Goodwill Gem: Strong, Stylish Wedges

New year, new you – and new chance to streamline that wardrobe! Our correspondent Lauren has boxed and bagged the no-longer-neededs and now she’s on the Goodwill hunt for a few key pieces to revive those never-fail faves staying put in her closet. Sounds like it’s time for a Goodwill Gem right? Right! This week’s find: strong, stylish wedges.

These chic wedges are the perfect addition to any minimalist city girl’s newly pared down wardrobe.

Resolve to put your closet on a diet. Many of us make resolutions when January rolls around, and often those resolutions center around taking better care of ourselves, our bodies and our health, after weeks of parties, cocktails and all the delicious treats and nibbles that go with them. It’s always a good thing to take care of yourself, but after a holiday season glamour, sparkle and shine, it’s time to take care of your closet, too, and pare it down so that it’s filled with functional pieces for more everyday use.

So after you’ve cleaned out your closets and donated those what-was-I-thinking frocks, a pair of modern wedges is exactly what you need to built your wardrobe back up! The architectural lines of these muted, clay-colored shoes made them tower above the others on the local Goodwill’s rack, so they immediately caught this shopper’s eye. The upper criss-crossing straps are made of a smooth, pebble-toned leather that also covers the whole wedge, making them look especially neat, clean and minimalist.

A shoe like this is ideal for a girl who doesn’t want a lot of clutter in her life, because it goes with nearly everything – put on a pair of funky tights or cozy knit socks with shorts, a skirt, your favorite dress, or a pair of sleek, skinny slacks, and you’re instantly dressed for New York, whether it’s the dead of winter, a crisp autumn day or the start of spring.

When choosing items to partner with a pair of modern wedges like these, keep it simple. Classic, clean-cut pieces allow their easy, graceful design to shine.

Here, I’ve taken a favorite pair of shimmering skinny pants (there’s no reason to give away all of your shine, after all!), and a simple black tank. With a favorite black blazer or cardigan to keep your arms nice and toasty now, and these lovely wedges, you can easily wear an outfit like this almost all year round!

Are you changing up your style to celebrate the new year? Come tell us! Write about your fashion fun in the comments here, post a photo of a fav look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted!


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