Goodwill Gems: Major Heat & Micro Heels

Summer’s fussy enough with heatwaves and thunderstorms – add a wardrobe full of one-time-wonders and you’re in a funk before you’ve even gotten dressed. Our correspondent Lauren sets out to calm her closet with a practical, wear-with-anything piece from her local Goodwill – a tried-and-true go-to for when it’s too hot to think. This week’s Goodwill Gem: micro heels.

Cute, comfy and incredibly easy to wear, these are the shoes you’ll reach for again and again.

Ah, the simple things. Wherever you find them, great wardrobe staples feel like a steal, because you end up getting so much use out of them. But they seem like an especially sweet deal when you get them for next to nothing at your favorite local Goodwill store!

These pretty little black sandals are just that kind of a find. The micro heel is something between a wedge and a kitten heel, and adds just enough lift to the shoe to make it feel slightly more feminine, without making it a chore to walk around in them all day. The woven leather upper is cute, soft and comfortable, making these the perfect micro heels to wear every day of summer, whether with a skirt, a dress or a pair of form-fitting cropped pants.

You could probably pull an outfit from your closet blindfolded and still come up with an adorable ensemble to wear with this pair of black kicks. You can easily step out in them with any of your summer faves, whether it’s a floral sundress, a pair of tiny tailored shorts or a slouchy neon tee without worrying about color clash.

You really can’t go wrong, but to go 100% right, try pairing a few go-with-anythings together and see what happens. I paired my tried-and-true soft black cigarette pants with my new sandals and a cool ivory blouse — an outfit that’s lacy, feminine, classic, and so perfect for any summer day in the city.

Tried and true and totally cute. Summer, here I come!

What Goodwill gem have you found lately? Tell me about it in the comments here, share a photo on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. I love seeing your style, so keep us posted! Stay classy, New York & New Jersey!

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