Shirt: c/o Wrangler; Skirt Gap via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Bandana: Wal-Mart; Belt: Brighton via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Backpack: Via Spiga via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Shoes: Sam Edelman via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Sunglasses: Nordstrom
Now that I’m creeping up the hill to 30, the Abercrombie denim mini of my teens is out of the question. A denim skirt has been on my Goodwill wish list (a must have) since January. I was often frustrated with Goodwill’s lack of suitable denim skirt finds, but I held out hope that I would one day find my one true denim love. Alas, I spotted this classic Gap style on a recent Half-Off Saturday trip. I knew, for only $2.25, we were meant to be together forever-ish. This skirt may be the only fish in the denim sea for me, but here are a few tips (aka strong opinions) to help you find your perfect denim skirt!
Rise. I prefer a mid or high-waisted style. Consider your closet and how you plan to style your denim skirt. I opted for a high-rise accentuating (or creating) a waist line so I could easily pair the skirt with looser tees or form-fitting tops. For the love all that is good and holy, stay away from Laguna Beach style low-rise minis and crop tops.
Length. If you want to rock a denim mini, go for it girl! I wanted a style that fit mid-thigh to knee-length. This is my sweet spot for skirts. The middle slit on this Goodwill find added a sassy touch to a longer hem.
Details. The devil is in the details, right? I found a ton of denim skirts with pocket, hem, and embellishment detailing that I didn’t love. Pay attention to the little things on denim skirts, because the placement of pockets, buttons, or embroidery can turn your denim soul mate into a hard no.
If you haven’t found your one true denim skirt love, it’s out there waiting on you! Do you have any denim styling tips? Leave me a comment below.
“It takes too much time.” This is one of the major complaints I hear from readers about shopping at Goodwill. I will agree that a thorough Goodwill trip can take three (or more) hours. Who has two or three hours to peruse the racks for Goodwill gold?! *raises hand* A short forty-five minutes between meetings or before picking up your kids from school is a more realistic time limit for a Goodwill trip. Goodwill shopping is a marathon, but make the most efficient use of your time with the four time saving tips below.
- Search by color. Do you only wear neutrals or lean more towards bright colors and prints? If your local Goodwill organizes sections by color like mine, this is a huge time saver! Only search the colored sections that coordinate with your current wardrobe. If I’m short on time, I look strictly at prints. It only takes me a few seconds to decide whether I like a print.
- Only browse your size. Goodwill stores in my area also organize by size. Don’t spend precious time browsing sizes that don’t fit. If I have more time, I skim other sizes because items may be misplaced or incorrectly tagged.
- Shop on weekdays. Goodwill is less busy during the week so it’s easier to navigate the aisles, and the checkout lines aren’t as long. Look at your local Goodwill’s social media channels to find the dates of sales and don’t go on those days. Sometimes saving time is a trade-off for getting the best deal. (It’s still Goodwill so it’s still a win-win.)
- Stick to familiar brands. If you’re short on time, skip the dressing rooms. Look for familiar brands that have consistent sizing and fit you well. Also ask about your local store’s return policy!
Of course, what better way to keep track of your Goodwill shopping trip than with a stylish wooden watch from JORD?! (Father’s Day is coming up too!) Enter to WIN $100 off your choice of wooden watch HERE! (You get a $25 off code just for entering!) Giveaway closes on June 11th, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Do you have any time-saving tips for shopping at Goodwill? Leave your tips in a comment below!
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