Category: Fashion Trends

How Goodwill Helped Me Find My Style + Fashion Challenge

Eccentric, eclectic, and elegant are how I describe my style. But this was not the case before I started shopping in secondhand stores. Coming from a very rural community, showing off my bold and edgy style was frowned upon; however, after getting to college, I began finding a voice through stores like Goodwill. I bet you are wondering how a store can help you find your voice. Well. I am going to tell you. Goodwill helped me find my voice in three distinct ways.

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How To Authenticate A Pre-Loved Bag

I have been collecting, hunter, and loving bags since I was in undergrad. Like most people when they are first starting a passion (i.e. shopping, design, etc.) they do not normally have the luxury to splurge or just buy, buy, buy the things they want continuously or brand new. So, I like others began seeking out stores like Goodwill to fill my handbags addiction. But, when I found a bag a Goodwill that was Coach, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Burberry, Bally, etc., I did not know initially how to tell if they were real or fake.

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Everything in Its Right Place: 8 Ways to Organize Your Closet

I arrived at my current closet methodology by absorbing recommendations from countless hours of YouTube, blogs, Pinterest, you name it. Along the way, I picked up some tips, let others go, and found my own solutions. I encourage you to do the same. Below I’ve outlined elements of my system that make getting dressed easier and help me keep things tidy.

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Not Another Neutral Capsule

In essence, a capsule wardrobe is a selection of coordinated clothing and accessory items that can be mixed and matched to generate a large number of outfit combos. The concept is hugely beneficial — it streamlines my morning routine, helps get more wear out of every piece, refines my sense of style, and reduces my desire to purchase new clothes that I don’t actually need.

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