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Keeping cool while it’s hot can be difficult when you wear a hijab, or even if you don’t! We’ve got the lowdown on the best fabrics and items to consider when you’re feeling the heat but want to look super cool.

Palazzo pants

Palazzo pants have enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years, and with goodreason too. They’re elegant, flowing and, if youchoose the right material, will keep you cool when the days heat up. London-based Inayah have a range of stylish, modest trousers that can be paired with loose, long sleeved tops for effortless style.

From: £45.00 at Inayah


Protecting yourself from the sun’s rays is important as UVA and UVB waves and can cause long-term, irreparable damage to your eyes and your skin. If you don’t wear a hijab,consider a cool fedora with a floppy brim tokeep your peepers in the shade. If you do wear a hijab and don’t want extras layers, invest in a funky pair of sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection like these vintage-style ones from Dolce & Gabbana. We promise you’ll look a million dollars!

From: £184.00 at the Sunglass Hut

Hand fans

Although not strictly a fashion item, we wouldn’t dare venture outside without our trusty hand-fans. Whether you’re sweltering on public transport or soaking up rays on the beach, consider picking up a low-tech but high-impact accessory to help keep you cool. With masses on eBay and Amazon, they’re pretty easy tofind and with so many fresh and funky designs fromwhich to choose, there’s no risk of looking like an aunty (yes, we know what you’re thinking!). Olé!

Maxi dresses

When its baking outside the trick is to wear as few layers as possible, and remember thatlighter colours reflect the heat away. We are in love with this elegant dress by Hana Tajima for Uniqlo which will keep you cool long into the warm summer evenings. Pair it with a light scarf and colourful wedge heels for funkyday-to-night look.

From: £49.90 at Uniqlo