STYLED IN SAUDI
There is nothing more exciting than the hour after iftaar on the 29th fast of the holy month of Ramadhaan. We all anxiously await the news of the sighting of the moon not knowing whether or not Eid is the next day. The freshly baked biscuits and sweet treats lay under the net neatly set on the dining room table. As soon we hear the news that the crescent has been sighted, there is utter chaos in not only our home, but in our grandmothers home as well. We all quickly rush into the kitchen and prepare the desserts for the next day and drop of all the plates filled with delicacies as Eid gifts to all our relatives from our Grandmother. Nothing beats the atmosphere of the night before Eid.
This year, my Eid look was entirely inspired by my recent trip to Saudi Arabia in January. I have always been a little obsessed with Arabic culture and so, through the years, it has greatly influenced my personal style. Through following Saudi trends online and visiting the beautiful country myself, I have found inspiration to incorporate Islamic fashion into my own personal style.
Can you tell that I am utterly OBSESSED with my outfit??
I opted for a minimalistic but bold look – the statement piece of the entire look was the abaya / kaftan itself which I picked up from one of the many beautiful stores in the city of Makkah. The abaya was simple and flowy with a thick soft beige stripe across it. I love the fact that the abaya is open with stud buttons, it gives me the option to wear more distinct outfits and throw the kaftan over still giving exposure to the outfit. I decided to pair the abaya with a classic black suede pointy heel – something I believe every girl should own, it’s almost like the LBD of shoes. As for accessories, I have literally been OBSESSED with the choker trend and so I searched for the perfect plain and thick choker for my neck, but sadly I did not find one to my liking so I simply made one. Since the colours of the abaya were neutral (black and beige), I carried a medium sized cross body, structured leather satchel bag, however I wear it over my shoulder because I am not fond of the cross body trend. Finally, of course – how could I leave the house without sunglasses on my head – anyone that knows me, knows that for the past 2 years, I have not left the house without a pair of sunglasses holding my hair back.
ABAYA – SAUDI ARABIA
TOP – WOOLWORTHS
LEGGINGS – PROACTION SPORTS
SHOES – SISSY BOY
STRUCTURED LEATHER SATCHEL (BAG) – RIVER ISLAND
CHOKER – ME
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