Modesty Mondays with Grace!

Super sweet Grace Dalton is ray of sunshine around St. Peter’s as well as a fashion icon. We are so excited that she is starting a weekly segment here on the Baylor Catholic blog sharing her faith and fashion! Take it away Grace! 


Hello, friends! I’m Grace and I’m a Junior Journalism New Media major at Baylor University. In addition to my love for St. Peter’s, writing, and photography, I love fashion + style.
Here are some of my tips on putting together a simple, comfortable, but stylish outfit for school weekdays. I think all of us girls can agree on how comfortable leggings are…especially on days when you’re tired and don’t want to dress up. They’re a great resource to have in your wardrobe.
However, as we all know, there’s definitely a fine line between wearing an outfit that is cute, but modest enough that we’re dressing our body  – not flaunting it. Modest is so important, not only for our sake as women of God, but also for our brothers in Christ. When we dress in a way that dramatically calls attention to only our physical attributes, we do not only them a disrespect, but also ourselves. Now, this is not a shaming post or a “better-than-thou-” sermon, but rather some notes from my heart about the incredible and highly important topic of modesty.
So! On to today’s outfit – leggings are extremely versatile. You can add them to an outfit that might be a bit too short, layer them in the winter to keep warm, or even wear underneath a tunic or long shirt without sacrificing either style or modesty. I’m a bohemian at heart, so I love layering flowy pieces like this empire waisted shirt, long drapey cardigan, and leggings.
Other ideas can include: leggings under a long shirt with a cute belt, cropped leggings with a short-sleeved drapey cardigan, or leggings under a swingy tunic on a breezy day. Hope you enjoyed these tips. Have a marvelous Monday!

One comment

  1. Cute pics and yes, I love leggings 🙂 But Grace, I can see your neck! And your ankles! What shall we do about the reality that “enticing” parts of our bodies keep changing, suggesting a social construction, suggesting that when we cover up those parts, we continue that construction?

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