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Secrets of a Street Style Star: Farah Helmy

Fustany Team
3/20/16, 12:00 AM

Farah Helmy is an Egyptian young lady, with an impeccable sense of fashion. She is not a fashion blogger, but she is the perfect candidate to inspire you with stylish hijab street style looks. Farah Helmy is a wife and a mother of two boys; she leads a busy lifestyle, looking after her kids and having her own online business too. However, this doesn't stop her from playing dress up every single day. We had a little chat with Farah Helmy, and she told us everything from her #1 favorite hijab look to her essential beauty products. Click through to find out, and scroll down to get inspired by Farah Helmy's hijab street style.

Fashion is...
A statement that you make every single day. It’s the way you present yourself to the world. I like to think of it as your book cover.

What is your signature style, and how did you develop it?
I honestly love playing different roles. I’m always changing my style. One day, I’m in the mood to dress like a hippie teenager, and the next I’d be dressed up like a professional. However, what I would consider my signature style the most, would definitely be sticking to basics. I’m a huge fan of the classic white shirt. A neutral shirt with a pair of jeans and classic heels is my every day to-go style.

What does your summer shopping wishlist include?

- Pompom lace up sandals.
- A denim pinafore dress.
- Large neutral sunglasses.
- Nude wedge sandals.

A styling tip you live by...
No rules. Wear whatever makes you feel pretty.

How to take the perfect selfie?
I love natural light. So a perfect selfie for me is usually outdoors, in the sunlight. A natural look and a smile always makes it for me.

What are your favorite Instagram accounts to follow?

Name three pieces that every woman should have in her closet.
- A perfect fit pair of jeans.
- A crisp white shirt.
- And, the best pair of nude heels you can get your hands on.

If you could raid anyone's closet, it would be...
I would definitely raid Olivia Palermo’s or Victoria Beckham’s. I love the basic, modest, and classic look. Their figures won’t hurt too! (laughs)

A fashion trend you would never try...
I don’t think I can ever gulp down the recent trend of tights and patterned socks, with open toe sandals and clogs.

If we could peek inside your handbag, what would we find?
- Hand cream.
- Lip balm.
- Sanitizer.
- Travel size mascara.
- Gum.                                                
- Tova (my favorite perfume ever!)
- Keys.
- phone.
- Cardholder.
- Portable charger.

How can you survive a bad hair day?
I never usually have to worry about bad hair days, since it’s all covered up.

What are the three beauty products you can't live without?
- My Clarisonic.
- Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer.
- Lash curler.

One item you should never splurge on...
Anything that’s extremely trendy, that would probably be out of style so quickly.

You're guilty of having too much ... in your closet.
Too many white shirts and tops. I don’t think you can ever have enough!

Do you have any fashion regrets?
I think it’s just normal to look back and think “what was I thinking wearing that,” as fashion and trends evolve. I don’t regret it though; I just enjoy it while it lasts.


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