With the last holiday weekend of the summer ahead, planning for comfort and style is important when attending family functions, picnics and festivals. Most times the events will err on the more casual side, so pulling together some workable pieces is really easy with these tips on what to pack, and wear as we say goodbye to summer.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
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There are summer staples like knit t-shirts and tank tops of course, but this week I prefer to look at more stylish options for the discriminating fashionista. Goodwill is a great source for exploration in the world of fashion. At Goodwill everything is arranged by size, color and the type of garment it is. I decided to look for some cool summer tops, or sleeveless blouses that could dress up or down with just about anything you pair it with.
Fashion isn’t just about what we wear, but why we wear it. Clothing isn’t just something to keep us warm, but an indicator of how we live our lives. This summer the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin is featuring “A State of Fashion” now through September 17th. I was asked to do a fashion talk there last week and was so impressed with the museum that I wanted to share it with you through my photographs below in the slideshow.
We put together three great looks featuring Goodwill items. Like I always say, fashion isn’t a price tag, it’s an attitude, a feeling, a statement. We will let the photos speak for themselves.
Prints are always one of those things that people like to debate about. Some people love them, while others avoid them entirely. Print garments draw the eye and bring attention to the wearer for sure, but there are ways to make them work for everyone.
DIY is always fun because it’s a great, inexpensive and creative way to reuse or repurpose—just like our Goodwill motto clearly states! The humble t-shirt is a great example of an item that is just perfectly primed for repurposing. Especially for summer! One of my favorite things about summer clothing (for guys in particular) is that it allows us to wear tank tops of all kinds—from athletic wear to more fashionable styles.
Designer Kathleen Hanhee Kye and her fashion brand KYE is a favorite at Fashion Weeks around the world for its exuberant take on street culture and design for the young and impossibly hip. That being said, it doesn’t at all take away from the fact that this Korean designer really knows her way around tailoring and modern silhouettes.
“Summertime and the living is easy,” at least, that’s how the famous song goes. But, one thing that’s definitely an easy choice in summer is wearing white clothing. Crisp and cool cottons and linens let the sun bounce off, and the breezes come through! Designer Zang Toi, inspired by the Greek Island of Santorini, delighted the audience with stunning pieces in white that would be perfect for a summer party, lounging around a beach town, or looking chic while perusing the shops of a charming resort.
Summer clothes can be perplexing for some people. You might ask yourself, how can I remain sophisticated, but still appear fun-loving when it comes to my fashion choices? Well, this week you’re in for a feast for your eyes, as well as your mind. Following is a collection from fashion designer, Chris Benz.
When I lived in Madison, Wisconsin in the late 1970s, the first vintage clothing stores I ever encountered were just starting to open on State Street. I was really fascinated by seeing all the pieces from different eras, but I especially liked the turn of the century, or Victorian pieces. The white cotton christening dresses, the elaborate crochet, lace, or cutwork on the blouses, the sailor tops and all the rest left an impression on me.
There’s nothing quite like going to the beach for a relaxing day soaking up the sunshine while listening to the waves lapping the shore and feeling the warm and balmy breezes. A few seasons ago at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Spring and Summer 2013, fashion designer Joy Cioci channeled all of the above to create the inspiration for her presentation.
Everything in fashion has gone sheer these days, hasn’t it? Some looks on the runway and red carpet are super cool, but they show a bit more skin than most of us are comfortable with. So, how can the average gal pull off these airy styles when it comes to the summer months? Navigating this trend tastefully, as well as fashionably isn’t as hard as you think. Let me show you how …