Modest wear does not mean dull and boring colours, as proven by this fashionable hijabista and YouTuber who slays it with her outfits and sunnies!
Farhana Oberson, 23
Being a happy-go-lucky lady, Farhana has never once swayed away from her casual, conservative-chic look that defines her. Travelling is what she loves the most and she believes that what she wears should bring joy and happiness to those around her as well.
“My sense of fashion revolves highly around modest wear. Wherever I go, I make sure that I pack my scarves, cardigans and other clothes that I can layer with. Oh yes, I love colours too!”
“The thing is that many people assume that in order to be modest, you need to wear dull and boring pieces. My perception towards that is completely the opposite as I love to bring out my true colours. This is also due to the fact that I was born and bred in Kenya. Most of my childhood years were spent on a beautiful island called Lamu. It’s one of the reasons why I love patterns, prints and colours a lot,” says Farhana.
Flare skirts, printed pants and plain tops are Farhana’s signature outfits that she packs whenever she’s on holiday. “To spruce up my look, I usually bring along a pair of heels. Printed sneakers are one of my favourites too, cos they’re comfy,” she says. As for Farhana’s must-haves? Sunnies make her look pop! Scroll through her Instagram feed and you’d realise that almost none of her looks are taken without a pair.
“To me, travelling is all about learning and opening up to people as well as their culture, beliefs and fashion sense. If you have an open mind, it will be easier for you to mix and match your outfits, and learn how you can incorporate the style of people from the place you’re visiting into your own look,” shares Farhana.
Farhana’s Must-Have Pieces!
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Taken from print November 2017 issue. Text Vasenta Selvanayagam. Photography Farhana Oberson.