Our tween model Imani is fresh and ready for spring! Spring style doesn’t get any better, or easier, than finding that perfect floral dress. Now, there are a lot of options when it comes to floral prints … subdued, bold, and everything in between. I found her a great cotton corduroy dress from Forever 21 that was $5.99. What a deal, and it’s both somber and bright at the same time! The dark background makes the bright colors of the predominantly red-and-yellow flowers pop in a subtle way since the print is on the small side. With her hair up, I thought why not add some flair with a DIY floral headpiece! Find out how to make it on my blog. With natural beauty and an engaging smile she’s ready for church, a dance or anything! The only thing we needed to add was a pair of cute black flats that our model already had. Who says floral is for old ladies? This young and vibrant gal proves that old adage wrong!
The models you see in this blog are actual Goodwill shoppers who donated their time to participate in our annual Amazing Looks photo shoot. All clothing was selected from our very own Goodwill Store & Donation Centers and styled by Goodwill Fashion Expert, Bjorn Nasett. Hair and makeup was provided by Kitty Tierney of Impressions and all photography was created by Jessica Kaminski of Refinery Milwaukee.
All images for Goodwill's Amazing Looks prior to 2019 were supplied by John Grant Photography.
Mister Romain was visiting from France when we photographed these great looks on him. Boys can be just as stylish as the girls (as you can see). Keeping our color scheme monochromatic with shades of orangey-red makes all the difference between just getting dressed, and having real style! We started with that old standby of a great pair of jeans in a gray- stonewash finish from Tony Hawk for $4.99. The cool graphic t-shirt in red was just $2.99 and adds some rock-and-roll to the look. Every guy needs a great hoodie or two right? This one was by Champion and is a heavy-duty cotton that will hold up to a lot of wear, and it was $4.99. Romain himself had some cool black sneakers and that was all we needed to wrap up our cool, fashion-forward middle school guy look!
This month Sabrina is rocking one of the top trends for spring and summer - the vintage floral look. What is a vintage floral you may ask? Well, this floral pattern is on a dark background and it’s a standalone pattern in that you could just isolate one of the floral bouquets! It reminds me of wall paper my grandma had in one of her homes. This is a designer wrap dress by Nicole Miller. Wrap dresses are great because with an easy adjustment they can fit perfectly with little effort. The black background works very well and creates a sense of drama! We’ve topped it off with a fantastic on-trend cropped coral blazer, which gives it a sense of fun and a more daytime look. Since the pattern is so prevalent we kept the accessories on the smaller scale so as not to distract from the pattern. Drop earrings, vintage charm necklace and the cool coral sunglasses add just the right touch! The Da Diccino navy and gold heels compliment, but don't totally match the dress and add even more high fashion to this look. Sabrina could easily attend a meeting with clients, go to lunch, or slip off the jacket and be ready for a dinner out on the town. This is floral done right!
Bari has taken a cue from the fashion world and is thinking pink for spring and summer. This lovely dress, in a standalone color is more than enough on its own, right? But this hot pink neon dress, in an easy poly knit from Old Navy, isn’t just speaking for itself, it’s saying something about the vibrant personality of the wearer too! Bright colors exude confidence and playful attitude. We chose to use some classic Chanel-like accessories featuring a classic gold multi-strand chain necklace, as well as stacked and layered chain bracelets that were all originally from Target. Just for fun we added some leopard heels to bring just a little more sass and contrast to all the color. Even if you’re shy about wearing some of the season’s brightest tones, just remember that all you need is one great piece like this dress, a a blouse, or even an accessory to bring your fashion look for the season into trendy territory. Bari could easily wear this classy look to a graduation party, date night, or almost any affair where you need to dress to impress without too much fuss.The classic silhouette of the dress helps temper the bright color, and makes it more timeless than trendy!
Makeena is the picture of spring in this quietly-colorful ensemble. Pastel patterning on the skirt sets the tone for a fun look with retro accessories. Just think, pulling a look together can be as simple as one-two-three, as in blazer, blouse, and skirt. These three pieces are wardrobe workhorses in any woman’s closet, but here we give it the spring-floral treatment. We started with the linen skirt and added the other elements to compliment the delicate colors of the pattern. A wonderful celadon green blouse with ruffled flourish from Sunny Leigh really starts to pull a feminine-and-flirty look together. We had some fun with the accessories such as the brown box frame handbag that will never go out of style! The green beaded necklace that ties on with a ribbon, simple nude flats, and the fun-and-flirty vintage straw hat were also a good touch. The neutral colors of the hat, shoes and handbag make the outfit feel less matchy-matchy and more fashion forward. This lovely lady is ready for just about anything and this unfussy outfit will take her there in springtime style!
Makeena's Favorite Item: Sunny Leigh sleeveless top
Shades of blue, black and gray don’t have to be boring if you combine them like we did for our model Cory. He had these pale-blue casual pants in his own wardrobe, so we based our look off of those. We went with a great Ben Sherman graphic t-shirt in black featuring a unique design, and then topped it off with a crisp blue-and-white gingham button down shirt for more contrast. Do you notice how the black really pops when paired with the blues? New Balance sneakers in black helped keep the look grounded in a more sophisticated way; and then we added the Tweety Bird watch just for fun and another pop of color. The stylish model’s own gray corduroy jacket becomes the perfect final piece of the fashion puzzle. Just like any outfit, it’s all about putting it together. TIP: All blues will work together even if the hues are different. Black always looks good with gray and blue! These colors are a fool-proof formula for pulling together your own stylish take on a casually fun look like Cory’s!
Cory's Favorite Item: Casual pants