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When the colored skinny jean exploded into the scene of fashion last fall, I saw myself fall victim to another trend all over again. I mean who could resist that opportunity of incorporating those bright, electric colors into your wardrobe? Nope, I couldn’t. I bought two pairs from American Eagle a week later, in peach and cherry red. I noticed, however, these pants made it a little difficult to coordinate tops with. I noticed girls pairing neon pink jeans with lace crop tops, floral corsets, and Vans sneakers, but that was no where near the “classy chic” and modest look I was going for. These pants fit pretty tightly so I found that longer, loose fitting blouses and layering became my new best friends. As I began to experiment, I added some darker colors: burgundy, indigo, and royal blue to help transition into more winter-friendly attire. With a little inspiration, these pants become really fun to pair pieces with! Here are some tips and outfit ideas to help you when tackling these colored jeans:
Neutral colored and/or buttoned blouses work best so you don’t look like a walking human-sized rainbow. Long cardigans can be layered on top, as well as bold necklaces (Forever 21 has a plethora of them) and print scarves. To keep it modest, it’s a good idea to look for short dresses rather than actual shirts. For hijabs/scarves, I have found that the darker jeans go well with tribal, leopard, and houndstooth prints, while pastel pants coordinate with florals, ombre, and waterblend/soft-tone colors.
To add texture, lace, denim, and chiffon work really well with baggy cardigans. Roll the jeans up around one inch, and pair with a simple flat or velvet loafer.
I think a lot of people make the mistake of wearing giant over-the-top prints with these bright pants. It’s the colored jean that is making the statement.
· navy polka-dotted (or black and white striped) chiffon tunic with nude flats and cream hijab;
· black leather jacket with cream cotton tunic, tan booties, and leopard hijab;
· khaki trench coat, ombre hijab, and leopard print loafers
· denim button down, cream infinity scarf, leopard hijab, and brown riding boots;
· denim vest, baggy tan sweater, black studded combat boots, black hijab;
· over-sized dark gray cardigan, cream lace tunic, layered silver necklaces and pearls, studded black flats
Peach (or other pastel) jeans:
· simple floral dress, small cream cardigan, nude flats, ombre hijab
· light washed denim tunic, brown riding boots with cream leg warmers, floral hijab
· white cardigan, sea foam green chiffon blouse, sandal wedges, floral hijab, , gold chunky bracelets
Royal Blue jeans:
· tan leather jacket, short tan lace mini dress, leopard loafers
· mustard yellow cardigan, tan chiffon blouse, tribal print flats; simple tribal hijab
· black blazer, white chiffon dress, layered gold necklaces, red patent leather flats,
For a night out, pair any skinny with a shimmery dress, and a solid blazer with shoulder pads for a nice mix of texture. For shoes, wedges work perfectly, and if you prefer heels, look for a chunky heel, rather than a really narrow stiletto.
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Enjoy your weekend!
There is so much to talk about today, and so much to look forward to.
Bella Luna Abayas gets close to 1000 likes on Facebook everyday, and new designs are coming soon! Everything seems to be going great, and who else to thank but our wonderful Bella followers. We have been receiving a lot of great feedback on Bella Luna’s designs and our designer, and head of the company Alehli Sg, is incredibly thankful for all the support.
Which is why she has been motivated to further expand the company in several ways. Today though, we’ll talk about one of her ideas: blogging and further assisting our followers and customers. Bella Luna Abaya wants Muslimahs to proudly represent Islam through Bella Luna’s beautiful and empowring pieces of clothing. When Alheli designs, not only is her love for fashion an influence but Allah Himself and the beautiful teachings of Islam. Her mission is to help Muslimahs feel great about themselves as they carry the beautiful symbol that the hijab is or by showing that modesty is beautiful too. So to get right to the point, Bella Luna has taken blogging to the next level. We are now recruiting bloggers, we want to offer our followers and customers more than just clothing, we want to give you tips on everyday style, whether it’s on make up, hijab styles, or talking about controversial topics. We want to form a Bella Luna community, and want our customers to interact with the company. The more we know about you the better we can perform, and we feel the best way to do this is through blogging, and reaching out to our customers.
We’ve already gotten two bloggers, one being me (Salma) and Laila.
Well this is probably a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Salma and I am currently a business major, I love marketing, finance, accounting, everything. Business and helping people grow is my thing. I am a Mexican, Arab, American, which brings me to talking about why Bella Luna stuck out for me so much. I love what Alheli has created, which is a new brand that brings two completely different yet beautiful and colorful cultures together. Mexico and the Arab world are another two major influences to Bella Luna, and Alheli has done an exceptional job in creating a new product that brings these two cultures together beautifully. It really speaks to me, and I love everything that Alheli has to offer through her designs.
As far as fashion goes, I love it, and I feel I have a good sense of fashion, however, my main purpose in this blog is to find Muslimahs with great sense of fashion and bring them to the spot light. I’m not Muslim, although I was raised through Muslim values, so rather than giving Bella Luna followers tips on style, I want it to come from Muslim girls all over the world…I think interviewing different people, opens doors for more ideas.
As of now, I will begin interviewing Muslimahs on Tumblr, we all know who they are. I’m talking about the girls who have brought a strong great influence over thousands of other Muslim girls.
My first interview will be coming soon, and I really can’t wait.
I hope this becomes a great experience.
Now for our second blogger, Laila.
Laila is an American Palestinian, Muslim currently attending college and going for dentistry. Nonetheless, she is a fashion addict. She’ll definitely be giving our followers tips on modest clothing, hijab styles, make up, and more!
She’ll also be keeping you up with the latest trends in the Muslim world, and Bella Luna’s designs!
Keep an eye out for her!
She’ll be introducing herself soon.
Well this is pretty much it for today, can’t wait for what’s to come! Please like Bella Luna on Facebook.
And thanks for keeping up with us!
Once again, if you are interested in being a blogger please send us a message! We’re looking!
Until next time!
“Mexico is located to the southern part below the United States. In 2010, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography there were about 3,700 Muslims in Mexico out of a 114,793,341 population. What is one Mexican Muslim revert and self-made clothing designer, Alheli Sg from Mazatlan, Sinaloa doing? She is going against all odds and breaking barriers! I had the opportunity to chat with her on what it means to be a Muslim in Mexico, her label Bella Luna Abayas and its future.”
— Sadeel Allam