Modest Can Be Marvelous! by Dani

Thursday, September 08, 2011
Hi there Clothed Much readers! I'm Dani from The Daily Dani, and I'm so excited to be here talking modest style with you all!

Let me tell you, from the time I realized how important fashion and styling is to me, it seems that I also realized how important modesty is as well. I'm not sure I really picked up on this fact, though, until I got into the blogging world early this year, and compared (and often contrasted!) my style with those of the lovely ladies in the fashion blogosphere! I'll admit, in the past (and maybe even sometimes now, on lazier days), I've been known to dress a bit on the "frumpy" side - in oversize tops or potato sack-esque shapeless shifts - in order to stay humble or reserved. However, with just a bit more effort, modesty can be absolutely marvelous! Here are 3 tips I have for staying fashionable, fun, and radiant while still maintaining modesty!
1. When in doubt, CINCH IT!


Whether you use a belt, ribbon, bow, or attached tie, modesty does not have to equal shapeless! Appropriately show the person you are proud to be by showing off your waist! Mixing longer sleeves and hemlines with a cinched waist will make you feel your best!

2. Don't forget to ACCESSORIZE!


I'm talking scarves, bags, belts, bangles, and more! I never leave the house without my large menswear-style watch, a ring or 2, and my sunglasses! Accessories are a great way to draw attention to your style without being too aggressive. Cute pins, flowers, bows, and personal details let you express yourself in a fun and charming way!

3.  Play up your PRINTS!


Punch up modest tailoring and silhouettes with great prints! Stripes, florals, and ikats OH MY! Mixing up fun prints and patterns is a way to ensure that you'll never be bored with your look! Whether you're rocking 1 print at a time or 5, you'll be sure to gain compliments for your cute, individualistic style!

Thanks for having me, Clothed Much! Stop by The Daily Dani to let me know how you punch up your modest style, and see how I continue to evolve mine!

19 comments :

  1. Hi Dani! You have a lovely style, love how you cinch for a better fit and how you accessorize with scarves is great, will for sure visit you! kisses!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  2. Cool!!! thanks for sharing!!! =)

    kisses & love from Germany

    http://trendrebajas.blogspot.com/

    Faby.

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  3. Great Post! I agree with you that when in doubt...cinch it!!

    http://www.girlygirlcrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. i adore the blouse in the first picture! lovely :)

    xo jeanette
    simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

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  5. She is super cute and I like her style.

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  6. She is cute,kind of looks like Lauren Conrad! (: Great post.

    xo
    rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

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  7. Love her style! :) You can still look chic and stylish while being modest for sure!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  8. You totally had my attention at "modest can be marvelous."  Agreed!

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  9. ahhh, she is just too cute! love this post, and love all her outfits!!

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  10. What a lovely compliment! :) Glad you enjoyed!

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  11. Thank you so much for your sweet words! :)

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  12. Thanks so much for the tips Dani! As a "baby blogger" I really love getting advice about how to keep my look updated and modest :)

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  13. yes I enjoy dressing as modest as I can dress ! I think it shows self respect and it is also a religious symbol with God .

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