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