Normality is blinding. This morning, I ate my same Panera blueberry bagel as I slung my bag – the same one since ninth grade – over my shoulder. I walked the same hallways and skipped down the same dungeon-like staircase to my math class. There I eagerly greeted the same group of girls I sit with every week.
It took me a good hour into class to really pause and notice these girls. I took a casual glance to my left and saw senior Duha Shebib, wearing her usual hijab with a white pea coat and sparkling flats. After turning my attention back to the white board, it hit me that she looked fashionable. Unique. And that’s exactly what a good Style of the Week entails.
Rolling my eyes at my own stupidity, I happily asked her the usual questions, and loved the fresh, new answers.
Name: Duha Shebib, senior
Shirt: American Eagle
Best buy: Fossil messenger bag for $24
Budget: No more than $20 for shirts and jeans, shoes and coats are exception
“I wear hijabs, so I have to wear modest clothes, and usually people think that modest clothes are not fashionable,” Shebib said. “But you can make them really fashionable and cute. Like I can make a dress into a shirt and wear jeans under it and it becomes a cute outfit.”
Like Style of the Week? Let us know! Comment in the box below, or send in your favorite fashions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear your opinions!
By Lauren Puckett