A couple of days ago I was trying to convince my friend Tesneem to make her Instagram public so that everyone would be blessed with her stylish outfits. When she finally did, I shared her posts on Twitter. Hijabis and non-hijabis alike started sending me their favorite hijabi fashionistas and this list was born.
1. Tesneem ElAbed
Tesneem’s style is a favorite of mine, street chic. Whether she’s rocking high top sneakers or high heels with an outfit, she looks like she just walked away from a show during New York Fashion Week. She’s studying interior design in Newark, easily channeling her atmosphere into her fashion.
2. Nuha El-Quesny
Nuha does something that I have yet to see anyone else perfect. She can wear white and splashes of color together in effortless, simple styles. She’s a Youtube Vlogger who often includes her two young children in her videos, and they adorably rock their own unique styles too. Nuha’s the hijabi, mom fashionista you didn’t know you needed.
3. Aaliyah Sade
Aaliyah’s style is simple, but powerful. Not many of us can rock hats, glasses, or big earrings with our hijabs, but she makes it seem as though you need these pieces to complete the hijabi outfit. She just launched a blog called #BossMuslimahs , and just like Aaliyah’s style, it’s pretty boss.
4. Saufeeya B. Goodson
Saufeeyah is one of the most famous and one of the first stylish hijabis to take Instagram by storm, boasting over 178K followers. Her classy outfits range from abayas (loose fitting robes) and capes, to skirts and sweaters, each one bolder than the next.
5. Yaz the Spaz
Yaz’s style is great for anyone who’s into fierce and energetic looks. She’s a make-up artist and stylist out of Miami and her outfits integrate the state’s energy. Whether she’s wearing patterns from head-head to toe or color blocking, one thing is for certain, her makeup and outfit complement each other perfectly.
6. Tanja Ayesha
Tanja is another favorite of mine. Hailing from Denmark, she perfects the minimalist, hijabi outfit. If you thought jeans were out of style, she’ll make you want to wear denim from head to toe. She runs a store called Tanyesha London, where you can find the hijabs she styles with her outfits.
7. Maryam A
Maryam’s style is trendy and powerful. I love the way she styles her watches, handbags, and belts with her clothes. If you’re looking for a way to go casual with a pair of heels, she’s the fashionista to copy.
8. Sabina Hannan
Sabina’s outfits are elegantly simple, but it’s her makeup that’s the real winner here. Non-hijabis and hijabis can both benefit from her makeup tutorials on Youtube, where she shows us all how to get the powerful look she has perfectly mastered.
Saraswati isn’t your everyday hijabi, but she’s still very stylish. As a fangirl myself, I’m still geeking out at the way she can use her hijab and makeup to transform into comic book and Disney characters. Needless to say, I’m gonna have to step my game up the next time I cosplay. The best part? She does all the characters, male and female.
10. Maria Alia
Maria is probably the coolest fashionista on the list. Her style is a mix of edgy casual. If you’re like me and can’t wear a hijab and sneakers without them clashing, she’s the person to follow. Maria’s as hip hijabi as they get.
11. Sahar Foad
Sahar is a civil engineer from Egypt, and she definitely brings the country’s vibe into her outfits. She easily stuns in both the turban and full head-veil, so if you rock both, she’s got you covered. My favorite thing about her? Her accessories (especially her necklaces) are perfect additions to her outfits.
12. Ruma Begum
Ruma is a fashionista from Detroit who rocks the most beautiful dresses. They’re often bright, have different patterns, and are very eye-catching. The best part? Most of them are the types of dresses you can wear…