I wear my abaya to work, but I try to look smart as well as modest. There are some small things which I am a stickler for when it comes to dress, such as wearing trousers under my abaya which go with the colour of the abaya.
This morning I went back to work after a week off for half term holidays. I managed to get dress for work on auto-pilot without thinking too much about I was doing.
I couple of hours later, I noticed this:
I remember reading somewhere as a teenager the rules of wearing clothes for the office, most likely Readers Digest, because I was that nerdy kind of kid. From what I recall, you wear black tights with black skirts and nude with everything else. You generally match the colour of your tights to the hem of your skirt or trousers.
So although I wear an abaya, I wear black stockings with a black abaya and tan with everything else. I usually wear my back abaya on Mondays as I rotate through the colours through the week. But my black work abaya was in the wash thanks to someone very small using it as a hand towel while I was wearing it. So I wore my pink one, but clearly in my head I was still wearing the black one and wore black stockings.
Such a silly little thing, but it bugged me all day.