Fashionista: Shop thrift for summer essentials

I love fashion trends, but, Goodwill shoppers, no summer closet is complete without these summer essentials.

Here are a few pieces to look for while perusing the clothing racks at GW:

  • A few solid-color shorts such as navy, black, tan
  • White and tan camis
  • Classic white T-shirt, preferably a V-neck, which is more flattering
  • Solid-color summer dress
  • A few lightweight sweaters
  • Pair of white jeans
  • Light weight blazer

When you have these essentials then you can add all your favorite pieces such as a sheer summer blouse (with a cami!). For a summer dress, add jewelry, a pair of sandals, summer hat and sunglasses.

Today I am starting with a versatile summer essential — these new-with-tags dressy lace, black shorts. There is a side zipper, fabric-covered buttons and pockets.

I added a few other essentials — a white V-neck T-shirt and a blazer. Then I added my fun pieces — simple pearl necklace, quilted faux leather crossbody that can be adjusted to a clutch or wristlet and a pair of trendy mules. This look is so classy and is perfect for any semi-formal outing.

My next blog will show this same pair of dressy shorts but turn them into a more casual look.

Cost breakdown: Lenon black shorts, $6.99; Sunny Leigh striped blazer, $8.99; Lands’ End white T-shirt, $3.99; faux leather clutch, $6.99. The black mules are from my closet.

Need to refresh some pieces? Shop Goodwill!

About Therese Bishop: Therese is Goodwill’s fashionista and always is on the hunt for her next great treasure. She writes regularly about her fashion finds.


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