Men’s Style: Goodwill

Congratulations to Kelly who won the tickets to the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show! 

I’ve been back to Goodwill a few more times since my first shopping trip for the show. My biggest challenge so far has been trying to find a “modern” pair of men’s pants in both the right length and waist size.

My friend who is modeling in the show was very patient with me as I texted him pictures of men’s pants from the Goodwill dressing room. Our conversations went like this:

Me: “Do you think this pant leg looks a little wide?”
My Friend: “Don’t you think with the recent trend in slim leg pants?”

Let’s just say the pants I was asking him about were not very stylish.

Luckily, I found a pair of pants that I think have a modern look and are the right size. After sharing the pants saga with my boyfriend, he suggested enlisting the help of a tailor. Find a pair of pants that fit in the waist — a tailor can’t make pants bigger — and have them taken in or hemmed. Lesson learned!

What tricks have you learned for shopping at Goodwill?

To see all of my looks, buy tickets for the Goodwill Good Style Show at Living Social. The show takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at Windows on the River

Shopping Trip 1: Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show

I made my first trip to shop for the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show this past weekend. One of my favorite stores to shop at is the one located in Robinson here in Pittsburgh. It always seems to have fresh new arrivals and current styles. I think I made out pretty well. I only spent about $60 and was able to find a lot of good statement pieces to start with. The things I typically gravitate toward are bright colors, good patterns and classic shapes. I had some ideas about how I would pair the items that I bought so far, but as I look at them new combinations keep happening in my mind.

I hope you can make it to the show to see the final looks. The show takes place at Windows on the River in Cleveland on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.  Tickets for the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show can be purchased at Living Social for a discounted price of $30. In addition, you can enter to win 2 tickets here on my blog. There are three easy ways to enter to win:

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The deadline to enter to win is Sunday, April 19. Good luck!