Goodwill Keystone Area Fashion Blog

Layer It On


Fall can be a tough time of year to dress appropriately. Mornings and evenings are cool, but it can be sunny and warm in the afternoons. Layering your clothing can keep you comfortable all day long. On a recent outing to Pottsville with my sister to visit an antique shop, I put together a multi-layered outfit including several coordinating pieces.

I started with a sleeveless olive green, ivory and purple print blouse by Jones Studio. bloglayer
I topped that with a solid-colored fringed swing cardigan. Fringe is big for fall and I’ve seen it decorating lots of boots and handbags.

I topped those pieces with a coordinating plaid down vest by Lands End. bloglayer2A vest like this would cost about $60-$70 when new, but I picked it up for just $5.50! I enjoy mixing and matching patterns such as the print blouse and plaid vest. One of my favorite phrases for fashion is that “it doesn’t have to match, it just has to go”! I added my own gold necklace and bracelets (former Goodwill purchases) to accessorize the look.

My White House Black Market pants are one of my favorite new finds from my visit to Goodwill in Robesonia, PA a few weeks ago. They are an ivory, skinny, cargo pant and are accented with gold. My lush suede boots from Nine West played off the purple in the blouse and vest. bloglayer4Lastly, the structured brown suede Zara handbag was the perfect neutral against the rest of the outfit.bloglayer3

As the day warmed up, it was easy to shed the vest and keep comfortable as we strolled around town, enjoying the history of the area. If it was cooler I could have added on an ivory scarf. Keeping easy pieces to add on or subtract from your outfit will keep you comfortable with these fluctuating temperatures!

Goodwill in Shillington:
Blouse: $4.00
Cardigan: $3.95
Bag: $4.97

Goodwill in Robesonia:
Pants: $5.50

Goodwill in Morgantown:
Vest: $5.50
Boots: $6.97

Total: $30.89




About The Blogger
Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill stores to decorate her home and wardrobe. She is a stylist and volunteer for the fundraiser the Goodwill Runway Show, which is held every spring in Reading, PA.