Traveling in Hijab. We’re sure lucky to be living in an age where hijabis get more empowered with every passing day. Up until a few decades back, traveling solo would have been an unimaginable thing for many Muslim women, but today’s hijabis are confident enough to fulfill all their dreams, including moving the world.
However, it is also true that traveling can be more difficult for hijabis as compared to non-hijabis. This difficulty starts from the moment you plan your trip and think of what to pack.
How to Wear Hijab When Traveling
Are you a hijabi who loves to travel? Then here are 20 of the best travel tips, outfit ideas and packing tips designed for girls and women who go in hijab So here are 20 simple tips that we hope will make your trips much more comfortable and more fun.
Quick and Easy Method to Tie Hijab
Team Branded Girls have come up with a swift and easy technique to help you out in tying up the Hijab. All you need to do is to follow every step given in the sequence below.
- Wrap a long rectangular scarf over your head with one side long-drawn than the other.
- Pinup the two sides of the scarf collectively under your chin.
- Flip the larger end of your scarf at the back of your opposite shoulder.
- Flip the identical end rear to the front of the other shoulder.
- Extend all the ends of your scarf so that it can spread on your chest.
You can also grasp an idea with the step by step hijab tying picture below:
For more details about the correct way of tying up the hijab, please do go through these expert Tutorials on How to Wear Hijab Without Under cap.
Summer Hijab Fashion Guide
When you shop hijab from any outlet, try to choose light cotton material for your hijab and do not layer your outfit as it will be already too hot in the summer season. Wear a flowy breathable dress and hijab to beat the heat this summers. Also try to wear light cool hijab tones like Pink, Beige, Sky Blue, White, etc.
Winter Hijab Fashion Guide
For the hectic days, style your workout outfits with a subtle coat and an elegant handbag to blend the sporty look with the street style look. This would make an incredible winter hijab style. You can cover a long and comfy scarf around your neck to complete your winter hijab style. You can also balance your printed headscarf with a colored sweater. You can also style a denim jacket over the outfit and carry a solid colored hijab to complete the winter look. This winter season, all the neutral colors are the chief hijab fashion theme this year.
↓ 20 – Magic of a Plain Outfit
Minimalist fashion can be your perfect travel gear. They’re easy to mix and match or even to be worn as a simple style statement. Being a hijabi, you can match them up with almost any type of hijab. So your packing list must have at least one solid-colored outfit as well as hijab. Jumpsuits can be a good option here as they are modest and comfortable and won’t take up much space in your bags. If you can’t find a jumpsuit with full sleeves or a suitable neckline, you can always layer under or over them and still rock the outfit. Here are 16 Ways to Wear Jumpsuit with Hijab.
↓ 19 – One Hijab, Many Outfits
Here’s how solid colored or neutral hijabs can be used, you can wear them with any of your outfits without any worry. See how all these different looks have been created using the same hijab.
↓ 18 – Neutral Accessories
When packing for a trip, you can not carry all your makeup and accessories so when it comes to things like shoes or bags, carry 2 to 3 neutral tones that will go well with most your outfits. While taking the hijab, the statement necklace can furnish you a fashionable and classy look; the veiled lady can add a jewel statement long necklace with a casual looking outfit for an everyday routine look. However, it is essential that before you decide the accessories, you must finalize all your outfits first. Have a look at Top 20 Hijab Style Trends for Muslim Women These Days.
↓ 17 – Do Pack Your Athletic Wear
If you’re a girl who’s into outdoor activities, then you know that you need some athletic wear outfits as other hijabs and dresses would be extremely difficult to handle for activities like skydiving. Even if you are not into such hobbies, you should still keep them in case you want to go for a run or cycling, or want a comfortable and sweat-free outfit for the day.
↓ 16 – Hijab & Hat: A Big Yes!
Yes, you can confidently wear a hat over a hijab on your head on any sunny hot day. Trust us, and it is one of the hottest fashion trends of hijab street style fashion. You can wear hijab and hat at one time to prove your peerless personal style statement. If you are not sure which type of hat will look good according to your face shape, then do for a wide brim hat. If you’re traveling to a non-Muslim country and you’re not too sure about the way the people might react to your hijab, then it’s always a good idea to cover it with your hat.
Style Tip: Looking for a daring hat and hijab combination? Always wear a printed textured hijab under a solid colored hat.
↓ 15 – Choose a Good Handcarry
A good hand-carry can make all the difference to your trip. You need something stylish and yet big enough to carry all your essentials, including a spare hijab, your makeup, and a prayer mat. Check our earlier post about Indonesian Hijab Styles.
↓ 14 – Swaggy Hijab Style: Get a Hoodie
For those who like to relax on their flights, wearing a hoodie is always the best idea. One of the most casual and practical notions of everyday wear in winter season would be none other than a hoodie. Hoodie gives you the flexibility to even wear an oversized one.
