Charmaine is the perfect illustration of my adage that all you need is “one great dress”. In this case, she’s wearing a classic shirtwaist dress in a small leopard print that buttons down the front. This Ralph Lauren designer dress was just $6.99 at my local Goodwill store. Don’t shy away from leopard prints! Just make sure the print looks rich in color and not cheap. A structured piece in leopard, such as a jacket or jeans, always works to create a stylish look. We simply added a wide belt in a soft brown, gold earrings, and a necklace from her own wardrobe. Beige Bandolino pumps were found by our model at Goodwill for $6.99—they coordinate but don’t dominate the leopard print. The brown leather designer purse was $14.99. Fashionable and professional is what I’d call this look!
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!
Helena is wearing a great print here, but this time in her floral pattern skinny jeans. This particular pair is by designer Madewell and were just $4.99 at Goodwill. I thought it would be fun to play with a menswear look, so we used a light blue button-down dress shirt, a black necktie, and Chuck Taylor shoes from her own wardrobe to emulate a masculine style. To top it all off, we added a Mossimo blazer with faux leather insets ($5.99) and some attitude glasses in a burnt gold ($2.99). She looks like a rockstar doesn’t she? Ladies, take a look through the menswear department at Goodwill the next time you’re there. You may want to borrow something from the boys to elevate your own style!