Friday, September 28, 2012


As Muslim women we have a hard time finding exercise apparel. Unfortunately, it seems like nothing is long or loose enough! This causes us to get discouraged about working out. Even though it may be hard to find modest active wear, it doesn’t means it’s impossible!

Long Jackets and Cardigans are an essential. When it’s cold outside you can wear a jacket, and when it’s hot outside you can wear a cardigan. They are great for layering. Here are a few LONG options:

 Hard Tail Hooded Wrap Cardigan (available @ Nordstrom)

The North Face Women's Hideaway Sweater Wrap (available @ Dick’s Sporting Goods)

The North Face 'Apex Grace Bionic' Jacket (available @ Nordstrom)


For the colder days, pair your jacket with Under Armour. This particular one is made to keep you warm.

Under Armour Women's ColdGear Compression Mockneck Long Sleeve Shirt (available @ Dick’s Sporting Goods)

For the warmer days, layer a t-shirt with a long sleeve shirt under. The Under Armour long sleeve shirt is especially made to keep you cool, during the warm days.

Under Armour Women's Sonic Long Sleeve Shirt (available @ Dick’s Sporting Goods)

Under Armour Women's Big Logo Graphic T-Shirt (available @ Dick’s Sporting Goods)

Finding loose sweatpants can be especially hard considering the fact that everything is form fitting. The sweatpants below are great because they are loose and lightweight, perfect for hot days. You can even wear them in the winter with a pair of leggings underneath, to keep you warm.

Hard Tail Voile Pants (available @ Nordstrom)

To complete your outfit, wear a pair of colorful tennis shoes! This adds a pop of color to brighten up your outfit!
Nike 'Free Run+ 3' Running Shoe (Women) (available @ Nordstrom)

When it comes to hijab, Comfijabs are a great option! Pair them with accessories depending on the weather.

During the cold days, pair your Comfijab with a beanie that will keep you warm. 
The North Face 'Denali' Thermal Beanie (available @ Nordstrom)

During the warm and sunny days, pair your Comfijab with a cap. This helps block the sun from your eyes.
Nike 'Feather Light' Cap (available @ Nordstrom)

If you don't have a Comfijab, opt for a hijab made of cotton. Cotton is light, easy to wear, and keeps you cooler than most other materials.

These are just a few options out of the many. Exercising modestly is possible with the right apparel. Make sure to drink lots of water. Good luck!

Gusta Iren for HijabiTopia

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