Find out how to avoid a fashion faux pas this Ramadan, with tips from Ruba Hamad, the Palestinian turban model, fashion blogger and consultant.
With the holy month just around the corner, it’s time to think about dressing up to the occasion in clothing that is appropriate and yet still fashionable. Think colorful kaftans, embroidered abayas, and uniquely designed turbans made with different prints and patterns, to match your every mood and every occasion.
When I was younger I used to wear turbans to the university campus and show them off with different designs and colors. In fact, throughout the years, non-veiled women also enjoyed wearing turbans of different colors and styles.
But after talking to this incredible lady, Ruba Hamad, I now know more than I could ever imagine about the process behind turban-wearing and how to style to reflect your own style.
A turban is a type of headwear based on cloth winding. Featuring many variations, it is worn as customary head-wear, usually by men, and is found among different religions. Turbans have often been worn by nobility, regardless of religious background.
Nowadays, turban hats are trendy and add a fashionable boho touch to your overall look. Ruba believes that every girl should choose the style that suits her face structure. Her most important tip for turban wearers is to be comfortable, and to free themselves from copying other people’s styles which will enable them to think outside the box and create their own touch and style.
Ruba says, this doesn’t mean that a turban wearer should ignore the newest trends and styles in fashion. On the contrary, a girl can keep up with what’s going on in the fashion industry to get some ideas and inspiration, to then put her own spin to it and make it uniquely hers.
Last but not least, confidence is key important when a lady decides to wear a turban, says Ruba. If you are confident with how you look, you will make people see you the way you see yourself.
Indeed, Ramadan has a special social spirit to it. People tend to feast together more than any other time of the year, making us dress up more for the occasion. Plus, recently Ramadan has fallen over summer holidays, so people tend to have more gatherings and social events than any other time of the year.
So go ahead, explore the different texture and fabrics existent out there and pick your own kind of turban that matches your personality and mood! You can style it differently every day!
Which one will you choose?
For more inspiration, check out Ruba’s Instagram account @Ruba_Rubzz.