Should we care about what we wear? The short answer is “yes”—but don’t pull out your headphones just yet. There’s more to the conversation than that.
What about style? What do you think of when you hear that word? Maybe the pages of fashion magazines or reruns of Project Runway flash through your mind. Or maybe you wonder if style should even be something you think about—how many of us have felt guilty after splurging on a gorgeous dress, wondering how a piece of fabric can capture our imagination and desire.
We scold ourselves and say “I should bought something practical.” Or maybe you’ve even wondered if you’re vain if you care about how you look.
But what if that pull towards certain items of clothing is actually a sign of being made in the image and likeness of God? What if instead of finding a new “cool,” “fancy,” or “stylish” wardrobe, or becoming a “new” version of ourselves, we focused on how we can grow in an understanding of how we were made?
In this episode, I’m sitting down with Lillian Fallon. She's a Catholic writer with a passion for helping women express their unrepeatability through style.
Lillian and I are talking about living life as an affirmed woman and daughter of God, how wisdom from St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body relates to clothing, and how to dress in a way that expresses who we are.
If you’ve ever wondered if your love of style is incongruent with your Catholic faith, sister, this letter is for you.
Topics we talked about in this episode:
Lillian’s story as a Catholic woman
The origin story behind Lillian’s new book, Theology of Style: Expressing the Unique and Unrepeatable You
How an epiphany moment in a Theology of the Body class gave Lillian the freedom to pursue her passion for style
What Theology of Style is and how it can transform the way we see ourselves and God
What an understanding of modesty informed by Theology of the Body looks like—and why it is so much more than the length of a skirt
Living life as an affirmed person who is confident in her identity, gifts, and passions
How Lillian lives out the feminine genius in her daily life
Resources you should check out after listening to this episode:
Pick up your copy of Theology of Style: Expressing the Unique and Unrepeatable You
Saint Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Artists
Check out Lillian’s website and connect with her on Instagram
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