5 Modest Influencers you Need to Follow

From Cape Town to New York, these are the women on our style radar

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In the spirit of Ramadan and modest style, we’ve used this month to explore the true meaning of Hijab and its place in the modern world. We won’t get in to that now but what we have found a number of fierce young women all over the Internet who are representing this dress code in creative and inspiring ways! Scroll on to meet some of our favorite modest influencers.


@Mariaalia

This style maven of Palestinian and Puerto Rican descent is currently one of the biggest modest influencers in the USA and it’s easy to see why. Her keen sense of style and ability to mix fashion and modesty gives off an aesthetic that is clean and effortless.


@blackish.gold

We don’t know much about this Somali-American but once we stumbled across her Instagram account there was no going back. It’s not hard to imagine the BakedOnline team getting along with this stylish foodie who has a passion for cityscapes and earthy hues.


@Rafidaaaaaaaah

Not shy of colour and lavish garments, this stylish gal gives us a peak in to life in Malaysia. From food, patterned walls, cute café set ups, her favorite vintage finds to her personal take on the traditional hijab, we’re obsessed!


@Kauthar_B

It’s no secret that the BakedOnline team have been shamelessly stalking this local babe for a while now. Through her love for the outdoors, photography and style it’s evident Kauthar makes a point of living modestly in all aspects of life.


@Ascia_AKF

A Kuwaiti fashion designer, model and blogger, Ascia has successfully accomplished ‘Girl Boss’. Constantly reinventing her look by experimenting with different turban styles and layering statement pieces, it’s easy to see why she has over 2 million followers.

Which modest influencers are your faves?

  • ayesha

    Why wouldnt u include local Aqeelah Fashion Breed and Nabilah Kareem ? Best modest islamic fashion bloggers in cape town

    • Marien Yusuf

      I follow and love both Aqeelah and Nabilah. I believe this blog post is only a sample of modest influencers. There are so many bloggers, each with their own unique sense of style, that it would simply take too long to include them.

      • Aisha

        Hi ladies! thats correct we wanted to include everyone, not kidding we had such a long list it took forever to choose influencers we thought our readers may not know about yet. We love both Aqeelah & Nabilah! They are slaying in their hijab. Hope this clears up the confusion Xo Aisha

  • Nasreen Sadan

    “In the spirit of Ramadan and modest style” .Firstly there is a difference between modest wear and Islamic wear and when you talking about”RAMADAAN” you should be talking about “ISLAMIC” wear. Modest fashion is clothing that doesnt reveal too much skin, whereas with islamic wear, you are not just covered from head to toe, but the clothing you wear should not reveal the shape of your body at all. Clothing must be loose fitting. Its no use you covering the whole body with tight fitting clothing as that would be MODEST but not ISLAMIC.

    “we have found a number of fierce young women all over the Internet who are representing this dress code in creative and inspiring ways!” – They are muslim bloggers who are representing our religion in all the wrong ways. As muslims we should not be following these bloggers as we should know that this is not the dresscode for us.

    i am not a perfect muslim, but i am also not a blogger or public figure, i am not going to lead people into the wrong direction. The clothing they wearing might be nice and fashionable but i just think they are misleading other muslim woman.

    Anyway, thats just my opinion, Allah knows best!

    • Aisha

      Hi there! You’re totally entitled to your opinion on this topic and I’m certain you make valuable points but I think you should try to not discourage the little effort people are making to slowly go onto a specific path. You see when you make passionate comments like the one you just made it might inspire some to “give up” and say oh well “I’m not Islamic enough anyway so why don’t I just not even try” I know I’ve had those moments because of comments like the one you made. You say you’re not perfect many of us are not perfect perhaps our battle is dressing as perfectly as you do but we might posses qualities that you do not have that you might wish for in us because at the end of the day we all “sin” differently and we shouldn’t be counting anyone’s sins. Not to say your advice on the post is invalid but I don’t think it was targeted to you because you clearly already have the Islamic dress code sorted so you don’t need to be inspired to slowly cover. Not everyone has a strong Iman like you sis. So I would have maybe phrased your comment in a more positive inspiring way where it gives women who are trying day by day to be better Muslims a little bit of encouragement because reading this comment of yours I know doubt had a feeling of “oh well I guess I’m not good enough” of course I fight that feeling but just a thought for next time and we will consider no longer fearing Islamic posts if it’s going to create more controversy than inspiration. I would ask you to consider next time to add a dash of tolerance and acceptance in your criticism so that we can all improve on ourselves and not put one another down or allow each other to feel badly about ourselves. We all on a journey together let’s help or and be kind while we do it! Thanks for your feedback. Xo