Don’t let the sun fade out your flair: fire back with color, color, color! Lauren hits her local Goodwill looking for small touches that bring big heat to her outfits – leading her smack into the sunspot of this week’s Goodwill Gem: A Color-Lovin’ Clutch.
Want a totally effortless way to add a punch of summery color to a bland look? A cute clutch with a swirl of warm colors that scream summertime is the way to do just that.
This vibrant bag looks a little dainty due to its lack of strap, chain, or hardware of any kind. But it’s still wide enough to hold all your everyday items, with several zippered pockets to keep everything organized. The overlapping bursts of colorful stitching look something like suns themselves, and the print gives this purse a very boho-chic feel.
This clutch is wearable at any time of day. But it’s really perfect for pulling together what could otherwise be a drab, boring daytime look. Black and white is always classic and cool looking. In the summer, though, black and white, however classic a combination, begins to feel like not quite enough. But with this darling bag in hand, swirled in an array of warm reds, pinks, and oranges (and yes, even a little black), a simple outfit goes from boring to brilliant in a snap.
Here, I’ve put on a pair of timeless black cropped slacks in a form-fitting cut. The loose white tee on top keeps the look from becoming too rigid or structured, and gives it the relaxed, summery feel you want during the warmer months. With a bright red necklace to echo the red and other warm colors in the bag, what started as a super basic and boring look instantly becomes an effortlessly chic and put-together ensemble.
What clutch do you cling to come summer? Tell us (or better yet, share a link & show us) your favorite Goodwill Gem find in the comments below – or post a photo of your thrift look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style. Keep us posted!