So what does 2010 have in store for the modern Muslim woman?
Well, with Spring just around the corner it is time to start thinking about brightening up your wardrobe. The fashion industry is predicting that bright colours will certainly make a comeback, particularly pastel shades. New collections are likely to be a combination of vibrant colour schemes for the adventurous Muslim woman, with more practical neutral colours for the more conservative woman.
Despite these new trends, it is always possible to look great by using your “staple” wardrobe collection. The wardrobe basics never really change and can be worn with a variety of accessories to help you look fabulous, modern and sophisticated.
So what are the basics that all Muslim women should have?
The first piece of clothing that comes to mind is the Hijab. This is the staple of all Muslim women and can be found in a variety of styles and colours to suit any occasion. They can be worn with regular scarves, cardigans and shirts to achieve a unique look.
Long sleeved shirts in a variety of neutral colours are a great base to start from. They can be worn with almost anything, under cardigans, tunics and abayas and are a must for any Muslim woman’s wardrobe.
Long cardigans are another must have and can be worn with many different clothing items to produce wonderful styles. During the summer they can be worn over long sleeved shirts or tops to achieve a vibrant summer feel and during the winter months they can be worn over dresses or sweaters to achieve a warmer feel.
Muslim clothing is certainly changing and is now evolving alongside the fashion industry in its own right. Hijab with so many online boutiques now supplying exciting new ranges, fashion designers pushing the boundaries and fashion shows showcasing new styles, it is a fantastic time to be a Muslim woman.