Hello when I am older I would like to wear designer clothing however is this selfish their is so much poverty in the world I try to dress modestly cover my knees and shoulders I am a Catholic I want to live modestly. I feel that I am selfish wishing to have a nice bag for example when I look through magazines I like how designer clothing looks like but is it selfish for me to ever buy expensive clothing? Should I forget about this dream as it is selfish its not really a dream but I sometimes think how nice something looks.
So my overall question is: Is it selfish and unmodest to wear expensive clothing if there is so much poverty in the world and should I give money to charity rather then spend them on nice things when I am older? I am struggling with whether certain things are right to do as modesty is an important moral for me.
"Expensive"? Depends on how much you earn. The people who are in poverty can't even afford cut-price deals
No reason why you can't wear expensive clothes AND donate some money to charity, lots of people do. But I don't think it's selfish to want to wear nice things.
Depends on how seriously you take your religion.
If you mean you are Catholic - go to Mass, attended a Catholic School, will get married in a Catholic Church etc. etc. but it is really just a superficial matter of form.
You don't really believe all that stuff about heaven and hell, treating others as you would want to be treated, much less that nonsense about it being easier for a camel to pass through the eye of an needle than a rich man to get to heaven, then go ahead.
In reality your religion will not hinder you and you don't seem to have any other moral compass.
I think you should just be honest with yourself as to why you truly want these things. Do they induce a feeling of superiority? Does the lack of them make you feel inferior to those who do own these things?
I don't think being a Catholic should restrict what clothing one can buy but if you are worried that people are going without food in the world and you happen to have some disposable income then you should go with your gut feeling, nobody else can decide for you.