Hi Lovelies, I pray you are all well and enjoying a fresh 2019. I haven’t done a Maymunah’s Favorite in a long time (let me know in the comments section below if you like them and if I should do them more frequently). This time I thought it would be fun to do trend editions especially since there are so many trends from fall/winter 2018 that I love so much. Below, I’ve picked five of favorite trends that I feel are modest friendly which you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe right now. Enjoy!
This is a trend I am loving at the moment, surprisingly, since I used to be of the opinion that animal prints were too loud for me to pull off. However, they have transitioned over the years from being a fad fashion to a wardrobe staple. Just another example of how funny fashion works sometimes. Animal prints are all over place this year. Designers are using them in all types of clothing from shoes, bags and accessories to jackets, skirts and tops. Also, it’s not just limited to leopard prints, zebra and snake prints have become very popular this fall. For me this is great since I find the last two prints to be subtler than the traditional leopard prints. You can really test this trend and go as bold or muted as you want. I personally like to incorporate them into my wardrobe via accessories such as shoes or bags but I’ve seen some gorgeous skirts and tops I wouldn’t mind trying either. Check the fab picks below along with the bloggers that I think have styled this trend well. I’ve also included my personal picks from the high-street.
I personally like to incorporate them into my wardrobe via accessories such as shoes or bags but I’ve seen some gorgeous skirts and tops I wouldn’t mind trying either. Check the fab picks below along with the bloggers that I think have styled this trend well.
I absolutely love pleats when I am designing a collection and I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to include this feminine detail in my designs. It’s exciting that this trend is not just limited to maxi or midi skirts but can now be found in pleated pants in a range of cuts and styles. However, instead of styling this trend with a flowy blouse and heels, designers are trying to toughen to this very feminine look by adding chunky knits and big clunky boots. Haute hijab did an excellent job with styling a gorgeous burgundy skirt this particular way and I can’t get over it.
Bloggers @hautehijab and @rantiinreview showing us how to
effortlessly style this trend.
Trend number three is tweeds and similar to the animal print trend it is also huge this year. We can find head to toe tweed outfits, supper sized tweed jackets and more on the high street. It is a trend that the high street does really well and chances are you all already have tweeds in your wardrobe as it such a classic and timeless style. Checkout some of the lovely pieces I’ve found online below.
Trend number four is the cape. I am so excited to see this trend come back as it is a classic timeless piece that can never go out of style. They are such a beautiful feminine outerwear and illuminate outfits with elegance and grace. The capes featured during fashion week range from really smart/structured to very casual blanket capes. Therefore, if you want a less formal look, you have options to choose from.
The final trend is Western. I wasn’t sure if I was going to add this trend to this list as my mind immediately went to the wild, wild west when I first heard it lol. However, I quickly realized it doesn’t have to be that dramatic and after seeing how Chloe interpreted the trend on the runway I feel in love. They kept the rustic colors your normally see associated with the trend but also made it very ethereal and feminine. Just add a white blouse with frill detailing with a pair of with-wide leg pants and cow boy boots to nail this trend. Don’t forget to keep it modest by throwing your favorite abayah on top. Take a look below at a few pieces I think will work well together.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much I did putting it together. What was your favorite trend? comment below.