Staying modest in the hot summer months can be challenging. Sometimes it seems hopeless and you just want to give in to the cooler summer trends! But it IS possible. First, I want to look at why it’s important to stay modest.
Reason #1: Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). God lives inside of us if we are Christians, and we need to glorify God with our bodies! Honestly, that makes me want to be modest. Our bodies aren’t our own.
Reason #2: As Christian girls, we can help Christian guys in their pursuit to honor God with their eyes and body. We don’t want to be a stumbling block for them (1 Corinthians 8:9).
Before I give you some tips, I want to say a few things. First off,modesty doesn’t mean we have to wear skirts that fall to the floor and turtle necks (but if that’s your preference go for it!). You can be stylish and modest all at the same time.
Second of all, you may have to sacrifice being cool just a little bit. But it’s worth it! And last of all, modesty is more about what our heart looks like than what we actually wear. Why do you want to wear that tanktop? Because it’s cooler or you want to show off your body?
Tip #1: Find some skirts and dresses you love! If you find a light weight skirt or dress it is really much cooler than shorts or pants that stick to you. There are tons of super cute casual skirts and dresses! I recently bought a neutral black dress and I can’t wait to style it for y’all!
Tip #2: Find some shorts you love! I personally wear shorts and think they are okay. I have struggled to find shorts I like that are modest though. The new fancy printed kind can be modest if they are long enough because they don’t stick to you. Find some that you think are long enough and don’t stick to you!
Tip #3: Wear cami’s underneath shirts. If a shirt is too low, at the top or bottom, go for a layered look. Just make sure the cami comes up high enough and isn’t too thick (it would be too hot!). This opens up a more diverse selection of shirts!
Tip #4: Swimsuits can be such a controversial topic. I would definitely pray about it. Swim shirts with swim shorts would be an awesome modest option! I personally bought the black Hallie Tankini from Rad Swim and also Nike swim shorts to go with it. You may want to check out these websites: www.thepinkdesert.com www.radswim.com www.kortnijeane.com www.limericki.com
Tip #5: Wear looser clothes. It’s the same concept as the skirts. Looser is cooler Just make sure it covers everything. Also, consider tying a denim shirt or cardigan around your waist for added coverage. If it’s light weight it won’t be too hot.
Tip #6: Accessorize. Keep outfits cute and stylish by wearing jewelry, a fun purse, cute shoes, or even a sun hat!
A lot of these tips you may have already known, but I wanted to encourage you. We as Christian girls aren’t alone in the pursuit of modesty- we have each other!
I didn’t state too much of my opinion, so if you have any questions please comment below! Also, do you have any tips on staying modest this summer? Please don’t keep it to yourself! I will hopefully be posting modest outfits on here this summer.