I bought this abaya from the market (which is more like a jersey maxi dress, when compared to traditional abaya's). I haven't worn it that much but because of the beige/ mocha colour it's really versatile to wear with lots of different colours and in different ways. So when i have worn it, I've been able to make a completely different outfit out of it each time (=
In this picture the flash has made the abaya/dress look grey, I have worn it with a greyish colour viscose scarf and a pair of sunglasses. Simple and not too many layers so it's great for a bit of sunshine.
Because the abaya/dress is made of jersey and is so flowy, it tends to drag down, therefore ends up being a bit too long and gives me trouble when I'm walking, so I pulled it up and wore it with a belt. In this outfit I wore it with a dark brown belt from thepoplook.com, a cardigan and zebra/cheetah print viscose scarf with hints of teal blue running through it.
This outfit is pretty similar to the last one because it's the same abaya/dress and cardigan, but this time I have paired it with a braided belt (again from thepoplook.com) and have tied it into a bow, I've also worn a floral crinkle scarf from hijab fashion shop and wrapped my hijab in a side swept, Spanish/side knot style.
I tend not to wear belts without a cardi or jacket on top when I'm outside but in this outfit I have worn the same dark brown belt from thepoplook.com and a simple emerald green jersey scarf from Inayah collection. I would probably wear it like this minus a cardi/jacket when I go to a family lunch or something
When I first thought of it I didn't imagine emerald green and this mocha colour working well together but after trying it I think they do go very nicely.
I wore a brown jacket on top of this outfit and when I buttoned up the abaya/dress looked like a long flowey maxi skirt (which, unfortunately, I don't have a full length picture of)
So that's it one abaya/dress in 4/5 ways, and these are not the only ways I can think of, I imagine one could even make it into an evening gown by adding some jewellery and a nice sheen scarf. The possibilities are endless and I'll have fun switching it up.
I hope you enjoyed this spur of the moment random post and inshaAllah if I can I shall try and do another one with a plain black abaya (=