Review and Giveaway: Kinza Scarves

When I turned 30 this past December, I decided that 30 would be my year. My year to step up and step out to be my true self. To embrace the good things about myself and to improve my faults that were within my power to change. I would no longer be afraid to use my good dishes and stop saving my best craft supplies and actually put them to use.  It was time to start enjoying life.

I decided as a gift to myself, I’d get a style makeover via Style By Design (more on that soon!).  It was time for something new and modern!  Up until that point, I felt like I was stuck in a Hijabi Mom rut. Jeans, long sleeve tee, and some sort of long shirt (and by “shirt” I mean knee length dress). All topped with a printed wrap haphazardly wrapped to quickly get out of the door.

If 30 was going to be my year, I wanted to look my best.  Not because I particularly care about fashion or the latest trends, but because I wanted needed more confidence.  To stand up to be my best self, I needed a confidence boost.

Kinza Package

I ditched my Hijabi-Mom-of-3-active-kids-under-the-age-of-6-that-like-to-wipe-their-hands-on-Mama uniform and started to wear the nicer clothes in my closet that I was saving for, well, I’m not exactly sure.

One of the biggest changes that took place was my new hijab style. I had been wearing a wrap scarf for years. Despite these years of experience, for some reason, it always looked messy. And bulky.  And sometimes straight up frumpy.  I love the way Iman wears her square scarves but didn’t think I could pull it off.  I gave it a shot while visiting Iman in Malaysia. I loved it.  Absolutely loved it. It completely changed the look of my face!

Kinza Scarf

Photo credit: Eslam Najjar Photography (http://eslamnajjar.tumblr.com/)

So now I was on the hunt for square scarves! Goodbye drawers and drawers of unflattering wraps! I would find a couple square hijabs here and there but majority of the ones I came across were incredibly dated patterns, crappy fabric, or just flat out ugly.

Enter Kinza! Kinza Scarves has incredibly beautiful hijabs. Majority of the hijabs they offer are wraps (darn!) but they also have a decent collection of square scarves (yay!).  I’ve seen numerous Kinza scarf fans over the years and have seen the collections in person.  The prints are total eye candy.  The pictures on the website do not do them justice. They are amazing in person!

Kinza Scarves Kinza Scarves Embellished Kinza Scarves 2

Kinza uses silk for all the scarves, making them luxuriously soft and lightweight.  The edges are finished off perfectly, which I really appreciate.

I personally found the scarves too sheer to wear alone.  I simply wore an ameera hijab (or one piece hijab) beneath to get the coverage I was looking for. I usually don’t like to do that, but with the Kinza scarf being so lightweight, I didn’t feel stuffy or uncomfortable at all.  Even on the hot day that I wore it, I felt just fine.

I wore one of my Kinza scarves to a Eid Toy Drive that I helped organize with the help of Islamic Relief and our Girl Scout troop. I was moving furniture, running back and forth, wrapping gifts on the floor, carrying Baby Z, and just all over the place! Besides the typical tuck here and there, my hijab stayed in place and looked great the entire time.  I was pleasantly surprised that it held up to such constant activity. Normally my wraps would have been lopsided by the end of the day.

Amnah Nilo KinzaMy fellow Kinza rockin’ newest bestie, Nilo of Purple Rose Events.

The fact that it held up so beautifully on that hectic day, confirmed my love for Kinza’s scarves. Kinza offered a free hijab for review, but I knew the quality I was getting and went ahead and ordered another one myself. I purchased my first Kinza back in 2008 and it’s held up great over the years. I’m wearing it in my pic on my about page.

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43 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Kinza Scarves

  1. Keisha Francis says:

    I am buying new scarves as well. I like the wrap style scarves because I have never been able to quite master the square. Maybe you could do a little tutorial :)

  2. Shannen says:

    Fresh Bloom is my favorite print!

  3. Laila says:

    The Zeena Scarf is lovely, mashaA!

  4. Nora says:

    I LOVE the copper and silver trim and the argyle as well! ! I would love to gift one of these to my mom. . She’s been wearing square scarves ever since I can remember. I love that they have such a variety to cover every look. Even if you want something on the simpler side it still has a WOW factor! !

