Spring Fashion 101: Wear it Your Way
I don’t know about you, but I like clothes and shoes and purses. And it’s no secret that I color my hair and I love a good mani/pedi.
There’s nothing wrong with primping and being girly. The Bible even tells us that the Proverbs 31 woman made sure to dress her best (v. 22).
Unfortunately it’s becoming more difficult than ever to be a modest fashionista. The necklines on shirts are getting lower, shorts are getting shorter and some of the season’s hottest skirts are no larger than a washcloth.
If that’s not bad enough, the most popular sizes in the junior’s section seem more suited to fit a Barbie doll than a real girl. Don’t even get me started on bathing suits. So what’s a girl to do?
Romans 12: 2 gives us great insight: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”
Every time you walk into a store you find yourself facing a choice: you can conform to the world’s standard of what’s appropriate or you can choose to be modest.
Believe it or not there is a way to be a modest trendsetter. Here are a few ideas from some modest yet trendy teen girls I know:
- If a top is cut too low buy a tank top to wear underneath to give yourself more coverage.
- If a skirt is too short wear a pair of leggings underneath and make it appropriate.
- If spaghetti straps show too much skin wear a regular tank top in a coordinating color underneath.
- If shorts seem hopeless cut up an old pair of jeans at just the right length.
You do not have to buy into what the world says is appropriate. Instead, you can take what the stores offer and alter it to make it fit your standard for modesty and fashion. You can still wear what’s in—just wear it your way.
A favorite among teen girls, Shannon Primicerio’s books and conferences provide:
*Guidance and structure for how to have a daily quiet time
*Strategies for battling peer pressure in dating, purity and friendship
*Insight on how to see yourself as a beautiful treasure
*Direction on finding your purpose and living for the glory of God
You can learn more about Shannon at www.beingagirlbooks.com
About Shannon Primicerio
An author of ten books, Shannon Primicerio teaches teenage girls how to apply the Bible to the drama of real life and read it like it's God's love letter to them. By helping girls establish intimacy with Christ, she puts them on a path that will ensure they will still be walking with Him long after high school and college.
Her books and conferences provide:
- Guidance and structure on how to have a daily quiet time
- Strategies for battling peer pressure in areas like dating, purity and friendship
- Insight on how to see yourself as the beautiful treasure you are
- Direction on how to find your purpose and live your passion for the glory of God
You can learn more about her at www.beingagirlbooks.com