Happy #NationalRetroDay! What’s old is new again – shoulder pads, graphic tees, crop tops, mom jeans and duster coats are all coming back in a big way! It’s easy to find throwback items at your local Goodwill – but how do you incorporate those looks into today’s wardrobe? The ever-stylish thrift expert @Iamtheprofashionalist shared her top tips for mixing retro looks in with your current clothes.
- For your cool, throwback graphic tee? Add metallics and/or leather! Add flavor to a retro graphic tee with a metallic skirt or leather bomber jacket. To create an even trendier look, boldly mix metals to layer on top.
- For your vintage coat or blazer? Pair it with a classic silhouette. Let your vintage find shine by pairing it with a fitted solid tank or turtleneck. Classic silhouettes in dark colors compliment your figure and your printed overlays or oversized items like dusters, blazers and jackets.
- When in doubt, throw on distressed denim! Distressed denim adds a modern spin to vintage pieces. Nakisha’s pro tip: Pick black ripped denim to add a bit of edge to your look to bring an effortlessly cool vibe to a grandma-inspired item.
Not only can you find one-of-a-kind retro looks at any of our 26 Charlotte-area Goodwill stores, you can feel good about your purchases helping the environment and your community! Thrifting gives items new life, keeping them out of landfills, and every purchase you make at Goodwill helps to fund free job training and employment services for people right here in our community! Learn more about how Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont helps tens of thousand of people each year by clicking here.