Our model Matt does his version of casual upscale so well in this awesome ensemble. He wears a classic “Havana” which is a short-sleeved men’s shirt that is untucked by design and functions well to keep a guy cool in hot weather. (And cool looking!) This men’s shirt found it’s way here to the U.S. with the immigrant populations from below the equator, and sometimes features pockets on the front. Here we have a modern take on the style in a deep navy blue with contrasting light blue design by Centro. This shirt goes so well with a nice pair of khaki slacks, like these that have a more polished, fitted look from Dockers. Matt is an avid thrift shopper himself and his sandals are a Coach find from one of his many trips to his local Goodwill Store! A classic silver watch completes his summer look. He could also wear the khaki’s with a variety of other shirts, as well as wear the shirt with different styles of shorts. So you can see clearly, that quality pieces are always a great bet for building a better and more fashionable wardrobe!
Need help creating the perfect outfit? Here's some AMAZING looks put together by our resident Fashion Expert, Bjorn Nasett. Each month Bjorn chooses two great ensembles (created from items found at Goodwill) and explains exactly how he went about pulling them together!
Transitional clothing is what spring and summer is all about. For example on Makeena, our model search winner last year, a midi-length silk chiffon shift dress by Robbie Bee is paired with more casual accessories to give it a daytime look. Double duty is the watchword for key pieces in a successful wardrobe. By using the Style & Co. turquoise handbag as our pop of color, we immediately get an informal vibe for the otherwise more delicate and girly floral dress. LA brand black flats don’t provide any competition to the bag, and the eclectic jewelry help promote the fashion fun. Black wooden bangles, simple earrings, a vintage white beaded bracelet, crystal flower headband, and trendy round sunglasses read her as a stylish bohemian spirit. After her busy day, she can simply pull her hair back into a sleek ponytail, trade out the flats for high heel sandals, the turquoise bag for a beaded clutch, and the jewelry for a single statement cuff, and she’d be all set for an evening date! A gorgeous dress like this is a prime illustration of the kind of items that keep your style classic and up to date at the same time!