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Staying Cool in the Summer Months

With the summer upon us, the weather is glorious and the heat has definitely been turned up. With temperatures reaching 30 degrees, we have been waiting for this for a long time and it is the perfect weather to get the most out of our summer clothes that have been gathering dust in the back of the wardrobe.

One of the downfalls of the sunny weather is the feeling of being uncomfortable in the heat and we want to make sure that we stay as cool as possible in the summer months and this can be achieved by wearing the right clothing.

Best Muslim fashion trends for summer 2013

Monochrome

One of the biggest fashion trends this season is monochrome, however this doesn’t mean you have to stick to black and white and monochrome refers to any outfit, which has only one shade of the colour and for summer, the brighter, the better. Pinks and oranges are a great option this season and teamed with the best accessories, your look will be the essence of perfection.

Of course, it is important that you stick to cultural values and being conservative is one of the biggest elements of Muslim faith. Although you have to be modest, it is important that you stay as cool as possible in the summer and wearing the right materials can help dramatically with this.

Cotton

Cotton is a great choice of material for summer as it is cool and comfortable and dark colours should be avoided, simply because they absorb more heat. Maxi dresses are often made out of the best materials for summer and are perfectly designed to keep you cool during the hottest days whilst also acting as a conservative item of clothing.

Accessories

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By Esmar Abdul Hamid under CC BY 2.0

Accessories are the easiest way to complete your look and they offer the finishing touches. Your handbag can be your best accessory and the bigger the better. You can never go wrong with a statement bag and matching jewellery, making it the perfect combination. A hijab pin can offer an element of elegance to any look and for summer, the brighter the better.

Loosing fitting clothes

Wearing loosing fitting clothes is important when the weather is so warm without them you will start to get very hot and an uncomfortable feeling. Following the latest fashion trends whilst also being practical and keeping you cool in the summer doesn’t have to be difficult and with the latest styles all being centred on the bright colours and Aztec print, following the latest fashion trends is simple.

Wearing a hijab

The bright colours this season are all about mismatching and therefore wearing a hijab in an opposing colour to your dress is definitely on trend. Pink and orange is probably the most popular colour combination this season, with turquoise and coral coming in a very close second.

It is important to stay healthy during the summer and one of the best ways to do this is by keeping hydrating and drinking large amounts of water. Stay in the shade in order to protect yourself from the sun and enjoy it sensibly.

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