This post is the final one in our series sponsored by Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. This outfit proves that your local Goodwill, like the newest one on Bay Street in San Francisco, can be a one-stop shop for a fancy date out on the town. While the thrift store may not be the first place people think of when it’s time to dress to impress, it’s actually where we’ve found the items that we’ve gotten the most compliments on.
If you’re the type of shopper who finds herself attracted to fast fashion when a special event is on the horizon, thrifting may actually be a better option. If you’re worried you’re only going to wear something once, places like Forever 21 and H&M offer stylish looks that are so cheap they’re practically disposable.
But thrifting gives you the opportunity to find something higher quality that no one else is going to have, along with a lighter conscience. Instead of contributing to textile waste, you’re reusing clothes and keeping them away from the dump. Not only that, your money goes toward job training programs to help people get back on their feet. So even if you only wear your thrifted special-occasion outfit once, you’ll know that the money you spent on it went to a good cause.
This look is a perfect example of how you can thrift a complete outfit quickly and easily. The skirt is from a Chinese company, the shirt is from a boutique, and the earrings are from an online retailer. But instead of running around town or waiting for something to be shipped, I found it all in one place in a matter of minutes.
Devon’s Formal Date Night Look: $18 total
Red Floral Skirt (by E’ROM): $5.99
Long Sleeved Crop Top (by Mustard Seed): $6.99
Heart Earrings (Baublebar): $4.99
(shoes previously owned)
Compare to about $90-$110 for this look purchased new!
This post was sponsored by Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin.