Right now it is hard for Orange County residents to think about fall as we hit record breaking temperatures. I get it. Who is thinking of picking up coats and sweaters when it is 100 degrees outside?
Don’t worry, fall and winter are going to come and don’t you want to be ready for it? I made a visit to my local Goodwill store to help scout out some top trends for fall that won’t just save your bank account, but will also work as a Mom on the go. I love being on trend but with three little ones, I have to be practical as well!
While perusing the Goodwill racks, I came across four pieces that pulled together three of my favorite trends this fall: flared denim with a classic blouse, a full skirt, and a cape. For $60, I had four items that would pair perfectly with items I already owned and would transition my closet into fall.
Flared Denim with a Classic Blouse
There is nothing I love more than a chic pair of flared denim jeans with a classic blouse tucked in. It is the easiest way to look pulled together without over doing it. The only two things I needed to pull from my closet was a simple black belt and classic pointy toe heels. From volunteering at school to lunch meetings to after school pickup, this look works for EVERYTHING. These two pieces were $25 and instantly gave me a chic, classic look for fall.
Full skirts are huge right now but they are hard to find when it comes to fit. I was extremely surprised when I came across this one that showcased my waist, while not being so large that it felt like I was walking around in a ball gown. I paired this with a simple v-neck tee, black blazer and heels. It would make a great look for work or dinner out. It is simple, yet the blue skirt makes is unexpected. With a $13 price tag, it is a great way to step outside of the traditional and have a little fun!
There are very few things I love more in winter than Capes. They are a classic piece that can stay in your closet for years to come and never go out of style. I was actually surprised to see that Goodwill had one as I cannot imagine anyone separating with a classic camel cape like this one! You can really pair a cape with anything (dresses, skirts, slacks, denim), but I paired it with my skinny jeans and over the knee boots. The cape is the statement piece and makes pairing simple items from your own closet with it easy. For $24, you will definitely get your use out of it.
Did you realize you could find so many fall trends at your local Goodwill? There is a huge selection of coats, hats, scarves, shoes, denim, sweaters…the list really goes on and on. My only suggestion is to get in there now before it is all gone. Picking up fall pieces while it is hot out is the perfect time to do it. No one else is thinking about warm weather so you will have your pick at the largest selection! Find your closest location here.