Laurens Goodwill Gems: Summer Chic

It’s hard to look good when it’s this hot.  No matter how much effort you put in before you leave the house, the humidity makes your hair crazy (or completely flat) in minutes, and your makeup melts right off your face about five minutes after you apply it.

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Need some fresh new footwear to get you through these sweltering summer months. Look no further—these cute cutout booties, spotted recently at a local Goodwill store—are the perfect way to give your worn-out summer wardrobe a serious style facelift.

In this weather, it makes sense to keep your beauty routine as simple and fresh-faced as possible. So, the only real room to play is with your wardrobe. Which is why I was so crazy-excited to find these fabulous, perfect-for-summer heels at my local Goodwill thrift shop this past week. The cool, laser-cut design and classic peep toe makes these adorable booties ideal for summer, spring, or early fall weather, and the distinctive detailing means they’re sure to catch a passerby’s eye. That fun, funky style, balanced by the traditional black leather material, means these stunning shoes are still easy to wear with just about any outfit, too.

Give sweet summer dresses some edge. Everyone loves a pretty summer sundress, but paired with equally girly, ladylike accessories, the overall look can become a bit too saccharine. So spruce up feminine florals and flowing dresses with a still-pretty but slightly edgier accessory, like this week’s find. These heels are definitely still feminine, so they won’t look out of place when paired with a super girly dress, but they’re not too over-the-top sugary-sweet. The black leather and chic cutout pattern give these shoes a funkier feel that will give your favorite hot-weather ensemble just the right amount of cool contrast.

Complement all of your fave, ultra-feminine summer dresses with this slightly funky, edgy pair of black leather heels with super-cool cutout detailing.
Complement all of your fave, ultra-feminine summer dresses with this slightly funky, edgy pair of black leather heels with super-cool cutout detailing.

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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