Goodwill Gems: Shoes for All Seasons

Heading back to school – or just remembering the days? Either way, baby needs a new pair of shoes! This week’s Goodwill Gems has our Lauren Haslett skipping to Goodwill for a pair of kicks able to kick the end of summer up a notch, while still holding their own as the Fall chill sets in. This week’s Gem: high-heeled peep-toed leather clogs.

Cute and comfy, these soft brown leather clogs with a tall, chunky heel are the kind of shoes you’ll want to wear in all sorts of weather, all season long.

Are you ready to say farewell to summer? Well, me neither. But the time when we’re going to have to adjust to idea is drawing ever nearer. And to help ease your goodbye blues, I’ve found another fabulous Goodwill piece to get you through the sometimes difficult transition from beach weather and bikini-clad, makeup-free days to a more covered up, cold weather cool.

These fab high-heeled clogs are the perfect thrifty find to help banish your sadness over the end of summer. How could you be sad when you can say hello to new season in a brand-new-to-you pair of peep-toed leather shoes like these? The ideal compromise between cozy fall footwear and summer’s foot-freeing sandals, these 70s-inspired clogs will look equally cute with wide-leg denim or a pair of nubby, textured tights and one of your favorite skirts or dresses.

So what’s the best autumn ensemble to show off these gems? Open-toed shoes like these are the perfect pair for lots of layers, including your most beloved summer pieces that you’re not quite ready to part with yet.

Funky but not frumpy, this layered look will get me through the fall season in style.

Here, I’ve put on one of my favorite summer maxi dresses in a big black and white stripe – long skirts are still huge for fall – and thrown on a pair of textured red tights for some extra warmth and a shot of hot color. Adding my wear-everywhere denim blazer makes this outfit cozy enough for the cooler fall months, and stylish enough for either work or play. Now that’s something to kick up my (peep-toed, all season-ready) heels about!

What summer-to-fall transition piece are you hunting for? Tell me about it in the comments here, and if you find it, share a photo on our Facebook page or through a @GoodwillNyNj tweet. I love seeing your style, so keep us posted! Stay classy, New York & New Jersey!


4 thoughts on “Goodwill Gems: Shoes for All Seasons

  1. Hi Helexus – Thank you for your comment! Keep trying the shoes – the best thing about thrifting is you *never* know what you’re going to find. And you’re totally right about the thigh highs – they’re such a fun style add-on. Great eye!


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