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?!?!?!

HOW TO STYLE: Florals – FT. Tatuis

Hello Everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well!

I can’t believe it’s already August!! There’s only a couple weeks til school starts again! How crazy is that! Being off from school since the end of April has been pretty nice and I’ve totally forgotten what it’s like to actually have class! I’m starting my 2nd year of university and I’m definitely a bit nervous, inshallah everything goes well.

Since there’s not that much time until summer bids us farewell and we once again meet the dreaded Canadian winter, I thought I should maximize this hot weather and write a blogpost about how to wear florals! I think I’ve mentioned this in like every blogpost since Ramadhan lol but florals in the summertime just make me so happy! So why not wear them, and know how to style them, for the rest of summer!

I decided to break this post into three sections of florals – small print, medium-sized florals, and then your big floral patterns. I thought that this would be a good approach to take since floral designs can differ so much and how you’d wear one style wouldn’t necessarily be how you would wear another. Also, for each size of floral, I have made a general ‘rule of thumb’ to help as a guide. This is just something I came up with to help give an idea of why I chose to style the floral the way I did.

For the small and medium sized floral design outfits, I’ll be wearing hijabs from Tatuis! They have some really nice hijabs and they are a great cotton material. Many other bloggers have worn their hijabs such as Hijabs by Hanan, Nourka92, and AModernHijabi!

I hope this post is beneficial to you all! Let’s get started 🙂

Small Florals

Rule: 1 colour from the design, the rest Neutrals

Small Floral designs are probably the easiest and most common floral out there. They aren’t too overpowering and not too bold either. They’re a safe pattern and hence, there’s not much thought that goes into wearing a small floral print.

For such prints, a good outfit idea would include one colour that’s included in the floral-printed article of clothing and then the rest of the outfit can include neutral colours. This is a really easy way to go because it always works out to make a great look. For example, if you have floral printed pants, you can just wear a white or black top and then a coloured hijab (using a colour from the floral print in the pants) and you’re set! A cute outfit is ready with no thought or effort whatsoever!

For my outfit, I wore this navy floral printed hijab from Tatuis with a blouse and palazzo pants. Palazzo pants are great for the summertime as they are really breezy and comfortable but also modest. They prevent you from feeling too hot as the wide leg pant does not stick to you. Tucking a blouse into palazzo pants is also a staple outfit idea – always sure to please!

Since the hijab had coral-pink flowers in it, I wore an orangey-pink blouse and black palazzo pants. This follows the rule of 1 colour from in and the rest neutrals.

This hijab is really nice! It is slightly on the smaller side in terms of the width, but it still draped really easily and I really liked how it looked! Normally, with a new hijab I tend to fuss with it for a bit and have to wrap it a couple times before I achieve the desired look, but with this hijab, I just did my normal style and it looked great right away!

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This hijab just flows so beautifully!

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Outfit Details:
Blouse – Costa Blanca
Palazzo Pants – Costa Blanca
Hijab – Tatuis

Medium Florals

Rule: All Neutrals

For medium-sized florals, my suggestion is to pair them with all neutrals. Now I don’t know if this is just me, but to be honest, I hardly ever find a medium floral print. When I thought about it, I realized, I only ever see small or big floral designs.

Medium Florals look great with neutral colours because it allows the floral print and the colours from that piece to stand out and become the focal point of the outfit. Adding in other colours to such a design may overpower the outfit as medium sized prints in general are the odd ones out.

Hence, I paired my yellow floral printed Tatuis hijab with gray, navy and black. Adding in the navy compliments the colours in the hijab and doesn’t make this a ‘boring’ outfit as it’s mostly plain colours. I decided to wear a gray loose tshirt dress and pair with an opened denim shirt. Chambray shirts are a great alternative to jean jackets, especially as they work when you want something a bit longer because jean jackets just don’t make the cut. (Hehe you get it, they don’t make the cut because they’re too short :’) Wow, LOL) I finished the look with my favourite black pants and summer sandals.

The cool thing about this hijab is that there’s already a slot/opening for your head! Say whaaaaaat!
Yes, this hijab is already set with a ‘short’ and ‘long’ side and then a space for your head to slide right in! How neat! I just slipped this hijab over my undercap and did my hijab style like normal! It was honestly so much easier because I didn’t have to worry about adjusting the two sides and making sure one isn’t too short or too long! And, the end of the long side has this really cool ruffle effect which adds a nice touch and some dimension to your hijab look :’)

This is actually a new look for me and a totally last minute random put together, but I really liked how the entire outfit came together!

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You can really see the Ruffles here!

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Outfit Details:
Denim Shirt – Cotton On
Gray Tshirt Dress – Forever 21
Black pants – H&M
Hijab – Tatuis
Sandals – Aldo
Purse – Kate Spade

Big Florals

Rule: Anything and Everything

Okay, hear me out. I know ‘anything and everything’ is a bit shocking, considering I just mentioned at the beginning of the Medium florals section that you don’t want to make an outfit too overpowering, but if you’re already wearing a big print, might as well embrace it! Because, why not?! 🙂

Honestly though, with a bold pattern, you can really do anything with it. You can wear all colours, as long as the colours are in the floral design, or you could wear all neutrals, or both! You’ve already made a statement by rocking a bigger pattern, so there’s no need to shy away.

For this outfit from my Eid Guide post, I chose to wear some of the colours that were already in the bold floral printed ball gown skirt. The colours aren’t too bright and they add a nice contrast to the look, which ensures the outfit isn’t too overpowering. Also, it’s important to remember that the colours you choose to wear would also depend on the event or occasion the outfit is for. If the outfit is just for a regular casual day, you probably wouldn’t choose such a look.

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Outfit Details:
Top – Forever 21
Skirt – HijabiMama (Available at Modah)
Hijab – Ardene
Clutch – Beaudefy (Available at Modah)

Extra Outfit Ideas:

I thought I would include some more outfit pictures of small, medium, and big florals and how these outfits work with their respective rule of thumb 🙂

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Small Florals 1 Colour (Navy) + Neutrals (White)
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Small Florals 1 Colour (Mustard) + Neutrals (Cream)
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Medium Florals All Neutral (Navy Dress)
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Medium Florals All Neutral (Gray shirt, Black pants, Cream hijab and purse)
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Big Florals All Colour (Cobalt blue hijab)!

I hope this post was helpful to you all!

Thank you so much for the support and special thank you to Tatuis for the beautiful hijabs!

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Lots of love!

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~