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DIY: Transform Your Goodwill Finds

June 17, 2014

Shopping at Goodwill isn’t just about being frugal; it’s about being fashionable, too! Thrifting experts know how to look beyond an ill-fitting or outdated article of clothing to see the possibilities that lie ahead. With a little work and creativity, you can look your best by transforming a thrifted outfit into something trendy and stylish.

High-Waisted Jean Shorts

High-waisted shorts are everywhere this summer. Embrace this popular trend by transforming a pair of “mom jeans” into this season’s hottest look.

jean shorts

Watercolor Skirt

We are hopelessly in love with the soft and breezy appeal of watercolor prints. Marisa from the New Dress A Day blog shares how she remade a cotton skirt from Goodwill into a chic springtime skirt.

watercolor skirt

Gold-Tipped Ballet Flats

Spruce up a pair of ballet flats using sparkly gold paint. This simple tutorial shows you how to revamp even a scuffed-up pair of shoes.


Colorblock Handbag

Colorblock purses add a pop of color to your outfit, but can be pretty pricey. Goodwill is a wonderful source for older handbags. With some acrylic paint, you can transform a pre-owned leather purse into the perfect accessory.

colorblock purse

Elizabeth Isenhour

Elizabeth Isenhour

How do you rock thrift store fashion?

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