Azmat, a student of media sciences, has a quirky unique sense of style- with the headscarf being an integral part of it. She uses it to express her individuality and an announcement of who she is. Confident, assured and beautiful!
When did you start covering your head?
I found myself gravitating towards covering my head for a long time but it wasn’t until 2015 that I started. I used to get pressurized by the need of being “a certain way” before I covered my head- but I realized, with the advice of a friend- that I do not. I need to do what seems right. Not everyone’s path looks the same and that’s ok.
Was there an adjustment period?
For people around me, there was. I suddenly felt like everyone was treating me different- like they expected me to change as a person. Which was strange because I was still the same person. I wouldn’t say that anyone reacted negatively- no. The biggest adjustment I faced was figuring out how to inculcate the hijab into my daily attire- I like to dress up. I wondered how to use it to still wear clothes I like! I eventually cracked the code and now- I wear what I like- how I like it. The scarf is not the most salient feature. It doesn’t have to be.
Who is your style inspiration?
Dina Torkia; that’s where I learnt different ways to wear the hijab.
Any advice for girls who cover their heads?
This is my advice to everyone; be true to yourself. Do what you feels is right. Have fun with fashion- the only limits you have are the ones you recognize and set for yourself.
As Azmat says: “FIND YOUR OWN PATH” , can you relate to Azmat’s journey ?
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