Jeff heads into fall with a classic twist on the sportswear look. We started with a pair of GAP khakis in a tan color and added a J Crew button down shirt in a blue-and-white check pattern that plays well off of the plain pants. For fun we topped it off with Jeff’s own Express athletic jacket in green, a Martin Dingoman hat, and a J Crew belt, ALL items that were purchased by our model at Goodwill BEFORE our photo shoot! With his sense of style all I had to do was add some sporty Converse sneakers in classic black and white! All the elements at play in this ensemble are easily available at any of our Goodwill retail stores, they may not be the same brands, but the idea is what is great here. TIP: Pairing sportswear/athletic wear with traditional pieces gives them a new and stylish look! Hats off, literally to Jeff for being a loyal Goodwill shopper and for being a sensible style icon for guys!
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!
Hayley illustrates a perfect day-to-evening look using just a few great pieces. Playing off the monochromatic trend, we scored this two-piece Prada outfit in a neutral khaki green that can be worn together or separately. (TIP: Two-piece outfits that have simple lines are the most versatile pieces for layering and mixing and matching with other pieces in your wardrobe!) First, for a daytime appropriate look for office or other pursuits, we topped off the two-piece wonder with a Jones New York plaid blouse that is self belted which gives it just the right amount of polish, as well as a counterpoint to the khaki color of the original look. (TIP: Plaid is in for fall, and will also definitely (still) be in as we head toward spring!) For fun and some color we added some cute accessories like drop earrings and a beaded bracelet, and our models own Etienne Agner orange sandal wedges. Keeping the contrast going is a purse in a variant on the orange theme. Now let’s go to an evening look with the same pieces! We simply slipped off the blouse/blazer, and let the simplicity of the two piece shine. To jazz up the glamor we added a gold chain necklace, gold bangle bracelets, a wooden bangle bracelet, and some stunning starfish earrings! High-heeled Mary Jane shoes in a lovely green add a level of sophistication and a vibrant purple handbag makes the whole look into a true fashion statement. These two looks can be a great addition to a stylish wardrobe as we head into the fall season!