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.
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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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.
“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.
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 …
If ever there was a season to ramp up your accessory game it’s summer—pure and simple. Why? Because we pare down on our clothing due to the warm weather, but we also adopt lighter fabrics as well as more flowing clothing to catch the breeze and celebrate the beauty of nature. This allows for more embellishment to add to our ensembles! Summer accessories should take their cues from what we see around us; the golden rays of the sun, the way it glimmers and shines on the water of pools, lakes, and maybe, if you’re lucky, the ocean! This week I collected an assortment of accessories that could be worn year round but are still perfectly suited for the anticipated season ahead!
One of the best things about summer here in the Midwest is ditching the winter duds for bright and breezy clothing! It seems the minute the temperature goes above let’s say 40 degrees, people start sporting flip flops, maxi dresses and short shorts! Since our season is rather short, it’s very wise to be ready for the warm and welcoming sunshine with a wardrobe full of wearable separates. This week we’ll take a look at some spectacular tops I picked up at Goodwill. What’s great about tops is that they can be worn alone, or they look awesome as a layering piece under blazers, shirts and jackets. You really need to have some basic pieces like tank tops and plain t-shirts of course, but you should also keep on the lookout for stand-out toppers like the ones in my slideshow.
Well here we are at the beginning of another summer style season. What this means for most us is figuring out how to look good while staying comfortable as the temperatures rise. Some of the best examples of strong fashion opinions come from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Of course, that’s where designers have models strut their latest looks for the public to weigh in on. But, for me the real show is the people out on the street, or attending the runway presentations. Herewith, I present photographs that I took of the fascinating fashions worn by real people, NOT models, which impressed me on the streets of Manhattan.
Retro red was the theme for this gal who posed for me on the plaza at Lincoln Center. The wrap-style bodice and full skirt of this dress give her a nice waistline accentuated, of course, with the animal print belt! You just can’t beat black and red as a color combination, and her accessories bring out the vintage vibe even more. She looks confident, happy, and fun!