January 07, 2021 12:00 PM | by Farida Abdel Malek
How to Layer Hijab Winter Outfits Without It Looking Bulky
Hijabis often feel overwhelmed with the amount of layers in winter they have to put on in. Wanting to get cozy and feel warm with big sweaters, coats and scarves can end up in a top heavy look. You don't have to compromise your warmth or that big jacket you really love because of that problem, it's all about balance and how you wrap your hijab with your outfit.
There's an art to layering clothes, knowing what materials will give you warmth without bulkiness and how you can balance out the weight of your look. Here are a few hijab fashion tips on how to wear layers with hijab and how to stop outfits from looking bulky.
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How to wear layers with hijab:
1. Puffer Jackets
If you're going for a big puffy jacket, wear thinner layers underneath. If you're worried about the cold, pick items like thin cashmere sweaters or wool and wear a thermal undergarment or top to keep you even warmer.
2. Thick Sweaters/Jackets
With big poofy sweaters, turtlenecks or jackets, you have to keep in mind what hijab wrap you're going to go for. Make sure you pick a thinner material so you can fit it under your clothes to reduce bulkiness.
3. The Scarf
If you feel like wearing a scarf, make sure to balance the look out by picking a scarf of a thin material, preferably tucked in your clothes or thrown to the back.
4. Furr and Loud Textures
If you want to wear fur or something with a lot of texture, reduce the heaviness and width of your look on top by picking a neutral, pattern-free scarf with a really thin material like chiffon and match its color to the top you're wearing underneath so it looks like they are the same piece.
5. Love layering
If you love the long coat with a cardigan underneath look or want to layer a lot of things, make sure your pants are more subtle and the layers are thin. Add warmth with thermal tank tops and maybe a thin scarf. With the latter, tuck in your veil. If you don't like doing that, skip the scarf and pick a thin veil and let it flow with the outfit for a cool layered look.
6. Pattern Lover
If you love patterns and accessorizing but it ends up looking too much in winter, find a balance by wearing a soft silk scarf in a tighter wrap. Your sweater underneath should also be of a thin material but something that is heat insulating, like cashmere.
7. Turbans and Hats
If you're wearing something oversized or with a lot of texture and loudness at the shoulders, turbans are your best friend. They're great because you can wear earrings with them and remove the extra layering you feel your veil adds to outfits. You can also add a hat on top of your turban if you don't think it suits you.
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