5 Creative Ways to Style Your Hijab

Hijabs hold a special place in Muslim fashion, transcending mere clothing to become powerful symbols of faith, modesty, and cultural identity. These beautiful head coverings have been a part of Islamic tradition for centuries, and they continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the diverse landscape of contemporary Muslim fashion.

In this blog post, we will explore 5 creative ways to style hijabs, celebrating their significance and versatility in the modern fashion world. Whether for everyday wear or special occasions, the hijab is a powerful expression of religious devotion and personal style.


  1. The Classic Wrap

This is the most widely-known and familiar hijab style worldwide- but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with it. Suitable for work, school and everyday wear, this style can be elevated depending on your choice of colour and fabric. Jersey and Satin are amongst the top material choices for the Classic Wrap, coupled with a stylistic colour choice, such as the ever-popular Barbie Pink or Stone Grey, this wrap can take your look to the next level.

How To:

  • Arrange the hijab around your face according to your preference, ensuring that one side remains longer than the other.

  • Take the longer end and crisscross it over the shorter one, gently draping it over your head, maintaining some volume.

  • Fasten it in place at the top and side of your head using a magnet or pin.


  1. The Turban Twist

Got a long day planned with no time to adjust your hijab? The Turban Twist is the right choice for you! With its beautiful folded pattern, this style can easily take your outfit from basic to chic. Choose a Jersey or Woven fabric to ensure security and pair it with a trending colour for a modern, elegant look. Perfect for pairing with a simple or fancier style, the Turban Twist is endlessly adaptable.

How To:

  • Begin by folding your hijab in half lengthwise and placing it over your head. Cross both ends to the rear, near the base of your neck.

  • Take one of the ends and encircle it towards the front of your head, then back around to the nape of your neck. Secure the loose end under your bun within the hijab.

  • Repeat the same process for the other side, making sure to maintain the crossed appearance at the top of your head as you wrap it.


  1. The Formal Folds

If you prefer a more professional look, try out the Formal Folds style. Perfect for all face shapes and fabric choices, you can wear this whether it be for a retail shift or a CEO position job interview! Change up your fabric, colour and pattern choices to match your outfit for wear every day of the week. This is a truly customizable and diverse look.

How To:

  • Start by folding your square hijab into a triangle and drape it around your face, creating a smooth curve over your forehead. Use a magnet to fasten it under your neck, making sure both strands are of equal length.

  • Cross one side over the other and wrap them snugly around your neck, and then secure with a magnet at the back.

  • Conceal any loose ends by tucking them into your shirt.


  1. The Sporty Scarf

Want to hit the gym? The Sporty Scarf will spot you all the way. Sports Hijabs are big in the modest fashion industry right now, but they’re not a necessity if you want to take a spontaneous run. This style is best paired with lightweight fabrics to keep you cool, we suggest jersey, and an added lightweight hijab cap will keep everything in place while you work out! Pair the colour with your usual gym wear and your post-gym selfies are sure to go viral!

How To:

  • Take a square hijab and fold it diagonally, forming a triangular shape.

  • Place the longest side of the hijab across your head, ensuring that the hanging tail ends in the front are even.

  • Bring the tail ends together under your chin, tucking the hijab in by the sides near your face to eliminate any gaps.

  • Secure the hijab in position under your chin with a magnet or pin.

  • If you prefer to secure the tail ends at the back of your head, cross them over each other and your shoulders, then use a pin to fasten the ends together.


  1. The Boho Chic

Last but not least we have a style recommendation for your laid-back days or our music festival attendees. Embrace this relaxed, free-spirited vibe with a flowy fabric and incorporate some boho-inspired accessories to your look to be Coachella ready!

How To: 

  • Begin by folding your hijab in half lengthwise and placing it over your head, making sure it covers your ears.
  • Gather both ends at the nape of your neck and secure them with a knot.
  • Take one of the ends and bring it back to the front, draping it over your shoulder.
  • Hold both 'tails' on the side of your head and tie them together with a knot.



    There are so many styles out there for you to experiment with, but the most important thing when it comes to fashion is that you feel confident and comfortable. Spend some time discovering your personal style, what makes you feel beautiful and which hijab styles work for you, and we guarantee a life of self-love and radiance!

    Thanks for reading, see you next time!

    Hijabee x