Additionally, it can be your routine gym outfit too. One of the examples is Nike Pro Hijab that is specially designed for athletes who would never prefer to take off their hijab in any case. If you need more details about Nike Pro Hijab, then give a read to Nike Hijab Styles. The breathable fabric makes it more comfortable to layer your dress while keeping you fresh. You can match any tunic with any fashionable hoodie and hijab and Voila! Check out these 14 Modest Hijab Sports Outfits Combinations.
↓ 13 – Makeup Tips for Travelling Hijabis
Just like accessories, you can also not carry all your make up with you. When traveling, your make up needs to be light and natural, so you don’t have to keep fixing it all day long. I suggest that you keep one nude and one bright colored lipstick like red or pink. The nude lipstick can be worn in the day while the bright one is for night time because even if you don’t wear much makeup, the right lip color can instantly make you look fresh. You don’t need to keep loads of eyeshadows or blushers. Just stick with the basics including a mascara, an eye pencil, a sunscreen, and a BB cream.
↓ 12 – Choose Comfortable Shoes
Shoes are one of the most critical parts of your trip because the wrong shoes can ruin a perfectly good trip. Sneakers and booties are a must-have if you’re planning on walking a lot. But don’t be afraid of height and keep at least one formal shoes with a nice heel. This could be a platform heel, lace-up shoes, wedges, or any other shoes you like. It’s better to choose one of your favourite ones instead of risking buying new shoes for the trip. Check out these Chic ways to Wear Sneakers with Hijab Outfit.
↓ 11 – Plan All Your Outfits Before You Leave
Before you leave, you must have decided what you’ll be wearing on every single day of your trip as this way you won’t increase your baggage unnecessarily.
↓ 10 – Keep the Layering Essentials
If you’re going to someplace cold for about two weeks, then do keep at least one coat, one jacket, and one scarf. And even if you’re not going to a cold place, you should have the necessary layering items like shawls. These can be used to create different outfit combinations or simply as a cover-up, for example, at the beach.
↓ 9 – Be Nice and Accepting
It’s important that you let people around you know what a great person you are as people usually attach unjust stereotypes with hijabis. So go ahead and don’t be shy and talk to anyone who seems curious about hijab, help others in whatever way you can (this can be something as simple as offering to take a picture of someone) and have a good time by making new friends.
↓ 8 – Connect with Other Travelling Hijabis
As a hijabi, you instantly tend to click with other hijabis, and this is especially true for traveling hijabis. So use this Islamic sisterhood and connect with other hijabis when you’re on the go. You have no idea how beneficial it is to have a hijabi sister with you when on the go. Here are 20 Best Ways to Wear Egyptian Style Hijab.
↓ 7 – Choose a Reputable Hotel
Before you leave, you must do all your research about the places you’ll be going to. These days it’s pretty easy to collect the necessary information through tourist sites and forums like trip advisor. For hijabis traveling solo, it is imperative that they choose a reputable hotel in a safe locality.
↓ 6 – Stay in Touch
Once again, for hijabis who’re traveling alone, it’s important to let your friends or family know about your everyday locations. This can be quickly done by keeping them updated with your plan for the day, sending pictures or merely checking in on Facebook, so your loved ones know where you are and don’t get worried for your safety. Remember that safety always comes first. And for your shopping spree, check out these Best Brands for Hijabis to Try this Year.
↓ 5 – Visit the Local Mosques
The local mosques in every country are not just beautiful to visit, but they are also an excellent place to meet other local and traveling Muslim sisters. You can not only feel peaceful after praying there but also get lots of useful information from the locals you meet at these mosques.
↓ 4 – Choose Outfits and Hijabs that Don’t Need Ironing
Not all of us have the time to iron and wash on our trips, and neither do we have the budget to afford expensive laundry services. So pack the outfits and hijabs that don’t get messy too quickly and don’t need ironing. Pashmina is one such fabric so here are 18 Ways to Wear Hijab With Pashmina.
↓ 3 – Keep a Cover-Up
Cover-ups are a must-have for hijabis as they can turn any outfit into a modest one. If you are wearing a tight-fitting outfit or a skin fit sweater underneath, then go for closed cover all in order to maintain decency and modesty. You can also go for a turban hijab with a long upper as it will help you to uplift the overall look of your Hijab outfit.
↓ 2 – Pack a Praying Outfit
Obviously not all your travel outfits are suitable for praying, so keep at least one that can be used for this purpose. This could be an outfit or even an abaya that you can keep in your bag and then wear over your outfits when you have to pray. You can keep an under cap to avoid slipping off your hijab again and again.
↓ 1 – Share Your Stories
Your hijabi sisters around the world would love hearing your travel stories and tips, so don’t be afraid and share them with as many people as possible.
Hijab is a required dress for many Muslim women but unfortunately they are not able to wear hijabs in Islamic ways in some western countries. Anyway, now they are available in many different designs that are banned in nowhere, such as Artizara from USA has launched western style Hijabs. So these tips could be helpful for the women of those countries too.