i've heard the word MODESTY my whole life. growing up we talked about dressing modestly. as an adult i try to dress modestly, but i haven't necessarily thought a lot about it. what exactly does that mean? i did a quick search
when i got hired at my job and asked about the dress code, my boss told me it's fairly relaxed "probably just no tube tops". i sit on the floor with kids in their homes all day. due to the dress code/lack of dress code, i have a lot of options. i want to appear professional yet comfortable/functional enough to sit on the floor.
summer is tricky. utah is hot! i am in and out of my hot car all day long-every hour. i would love to wear to skirt and dresses everyday, but sitting on the floor working/playing with toddlers in a skirt/dress doesn't work very well. jeans are way too hot when it's 100+degrees.
here are a few tips for modesty in a casual workplace.
1. longer shorts with patterns. the patterns make the outfit look a little nicer while still maintaining comfort to be on the floor. these are from old navy, and i have 5 pair of them (basically my uniform for the summer).
2. bright/bold colors-not everyone loves bright colors, but for me color adds a lot of style without adding a lot of hot layers.
3. layer-i LOVE cardigans! it usually gets to a point in the summer (right now) when it's too hot for that added layer of a cardigan, but when it's not extremely hot, cardigans finish the look. even when it's really hot, i sometimes start the day with a cardigan, and take it off later in the day. it's a good way to make my outfit a little cooler while still maintaining modesty.
along with sitting on the floor all day, i take my shoes on and off every hour. i tend to wear a little dressier flip flop most days. while a cuter sandal or wedge would really complete the look, it doesn't work for my job.
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i firmly believe in getting up everyday and getting ready for the day-whatever that means for you. jana has some tips for modest fashion for the stay at home mom. make sure to check it out. she manages to stay a little cooler, feel modest in her dress, and be totally fashionable-my idol.
what are your thoughts on modesty? what's the dress code for your life-work or otherwise?