For many, summer can be a difficult time to experiment and dress up for. Sometimes trends like bright colors, bold graphic prints, and sheer fabrics can be daunting to someone who is unfamiliar with how to style them. Personally, my style incorporates a lot of neutrals, so I know first-hand that it can be hard to be exude a “summery” style without being out of your element. Despite this awkward fashion crisis, whenever I’m at a loss and feel like I need a kick of inspiration, a Goodwill store is the perfect place to look for original pieces. This time, I was in desperate need of some statement items for this season and so off I went to the Goodwill store in Wahiawa to find something that would catch my eye.
Not surprisingly, I came away with more than one piece and found that you can look very put together and fashionable despite what discomforts summer can throw at you. You’ll find that the garments purchased at Goodwill do follow the trends by being colorful, print happy, and sheer, but are styled in a wearable manner so even if you aren’t a total fashionista, you too can imitate these looks. By shopping at a Goodwill store, you’ll feel proud of yourself because ninety percent of retail sales are channeled into improving programs and services to help people with employment barriers reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
With two Goodwill GLAM! Squad members, Lyle Amine and Tamara Stephens, we created a fashion spread to illustrate how to style the Goodwill finds. The looks suggest different outfits from morning to evening. Here’s to a summer of sustainably conscious shopping and your new summer looks!