Katy's look is all about fun this month! Here we worked off the playful pattern of the bodycon dress from Love Chesley ($6.99) and paired it with some black leggings from Cabi ($7.99). The lightweight dusty-blue Donna Karan leather jacket ($8.99) brings out just the right amount of Katy's sass and great style-sense. The Saucony tennis shoes ($4.99) were also a great addition here and Katy is ready for a casual night out with friends!
You can always find something amazing when shopping at Goodwill, but if you need a few tips on how to put together the perfect outfit, then you've come to the right place! Each month we highlight two ensembles created by Fashion Expert, Bjorn Nasett using items found at Goodwill. Check out Bjorn's Amazing Looks fashion tips and learn how you can make the most of your new-to-you wardrobe from Goodwill!
The models you see here are actual Goodwill shoppers who were kind enough to donate their time to participate in our annual Amazing Looks Photo Shoot. All were styled by Kitty Tierney of Impressions and photographed by Jessica Kaminski of The Refinery Photo Studio in Milwaukee.
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All images for Goodwill's Amazing Looks prior to 2019 were supplied by John Grant Photography.
Vera is ready for the fluctuating temperatures of fall with this casual and sophisticated look! Here we started with the plaid trench coat from Banana Republic ($24.99) as the statement piece, and from there we added just the right pop of color with the orange sleeveless turtleneck from Chaos ($2.99), and the dark-wash CJ jeans ($4.99). In the fall you can never go wrong with a cool pair of suede wedge boots ($9.99) and the beige color added just the right touch here.
Kaitlyn shows us the right way to pull off the athleisure trend, and this look is not only comfortable, but it's multi-functional too. Here we started with the cute athletic joggers ($3.99) from Canvas, which paired perfectly with Kaitlyn's black graphic t-shirt and the funky Kalli combat boots we found at Goodwill for $9.99. But, what really makes Kaitlyn's look stand out, is the trendy black-and-white trench coat from Jules & Leopold ($6.99) that gives it just the right touch of casual sophistication. Just like the photos show, Kaitlyn's look is on point for an afternoon in the city!
Jack is ready for a brand new school year with this cool ensemble using designer pieces found at Goodwill! We started the look with a pair of J Crew corduroy pants or $7.99, and we paired them with a navy-blue t-shirt from Zara Man ($3.99), and a ready-for-fall flannel from Land's End for $6.99. The coolest part of Jack's outfit though are the mustard-yellow Undandy designer wing-tip ankle boots we picked up at Retique for $49.99! The boots add just the right pop of color as we head into fall and Jack is ready to hit the books and show off his unique style.
You just can't beat the perfect summer dress. Summer dresses are always a nice addition to your wardrobe because not only are they perfect for just about every occasion, but with the right pair of shoes and added accessories, they can easily transition from casual to more formal. Here Katy is wearing a fun purple floral dress from Express we found at Goodwill for $6.99. The green sandals ($6.99) were a nice addition for a more casual approach, and we also added a pair of floral earrings and a white bracelet, both found at Retique for $4.99. This is the perfect look for a casual wedding or even a night out with friends.
Kurt is showing off is laid-back summer style with this look! As an avid Goodwill shopper, Kurt appreciates the thrill of the hunt so we started his look with a pair of comfortable chino shorts from Island Republic for $4.99. We paired it with a black cotton t-shirt from Goodfellow for $3.99 and a casual plaid button down for $4.99. But the best Goodwill find in this ensemble were the perfect-condition Teva sandals for $9.99! With this look Kurt is ready to relax at a casual summer party or an evening out with friends! Stay cool, Kurt!
Jack shows us his fun side with this humorous take on the “Hawaiian” shirt. Even though this look is based on a photo-realistic print t-shirt, it still says “summer”! This Get A Life brand t-shirt with a colorful beach scene was just $3.99. We paired it with a pair of white denim jeans from Lucky Brand ($6.99). They are a great addition to anyone's warm-weather wardrobe. Accessorizing is easy when you have a choice of shades like these faux wood and black sunglasses that were $1.99. Jack is going barefoot and fancy-free in a lot of these pictures, but he could wear some bright shoes like these yellow ones with green shoelaces from Retique.
Mary does summer dressing just right! Women always know that a great frock (dress) is the easiest way to look pulled together day or night when the weather is warm. For $6.99 this dress from MAVEE packs a lot of punch, and with its navy and light blue coloration, it’s just a perfect foil for accessories. We went a little over the top with this cool statement necklace I found at Retique for $9.99, and some dangly earrings for $4.99. Mary could go with flats or sandals with this look, but instead we went for these high-heeled pumps with bow detail from Liliana for $12.99. Mary is ready for summer parties and breezy evenings in this sophisticated ensemble.
Kaitlyn’s outfit is a great example of bold fashion for summer. When you find stylish pieces at Goodwill who says they can't be transformed into a fabulous statement without going over the top? The key is all about proportion! This floral Donna Rico designer dress ($14.99) was a perfect fit for Kaitlyn’s unique style. With details like a self-belt, and pockets, it would be difficult to find anything better for the season's festivities. Adding to the dressy nature of this dress are the leather Vince Camuto designer pumps with multicolor snakeskin detail ($9.99)! When wearing bold pieces you need to scale back a bit on the jewelry, so we opted for floral earrings and a bracelet that were just $4.99 each at Retique. Fresh and pretty with a little edge is style perfection in my book!
Chris is a Goodwill shopper who loves laughter and fun. What better way to show that than through fashion? For this ensemble Chris wore his own jeans and shoes and I added a funky cat print t-shirt in a bright blue ($3.99), worn under a Hawaiian print cotton shirt ($4.99). The blues and grays added a little contrast and cohesion to the t-shirt. Monochromatic outfits are always on point when you blend similar tones to create fun looks. Chris loved the unique glasses ($1.99), so I gave them to him after the shoot. He felt confident and extremely happy, and isn't that what it's all about? Shop, create, smile!