How To Style A Summer Hijab

Get fun and chic outfit inspiration and discover new ways of tying your hijab for the bright, summer months with our easy-to-follow guide.

Fashion options for the summer months typically include light garments in brighter or pastel colours, and while you can switch up your style to include more dresses, it’s also an opportunity to experiment with new hijab styles.

Here at Silq Rose, we believe that modest dressing can be summer-appropriate, and there are plenty of hijab wraps to experiment with for a fresh look every day, no matter your personal style. Choose from a range of lightweight materials in colours that complement your outfit to give you the ideal summer look.

Capuccino Crinkled Silk Chiffon Hijab

Summer hijab materials

There is a huge range of materials for you to choose from for your hijab, to suit all weathers and occasions. Summertime is the season for looser materials, lighter and brighter colours perfect for the warm weather. Hijabs made from natural, breathable fabrics like cotton and silk are popular options for the weather. We suggest avoiding polyester materials like rayon or viscose hijabs, as this doesn’t allow your skin to breathe, which can cause you to overheat. It can also trap sweat on your skin and scalp, leading to discomfort and, in the worst case, rashes. Whether you’re looking for modal, georgette, or chiffon, Silq Rose has lightweight, all-natural hijab materials to fit your outfit and style.

Our modal hijabs are breathable and non-slip, making them ideal for any look. This lightweight material also ensures you won’t overheat, regardless of how you choose to style your hijab.

We also offer georgette and chiffon materials, which are equally fine, and flow perfectly for the summer months. This makes them perfect for draping and layering styles, without being too heavy on the head.

When it comes to styling your hijab, we suggest opting for looks that don’t require an underscarf or cap, which can cause you to overheat. Instead, choose a lighter material which can be overlapped to keep your hair covered without being too thick.

We offer a huge collection of styles in our comprehensive guide to tying a hijab, including a few methods which are best suited for lightweight materials, such as the Tucked Wrap or the Scarf Wrap. These don’t require any layering whatsoever and are sure to keep you cool in the hot weather. 

Summer hijab colours

At Silq Rose, we offer a range of cool, neutral shades that can be easily paired with your outfit. Staying away from darker colours can also keep you from overheating, no matter the material you use. Darker shades attract and absorb heat, which is the opposite of what you want. Instead, pick brighter colours, which can reflect the sunlight and keep you cool.

Our favourite shades for summertime styling are mauve, feather grey, soft pink, and pink peach. These offer the perfect, delicate balance between pastel, bright, and neutral, making them ideal for any outfit and skin tone.

Dusty ink Silk Georgette Hijab

Hijab shades for your skin tone

Picking a colour hijab that suits your skin tone is an easy way to make sure the shade you’re wearing suits you, which can have a massive impact on how confident you are in yourself. To get an idea of what colours and shades suit you, you first need to understand your skin tone and your undertones. You can do this by checking your skin against jewellery—if gold seems to suit you more, you have a warm undertone. If you look better in silver, then you have cool undertones.

You can also check the colour of the veins. Hold your wrist up the natural light and check the shade. If they’re blue or purple, you have cool undertones. If they’re more blue-green then you have neutral undertones, and if they’re green or olive, you have warmer undertones.

Generally speaking, beige, camel, taupe, and other similar neutral shades should be avoided if you have warmer undertones as they can actually wash you out. Bold, striking colours look great against a lighter skin tone, so don’t be afraid to experiment with deep shades like our burgundy red or dark emerald hijabs.

Dark Emerald Silk Chiffon Hijab

If you have cooler undertones, your skin tends to be a little more pink, red, or even blue. Matching this up with soft pink shades works wonderfully for all skin tones, whether you’re lighter or darker-skinned. Other colours that work well with cool shades include feather grey and deep rose.

Match neutral skin tones with neutral shades for a look that works every time. If you have neutral undertones, you’re one of the lucky ones that can generally look good in any shade. Dark mauve works well for a fashionably timeless shade, while the warming hues in our honey nude hijab can show off your warmer skin tones.

Black and white, naturally, looks good on any skin tone. Experiment with different shades and find the one that you feel most confident in.

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