It's a new season with a whole new set of trendy looks and accessories to experiment with as you make the most of the summer at barbecues, pool parties, and long, lazy vacation days. As we take a look at the hot new trends hitting the streets and runways this summer, you're sure to be reminded that fashion recycles everything. That's lucky for the savvy shopper, who knows that all of the most on-trend pieces can easily be thrifted at the nearest Goodwill store. Here are just some of the styles that are trending this summer waiting on the racks at your local Goodwill.
Khaki Since it hit the runways and the streets more than 40 years ago, khaki has been a fashion staple, and it’s returning once again this season with a vengeance! Spotted on the runways of shows by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel, this classic look can easily be dressed up or down for everyday versatility. You'll find a wealth of this functional fabric at every Goodwill- from skirts and pants to bags and blouses. The distinct and adaptable nature of khaki styles means you can effortlessly thrift a piece that suits your personal style.
Bohemian Style Dresses & Accessories As long time purveyors of fashion trends new and old, Goodwill knows that history repeats itself, just like another one of this season's trends. Get ready to step back to the 70's with flowing, bohemian style dresses and accessories with bold prints and vibrant colors that are sure to catch a few eyes at your next summer party. As seasoned thrift store fashionistas know, finding groovy gear is a cinch at used clothing retailers. Pick up a breezy and bold summer dress, or just brighten up an outfit with a vintage scarf.
Mix-and-Match Patterns Mix-and-match patterns on pants, tops, and jackets are everywhere on the runways- think Jean Paul Gaultier and Versace. These patchwork prints cobbled together of various fabrics bring some eclectic vibes into the mix for summer 2015. If you're hunting for unique materials, one-of-a-kind patterns, and specialty fabrics, Goodwill has got you covered. With a little bit of skill and a sewing needle, you can even take center stage with a design of your own.
This summer, it's all about contrast and reaching back into the past to upcycle key pieces for a fresh look. Stay a step ahead by being a smart and thrifty shopper and browsing the racks at local thrift stores before spending big bucks on designer gear.
About The Author Maggie Grimason is a blog writer living in Albuquerque, NM. She grew up in a family of social servants and teachers in northern Indiana and finds that blogging for Goodwill Industries of New Mexico satisfies creative energies as well as her commitment to ethical living and community service.