Your Summer, #StyledByGoodwill

Summer is in full swing and we are thrilled to share with you all of these looks sourced from Goodwill of Central Iowa stores and inspired by summer’s best events and holidays.


Picnics are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, eat lots of bread and cheese, and people watch. Comfort is key here, and we thought this a-line, off-shoulder polka dot dress was a  great option for comfortably diving into carb paradise.

Model is wearing an off-shoulder polka dot dress from Goodwill.

Outfit details

  • Black and white dress $5.69
  • Cheetah Sandals $1.49
  • Picnic Basket $2.99

TOTAL: $10.17


Fourth of July is just around the corner but you still have a little time to your look together for the big day. Whether you’re attending a family barbecue, day with friends or fireworks-watching date, the most important part of celebrating is looking the part, and where better to get your patriotic vibe on than Goodwill?

Model is showing off a 4th of July themed outfit purchased from Goodwill.Outfit details

  • Polka dot denim shorts – $ 3.69
  • Blue purse – $4.99
  • White and red top – $2.59
  • Blanket $2.99
  • Black and red sandals – $4.49

TOTAL: $18.75


Summer weekends are the best. There are so many options for passing the time: art festivals, farmers markets, and more… Keep your look inspired with bright colors and comfortable shoes and ALL the snazzy accessories.

Model is demonstrating an outfit perfect for summer events, purchased at Goodwill.

Outfit details

  • Madewell t-shirt: $3.99
  • Coach graffiti print sneakers: $9.99
  • Gold necklace: $3.59
  • Pearl necklace: (sold on
  • Gold clutch: $8.99

TOTAL: $26.56


The simple, minimal styling of this outfit is perfect for any office or meeting scenario. The white button up, layered under the sheath dress makes this look completely work appropriate, while the colorful dress keeps it fun. Summery silver heels and a vintage Coach satchel pull this look together. Super cute and super affordable, completely Goodwill!

Two models wearing work-appropriate fashion, styled from Goodwill thrift store shopping.

Outfit details (Demir on left)

  • White button up: $4.99
  • Calvin Klein dress: $6.29
  • Silver heels: $4.99
  • Coach bag: $25.49

TOTAL: $41.76

Kara on right

  • Black shirt dress: $6.29
  • Black heels: $4.99

TOTAL: $11.28


With better weather comes outdoor music festivals, and with limitless Instagram opportunities, your look must be just right. Whether you’re headed off to 80/35, Hinterland or someplace more far flung, Goodwill is perfect for stand out pieces like this vintage robe that are sure to nail the concert vibe you’re after.

Model is wearing a vintage robe that she has styled for a music festival.

Outfit details

  • White Crop top – $2.59
  • Combat boats – $6.99
  • Leather shorts – $3.69
  • Robe – $2.59
  • Silver Purse – $2.99

TOTAL: $18.85


The arrival of summer is often motivation to get out and get moving! So however you get your sweat on, looking good while you do it helps keep the momentum going and your work out successful. Goodwill stores always have great athletic apparel in like-new condition. This awesome Fabletics jacket still had the original tags!

Model is wearing a fitness outfit, purchased from Goodwill. Outfit Details

  • Fabletics Jacket: $5.29
  • Fila sports shirts: $2.59
  • Blue/pink running shorts: $3.69
  • Nike Shoes: $9.99

TOTAL: $21.56

There you have it, summer time looks for any and all occasions. When you shop Goodwill, you’ll not only find unique, chic merchandise with unbeatable pricing, you’ll help support individuals with barriers to employment in your community, and that’s always in style!

— Styled, modeled and written by Demir Alford, Summer Youth Marketing Intern at Goodwill of Central Iowa.