Retro With An Arabian Twist

As promised, this month, I want to share with you many Ramadan-inspired looks, or outfits with a little oriental touch, something in between contemporary/modern and arabian. When the “culotte” jeans trend hit the streets, I wasn’t very sure about it, although I bought the first pair I saw at Zara. I knew there were different ways of styling them as I was loving on Instagram the different approaches by International bloggers. Some went very modern, others very 1970s while a few ones matched their pairs with statement pieces.

When working with The Wardrobe Editor on the Ramadan Edition, we wanted looks that perfectly portray the modern Arab woman, who is independent, strong, hardworking yet always very picky about how she looks and still attached to little fashion traditions that make our world.

For this look, it was all about the 1970s with an Arabian twist. Something hippie-chic yet with an oriental feel and a touch of vintage. The big jewelry falamank piece by L’Atelier Nawbar came to add the right amount of sparkles. I loved this jacket because i’s oversized yet looks so fitted when worn. I believe the belt is one of the strongest pieces of this outfit, giving out the right vintage feel, especially with my crazy curls hairstyle. For the shoes, we stay for something elegant, classy yet showing the feet enough.

So the first tip for this month is to make sure you combine together contrasting trends (here the 1970s and the return of arabian details) to bring together an outfit that looks different. Trust me, all you need to do is look closer to what you have hidden in your closets, I’m sure you got the right pieces.

Let me know what you honestly think but I just love love love love this look!

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I am wearing: gold printed jacket from Orient499, diamond statement necklace from L’Atelier Nawbar, a white shirt and cropped jeans from Zara, a Chanel vintage belt and a pair of Clelia Tavernier FW16 shoes.

Styling: The Wardrobe Editor by Aya Jammal (@thewardrobe_editor on Instagram for more)

Photography: Fouad Tadros