Tag: Affordable Accessories

Inspo Rewind: Maryland Style, 1963

I felt low on fashion inspiration this past month. Post-holiday doldrums, continued political violence, and a wild work schedule — clothes felt unimportant. I decided to go back in time with the help of an old University of Maryland yearbook, picked up at Goodwill, of course! What style tips do the Terrapins of the Class of 1963 have for us from the past? Let’s find out…

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Goodness Gracious, It’s Goodwill Gifting

My preamble is brief, and you’ll probably hear it elsewhere from all sorts of voices this holiday season: shop local, and shop secondhand. It’s easy enough to say that, but in practice? If you just took mental stock of the folks on your list and gulped, wondering how in the world to shop for Jordan and Stephanie (and don’t we all have a Jordan and Stephanie in our lives) then you might need the boost that only Goodwill aisles can bring. Here are some themed groups of preloved holiday gifts — I prefer the nondenominational term Annual Prize Packs — that I’ll use to guide my giving this year.

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The Stories Our Secondhand Clothing Tells

If you want to get a sense of how I dressed prior to thrifting, just Google “stock photo Millennial guy cardigan.” (I just did, and oof, that was me.) Clearly my closet needed an overhaul. But intense wardrobe surgery didn’t happen in one day. When I look at my closet now, I still think it needs an overhaul. In the meantime, getting dressed for work every day has to go on.

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Finding Your Good Podcast: Getting to Know Chelsey Carter – Thrifting, Competing on Project Runway, and Sustainability in Fashion School

Do they teach you the importance of secondhand and upcycling in fashion school? What’s it like to thrift and use DIY skills while competing on Bravo’s, Project Runway? Chelsey Carter, Founder/CEO at Alex Carter, is the go-to expert to answer these unique questions.
On this episode of Finding Your Good, Chelsey shares her thrift story, explores what it’s like to upcycle a two-piece look for Karlie Kloss using Goodwill denim, and provides insight into fashion school’s emphasis on sustainability.

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