Goodwill Gem: Chains as Gold as Autumn Leaves

Summer is over, but don’t hole up in your down jackets just yet – there’s still a place for summer style in the new season. With that in mind, our Lauren headed out to her local Goodwill looking for finds that would ease summer faves into autumn staples, coming back with this week’s Goodwill Gem: Chains as Gold as Autumn Leaves.

This lovely, long gold chain is the perfect thrifty find to top off all your best, most beloved layering pieces this fall.

The best looks always come from a creative incorporation of multiple styles, influences and trends, and even your season-to-season wardrobe can reflect that. With that in mind, an easy way to take your favorite summer pieces into fall is simply by layering them with other, warmer items already in your closet – and punching them up with a sweet accessory or two, of course.

This week’s find is perfect for just that purpose. This long, golden necklace is ideal for layering with all your go-to fall pieces, and with other bangles, baubles, and accessories, too. Its large linking rings grab attention, but it’s simple enough in style that you can still put it on with other pieces, without overwhelming it or any of the other items you choose to wear it with.

Now that you’ve got the finishing touch, how about the basic outfit? Layering is a hot trend again this fall. And it’s easy to see why – layering is practical as well as pretty, and will keep you comfortable during the often unpredictable autumn weather. Layering also lets the fun, sun pieces of summer live on.

Topping a bright dress with a gold chain and cardi is an easy way to turn a summer staple into an autumn ensemble in seconds!

The vivid coral hue of this stunning, short little sundress was so hot this summer, but it’s a color that works brilliantly for fall, too, mirroring some of the gorgeous shades we start to see in nature at this time of year.

With a soft, cozy cardigan on top for warmth (and a pair of tights, leggings and/or slouchy boots underneath to keep you lower half nice and toasty), this light summer dress makes the base of a beautiful outfit well into the fall season. And with this week’s find – the fabulous gold chain necklace – to top it off, this quickly becomes a look that reflects the warm, fiery colors of the fall season.

What summer pieces will you love layering – and how do you tie them together for fall? Tell us (or better yet, share a link & show us) 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!

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