We know it’s only the beginning of Ramadan, but as it always does, the month will whizz past and you’re left scrambling trying to figure out how to one-up your last year’s self. Do all that work early — we’ve got the style, food and decor essentials to get you sorted.

Katt Ibrahim Raya 2019 Collection

Gone are the days when your baju raya could double up as your mother’s curtains, with frills, sequins and way too much lace. Katt Ibrahim takes it back to basics with an ultra-versatile traditional Kedah silhouette that’s not only extremely figure-flattering when you’ve had too much Rendang, the two-piece baju kurung works separately as a top and a flattering mermaid cut skirt. Consider us sold.

Whimsigirl

Size-inclusive brand Whimsigirl takes on Raya with a collection of classics made of breathable fabrics. Their collection of two-piece co-ords in a variety of silhouettes and colours is the antithesis of Eid outfits you’ve always known. Raya mornings are busy — your outfit doesn’t have to be. Keep it simple and pared down.

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Mimpi Kita

Mimpi Kita always manages to drop some to-die-for pieces for us #halalbaes. Their latest Raya collection sees modern designs juxtaposed by classic twists, in their signature prints in pastel and bold hues. Whether you’re going to be feasting with the fam, or you’re slaving away making sure everybody has some lontong, their breezy outfits will make sure you’re comfortable. Just don’t forget the setting spray!

Urban L’il

Remember the days when your mother used to deck the home in louder-than-Makcik-Bedah cushions, fake flowers and other paraphernalia when Eid comes close? Our homes tend to be more minimalist these days, but if you’d like a little Eid spark, local brand Urban L’il has gorgeous wreath sets with a greeting for you to hang on your door to welcome guests.

Tempeh

You can even upgrade your sambal goreng this Eid with artisanal small-batch tempeh. Tempeh Culture makes organic tempeh with quality ingredients from their kitchen. What sets them apart is the added ingredients on top of the usual soybeans — from flaxseeds to sesame seeds, all important for heart health. Guess that means the third helping of sambal goreng is cool, right?