Finding Katie’s Thrifted Style at blue in Akron

In honor of Goodwill Akron’s celebration of the opening of blue / A GOODWILL® BOUTIQUE / in downtown Akron, we raffled off a personal thrift styling session and Katie was the lucky winner. After getting to know a little more about Katie’s style, I set out to find fall staples for her to incorporate into her wardrobe. Comfort is key for Katie, in fact she described her style as somewhere between comfy casual and classy tomboy so I used Pinterest as inspiration as I shopped for her.

It’s really easy to find exactly what you’re looking for at blue because the staff at Goodwill does the sorting for you! They select the best upscale pieces so customers can enjoy a different kind of Goodwill shopping experience.

A half hour into my session and I already had a full rack waiting for Katie. I picked out fall essentials including plaid, stripes, blazers, flats, and blanket sweaters.









One of my favorite combos for Katie was a cream duster with an asymmetrical gray sweater. In addition to this being a cute a cozy outfit, I love that she can wear these pieces several different ways. She can easily get about five or six outfits out of the gray shirt and at least three with the duster. Because the duster is sleeveless, she can pair this with shorts in the summer for a boho chic inspired look. Win-win!




At the end of our session, we narrowed it down to our favorites and Katie went home with seven extremely versatile pieces for $90. She’s set for fall!




Katie is a very talented illustrator in Northeast Ohio. When she said she was going to “post her finds on Instagram” at the end of our session, I didn’t think she meant she was going to draw them! This is my first ever thrift sketch!



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