#12MonthsofThrifting: Little Black Dress

Seven months into the #12MonthsofThrifting Challenge and I’m starting to notice a reoccurring theme in my posts:

“_____ is the most versatile piece you will own.” 

“_____ is a must have for any wardrobe.” 

“My wardrobe isn’t complete without ____.”  

Despite the lack of variety in posts,  my constant ravings further prove that this challenge has been instrumental in building a wardrobe of essential pieces that take the stress out of everyday style.

This month we’re focusing on thrifting a black dress.  It’s no surprise that the LBD (little black dress) is an essential item for any closet. Thrifting a black dress is easy; there are literally dozens of black dresses to choose from at Goodwill Akron stores.


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A fashion icon, a black dress is truly a timeless piece. They are elegant and versatile and cost around $6 at Goodwill Akron stores. Add a  20% coupon after donating an item to any Goodwill location or drop off center and you’ve got yourself a classic piece that will arguably go farther than any other item in your closet.

Here’s how to make the most out of your thrifted black dress:

  • Select a simple, basic, and even plain style. There are dozens and dozens of styles out there, but for the sake of this challenge we’re focusing on a simple black dress. This leaves room for endless accessorizing possibilities. Consider a style that can transition to all seasons or two simple dresses (one for fall / winter and one for spring / summer).
  • Accessorize: Think of a black dress as blank canvas. Use this canvas to accessorize with jewelry, scarves, brooches, tights, shoes, shawls, and purses. Accessorizing a black dress differently will feel like a brand new outfit every time!

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  • Seek vintage. Since black dresses never go out of style, you’ll easily find a classic vintage dress. Vintage pieces are built to last so you can bet on good quality.

To find a black dress at any Goodwill Akron location, simply look for the dresses rack and begin hunting for your next favorite piece!

Dress: $4

Jacket: $7


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About the Challenge

12 Months of Thrifting is designed to help you build a functional wardrobe on a budget. Each prompt represents an essential and staple wardrobe piece you will be able to wear for seasons to come. Each month Dina’s Days and Goodwill Akron share tips on ways you can thrift and wear each of these prompts. Share your finds using the tag #12Monthsof Thrifting on social media.