Have you ever spent hours trying to find what to wear? Capsule wardrobes have solved that problem for me. Although I didn’t actually learn the term until recently, I was already familiar with the concept of building a seasonal wardrobe using a handful of staple pieces. As a high-schooler, I’d watched hours of “What Not to Wear” and be mesmerized by how Clinton Kelly and Stacy London could transform someone’s look with just a few pieces, creating multiple outfits. Over the past year, capsule wardrobes have become more trendy and mainstream, and with the help of several fashion bloggers and YouTubers, I’ve learned enough about capsule wardrobes to finally create my own.
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “modest fashion”? I think of barely there makeup, high collars, long sleeves and flowing, ankle-length skirts (because God forbid any woman to wear pants, just kidding). But really, as a Christian woman, there’s not a lot to glean from in the Bible when you’re looking for modest fashion advice or guidelines that address today’s generation. In fact, there aren’t many verses on how the Proverbs 31 woman dressed, except that she wore “fine linen and purple” (verse 22). She was a wealthy woman with the means to purchase elegant clothes for herself and her family, but where do women fit into the equation today? How can we look cute (even sexy, at times) while upholding the standard of modesty our faith requires? I recommend starting with the following guidelines