The Middle East has a longstanding relationship with the fashion world—both influencing with its style icons over the ages and inspiring fashion designers for countless years. Earlier this year, the launch of Vogue Arabia underscored the Middle East's power position in the realm of fashion. Savvy brands and designers are finally catering to the Middle Eastern market such as Nike's Pro Hijab and Dolce & Gabbana's collection of hijabs and abayas. There's no shortage of style inspiration from Middle Eastern fashion girls, both overseas and stateside, proving both the chic potential and fashion forwardness of a style sometimes referred to as modest fashion. While there's a long list of Middle Eastern style icons worth having on your radar, we've rounded up six of our favorite fashion girls with the coolest style.
Head below to discover some of our favorite Middle Eastern fashion girls to follow on Instagram.
Of Palestinian and Puerto Rican descent, Maria Alia showcases her fashion-forward take on modest fashion against the backdrop of New York City and her various travels.
Summer Albarcha, St. Louis blogger behind Hipster Hijabis (that has since switched to her own name), showcases a range of easy everyday stylings that range from maxi skirts with T-shirts and sneakers to tailored pants finished off with a long silk coat and stilettos.
Dubai fashion influencer Saufeeya Goodsen infuses a cool-girl attitude into her eclectic mix of high fashion and athleisure stylings.
In a palette of pastels, denim, and black and white, Khaoula provides endless style inspiration with simple yet striking outfits in Amsterdam.
Hajra's ladylike sensibilities come through in editorialized photos capturing floral full-length dresses, festive frilled flare pants, and an enviable collection of wrap belts.
Floridian Sally Ashour has a sophisticated sense of style from an earlier era in a covetable lineup of high-waisted pants or light-wash vintage denim with tailored button-downs.