Hijabi street style: These 14 fashionistas put the urban in turban!

Published October 8th, 2015 - 04:39 GMT

Hold on to your hijabs because these Muslim fashionistas are taking the internet by storm! Modest fashion is making a comeback, with the infamous fashion brand H&M announcing its first hijab-clad model. Pioneers of modern hijab fashion are showcasing their unique style on social media outlets like Instagram… but not everyone approves of the rise of hijabi fashion.

The hijab is a Muslim practice of covering of one’s head and chest and dressing modestly. While most people associate such style with drab, black abayas, hijab is taking a somewhat daring step into the modern age with bright colors and stylish cuts… But this fashion revolution has ruffled a few more conservative feathers.

Some critics accuse hijabi fashionistas of misrepresenting the true Islamic legislation on dress and appearance. The Quran states that women should not “expose their adornment except that which (necessarily) appears,” suggesting that it is against Islamic doctrine to draw too much attention from one’s appearance. Thus, some critics believe the idea of a hijabi fashionista somewhat inherently contradicts Islamic teachings.

There are also unconventional and edgier forms of the hijab which has become both increasingly popular and controversial, such as the turban. The more conservative old school hijabers say that the turban fails to cover the neck and ears, so it can’t be considered modest. On the other hand, some supporters see the turban as a first step in the right direction for people new to wearing the hijab.

At the end of the day, hijab is a personal decision and it is in fact haram to judge the way that other women practice wearing it. So is it time to salute these style savvy hijabis and get with the times or keep it simple and cover up? Have a look and see!

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Ascia hijabi fashion

Ascia, who is famous for her turban-hijab style, is a hybrid of Kuwaiti and American heritage with a serious sense of style. Ascia and her husband Ahmad run a popular fashion and lifestyle blog called The Hybrids. (Image: Instagram, Ascia_akf)

honeyfordays

We just love honeyfordays’ street style. With an urban-chic take on the hijab, Honey incorporates graphic tees, sneakers, and of course, the veil, to create a look that is both unique and modern. (Image: Instagram, Honeyfordays)

hijabi fashion

Meet the fashionable Feeeeya! According to her Instagram page, which is a goldmine of modest street style, Saufeeya is a multiracial kid living between Dubai, the US, and Morocco. She is confident that modest style is making a comeback, and we are pretty sure she is leading the pack! (Image: Instagram, Feeeya)

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Summer al-Barcha, photographed here at the 2015 New York Fashion Week, is a stylist and Instagram guru with impeccable class. Her look is timeless and classic … making us wish it was summer all year round! (Image: Instagram, summeralbarcha)

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Slay, sisters, slay! Thesamaras, consisting of Marwa and Aeteka, are a stylish sister duo who run a popular lifestyle blog. (Image: Instagram: thesamaras)

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Yes, you are indeed witnessing a pivotal moment in fashion history: the thobe jumpsuit. Marwa Atik is a California babe of Syrian descent who combined her passion for the hijab and her talent for fashion to create her very own brand of scarves that feature edgy details such as zippers and ruffles. (Image: Instagram, velascarves)

Omaya Zein

Omaya Zein is a US-based Venezuelan and Palestinian beauty oozing with a regal style. On her YouTube channel, which often features her husband Mohammad, Omaya shares hijabi-fashion ideas as well as thoughtful advice for Muslimahs. (Image: Instagram, omayazein)

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Hey girl, heeeey! Meet Yusra Siddiqui, a Pakistani-American blogger known as thatgirlyusra on Instagram. From glamorous abayas to hip beanies, Yusra can pull off anything. (Image: Instagram, thatgirlyusra)

Dina Tokio

And last but not least is Dina Tokio, the UK’s hijabi fashion queen. Dina is stylist and blogger who is putting her skills to the test, as she is now pregnant and looking nonetheless flawless on a daily basis. (Image: Instagram, Dinatokio)

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Ascia hijabi fashion
Ascia, who is famous for her turban-hijab style, is a hybrid of Kuwaiti and American heritage with a serious sense of style. Ascia and her husband Ahmad run a popular fashion and lifestyle blog called The Hybrids. (Image: Instagram, Ascia_akf)
honeyfordays
We just love honeyfordays’ street style. With an urban-chic take on the hijab, Honey incorporates graphic tees, sneakers, and of course, the veil, to create a look that is both unique and modern. (Image: Instagram, Honeyfordays)
hijabi fashion
Meet the fashionable Feeeeya! According to her Instagram page, which is a goldmine of modest street style, Saufeeya is a multiracial kid living between Dubai, the US, and Morocco. She is confident that modest style is making a comeback, and we are pretty sure she is leading the pack! (Image: Instagram, Feeeya)
hijabi fashion
Summer al-Barcha, photographed here at the 2015 New York Fashion Week, is a stylist and Instagram guru with impeccable class. Her look is timeless and classic … making us wish it was summer all year round! (Image: Instagram, summeralbarcha)
hijabi fashion
Slay, sisters, slay! Thesamaras, consisting of Marwa and Aeteka, are a stylish sister duo who run a popular lifestyle blog. (Image: Instagram: thesamaras)
hijabi fashionista
Yes, you are indeed witnessing a pivotal moment in fashion history: the thobe jumpsuit. Marwa Atik is a California babe of Syrian descent who combined her passion for the hijab and her talent for fashion to create her very own brand of scarves that feature edgy details such as zippers and ruffles. (Image: Instagram, velascarves)
Omaya Zein
Omaya Zein is a US-based Venezuelan and Palestinian beauty oozing with a regal style. On her YouTube channel, which often features her husband Mohammad, Omaya shares hijabi-fashion ideas as well as thoughtful advice for Muslimahs. (Image: Instagram, omayazein)
hijabi fashion
Hey girl, heeeey! Meet Yusra Siddiqui, a Pakistani-American blogger known as thatgirlyusra on Instagram. From glamorous abayas to hip beanies, Yusra can pull off anything. (Image: Instagram, thatgirlyusra)
Dina Tokio
And last but not least is Dina Tokio, the UK’s hijabi fashion queen. Dina is stylist and blogger who is putting her skills to the test, as she is now pregnant and looking nonetheless flawless on a daily basis. (Image: Instagram, Dinatokio)