Makeena looks awesome in this pulled together outfit that could go to work with you, or could just as easily transition into date night. We started with a simple black t-shirt that was from our model’s own closet. A great t-shirt that fits well, in a neutral color can always be the basis for any great ensemble. They layer under other items perfectly, and create a great backdrop for pieces that need to stand out, like this fabulous skirt from Ann Taylor Loft in a geometric print pattern. Done in lightweight cotton, it’s the perfect companion for our black tee. We topped it off with a collarless blazer in black by Anne Klein to maintain the sleek and contemporary lines of our other pieces, and complement the geometric pattern of the skirt. We accessorized with items such as bangle bracelets in black and red/silver, as well as some pearl earrings. Her shoes are the popular Mary Jane-style pumps in a burgundy color that don’t exactly match the outfit, but instead go with it. All in all this is one great, yet simply stylish look that anyone can recreate. Just start with a statement skirt, like the one shown here that you might find at Goodwill!
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.
Emily is summer ready with a bohemian-inspired ensemble that really pops! Color, color, color is the way to go for the warm weather months. To start with, Emily already had some white jeans (a summer staple for everyone) that fit her very well. If you’re lacking some white jeans or shorts, head to your local Goodwill store and see what you can find! Nothing is a better foil to color, than white! Speaking of color did you notice the strapless paisley tunic top from Twenty One? The bright blue with gray, red, and yellow paisley pattern really makes a statement when worn with the white jeans. We then opted for some on-trend wedge sandals (from Xhilaration, found at one of our stores) in a canary yellow to add the pop of color that really plays up the tones of the patterned top. A super-cool statement necklace in faux turquoise stone makes the strapless top feel a little less bare. TIP: Layer on statement necklaces with strapless or low cut tops and dresses and you’ll look more polished! Bangle bracelets in white and gold, as well as just plain white will help complete this fun-and-funky festival look. She could be ready for a picnic, church festival, or an afternoon shopping spree in this eye catching outfit.