Set Your Sights on Spring

Even if you’re currently buried under several feet of snow, we’ve reached a point in the winter season where we can actively start preparing for spring! March is right around the corner, which means that we’re in the home stretch. Cure your cabin fever by setting your sights on spring with these fun fashion tips and projects!

A dresser refinished to be a potting desk
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Keep your eyes peeled for a vintage vanity dresser so you can
DIY a perfect potting bench
for springtime planting! This one was shared by Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest (Spokane), and I’m absolutely smitten. By replacing the mirror with pegboard, this already versatile piece of furniture becomes even more adaptable. Set it up for garden prep now. Then, when all of your plants are in the ground, transition it to an outdoor bar perfect for summer entertaining. Could it also be a hot cocoa station in the fall? You bet! And since you’d be keeping a dingy old dresser out of the dump, this gardening project is twice as nice for Mother Earth. Click through to the original post to see before photos and the summertime refresh, too!

An inspiration board with a striped skirt, white tee, purse, cardigan and sandals
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Goodwill Industries of New Mexico (Albuquerque) has some great tips to help you focus on springtime shopping that can also transition into summer wears. Simply find foundation pieces (like this white tank and striped skirt), and then add sunny accessories and accents. This entire look, with shoes and a bag, was found at one of its stores for less than $30. Can you believe it? Goodwill’s network of organizations helps support services for millions of people annually and delivers positive social and environmental outcomes for the global community, so when you shop at Goodwill®, your dollars are going toward a great cause.

Betsy wearing an Army green top, black pants and heels, standing in front of a mural
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Betsy from the blog Goldwill Digger has fashion for the upcoming season on her mind, too. She recently posted a list of 2017 spring trends that she’s shopping for at her local Goodwill, so make sure you check it out before you hit the racks. On her list, she highlights athleisure — workout-inspired clothing pieces dressed up for everyday occasions — as an ongoing trend and exemplifies the look with the army green pants and patterned sweatshirt she’s wearing here. You can nail this trend, too, by sticking with neutral colors on sporty attire that are complemented by classic style elements like the aviators, heels and leather jacket Betsy has chosen here.
With a plan in place for spring shopping, these last weeks of winter will quickly melt away. What’s in the project or fashion forecast for you this season?