For many modest fashionistas, winter is the best time of the year to dress up because of the unlimited styling options that don’t just look modest but also incredibly classy. At the same time, these modest outfits make sure that you stay warm without having to compromise on style.
With the global rise of modest fashion, there is much inspiration for women everywhere. Check out what to have in mind when styling up your winter outfits this year.
#1 Choose the right fabrics
When going for your winter shopping, you can pretty much buy anything that you like, as long as you keep a check on the fabric. Winter outfits should preferably be in heavy fabrics, especially if you’re looking for warm skirts and dresses.
Some popular examples of heavy fabrics that work really well in the winter season include denim and corduroy. Some of the advantages of choosing heavy fabrics are that they are not sheer and they are warm enough so you don’t have to worry a lot about layering them.
#2 Look for good quality layering items
When choosing layering items like the cute and cosy jumpers or sophisticated long coats, consider the fact that you are probably going to be using these for a few years so it’s best to prefer quality over quantity.
Moreover, while your inner layers are not too visible to others, the modest outerwear layers are what help you make an impression, which is why they should be worth the effort. So always invest in good quality outer layers as they are more durable and can add considerable warmth to your outfit.
#3 Focus on the extremities
All too often, we’re so focused on our tops and bottoms that we forget to focus on the more important body parts that are the hands, feet and the neck. It’s important to keep these parts covered too as keeping them warm is what will keep you the most comfortable. If you wear hijabs, try pairing them up with funky coloured scarves to create some cool winter hijab styles.
#4 Experiment with Layers
Layering your outfits can be extremely fun if you play it right. There are a number of different ways to layer that are new to most of us and yet trying them can make us feel so great that it’s hard to explain the feeling.
For example, layering under shorter skirts with another skirt of a similar colour can create a very unique and warm look. Similarly, wearing sweatpants under long maxi dresses is something that most of us have probably never tried but help keep the chill out without giving you a bulky look.
#5 Remember the rule of no rules
One of the best things about fashion is that there are no rules and you are always free to be creative. This is particularly applicable in case of modest fashionistas as being modest means that you have to be creative enough to think outside the box. Always try to explore all the different options and create some unique outfit combinations for yourself.
Modest fashion is not just about covering yourself but also a lot about making the most of what you have, instead of wasting resources. So this winter, don’t let your creative energies go to waste and keep experimenting to create new looks that make you both look and feel great.
This article is written by Sarah Ghnanem. Sarah is a hijabista and a fashion consultant at Modanisa who is passionate about the modest fashion scene. She is always on the lookout for the latest trends and styles, and she happily shares her findings, thoughts and ideas with readers from all over the world.