Sporting Your Goodwill Finds

Christina Shanker

Goodwill NYNJ Staff


It’s summer! School’s out, the sun’s out, and everyone wants to go out… to the ball game. It is prime sports season and whether it’s your own freewill or not, you will most likely find yourself watching a game. For fans, sporting events can be a joyous occasion. The suspense of the game and the rigor of the crowd are what you wait for all year. You’re in your element. However, if you’re anything but a sports fan, you’re in your worst nightmare. The suspense of the game is like watching paint dry and the rigor of the crowd scares you. Whether you love or despise the game, you still want to look your best. That can be hard to do when you’re trying to dress for the sporting occasion. Over-sized t-shirts and unisex jerseys are tricky to feel your absolute best in. If you’re a sports fan, you won’t be able to enjoy the game as much as you would if you don’t feel confident in your attire. If you’re anything but a sports fan, sometimes your outfit (and the food) are the only thing you’ll be looking forward to on the big game day. Either way, we’ve provided two different ways you can style your sporting goods. Checkout the lineup!

Sport 1

This outfit is perfect for one of two people: the avid sports game goer or the completely clueless about sports but still goes-er. The signed ESPN shirt is perfect for these very different people. You can turn up to any sporting event and still be on par, considering that ESPN is a sports network that covers a wide variety of sports. The t-shirt is over-sized, but that can work in your favor if you roll up the sleeves and tuck it into whatever bottoms you decide to wear. We’ve decided to create a feminine look, playing with the indicative red ESPN logo. We’ve complemented the tee with a short red skirt and matching heels. You might even want to wear red lipstick. The cased baseball is optional. This outfit is perfect for any sporting occasion, ranging from baseball games to football viewing’s at your parents’ house.


sport 2

This is for anyone that is a team player, but doesn’t want to look like one. At a game, you’ll probably see many people wearing your favorite player’s jersey. Make yourself stand out by incorporating your own style, or at least our style. We’ve combined this Laker’s jersey with high waisted flair jeans. You may also want to include a funky belt like this chained one. Whether or not you want to BYOB (bring your own basketball) is up to you.


All items in the photos can or could’ve been found at ShopGoodwill. Sports is all about bringing people together and routing to win. Shopping at goodwill is a win-win situation. Your purchases help the community, which is an ultimate score.

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!


5 Tips for Battling the Winter Blues

5 Tips for Battling the Winter BluesIt’s not uncommon for people to catch a case of the “winter blues” with days being shorter and more time being spent cooped up inside. All you probably want to do is stay in, cozy up in your PJs, and eat. However, just because its winter it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time. These tips will help brighten up your cold winter days!

1. Get Some Sun
Lack of sunlight can cause people to feel depressed and not even know why! Similar to exercise, sunlight exposure releases neurotransmitters in the brain that affect mood. Try to spend a little more time outdoors. You can also try changing the light bulbs in your house to “full spectrum” bulbs, which mimic natural light.

2. Get a workout in!
Exercise will not only get you fit, but it will also help you to feel good! When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins known as “feel good chemicals” that help improve your mood. It’s a win-win!

3. Be bold!
Put on a bright colored sweater or lipstick and watch your mood and the mood of those around you cheer up a bit!

4. Treat Yourself.
Plan something that is exciting to you that you can look forward to. It can be anything like a weekend trip, a basketball game, a spa visit, or a party.

5. Be Okay with the Winter Season
The winter season can seem like more of a pain than an enjoyment, but it’s important to appreciate the good things that this time of year does bring. We have the holiday season, snowmen, hot chocolate, warm fireplaces, sledding and skating, the Super bowl and so much more. Try out activities that can really be enjoyed during the winter months. Keep a positive attitude and have some fun!

How do you like to enjoy the winter season?

If you or someone you know is suffering from more than just a bad winter day it could be seasonal affective disorder (SAD). More Info about SAD click here.


Nicole Colon is a lifestyle blogger and designer from Long Island, NY, who is reinventing what it means to be “bad” by empowering women to discover their inner B.A.D. Girl and be Beautiful, Authentic and Determined. She provides her readers with tips, advice and fashion that aim to inspire them to get what they want out of life. Check out Nicole’s blog at

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