Amazing Looks from Goodwill

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.

Click here to learn more about our annual Amazing Looks Model Contest!

All images for Goodwill's Amazing Looks prior to 2019 were supplied by John Grant Photography.

Devion - Taming the Wild Sweater

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Devion is a guy with a lot of charm and charisma. And, he also knows a thing or two about fashion himself! When I spied this Saxony sweater with teal-green leather details, I was reminded of Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby Show. But, only in a good way of course! How do you tame a wild sweater like this? You pair it with some jeans. In this case some H.I.S. white jeans, which by the way can be worn year round. The days of “no white after Labor Day” are long behind us. As long as the fabric is weather appropriate, in this case heavy denim, why not wear it year round? He added some of his own cool accessories like an Adidas watch and some Lacoste navy and white sneakers that really put a fashionable spin on these sporty pieces. Like I always say, relatable pieces are what makes for great style statements!  

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Topics: Bjorn Nasett, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Fashion Accessories

Matt - Timeless Panache

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Dec 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Matt is also going for timeless panache for his party attire! Layering menswear pieces is the way to get a unique and stylish look for any guy. Here we have a pale-green button down dress shirt set off with a blue floral tie as our anchor. By adding a gray pinstriped vest, and gray, black and tan plaid dress slacks, we ground the lighter colors. Remember that tones can be complementary but not necessarily matching like our vest and slacks, proving once again that you should always mix and match different pieces from your wardrobe. This will create an aura of richness for the outfit. Topping it all off is a fantastic taupe/putty-colored trench coat, which can be thought of as a year round option for the discerning gentleman on the town. Matt’s own favorite shoes complete the look. Classic, elegant, and masculine are the key words here for the guy who wants some style this holiday season! 

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Topics: Bjorn Nasett, Amazing Looks, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Fashion Accessories

Anna - One Great Ensemble

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 1, 2012 8:15:00 AM

One great piece is sometimes all you need to create multiple stylish looks. Our model Anna is wearing a vintage linen jumpsuit that definitely fits the bill. Not only have jumpsuits made a comeback in fashion, they are also very easy to accessorize, which is what we’ve done here. First we added a necklace for drama, which is actually a belt!  Gold and pearl earrings, gold bangle bracelet, and a beaded cocktail ring don’t compete but harmonize with the larger necklace.  Anna chose her own metallic silver heels to finish the look.

Next, we brought on more gold accessories, but different shapes, the earrings are rosettes, the belt features circular filigree links, and the necklace has a large rounded filigree pendant.   

Lastly, we went more mod, with contrasting white accessories, which included a white Jimmy Choo clutch, white beads, and white and black aviator sunglasses.  As you can see, one wardrobe item in a solid color can really take you to new fashion heights, like our model Anna!

Anna's Favorite Item: Metallic Heels

"These shoes can really spruce up any outfit and it's easy to dress them up or down."

From Goodwill:

  • Jumpsuit - Black linen - $3.99
  • Bracelet - Gold bangle - $1.49
  • Belt - (Used as a necklace) - $9.99
  • Ring - Beaded cocktail - $9.99
  • Rosette Earrings - $1.99
  • Belt - $3.99
  • Medallion - $6.99
  • White Sunglasses - $3.99
  • Jimmy Choo Clutch - $74.99
  • White Pearl-Shaped Necklace - $3.99

From Anna:

  • Metallic silver heels

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

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