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Dress: Somdays Lovin via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Shoes: Steve Madden (ON MAJOR SALE!): Purse: Kate Spade via Rent the Runway

One recurring theme throughout the Fall 2017 runway trends is vintage everything. The vintage inspo in Gucci’s Fall Winter 2017 ads makes my thrifter heart skip a beat. Lucky for me and my bank account, four popular fall trends can be found at my local Goodwill. If you’re a noob Goodwill shopper and don’t know what to look for, start with this list of fall trends!

Red AF

Red has always been a power color, but there’s no more powerful fashion statement than monochromatic red. If head-to-toe read makes you cringe, try incorporating a bold red accessory like a handbag or coat.

Velvet, Errrrrythang

Velvet had its shining moment last fall, but its 15 minutes of fame aren’t over yet. Black velvet was everything last year, but lean more towards jewel tones like sapphire, turquoise, and emerald green. This is the velvet jacket of my DREAMS (and totally out of my budget)!

Vintage Florals

Remember when Kim Kardashian wore the Givenchy floral dress to the Met Gala and the term “couch florals” was born? Well, “couch florals” or my preferred term, vintage florals, are a huge fall trend. Vintage florals can be found in every corner of Goodwill. Have an open mind!

Dark Romance

I’m not sure why this is one of my favorite fall trends, maybe it’s my inner emo kid finally shining through or I’m just a hopeless romantic. Think goth, with a romantic touch like this ahhhmazing Zimmerman piece or more reasonable and equally stunning Forever 21 number.

Today is a pretty special day because it’s THRIFT SHOP DAY! *praise hands* I’m celebrating by posting one of my recent favorite Goodwill finds from Goodwill Chicago. (My luggage was lost on a recent trip to Chicago, and it turned out to be a win-win because I got this dress AND I got my luggage back.)

What is your favorite trend for fall? Leave me a comment below!

 

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The flirty and sensual personification of a woman in a men’s shirt splattered throughout pop culture is a far cry from the boxy, underwhelming shape of a men’s shapeless shirt. With a 99 cent men’s shirt from Goodwill, no cutting or sewing required, I reinvented a lackluster men’s shirt into a sassy and fun skirt and off the shoulder top. I previously claimed my DIY high-low hem denim as the easiest DIY ever, but this no-sew men’s shirt DIY takes the cake.

No-Sew Skirt

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Tank: Target (I have this in 4 colors!); Skirt: Mens Shirt via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Slides: Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save) Bag: Clare V via Rent the Runway

  • Wrap the men’s shirt around your waist, and button it up to create the skirt. (Leave a couple of the bottom buttons undone if you want to show more leg.)
  • Wrap the sleeves around your waist and tie tightly. Feel free to play around and tie a bow for a feminine touch.

 No-Sew Off the Shoulder Top

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Shirt: Men’s Shirt via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Skirt: Banana Republic, old (Similar Here or Here); Bag Nine West via Goodwill (Similar Splurge / Save); Shoes: Target, old (Similar Here or Here)

One day as I was casually scrolling through Instagram, I spotted this shirt on one of my favorite bloggers and immediately knew I had to DIY my own version.

  • Put on an unbuttoned mens shirt.
  • Pull the collar over your shoulder to the desired placement. (Hollywood Tape is really helpful here!)
  • Button 2-3 buttons leaving the bottom 2-3 buttons unbuttoned.
  • Tie up the leftover tails and voila!

I’ve worn this shirt several times, including at the Style With a Purpose event, and received oodles of compliments. A woman in Goodwill asked me to pose for some pictures so she could show her daughter. (She made me work it and strike several different poses.) People asked me about it all night long and were amazed at how easy it is to recreate a men’s shirt into a trendy top at a fraction of the cost!

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