  5. Sumaiya says:

    I like the zeenia print!

  6. susan says:

    I’ve been wearing Kinza for years and they are the best scarves out there. The prints are gorgeous, the feel is luscious and as a mom of 3 young kids, they hold up through A LOT of abuse!! I’ve always been one of Kinza’s biggest fans!

  7. Amina says:

    Beautiful scarves! I still like the wraps as well. After 3 boys I know all about resorting to wearing what’s easy and comfortable. Who said you can’t have both comfort and style while wearing hijab?

  8. Maryam Sami says:

    Asa, i love the brass trim! Would love to have it! InshAllah!
    Would like to see more bright colors inshAllah!

  9. Mimi says:

    I really love all the hijabs with trims..so elegant!

  10. Rowaydah says:

    I love so many of these scarves! summer dreams, copper trim and fresh bloom. /I used to wear only square back in the day but now I’ve gotten used to just wraps. I’ve been wanting to go back too!

  11. Keely F says:

    I like the Brass Trim scarf. These are all so beautiful!

  12. Sakina Towery says:

    I absolutely love how Eman ties her scarf. A sister and I were discussing just the other day how we wanted to go back to square scarfs. Can’t wait to get shopping online with Kinza.

  13. NK says:

    Really?! I liked square scarves and recently switched to wraps…..and am loving them, they don’t bulk out as much….what was I doing wrong!?

  14. Leslie says:

    I love the plum peacock!

  15. Sumiya says:

    I love the one you’re wearing, as well as the zeena print!

  16. Sarah says:

    I love the Brass Trim scarf!

  17. Eva says:

    I like the copper & silver trim or the coppertone trim!

  18. sarah says:

    beautiful masha’Allah

  19. Saba says:

    I really like the copper and silver trim scarf but they all look so pretty and comfortable

  20. Mona says:

    I really like the copper trim hijab. Beautiful!

  21. Julie says:

    I love the ‘fresh bloom’ scarf! I recently made the switch to square scarves and have two scarves that I wear over and over and over…. So excited to see pretty scarves that are the right size!

  22. HijabiMommy says:

    Beautiful prints! I myself have worn square scarves forever and just recently switched to wraps and kinda actually love them! My favorite is the summer dreams. :)

  23. Amali Elabed says:

    They are all soo gorgeous!!!

  24. Farah says:

    I love the floral brooch!

  25. Ruba says:

    I love reading about new Hiijab companies! My favourite would be the fresh bloom! :)

  26. Eman says:

    Beautiful scarves! Especially summer dreams and zeena.

  27. Madiha says:

    I like the copper and silver trim, I would also love to see a variation of a cheetah print since it has so many neutral colors and goes with everything.

  28. Subana says:

    Lovely prints and great work mashAllah ! copper and brass trims look beautiful!

  29. Sama says:

    The silver and copper looks great❣

  30. Omee says:

    love the argyle print in wraps

  31. Sumer says:

    Love all the sequins trim ones

  32. Nura says:

    Love all the scarves, especially the Plum Peacock!

  33. fatema khan says:

    the zeena scarf

  34. Aamna says:

    Love the fresh bloom and coppertone trim

  35. Moneba says:

    I love the square rings scarf!

  36. Shannon says:

    Ze zeena scarf please!

  37. Halima says:

    My favorite is the “summer dreams.” I LOVE earth tones!

  38. Angie says:

    I love pink ego tracks pattern scarf. I love that all the scarves are lightweight and perfect size

  39. Nigella says:

    A good reminder for all of us,

    In the Qur’an, the direct commandment for post-pubescent women to cover their hair and neck is in Surat An-Noor, ayah 31 (Chapter of the Light, verse 31).

    “And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their khumur over their juyub and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, [...]” (Qur’an 24:31)

    Modesty must come first before style, Deen before desires and Jannah before Dunya.

    Nigella

  40. Iram says:

    i love da fresh bloom scarf

  41. shazia Saleem says:

    Fresh Bloom !!

  42. Ali says:

    I love them all, especially brass trim.

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