Just like every one of us that chose to go modest, the toughest part was building a solid modest wardrobe. The struggle of what to keep, add or let go in our wardrobe often came up; I was clueless about where to start. That’s why I’ve put together this guide for my sisters who are just embracing modesty. It contains not all, but the basics you’ll need to build a functional modest wardrobe. Get off on the right foot with my #Modesty Starter Kit and start dressing like the true modesta, you are.
May I advise that this transition takes place in a gradual process, rather than instantly throwing out previously owned clothes and going on a shopping spree. It will not only leave you stranded(outfit-wise), but may also break the bank. Using some items I have listed here, you would see that you may still be able to use some old clothing items.
- Modesty Panel
These babies are in fact a must for every Modesta. They give instant coverage to dresses or tops that are cut too low. You know how some dresses are close to perfect, except for its ‘overbearing cleavage potential’. One advantage of modesty panels is that they create a less frumpy look when compared to camisoles.
An average lady needs camisoles to wear under their outerwear most times. But for a Modesta, camisoles can be used for some chic layering; like a crop top( I’ll do a quick tutorial on that soon).
- Skirt Extenders
Skirt extenders are under-skirts mostly made with lace fabrics, worn to give extra length to previously owned short skirts and dresses. How awesome is it that you don’t have to part with all of your short skirts and dresses?! Superb!
This includes Palazzo, Skirts, Culottes, Jumpsuits, etc
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- Nude Makeup
Nothing perfects a modest look more that the perfect “no-makeup-makeup”. To achieve this all time classy look, stick to nude shades of makeup. But on a regular day, a quick eyebrow fix and a natural “I just rolled out of bed glow” will do.
- Minimal Jewelries
I’m not saying you should only wear studs as a Modesta, that’s just my preference( I wear studs 90% of the time). Some chic minimal jewelries are sure to jazz up your modest outfit.
- Statement Watch
You can never go wrong with a statement watch. Sometimes it’s all the accessory you need. For starters, collect at least one statement watch that would work with almost all your outfits. I’m not a watch person really, but I can’t help rocking the personalized watch hubby-in-a-bit gifted me.
Heels or flats, neutral or colored, doesn’t really matter. However, start by collecting neutral colors (nude, brown, black, white, etc.); they promise a functional wardrobe in the early stages.
ARE YOU ALREADY A MODESTA?
WHAT WERE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED WHILE YOU TRANSITIONED?
DID I LEAVE AN ITEM OUT IN MY MODEST STARTER KIT? PLEASE MENTION IN THE COMMENT SECTION.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
* A Modesta is a modest fashionista.
First known use: Today by me; Promodesy. Lol