Any Muslims would understand this dilemma – you’ve bought a beautiful Hari Raya outfit, which caused quite a dent in your bank account. But you know it will never see the light of day after the celebration. But your Hari Raya outfits shouldn’t be like a wedding gown that’s only worn once in your life. You can get more bang for your buck by choosing pieces that you can wear beyond Raya.
Here are 12 tops that won’t look out of place at the office or on dates.
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Mariam Kimono – Pink, $49, Pomelo Studio
Turn this into a kebaya for raya, and a jacket when you’re done with the festivities.
Zalia Asymmetric Peplum Top, $39.90, Zalora
Transform this into a modern kurung with a maxi skirt, or pair with pants to the office.
Lubna Printed Hi Low Top, $49.90, Zalora
This comes with a matching long skirt (sold separately), so it can be worn as a baju kurung, or can be paired separately with a skirt or cropped pants for the lazy weekend look.
Flared sleeve t-shirt, $39.90, Mango
Have no time to look for a Hari Raya top? Just pair this is a batik skirt for a traditional twist. After Hari Raya, wear it with jeans for the brunch date.
Lace Top, $69.90, Zara
Slip this over a satin or chiffon maxi dress for Raya, and a short dress for a garden date.
Floral Print Blouse, $89.90, Zara
Pair this with a plain maxi skirt for an updated kebaya-inspired look for Raya. This makes a great office shirt post-Raya.
Embroidered Tulle Top, $59.90, Zara
Wear this over a corset top and plain skirt to look Raya-ready, then work it with jeans after Raya.
Waterfall Satin Blouse, $89, Adlina Anis
This will look perfect with a mermaid skirt for Raya, and makes for a great work top on other days.
Jacquard Mini Dress, $159, Adlina Anis
Wear this over a plain or pattern kain or maxi skirt to transform the dress into a baju kurung top. After Raya, wear it on its own or as a tunic by pairing with pants.
WOMEN HPJ Belted Long Coat, $79.90, UNIQLO
Wear it as an outer with your jubah or long dress. On normal days, pair it with your dress or a jumpsuit.