As Eid approaches, we scramble to find the perfect outfits. This year I made the conscious decision to shop my closet and I encourage you to do the same. The looks I’m sharing, have basic silhouettes that I’m sure you have similar options for. If you still want to feel like you’re wearing something new – accessorize! I find accessories to be an instant look-booster. Plus, these three looks are perfect for festivities in the morning, afternoon and night.
PS. If you don’t celebrate Eid, these outfits are still great for any festive occasion.
This cape has certainly been an investment piece in my closet. You can achieve this look with a cape, kimono or open abaya. My suggestion, keep the inside pieces neutral to make the topper shine. Pair with trendy metallic accessories for sparkle.
Scarf | Simons sequin scarf, similar Dara Boutique
Bag | Micheal Kors flat crossbody bag, similar Small Hours Workshop
Shoes | Hobo metallic open-toe heels (Pakistan), similar Call it Spring
Necklace | Real Jewellers fine jewelry (Pakistan), similar Biko
Bangle | Prince Jewellers fine jewelry (Pakistan), similar Jenny Bird
Earrings | Maria Trimble Labradorite and Brass Disc Earrings (gifted)
If you’re like me and spend Eid day hopping around the city, you need something practical to wear. Hence, this is the outfit for you. You can make it punchy with bold colours and accessories.
I bought this bag/scarf in Barcelona 8 years ago and used to regularly wear it around my neck pre-hijab days. For the last 3 years, I take it out every summer, stare at it then put it away. This year, I thought to be inventive and turn it into a bag! Lemme know in the comments if you want to see a tutorial.
Top | Zara bright colour, similar Uniqlo
Pants | Oak & Fort wide leg jeans, similar Oak & Fort
Sandals | Nishat Linen wedges (Pakistan), similar Aldo
Bag | Barcelona street find
Earrings | “Coral Sunset” my design collaboration with Hughsie
Watch | Jord wooden watch
Living in the western world, most of us find ourselves working on Eid so dinner is the only real chance to dress up. For this look, I’ve included a basic jumpsuit in an elegant colour, layered with a mesh detail top for texture. I love that my shoes are the same tone and pointed to give the illusion of longer legs.
Jumpsuit | Babaton
Blouse | Babaton sheer with balloon sleeves
Scarf | Uniqlo x Hana Tajima
Shoes | Charles & Keith satin finish, similar Sam Edelman
Purse | Pakistan market find, similar Call it Spring
Sunglasses | Red Carpet (gifted)
Bracelet | Damas fine jewelry, similar Leah Alexandra
Rings | mix of fine and golf fill
I had so much fun shooting these looks and hope to feature more lookbooks in the future. Let me know what you’re wearing for Eid this year.
Photography: Emily Wong