Hijab jackpot

It’s nearly impossible to find the perfect summer shirt to wear with hijab. I’ve been searching for months, and I finally came across one at Old Navy that was pretty close to perfect: long, thin and long sleeve. Since it was such a great find, I just had to share.

I bought this one in yellow, but I may just go back to get another color or a print. It’s too great a summer shirt to pass up on.
I wore it to the Fourth of July BBQ our family had. The temperature has been in the 100’s and humid all week in Chicago, so anything that can help you keep cool is definitely in order. I was still sweating it up, but this shirt was light and breezy.
Plus, I also found a great yellow scarf at Old Navy that was breathable and matched perfectly.

They both definitely made for a simple and cute summer outfit.

Women’s Split-Neck Button-Front Top

$24.94 – oldnavy.com


Women’s Zig-Zag Print Open-Weave Scarf
$16.94 – oldnavy.com


Pop Culture Hijabi is a weekly column by Nadia Malik. Malik is a former newspaper reporter based in Chicago who’s now making her way as a freelancer. She spends entirely too much time watching TV and reading pop culture, fashion and TV blogs. She also occasionally consumes serious books and news. No, really. You can reach her at info@hijabtrendz.com with “pop culture hijabi” in the subject line, follow her at www.twitter.com/nadiamalik or simply leave a comment below.

This article has 6 comments

  1. Nadia Malik

    Mariam, I just ordered a second color as well! I was going to get the green, but I bought the purple one instead. But both are such nice colors.
    And yeah, I had to hold myself back at Old Navy too. 🙂
    Zainab, I’m glad it was helpful! It’s so hard to find nice summer shirts, so I always appreciate it when people give me a heads-up about items that work. So I figured you guys would wanna know about this one. 🙂

  2. Zainab

    Nadia, thank you so much for writing about tunics that are light and still cover you, and look nice with hijab. As a new hijaabi, I really rely on your ideas of where to get cheap, long-sleeved, long shirts like this! Thank you.

  3. Mariam Sobh

    Nadia, I just bought this top on Sunday and am OBSESSED!! I got it in the green/aqua color and I just wear a short sleeve tee under it because it’s a little sheer. Although you could probably get away with a tank top.

    I love all the new stuff they have at Old Navy this summer and had to hold myself back from going on a shopping spree lol!

  4. Nadia

    Natalie, I’m not much a picture person, so I’m afraid I don’t have one. But I was sweating so much that day, it’s probably for the best. 🙂
    Romaseba, it is a little sheer, but surprisingly not too bad. I did wear a tank top underneath. You could still see a bit of my arms, but not so much that I was concerned about it. But I think if you get one of the darker colors or the patterns they might be opaque.

  5. romaseba

    Is it sheer though? Because most tops like this are sheer :L

  6. Natalie

    Do you have any actual pictures of this on you? I would love to see it. Thx!:-)

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