Looking your best is important, no matter what you do. For women, looking fashionable and put together is essential for success in any area of life. Whether you’re going to work, out on a date, or just running errands, it’s important to know how to dress well. In this blog post, I’m sharing my outfit style guide tips for Christian women!
If you’re used to putting on your favorite yoga pants and stained t-shirt in the morning because you don’t have plans to leave the house, you may not realize how important getting dressed for the job of homemaking really is!
When you take the time to get yourself ready for the day – even if you’re just staying at home – you send yourself a message that this is a job that is important and worthy of your time and attention. Plus, when you look good, you feel good – and that positive energy will carry over into all areas of your day.
So next time you wake up with no plans to leave the house, take a few minutes to put on something that makes you look and feel your best. You’ll be glad you did!
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Plus, when you feel confident in your outfit, it shows. As Christian women, we want to present ourselves in a way that is becoming of a woman of God – but that doesn’t mean we can’t look fashionable and put together. Quite the opposite. When you look your best, people are more likely to take you seriously and respect you.
Dressing as a Christian Homemaker
It’s amazing what a difference it makes when you take the time to get dressed each morning, even if you’re just staying home. It’s like you’re telling yourself, “Today is important. I’m going to make the most of it.”
Suddenly, the ordinary tasks of the day don’t seem so mundane anymore. Instead, they become opportunities to accomplish something worthwhile. And when you have that attitude, it shows in everything you do.
Your family will notice a difference too. They’ll see that you’re happier and more confident, and they’ll be more likely to respond positively to you. So don’t underestimate the power of getting dressed each day. It really can change your whole outlook on life.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget about taking care of yourself. But as a homemaker, it’s important to remember that how you feel about your job is very much portrayed in how you present yourself to your family.
You might not mean to look frumpy, run-down, and exhausted every day. Obviously, you do have a hard job! But just think about how your appearance speaks to those you love.
If you’re constantly putting yourself last on the list, your family is likely to follow suit. So make sure to schedule some time for yourself into your day. Taking care of yourself will help you feel better about your role as a homemaker—and show your family that taking care of themselves is important, too.
And we see in the Bible that the Proverbs 31 woman was described as well dressed. “She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” Proverbs 31:22
For some women, creating a great outfit is second nature. They seem to have a built-in sense of what looks good together and how to accessorize. For me, it’s not quite so easy. I needed a little help and a lot of practice!
Outfit Style Guide for Christian Women
Here are some quick tips to help you put together fashionable and modest outfits that will make you feel confident, stylish, and put-together:
- Stick to a color scheme. Choose two or three colors that look good together and build your outfit around those.
- Find a style icon. Look for someone whose style you admire and try to emulate their look.
- Keep it simple. Don’t try to do too much. A few well-chosen pieces are better than a bunch of stuff that doesn’t go together.
- Accessorize. Scarves, belts, and other accessories can really make an outfit pop. But don’t overdo it!
How to Put Together an Outfit You Love
Here are a few more tips to help you put together an outfit you love:
Learn what to wear for different occasions
We all want to look our best, but knowing what to wear for different occasions can be a challenge. After all, you don’t want to be underdressed or overdressed for the occasion.
- For casual occasions like running errands or meeting friends for coffee, jeans and a tee or sweater is always a good choice.
- If you’re headed to the office, opt for something slightly more polished like tailored trousers or a shift dress.
- And for special occasions like weddings or parties, go for an ensemble that makes you feel your most confident self. A pretty dress or printed blouse paired with heels always looks beautiful.
Remember, the most important thing is to wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. With this guide in mind, you’ll be sure to make the best impression no matter where you go.
Learn how to mix and match colors and patterns
Deciding what to wear each day can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t have a go-to style. But with a little bit of planning, you can put together outfits that are both stylish and practical. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Start with the basics: every woman needs a few key pieces in her wardrobe, like a well-fitting pair of jeans, a versatile tee shirt, and a go-to dress. Once you have these staples, you can mix and match them with other items to create endless possibilities.
Pay attention to proportions: one of the most important aspects of choosing an outfit is making sure the proportions are flattering. For example, if you’re petite, you might want to avoid wearing overly baggy clothing that will overwhelm your frame. Instead, opt for well-fitted pieces that accentuate your features.
Have fun with color and pattern: don’t be afraid to experiment with bold hues and interesting prints. A pop of color can instantly make an outfit more eye-catching, and patterns can add visual interest and texture. Just be careful not to go overboard – Stick to two or three colors maximum, and choose patterns that complement each other.
