How we dress can significantly demonstrate our religious convictions. While we might believe that dressing modestly is vital in and of itself, there are other ways that our clothing can reflect our faith.
While most Christians believe in the importance of modesty in dress, not many think about modesty in terms of what they wear as activewear or sports clothing. More and more Christian athletes and activewear are being made, but they tend to be a mixed bag of styles. We must share our values through our sports clothing.
Here are five practical suggestions for how you can share your Christian belief through your fashion choices.
1. Be Presentable
It’s not just about what you should wear to church or Sunday school on Sunday morning, but how you should present yourself during the week—for example, wearing your best clothes to the market or out on errands. One of the ways you can share your faith through fashion is by ensuring that you present yourself with dignity and respect, no matter where you are.
2. Wear a Christian T-shirt
Perhaps the easiest way to share your faith through fashion is by wearing a Christian T-shirt. You can find these shirts in various places, from church function booths to an online Christian store.
Taking this approach is not just about supporting Christian groups or churches but showing that you are invested in your faith and supporting its mission.
Others may prefer to wear only those clothes, shoes, and accessories made by a Christian company. Often this is a more expensive option, but it can be worth the extra cost to purchase items from a Christian brand. This approach lets you show that your decisions are based on your beliefs and convictions.
3. Wear a Cross Necklace
If you want to take it one step further, wearing a cross necklace can also help demonstrate your faith. Many different types of crosses are available in leather, metal, gold, and diamond styles. You can also get these types of necklaces personalized with your name on them or even the name of Christ.
4. Wear Your Faith
Another way you can share your faith through fashion is by wearing an item of clothing that shares your Christian beliefs. Many different organizations and denominations have their shirts and items available for purchase.
These kinds of shirts can help to share your faith with others. With that respect, they can also help you to feel like you are part of a larger community.
5. Wear Caps With Scriptural Quotes
Many people wear caps as part of their everyday wardrobe. If you want to share your faith through fashion, one option to help you do this is wearing a cap with a scriptural phrase or motto.
You may also consider wearing caps with encouraging phrases like “Jesus Loves Me” or “I’m Thankful For Jesus.” These types of caps are available in many different styles.
Even if you don’t wear a cap, you can still show your support by getting one that demonstrates your beliefs. These kinds of caps can be found at Christian bookstores and online stores.