GRACE Magazine: 10 Christians on Our Style Radar

By now, I’d like to think that we all know that being fashionable is not a sin to God, and taking an interest in the various fashion offerings from season to season will not see your name erased from the book of life.

Clothing is a basic need, first provided by God to Adam and Eve and now to everyone worldwide. And while the primary role of clothing is not fashion, it has been used for many years as a form of outward expression.

 

However, it’s good to note as believers that fashion should in no way become an idol or something that we crave or worship because the reality is there is more to life than our earthly garments. Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes” (Luke 12:22–23). So, it isn’t wrong to exude style as long as we keep things in perspective and the clothes we choose do not contradict biblical standards.

 

Now, if you’re on the lookout for fashion inspiration, look no further than our curation below because where better to take dressing cues from than some of our very own brother’s and sister’s in the faith, right?

 

These 10 are sartorially stylish and saved.


Lisa Folawiyo – @lisafolawiyo

Lisa Folawiyo is a veteran on the fashion scene when it comes to style. Regularly pairing together bold colours and print clashes, there isn’t one who quite pulls looks off like Lisa. Her love for all things bright and beautiful is evident in the design style of her eponymous fashion line, Lisa Folawiyo, which she established in 2005.

Hannah Moore – @hgracemoore

Many may have recently known Hannah Moore as wife to Maverick City Music’s Chandler Moore. But before this union, Hannah was a fashion blogger and stylist sharing style and fashion tips with her 69,000 strong Instagram following. A frequent wearer of casual looks consisting of cargo pants, denim and oversized shirts – Hannah also knows how to turn things up a notch with tailored suits (and sneakers, of course).

Andre Spence – @andrespence

André Spence is a social entrepreneur, author, lover of Christ and fashion, among other things. He found youth fame on a reality show on MTV, presented and blogged for MOBO and organised events by bringing together global brands and world-class talent in support of charities.

Finding the power of mentorship on his journey, in 2017, he founded Global Purpose Enterprise, which exists to level up young black people and help them walk in purpose through consulting, mentorship and the creative arts.

Ama Godson – @amagodson_a

Ama Godson is a fashion influencer, stylist and founder of the 7th Close brand that she announced to her 74,000 Instagram followers in 2020. So if clean lines, monochrome and pops of colour here and there is your thing, Ama is the one to follow.

Marissa & Bec – @twiceblessed_

Faith, fashion and style in a double dose! Melbourne-based identical twins Marissa and Bec, who go by @twiceblessed_ on Instagram, share their faith, polished style and editing tips via their IG. One of the first duo bloggers to come out of Australia has seen their following grow into a brand of its own over the years.

Dante Bowe – @dantebowe

He is already known for his smoky, rich vocals, but US-based, Grammy-nominated worship singer-songwriter Dante Bowe has recently been taking territory on the fashion scene. With Bottega, Gucci, Thom Browne (and Timbs for NYC) among the weapons in his style arsenal, Dante is cementing himself as a style force to be reckoned with.

Alexis Adjei – @alexis_adjei

London-based lifestyle content creator and award-winning food entrepreneur Alexis Adjei is no stranger to the world of fashion. Kickstarting her online presence as a blogger and stylist then venturing into food has seen a merging of all of her passions into a brand in more recent years. Look Good. Cook Good. Live Good is the motto, and we and her 16,000 strong IG following are here for it!

Charles L Rose – @charleslrose

His style is legit and new to our radar, but here is what you’ll find and be inspired by from US-based wardrobe stylist Charles L Rose’s Instagram page: Faith, fashion and more faith, in that order.

TyLynn Nguyen – @tylynnnguyen

Model-Turned-Designer TyLynn Nguyen is a fashion minimalist. Regularly sporting muted tones, Tylynn is no longer just a beautiful face but also a voice, as she has become a sought-out expert on the subjects of fashion, beauty, and luxury.


Words by Dara Olagbami


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