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When times get financially rough, as they have for the millions of unemployed and under-employed Americans out there seeking work, it’s easy for “non-essential expenses,” such as clothes shopping to fall by the wayside in many-a-budget. However, with organizations like Goodwill around, that need not be the case. During a recent trip to the Goodwill Boutique in the West Village, stylist Emme Bonilla, a frequent contributor to the A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj blog, showed us a variety of looks for budget-conscious customers looking to keep their wardrobes on point. We have organized her looks according to various careers, showing that women of all job demographics can utilize thrift stores to remain stylish. Let’s take a look!
Never underestimate the power of simplicity. Basic black and white doesn’t have to be run-of-the-mill. Consider this crisp white sleeveless button down, which is anything but ordinary with its architectural collar, paired here with classic black trousers. The look is further elevated with black patent accessories, the importance of which Bonilla couldn’t stress enough for their tremendous versatility, saying: “Belts are huge because they can change the whole look around. This one is classic because it’s in a black color, it’s understated, but it pops with the shine, as do the shoes. They’re updated classics, if you will.”
The (Jones New York) Shirt: $12.99
The trousers: $12.99
The belt: $4.99
The (Michael Kors) flats: $19.99
About This Episode
Monif Clarke has an open heart, a big smile and she make clothes for curvy women. As the co-founder and owner of Monif C., Ms. Clarke was inspired by a European vacation to create a clothing line for full-figured women that was just as fabulous as the collections for women with more modest curves.
Watch and listen as Ms. Clarke dispenses priceless jewels about what it takes to make it in the fashion industry and how and where she gets her inspiration. Find out why she’s the boss!
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There’s nothing like feeling comfortable in a sports jumpsuit, tailored coat or custom-made scarf on a work day. By stocking up on items that are professional and weather appropriate, this would be a smart investment to make on your next purchase! Rather than looking for business suits and dresses, include these office-friendly outwear pieces into your shopping routine.
Take a look:
1. Tailored or wool top coats
You can guarantee the best results from a tailored or wool top coat on a brisk day. The overcoat absorbs body heat and is strictly convenient for the closet, not to hang on the back of your seat. Otherwise, it will drag or rip. You have the option of purchasing lightweight or heavyweight garments that are suitable for the office.
2. Running outwear set
Mis-match running gear is an unflattering look, especially when its work-related. Those who are fans of running gear can dress comfortably without going overboard. A basic zip-up jacket with matching pants are appropriate as long as its not loose-fitting, too tight or baring cleavage for the whole world to see. It’s a smart to compliment the outwear with an shirt or tank top underneath.
3. Fleece vest
The fleece vest never fails to bring out a professional style in men or women. It’s an ultimate fashion plus you can wear to formal or informal events, as well as business meetings, conferences or at the office. The slip-over or sleeveless top is perfect over a tank top, shirt or button-up shirt. Men have traditionally carried the look, but some women wear them in business settings too.
4. Casual sweatshirts or hoodies
It doesn’t get more casual than this! Most career professionals have worn hoodies or sweatshirts as a personal style of choice and when the week comes to a close. Choose embroidered or basic ones with a simple logo in the front. It’s the comfort in walking around all day in something that’s contrastingly different from the business form.
5. Dress scarf
During warm weather, the dress scarves seem to inch their way back into our wardrobes. There are trendy sets that match your apparel, from the colorless textures to the floral designs. Have an eye out for the best ones that wrap around your neck, and is designed for you to wear on business or business casual days.
6. Weatherproof or windbreaker garment jackets
Sometimes, you need a soft, protective guard in times of need. And we’re not referring to your significant other! In this case, the weatherproof or windbreaker jackets manage a great deal as a professional outerwear. Depending on what you prefer, its makes for a perfect office coat to hang on the back of your seat or in a closet.
7. Conservative trench coat
The trench coat varies by size and thickness, but most importantly, it fits according to the style. Casual or business trench coats are appropriate for the office, but if your a person of infinite details, you can choose a coat that straps around the waist or doesn’t tie at all. Usually, they extend past the knee and are uniform in a businesslike fashion.