Have you ever looked at your abaya collection and thought the majority if not all of them were black? Do you have many different types and styles of abayas but for some reason you always feel like you look the same? Is that because all the styles in your abaya collection are similar with only subtle differences between them?
You are not alone in entertaining such thoughts. The abaya has a special place in every muslim womans life as it is a manifestation of her identity and faith. In addition to being convenient, an abaya is simple, modest and classy at the same time.
So, how do you come out of your comfort zone, switch it up and get creative? How do you add a little colour without overdoing it or drawing too much attention to yourself. Well, the trick is to find the right balance and keep it simple, discreet and trendy at the same time.
So how do you bring your abaya or dress to life?
Well, the solution is to wear a monochromatic outfit. This type of outfit is either black and white or uses different tones, tints and shades of the same colour. However, it should not be underestimated because of its simple, smooth and crisp nature. It can actually backfire, especially when working with the brighter colours.
The term “less is more” is more or less an accurate depiction of this colour style. After all, the aim is to to achieve a minimalist, simple yet sophisticated look that demands respect. in her article “5 Foolproof Ways to Master the Tricky Art of Color Mixing” states –
“If the concept of mixing completely different colors is seriously freaking you out, start with one color, and really own it. I mean, wear that hue — and only that hue — in every piece of your outfit. The easiest way to get started is by wearing coordinating separates. Once you’re ready to branch out more, start mixing in variations on tone”.
Using the colour wheel in the picture above, it is easier to articulate this more clearly and efficiently. The colours in the wheel are closely related, and it is best to use no more than three to create a good balance. Therfore, a chocolate-brown dress could be combined with a blush hijab, and complimented with a tan leather bag to complete the look. Additionally, to incorporate and mix different textures is effective in making an outfit look more charming and glamorous.
Explore the collection today and create your own monochromatic outfit.