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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!

 

I.J. - Monochromatic Fashion

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Our model this month, I.J., gives off movie-star vibrations in this monochromatic-fashion look.  All shades of almost any color can be combined to make a traffic stopping ensemble. In this case we went for a dressed-up, yet casual look. Every guy should own a pair of dark jeans or cords because they can elevate the style level of almost everything you pair with them. I chose these slim fit jeans from Seven Oaks to start our New Years look with the right foundation. Then it was a simple matter of adding in the DKNY subtly-striped black-and-gray v-neck sweater into the mix. If you’re at all apprehensive about wearing patterns like stripes, look for subtle color variations like this one. We topped that off with a fitted black-cotton blazer that had no label, but had a high-quality construction and good details. It fits his athletic physique very well so we went with it! Subtle, yet strong accessories such as the black and silver oversize watch, silver knot bracelet, and classic black Chuck Taylors that were I.J.’s own favorites. I think he looks amazing, and do you want to know what his best accessory is? His bright and happy smile, because he knows he looks great!

I.J.'s Favorite Item: DKNY sweater

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Topics: Bjorn Nasett, Amazing Looks, Goodwill Amazing Looks

Trish - Hippie/Boho Look

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Trish was our model contest winner last spring and what a great gal to work with! She was eager to step out of her comfort zone and ramp up her personal style in a big way. For the new year we did our own adaptation of the popular hippie/boho look. These might be items that have texture, pattern, and even a little bit of whimsy. We started with her favorite dark-wash jeans that had the perfect fit, not too tight, not too loose, with a tapered leg. To get the look started we added the long-sleeved shirt in a rich maroon color by American Eagle, and then layered-on a complementary long-sleeved sweater also in maroon by H&M. To give it that added punch, we worked in a multi-colored cotton scarf, some bronze beaded drop  earrings, a wonderful cuff bracelet, and let’s not forget the fancy footwear! I found these  purple and plum pumps by Stylelux that just made it all work. Topping it all off is a vintage faux-fur sweater combination that gives the whole outfit a casual, yet luxurious feeling. Even though these photos were done before they announced the Pantone color of the year for 2015, which is a rich, brownish-burgundy tone, I think we captured the idea that dark colors don’t have to be drab at all! Burgundy, deep purple, maroon, wine and all the variations will definitely be on display throughout the new year and beyond. Trish is right on trend and it shows with another fabulous look pulled together courtesy of Goodwill!

Trish's Favorite Item: Faux fur sweater
 

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Topics: Bjorn Nasett, Amazing Looks, Goodwill Amazing Looks