1. Sport a pale blue hijab with pink lipstick.
“There aren’t many colors that a bright pink lip doesn’t compliment, but pale colors especially do a great job of letting the bright pink speak for itself,” Haute Hijab CEO Melanie Elturk told BuzzFeed Life.
3. Wear a hijab a few shades lighter than your skin tone to look sun-kissed.
“Wearing light beiges and other neutrals can help with the appearance of tanned skin,” says Elturk. “It’s the reason I don’t wear solid black hijabs all that much—they make me look pale and I feel the need to overcompensate with bronzer and blush!”
4. Go all out on lip color.
“Usually when I wear a bold lip color, I pair it with either a black, beige, white, or gray hijab,” Buttoned Up Mayhem style blogger Azba Khan told BuzzFeed Life. “The black lipstick was tricky to pull off, but with an all black outfit and a black hijab, it did not look out of place.”
9. Go for an androgynous look.
“The key to making your hijab look edgy and androgynous is to keep it simple and uncomplicated,” Khan says. “Neutral hijabs work well with androgynous clothing such as oversized blazers and boyfriend jeans.”
11. Rock bright colors.
“A brightly-colored hijab adds the right amount of pop to an outfit,” says Chi. “And bright colors certainly can flatter your skin tone. Color theory suggests that people have two different categories of skin tone: warm complexion and cool complexion. Knowing your skin tone will help you dress well and use colors effectively.”
13. Accessorize with oversized glasses.
“I like pairing them with a neutral hijab that is loosely wrapped around the face,” says Khan. “Also, wrapping the hijab loosely would work well with the casual look that oversized glasses add to an outfit. Using less pins is the key.”
15. Make it tropical.
“All black ensembles, while flattering, can be boring when paired with another solid. Complementing the outfit with patterns—like this beautiful tropical pattern in the Amaryllis Sunset Scarf—makes the whole outfit pop and gives it more dimension,” says Elturk.
17. Match a hijab with an accessory.
“This is a great way to create cohesion,” says Elturk. “Do this with caution though, as it can easily look too matchy-matchy. Also, I would recommend matching patterns on only 2 pieces in your outfit. The skinny belt and hijab are just enough to create that cohesion without being too much.”
20. Wear a black hijab to add drama.
“The black color around my face make certain features stand out more and lacks the chaos and distractions certain printed scarves would add,” Khan says. “Hijab is an integral part of my confidence. When I wear the hijab, I’m reminded that I have enough confidence to be able to express my values and incorporate them into my appearance despite all pressure from society.”
23. Add animal print to a casual look.
“I like wearing animal print like a neutral,” Khan says. “A leopard printed hijab can easily turn a basic outfit into a trendy, edgy outfit.”
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