For someone who decides to embrace a trend when it’s nearly over, it’s been quite overwhelming staying up to date with current and future fashion trends for Habibi Lifestyle.

I tend to fleet in and out of love with Asian-wear and right now I’m seriously enamoured with the whole extravagance and richness you can only get from a kameez and a sari. The bold mix of colours, exquisite embroidery and overall attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. Likewise can be said for the abundance of jewellery that adds that all important finishing touch.

While some girls have a weakness for shoes, mine is definitely jewellery. Whether it’s authentic Indian or elaborate costume, I always find myself indecisive given the choice.

One trend that I’ve noticed amongst Asian and Middle Eastern girls lately draws its inspiration from traditional Shingar Patti’s and bridal Tikka’s.

For some, this won’t be a new phenomenon. In fact it could just be that I need to be more at one with my fellow Asians and Arabs!



Back to the trend. Jewelled headbands have added a glamourous touch to Eid outfits this year, but rather than splurging on a 24 carat gold shingar patti, high street stores are offering an alternative that can be utilised for the same effect.

Choker and collar necklaces have been gracing accessory shelves for a while and it seems girls are becoming savvier in making their purchases go much further beyond its intended use.

If you’ve yet to succumb to this alternative, here are a few necklaces that can be used as glamourous headbands.

Esmeralda Statement Necklace - Accessorize

Esmeralda Statement Necklace – Accessorize


Delphine Occassion Collar Necklace - Accessorize

Delphine Occasion Collar Necklace – Accessorize


Premium Rhinestone Collar Necklace - Topshop

Premium Rhinestone Collar Necklace – Topshop

Premium Rhinestone Surround Collar - Topshop

Premium Rhinestone Surround Collar – Topshop