HFW MAY 2011 {Day 1: Work Wear}

Monday, May 30, 2011




Muslimah work or office wear... is all about looking professional and neat while maintaining a good level of modesty. I would opt to be simple for the sake of practicality and if it means being around non-mahram colleagues for 8 hours a day then I should keep my appearance subdued in terms of make-up and accessories. Less is more, lovelies. 

At the same time... looking professional doesn’t mean looking boring. The trick is to wear colours that make you feel comfortable and confident. You don't have to wear black when you don't feel like it but you don't have to wear bright red either if the very thought of it makes you nervous.

The most important thing to remember is... keep it simple, comfortable, loose and practical.

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21 comments:

aishah amin said...

Sha..i love your outfit!! and those shoes!!<3 :)

Rabia Ashraf said...

The blue looks great on you!
Love how you wrapped your scarf. :)

Hannah Muminah said...

you're adorable
beautiful and modesty

Sluff said...

I love love love that jacket-dress! you look gorgeous too mashaAllah!

::Ida:: said...

oh how i love layering!
too bad malaysia weather is too hot!!! *cries*

sue. said...

kakak love so adorable as always...sue suka..=.)

Nikisa Izas said...

sweet sgt dear:)

Feda said...

awwww i love your look! Love the jacket and how cute you tied the scarf! beautiful!

Aminah Ahmad said...

assalamualaikum, love the blue coat! where did u get it? btw i saw this video,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbFE0Yk6070&feature=related

pls do post it, i think it'll help a lot of readers, enjoy your day, May Allah preserve our deen, Ameen

ajjah said...

Love your shoes Sha.. :)

Mizz Blue said...

love it so much
❤❤❤

RS said...

you're glowing!! u must be happy. =)

LaiLa said...

I love the outfit! the jacket dress is so so beautiful! :D

myvintagehijab said...

<3 <3 <3 The shoes, the shoes! Are those heels or flats?

YazmiinAktar said...

the blue looks lovely sister! <3
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xx

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Aishah: I LOVE YOURS <3 You're a real inspiration my love.

Rabia: Thanks sis

Hannah: Aww, you are too =)

Sluff: Much love back atcha <3

Ida: I agree, good thing we have air conditioning basically everywhere in KL!

Sue: Aww terima kasih Sue =)

Nikisa: Thank you =)

Feda: Thanks girl. Oh and the scarf is tied very similarly to how you did your scarf in your make up vid <3

Aminah: I bought the dress here in NZ at a departmental store called 'Farmers'. JazakAllah khair for the video. Will definitely check it out.

Ajjah: Thank you! I didn't think people would pay attention to them cos they're so simple.

Mizz Blue: Cos I'm wearing blue? ;)

RS: Girl, thank you but I'd have to say it was probably the foundation I used lol. But can you not see the bags underneath my eyes? I don't get enough sleep trying to juggle so many things at once =(

Laila: Thank you cutie <3

myvintagehijab: Heels but not very high so they're great for work =) Thanks!

Yazmiin: Thanks sis!

SizZLing SuZai said...

this is so nice for a muslimah look..really nice sgt sopan sis ^^

naziehah said...

I love the blue overcoat! Excellent styling too, as always :)

Najlaa 'Aqilah said...

looks so comfortable to be worn

Em said...

great job Shahirah! srsly loving that asymmetry of your coat. you pull of the monochrome trend well!

meaw said...

sis, tudung tu cantik sangat .......