Learn the best clothes for your body type
When it comes to finding the best clothes for your body type, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, it’s important to know your measurements and find clothes that fit well. Second, you should focus on choosing styles that flatter your figure. And third, don’t be afraid to experiment – sometimes the best way to figure out what looks good on you is to try out a few different options.
For example, if you have a pear-shaped figure, you might want to try dresses that cinch at the waist and flow outward from the hips. This will help to balance your proportions and accentuate your best features.
If you have an hourglass figure, on the other hand, fitted clothes or tailored outfits often look best.
And if you have a rectangular or square-shaped body, structured pieces such as tailored blazers and straight-leg pants can create the illusion of curves.
By taking the time to find clothes that suit your individual shape, you’ll look and feel your best no matter what the occasion. And with these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to find the clothes that make you look and feel your best.
Learn which accessories will complete your look
It can be tough to figure out what accessories to wear with your outfit. After all, there are so many options! Do you go for a statement piece or keep it simple? What colors complement your clothing? And how can you make sure your accessories don’t overwhelm your look? To help you put together the perfect ensemble, here is a quick guide to choosing the right accessories.
#1 The first step is to identify the style of your outfit. Is it casual or formal? If you’re dressing up for a special occasion, then you’ll want to choose accessories that are more sophisticated. On the other hand, if you’re just running errands or hanging out with friends, then you can afford to be a little more relaxed with your choices.
#2 Once you know the general style of your outfit, it’s time to start picking out specific pieces. A good rule of thumb is to choose two or three accessories that complement each other.
For example, if you’re wearing a black dress, you might pair it with a silver necklace and earrings. Or, if you’re sporting a denim jacket, you could add a cute scarf and some hoop earrings. The key is not to go overboard – less is definitely more when it comes to accessorizing.
#3 Finally, pay attention to the colors and patterns of your clothing when choosing accessories. If your outfit is already pretty busy, then you’ll want to stick to more neutral-toned accessories. But if you’re wearing a solid-color top or dress, then feel free to experiment with brighter pieces. And don’t forget to have fun! After all, fashion is supposed to be enjoyable.
My Favorite Outfit Style Guide Resource for Women
Back in 2020 or maybe 2019, I discovered Corina’s blog and the “Frump Fighters.” I love how easy Corina makes putting an outfit together – especially for women like me who want to look nice, but need a little guidance!
The Women’s Essentials Style Guide is a fashion resource that takes the guesswork out of putting together flattering outfits. And one of my favorite features is that all of the outfits are modest and perfect for Christian women!
The guide includes hundreds of “style recipes” that show you how to combine different pieces to create a polished look.
Whether you’re dressing for work, a date, or a casual outing, the guide has outfit ideas that will help you feel confident and stylish. With the Women’s Essentials Style Guide, you’ll have everything you need to create a wardrobe that reflects your personal style.
I own the 3rd edition, but there’s a new 4th edition available and it’s better than ever!
Declutter your closet.
The book starts by breaking down the simple, fastest way to declutter your closet and put together a purposeful wardrobe that you actually wear.
Know What to Buy
Then it lists all the categories of clothes you should consider owning and details what to look for in each item (even down to how to adapt it for maternity and nursing!). It includes printable shopping checklists too. You probably already own many of these items, including descriptions like Dark Wash Jeans, Neutral Tee, Sweatshirt, and Strappy Sandals!
Learn to Combine Your Clothes for Different Outfits
The third section shows you ALL the possible ways you can combine those clothes into cute and comfy outfits for everyday life! There are 428 unique outfit combinations! This section provides visual examples and an “outfit formula” or “outfit recipe” that helps you re-create the outfit with YOUR own pieces.
See the Outfits on a Real Mom
The fourth section provides an example of how every single outfit combination looks like ON A REAL MOM. With 30 different models, you’ll be sure to find an example that resembles your body shape and size.
Styling Tricks and Tips
The final section of the book shows you “Styling Tricks” so you can take any frumpy outfit and “fix” it to look put together. Detailed steps and pictures make it easy to learn and apply these tweaks to any of your outfits to take it from “blah” to fabulous!
If you want to ditch the frump and look put together, this is such a great resource!! I know you’ll love it!!
With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to create the perfect outfit for any occasion. Experiment with different styles and pieces until you find a look that makes you feel confident and stylish. And most importantly, don’t forget to have fun with it! Fashion is supposed to be enjoyable, so make the most of it.
I hope you found these tips helpful and that you’re now inspired to put together some amazing outfits of your own!
What are your thoughts? Do you have any outfit tips to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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