What does a modest clothing checklist look like? Every woman will have their own opinion, but here is a list of things you can choose from to build your closet. We’ll be talking more in-depth about some of these items and how to find things at affordable prices as we go through the series.
1-2 Denim Skirts (I wear denim skirts like other people wear jeans. Everything goes with them, and they can get dirty!)
1 black dressy skirt
1 khaki skirt
1-3 dressy skirts (can be a solid color to match with different tops, or a print you love). I actually wear a lot of skirts throughout the week that I wear to church as well. I have solid colored maxi skirts that I like because of their versatility. I dress them up for church with nicer tops, and during the week I wear more casual tops with them.
A classic black dress that could be paired with a cardigan!
I recommend that you have at least 1 nice dress for special occasions. The classic “little black dress” is hard to find (in my opinion) when you take modesty into account. Finding a solid color dress that you can change the look of depending on what you pair it with would be the most versatile. There are lots of nice maxi dresses available now that would fit the bill!
1 nice white blouse
1 black blouse
1-3 printed blouses, or solid color to go with your printed skirts
1 Chambray blouse (I’m going to admit I don’t have one! I keep looking for one I love, but I still can’t find it!)
Blouses are nice, but there is definitely a place for more relaxed tops. I would suggest have 4-5 casual tops that you can rotate through the week. These don’t have to be a sloppy t-shirt look if you don’t want. Rather, they can be nicer t-shirts from someplace like Kohls .
Cardigans and Jackets
You can find good jean jackets for a good price at ThredUP!
3 solid color cardigans for spring, fall and winter months! Choose your colors carefully, thinking through what colors look good on you and what you have in your wardrobe.
1 Jean Jacket
– I suggest having at the least, 1 white, 1 black, and 1 cream colored tank top.
I wear halftees as much, if not more then regular tanks, so consider what you truly are using tank tops for. If you need to layer your stomach then you want the full tank. If you are layering lower cut tops, try a halftee tank!
Leggings to go under skirts in the winter months. My favorite are fleece lined leggings.
1-3 skinny belts. White, black and nude colors are good.
A slip or petticoat. 2 different lengths are helpful to have.
2 Pairs of flats – Black and Nude colors
2 Pairs of boots for the fall and winter – Brown and Black
1 Pair of comfortable shoes for when you go places where you will be walking all day. My sister wears this style of shoe for walking all day.
If you are just starting out, don’t be overwhelmed with this list! All these items are not a requirement, someone left a comment on my Facebook page yesterday saying she has two skirts that she wears during the week. For some ladies that is all they have, but they work around it! These are helpful suggestions, now take the list and tweak it for your life!
**The monthly flexi clip is out for October! Perfect for fall, it has acorns and leaves on it! Only available in October while supplies last!**
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