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Although my goals in life don’t necessary include being a fashionista, I have been asked a time or two where I buy my clothes, and I have received compliments on my outfits.
Yes, I call them outfits. Because I am that old.
I’ve given considerable thought to my own personal style over the years. It’s kind of a hobby of mine!
Here’s the thing: Personal style is just that—personal.
It’s different for everyone, but here are some of the questions I ask myself as I curate my wardrobe:
- Am I using the clothes I already have? How can I mix and match them?
- Am I staying on budget? I call this trait being a “Frugal Fashionista!”
- Am I being environmentally friendly by shopping secondhand stores when possible?
- Does my wardrobe work for the types of activities I do and the types of events I attend?
- Do my clothes speak the character traits I’m trying to portray: Classy, Professional, Competent, Feminine, Christ-Follower, Devoted Wife, and Mother of a Teenager?
One concept I take into consideration as I build my wardrobe is “modest fashion.”
Does this bring to mind a somewhat frumpy style of dressing…you know, skirts to the ankle, shapeless jumpers, nothing on trend?
I beg to differ.
In fact, please check out and follow my Modest Fashion board on Pinterest to get some inspiration (and see what I’m talking about)!
I’ve been told I have good fashion sense, but I’ve never been told I have good modest fashion sense. That’s a compliment in my eyes! It tells me that although I’m being very intentional and conscientious about not dressing too revealing and about being appropriate for the occasion (ok, maybe my choices in footwear could use a bit more work!), I’m hopefully not rubbing my own beliefs in anyone else’s face! That’s definitely NOT my goal!
In fact, I think part of dressing modestly intentionally is not calling undue attention to the fact that I’m dressing modestly intentionally…you know…being modest about it…!
That being said, everyday when I’m choosing what to wear, I’m mentally running the outfit through my personal modesty filter. Again, this is different for everyone, and I encourage you decide what modesty means to you, then stick to your convictions as you chose your clothes. After a while, it just becomes second nature and not at all limiting!
This is not a post designed to define modesty, as modesty means different things to different people. It’s so not any of my business if you choose to wear only skirts, or pants, too. Sleeveless tops or sleeves covering your elbows. And sometimes, we might change our minds on something we used to feel strongly about, and that’s ok. In fact, Caroline over at The Modest Mom Blog wrote a beautiful post on her family’s journey of redefining their views in several areas, and always going back to the Bible for guidance.
So, as you define and refine your own personal style, I wanted to share some resources for finding quality clothes that will help you present yourself in the best light!
I want to encourage you to look outside the box, and take a cue from some companies and blogs who are really on to something.
Here are some fantastic resources to get modest fashion inspiration and to learn why women of various faiths choose to stay covered without compromising their personal style!
Here are some mainstream fashion blogs that have been inspirational to me as I’ve developed my own personal style over the years:
There are so many more wonderful blogs, these are just a few to get you started. Click on this link to see a list of blogs I like to follow!
Here are retail links to some stores that cater to the modest fashion crowd. You’ll see that there is a broad range of styles for different tastes.
Of course, there are many, many mainstream retail stores that are fantastic options for good quality clothing in classic cuts. Some of my favorites are:
When you find a size and a fit of a certain brand that consistently works for you, you can be more confident in making online purchases:
Thred Up (online secondhand store with awesome filtered searches) Use this link to get $10 off your first order!
Stitch Fix (online personalized stylist service for all price ranges) Use this link to try Stitch Fix!
So, there you have it! Use these resources and my Modest Fashion Pinterest board to get inspired to create your own personal style with a modest fashion twist!
Get creative and stay classy!
“She is clothed with strength and dignity…” Proverbs 31:25a
Gracia y paz,
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