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!

 

Anna - Grade School Chic

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Nov 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Anna is the daughter of a couple of my best friends. Her parents, involved in the fashion industry, have definitely influenced their daughter's choices when it comes to looking good for school, play, or any other event that might come up in a young lady’s life. Here we see her sporting a couple of different trends that are fun and easy to do - black and white, and the layered look. You just can’t go wrong when it comes to black pieces that can mix and match with other things in your child’s wardrobe. In this case her very chic mother, Stefani, who is a loyal Goodwill shopper, chose leggings by Justice, a skirt by Miley Cyrus, and a terrific black cropped blazer from the Children’s Place, all purchased at Goodwill. These three pieces alone can work with any color and any pattern, and they're perfect basic pieces to build from.  Black clothing for children can be tricky, but this is a great illustration of just how to put it all together in a fun way. To ramp up the look and make it seem a little more like her mom’s favorite city of Paris, we added a black-and-white striped cotton top from H&M, a gold metallic belt, funky spike bracelets in gold, and some charming black ballet flats that lace up around the ankle. This proud mom told me at the photo shoot that she takes the kids to Goodwill all the time to find basics that are good quality which they can wear to school and at play. Judging by the looks of this high-fashion outfit, I’d say she knows exactly how to take advantage of the great style at affordable prices available at our stores on any given day!  "I shop my local Goodwill store for outerwear, sports uniforms, and other items that kids grow out of quickly,” Stefani said.

Anna's Favorite Item: The whole outfit

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TJ - Middle School Cool

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Nov 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

TJ is Anna’s older brother, and already this guy knows what kind of style he likes, and what he doesn’t like. His dad, Tom, told me once that he sometimes has to have his son scale back his exuberant style so as not to distract others at school! Like that’s a bad thing? Here we see my good-looking godson sporting a cold-weather, school appropriate outfit that is fashion- forward in its use of pattern and color. Starting with the dark-wash slim-cut jeans by 1969, we added in a black-and-blue striped graphic t-shirt by Shaun White. All young dudes like this one enjoy wearing the famous snowboarder’s clothing line. What makes this look into fashion, however, are the gray sneakers from TJ’s own collection and, of course, the awesome abstract-patterned, black-gray-and-white ski jacket by Zero Xposur that I found at one of our Goodwill stores. I absolutely love the pop of the yellow zipper against all the other darker tones in this ensemble. TJ is not only ready for school as the temps drop, but he’s also ready for the runway in this sophisticated take on sportswear for the pre-teen set! TIP: Basic items + trendy items = fashion success!

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Topics: Bjorn Nasett, Amazing Looks, Goodwill Amazing Looks, Fashion, Amazing Goodwill