September 23, 2016

Fall into Autumn Fashion with Goodwill

The air is crisp, and a small flurry of deep red leaves blows to the ground. Everything tastes of pumpkin, cinnamon and delight. People are bundled up in scarves, jackets, and sweaters galore to keep warm in the chilly temperatures. Coffee shops are packed, bonfires burn nightly and the mountains are calling your name.

It’s officially fall, and I’m ready for all the seasonal treats, warm cups of coffee, and evenings wrapped up in a blanket with a nice book.

However…

This is the south, and in this ever-changing, unstable weather, we all know fall doesn’t land until around late October.

So how can you affordably dress to fit the style of the season and still stay cool in this humid, subtropical climate?

Your thrifting guru is back and in action, ready to show you how to fall into Autumn and be #ontrend this season!

Sweater Weather

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Have you ever wondered what the point of a cropped, short-sleeved sweater was? They always look cute, but seem very impractical. There’s no way they’re keeping anyone warm… Perfect! These tops are essential to getting the feeling of fall without having to sweat it off in the 80 degree weather. I chose mine in black to suit the darker, more neutral colors of this season. Head over to the blouse section, and look for similarly light, knit tops in black, brown, tans or even stripes!

Minis are Big

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Leather, corduroy, and suede mini skirts make a major statement at the turn of the season. The thicker material lends itself well to the cooler temperature, but still allows your legs room to breathe when the temperature isn’t as cool as you thought it would be! I found a brown corduroy mini to not only continue the neutral palette of my look, but to also disprove a common fashion myth: You can wear black and brown together! Check out your the skirt section to find your major mini.

Shoe’d Off

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While I did not get my shoes from the Goodwill, they are essentially the fruits of my frugality. Like Jillian, who thrifts to splurge, I thrift so I can afford statement pieces like these Adidas Superstars. I paired these with my look for a casual, sporty look perfect for campus. This outfit can also be dressed up with heeled booties like the pair from my Gigi Hadid look.

I finished off my look with some personal accessories of cat eye sunglasses, a dainty pendant necklace, and a brown structured tote. For my makeup, I went light, using Tarte’s Tartlette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette for eyeshadow, Almay liquid eyeliner, Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I topped off the look with the a darker, brown lip with Too Faced Melted Matte in “Sell Out”.

Check out your local Goodwill to come up with your own version of this look! Instagram your pictures to @goodwill_sc and @haysprank!

Until next time,

Your Local 20-Something

*all photos by Freddie Powers

One Comment

  1. If you happen to have a serger you can alter a long-sleeved sweater to get the same effect.