#HijabiHeroes – Summer Edition! ☀️🌴

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! I can’t believe summer is coming to an end and people are starting school soon! I don’t start until the beginning of September but it still feels like school is starting tomorrow 😫
What better time to lift our spirits then a #HijabiHeroes post, Summer edition 😎

Once again, thank you to all of the ladies that approached me to be a part of this, as well as the ones who agreed to participate upon asking. It really means a lot that so many people believe in the HH mission and want to see it succeed and flourish. I also appreciate them taking time out to snap an OOTD, it’s not easy, and I hope y’all see my daily struggles LOL.

If you would like to be featured in the next #HijabiHeroes post (I’m thinking Fall already mhmm), then please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message! You can just let me know that you’d like to be involved and I’ll remind you before it’s time for the post so you can send me the outfit picture, so don’t worry about that!

Okay, without further ado, #HijabiHeroes, Summer edition 💕

Summer Trends 2016 FT. Verona Collection

Hello there!

I hope you are all doing well! I’m back again with another blogpost! It feels really good to sit and write more often now, alhamdulilah!

I was scrolling through Instagram and noticed a lot of trends are popping up EVERYWHERE for the Summer time! There are various fashion styles and items that are really popular nowadays. Now you know I don’t like to go too mainstream, but I wanted to share my take on 4 Summer trends and ideas on how to incorporate them into your outfits! I definitely do not think we should try to just wear the trends and ‘blend in’ with the conventional and current style, but I do promote trying new things and seeing how they work with your own look!
Also, just because something is a trend, doesn’t mean you have to wear it the way ‘everyone’ does or the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be worn. Recreate your own spin on things and let your personality shine through!

The trends I want to share are 1) White on White, 2) Mini Backpacks, 3) Maxi on Maxi, and 4) Baseball hats. I think these 4 trends are my favourite for the summer and also super easy to implement and incorporate into an outfit. I have 2 outfits, displaying 2 trends each! This shows the versatility of the trends and how you can mix and match and wear them together! You do not need to have one statement outfit with a ‘trend’, just work it with your own preferences.

OOTD – Always Blushing

Hello hello!

Hope you are all doing well!

Did you notice that my site is now just hijabiheroes.com! YES, I finally switched my domain! So if you followed my blog via email or wordpress, please re-follow on here! I would really appreciate it! I changed my host too and it’s a little complicated, so I would be grateful for your support. A huge shoutout to my friend who helped me do all of this and making HijabiHeroes a better site! 🙂

This past weekend I participated in the 2015 Umoja Games. Umoja Games is a muslim soccer tournament for North America focused on the key principles of unity and brotherhood. Not only was I playing in the Women’s division, I also was on the local organizing committee as the Games were held in Toronto this year!

We had a great time and despite all the hurdles, we made it! At the end of the hectic weekend, I hold on to some amazing memories! From working on the player badges at 3 am to running around the women’s soccer fields trying to get all the stats and update the social media accounts, it was all worth it. You could say it was all fun and games 😉 (GET IT LOL)

Like any other tournament, there was a closing ceremony after the finals game to culminate the entire weekend. All of the trophies were awarded and it was a very busy time! Of course, I have to share my outfit from the ceremony!

Being on the local organizing team, I had to set up for the closing and run around the area to get everything done. Hence, I wanted my outfit to be functional and comfortable so I could easily do work but something more fancy to match the event.

I really like palazzo pants and I think they look classy but are very effortless. They’re especially nice for the hotter climate because you aren’t restricted by tighter trousers but you’re not necessarily wearing a dress. And the fact that they are super loose/wide and give an illusion of being a maxi dress ensures that they are also very modest! Win win for both teams! (Aren’t you loving all of my soccer/sports references?!? haha!)
Also, can you believe these aren’t real palazzo pants?! WAIT, what?! These are actually the bottoms for an indian outfit of mine :$ But when I tried the outfit on, I just knew these pants would have a double purpose!

I paired these blush ones with a crisp white crop top from Forever 21. The ruffle at the bottom added a nice sophisticated touch. To tie the look together, I added a pink printed hijab with white and coral accents and a silver necklace to add a little sparkle. For some contrast, I wore cognac brown loafers as they are comfortable for a lot of walking and add some colour to the look!

I hope you like the look!
Thank you Aziza for being my photographer hehe and to Salwa and Fatima Jiwan for the creative input 😉

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I love this picture 🙂
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Classic pose lives on 🙂

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Had to add this candid with my dear friend Fatima Jiwan <3 Her outfit was super cute but unfortunately, we didn’t get a front view picture! But it was definitely #hijabiheroes approved as you all know how much I love my jean jacket and maxi combo! Love love love her! <3

Outfit Details:
Hijab – Ardene
White top – Forever 21
Palazzo Pants – Part of an Indian outfit :$
Necklace – Costa Blanca
Purse – Aldo
Shoes – Aldo

I had so much fun with all of my friends, new and old and those who traveled from all around the US to attend the Games. It was nice seeing you all again! To my team, I know we didn’t win the tournament, but we played well and I’m thankful for this experience. To my friends who came to watch and support all of us, thank you so much! It was super sweet knowing that someone was cheering for us and having faith in our abilities. To my friends who I met at the closing, even if we just talked for 5 minutes or if we hung out more, I hope you are all doing well and I’m so glad we had a chance to meet up again and I hope we see each other very soon!
Thank you all for an awesome weekend 🙂

Til next time Umoja Games!

🙂

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~