Thursday, August 14, 2014

High on style: Goodwill toward kids

Posted By on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

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Thrifting: When one visits several different thrift shops, second-hand shops, and vintage clothing stores in the hopes of buying several items of cheap and unusual clothing and other items. One usually does this with friends. —Urban Dictionary

Sounds like the ideal option for back-to-school shopping, right? Styling on a budget can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to look like you or your child forayed into dumpster diving over the weekend. A little eye for detail and a bit of creativity can go a long way. And while you may not find everything on your list, one staple that’s almost always covered is jeans.

For the record, thrifting for girls can be far easier than for guys. But undeterred, I unearthed all the clothing found on this page from one source — Goodwill on Tampa Road in Oldsmar — for under $10.

One faux fur vest plus one geometric Guess dress equals a fabulous look for school and extra-curricular activities. 
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Like fall foliage (a girl can dream), colored jeans are in the forecast and showed up in a variety of hues. 
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Brand name button-downs and graphic tees are often found at Goodwill, but only choose those pieces that look current. In their absence, it’s best to lean toward simpler items to avoid looking out of date. 

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A frayed or faded collar is a dead giveaway that you’re wearing something aged (not in a good way). Be mindful of this when shopping for second-hand shirts. The purple, black and white houndstooth dress with faux fur collared crop jacket (right) is for the girl who wants to stand out. It’s worth noting that this dress was $2.17.

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Not a fan of The Gap. I repeat, not a fan of The Gap. But if I were in grade school, I’d totally be rocking this little corduroy jacket with the pleated denim skirt.  

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