designed for the days that you wish you could bring your blanket to school! Oversized sweaters are the way to go. Anything oversized is to be honest. There’s nothing else to say. This oversized olive cardigan/sweater screams “cozy” to me! It looks like it is made out of a light material, but it is actually pretty warm! This way, you can be snuggled up all day and if you squint and try really hard, you could pretend you’re still in bed :’)

BUT, can we just talk about how beautiful and wonderful this hijab is?!?!?!
It’s an ombre hijab with light grey, cream, brown, and burgundy! 4 total fall colours in one hijab and a little glitter to top it all off! This hijab is probably my favourite! I totally adore the other two, but this one is just SO unique and gives off a really nice vibe once layered and styled.
The slight sparkle and complexity of the hijab balances the oversized nature of the sweater and adds a hint of sophistication to the look.

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LOVE <3

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Outfit Details:
Oversized Sweater – Macys
Black Pants – H&M
Hijab – Luluwaah (Glittered Ombre – Earth)
Shoes – Aldo
Bag – H&M

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Thank you all for the support, and my apologies once again for not posting for a bit! Inshallah I have some great blogposts lined up for the rest of September 🙂

Speak to you soon!

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~