Fashion week is upon us! One of the biggest weeks in the fashion calendar has come again to New York, and the streets are full of stylish, daring, and amazingly dressed people. So how can a girl on a budget possibly compete with all that high-end, gorgeous fashion?
Believe it or not, Goodwill has the hot trends you seek. One of the big trends apparent at this week’s fashion frenzy is fuchsia, fuchsia, fuchsia – the vivid pink color is making appearances everywhere, according to none other than massive fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar. And this hot hue for spring is all over your favorite thrifting spots, including your neighborhood Goodwill store. This fantastic wide-brimmed summer hat – this week’s darling gem – is just the kind of accessory every classy lady needs in her spring/summer wardrobe. The straw material screams warm weather, and the large, floppy brim is summer perfection in one adorable piece.
To wear such a big piece in such a bright color seems bold, I know. But it’s easier to work into your already-established wardrobe than you might think. To show off the truly vibrant, beautiful hue of this very sophisticated hat, choose items for the rest of your ensemble in soft, soothing neutrals. The vivid fuchsia color will stand out intensely against any background of a more subtle nature, so the dress I’ve chosen here is a perfect example of the type of piece to pair with it. It has a small, unobtrusive pattern that adds some visual interest to the look without overpowering the main statement piece – our fabulous hat! With an equally neutral cardigan in a soft fabric and classic leather boots, this look is just right for the warmer spring weather (which will be on its way sooner or later, no matter what that notorious groundhog says). And for an even more glamorous, old-school look that any fashion maven would approve of, pair this delightfully modern accessory with a uber classic item, like a simply styled but figure-flattering black dress, à la Audrey Hepburn.
This dashing headpiece is the perfect way to top off a classy look, whether you’re trying to channel your inner Hollywood starlet or going for a more modern, yet equally refined look.
Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer. Follow her on twitter.
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