Gone are the days of summer sandals and flip flops…sigh. But with the changing colors of the leaves comes the opportunity to switch up your date night wardrobe – after a quick shopping trip to Goodwill®. By integrating end of summer attire with denim and newly sourced seasonal layers, you’ll be able to put together day-to-night date night looks in a snap.
Depending on your commute time, it can be inconvenient or nearly impossible to head home after work to change for a date or after-work event. For a few years, I had an hour and a half commute home from work, though most of my social life was in neighborhoods right around my office. After living like that for a bit, I began to master the day-to-night look knowing I would likely not be changing my clothes before leaving the office.
These staples below are all you need to look professional during the day while transforming into a fun and chic look after-hours.
And as a bonus, you can find them all at your local Goodwill store – I certainly have found some amazing pieces for great prices, and I’m sharing some below! And when you shop at Goodwill, you can not only elevate your wardrobe, but you can help other members of your community elevate and improve their lives with new employment opportunities and skill trainings as well. Win-win!
1. Versatile Blazer
One of my first finds at my go-to Goodwill store (I know I use that phrase a lot, but it’s so true for me! There’s one special Goodwill store where I ALWAYS find something amazing. Does anyone else have a favorite Goodwill store? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!) was this tweed houndstooth J. Crew blazer with gold threat detailing. It was priced at $17 and was such a great steal compared to retail price of close to $150.
2. Dark Denim
This staple is a must-have come fall. When the first chilly morning hits I know I immediately become less inclined to reach for a dress or skirt in the morning. Dark denim can be dressed up or down – with a blazer and heels or casual shirt and sneakers – plus you’ll get to stay warm and comfortable in the meantime.