Goodwill Gems: The Technicolor Belt

The start of fall is the perfect time to reassess the state of your wardrobe – and our Lauren Haslett is doing just that. This week she scouts around her local Goodwill for something to bring a little pep into her closet – a certain peppy preppy something to rev up her look for the fall. Take a look at this week’s Goodwill Gem: the technicolor belt.

This brilliantly colored belt (the same shade as raspberries!) makes a great transitional for the weeks between the summer heat and chillier fall weather.

With summer drawing to a close, it’s about time to pack away a few things you won’t wear through the rest of the year and to pull out your light sweaters and layers. But you don’t have to rely 100% on last year’s picks.

Throw in a little something new-to-you – something in a hue that still shines like the best times of summer! Adding a few playful pieces to your timeless staples will turn this in-between season into it’s own, unique fashion moment. Why not enjoy?

This brilliant belt, for example, is a great staple piece that you can use to add a pop of color to your fall basics. Since so much of our cold-weather wardrobe consists of blacks, grays, camels and other neutrals, a bit of bright raspberry around the middle can instantly add a much-needed lift to any fall ensemble. While fiery reds and oranges are fabulous for this season, this vivid pink is a vibrant segue hue to take you from summer brights to the russet tones that work so well in cooler times.

A bright belt like this gives a boost of color and interest to your basic pieces, brightening up the early autumn. So how to wear it?

A basic belt in a bright hue like this one gives an easy weekday look a vivid burst of color and style in seconds.

Here, I’ve gone back to my favorite basics to create an outfit that’s work-friendly, fun, and easy to wear. A gray-and-white striped collared shirt is comfortable and clean cut, and paired with my favorite cropped black pants and my new belt, I have a look I can wear to the office any day of the week, and anywhere I might want to go after. With a pair of feminine black booties, wedge heels or comfy flats, I can take this look from casual Friday to J. Crew-chic in no time at all.

How would you wear a technicolor belt like this? Tell me in the comments here, on our Facebook page or through a @GoodwillNyNj tweet. I love seeing your style, so keep us posted! Stay classy, New York & New Jersey!

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