NEVER MAKE THE HIJAB COMPETE WITH YOUR EYEWEAR. Cos both of them stay in the same head territory. hehe.
Though classy, pairing chique eyewear with fancy hijabs in some ways make you look older, more serious and unfriendly. Its fine if you want to achieve that kind of effect.
Match-matchy is too much!
So to speak, you will spoil the splendour of the RM550 Gucci eyewear you bought with the RM165 beaded and colorful Ariani scarf. You will confuse people who look at you. They will be thinking, "is the scarf or the eyewear?". You will appear trying too hard. It is just too much. As the Feng Shui principle notes, beauty is balance. And balance is what makes a person beautiful, as claimed gorgeous Gong Li, Loreal spokesperson and co star in Momoir of Geisha when being complimented for her youthful good looks:
"I dont consider my facial features beautiful, but they are all porpotionate and balanced".
So if you wear fancy eyewear, you are better off with a simple and unfancily tied tudung bawal. Trust me. Resist the temptation to follow the current hijab trends. If your must wear that current hijab trends with awning, choose the unprinted, plain simple ones.
Here are other tips:.
1. Put a little bit of gloss and eye make up. Remember, just enough to make you look fresh. Dont overdo it. Check out these tips in http://www.wikihow.com/Look-Great-with-Glasses. The key to looking good in hijab and eyeframe is to have groomed eyebrows, always.
2. For those of you who wear eyeglasses and want to ALWAYS look fabulous in hijab, rather than spend a fortune on trendy hijabs, try spending your precious money on several more chique eyeglasses. Have a collections of shades, pink, blacks or any colors to go with your different 'plain' hijabs. For example, plain black hijab look stunning with fuschia fancy eyewear. while cream bawal looks fantastic with black old school. You can get away wearing eyeglasses and still look great by just changing your eyewear everyday. Its a surefire young, hip and chique formula for those wearing hijab and eyeglasses. My twin sister knows this rules. Check out her photos:
3. Here is the most important rule. Your eye frame color and intensity should always complement your hijab, not match your hijab. If you match them, you look like wearing eye glass (which equates 'old'). But if you complement them, you look like wearing and accessory. Accesorries, according to Yamaguchi, author of Feng Shui beauty, are worn in complementary colors. Check out these formulas:
CREAM HIJAB (light) + white frame (light) = too funky, too teeny. leave this for the high school people.
CREAM HIJAB (light) + black frame = cool, hip, sophisticated!
PINK HIJAB (cool tone) + PINK FRAME (cool tone) = oops...move away malibu barbie!
PINK HIJAB (Cool tone) + black with yellow green hues (warm) = CHIQUE!
BLACK HIJAB (dark) + black frame (dark) = oops..why are you hiding yourself?
BLACK HIJAB (dark) + transparent pink or coral (light) = sweet, understatedly chique and sophisticated.
There are exceptions to this rule however:
if you wear hijab and clothes of different colours, pairing another complementary coloured eye frame will make you will look too busy. So do not. In such case, you might want to put on a black frame or of colour similar to your outfit. For example, a blue tunic paired with cream hijab. It is easy to think a cream hijab goes with purple frame (complementary color). However, putting on the purple cat eyes will only ruin your simple sophistication. A blue frame or a black frame is a better choice.
If you must buy another pair of frame, the trick is not to visit your optham with a black hijab or any dark hijab OR a hijab of colour that you seldom wear. A dark hijab will make any pair of glass you put on look good (when actually its not that good). The moment you switched to light colored hijab later, much of the charm dissapeared and you wished you bought a darker frame perhaps. Again, it makes a difference if you visit your dr with a white hijab, when you know most of the time you look best and would be wearing off-white hijab. An off-white hijab looks great with intense cool colors but a white will look good in warm frames. So again, you are fooled by the charm of brown frames that sits complementarily with your white hijab, when you know, that the only time you wear your white hijab is when everything else is in the laundry. When you rekindled with your favourite off-whites again, much of the charm of brown frame dissapears.
Here, I pair pink hijab (cool tone) with brown eye frame (warm).
Have fun mixing and matching!