Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

5 Closet Staples You Can Find at Goodwill for Less

No closet is complete without staple pieces: those clothes or accessories that have stood the test of time and can easily be mixed and matched with your existing wardrobe. Best of all, choosing your daily outfit is much easier when you have timeless staple pieces to rely on. Keep reading for a list of classic wardrobe basics you can find for less when you shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill.

White jacket with pink scarf on a mannequin

White jacket with jeans and scarf


There’s nothing quite as comfortable as a t-shirt, and a classic tee is a great foundation for any outfit. Stock up on t-shirts in neutral colors like white, gray, or black to layer with scarves or vests. You can easily dress up a plain tee by wearing it under a blazer and pairing it with a stylish necklace or brooch. Or, search for fun graphic tees to add a pop of color to your day-to-day wardrobe. With an ever-changing inventory that’s refreshed each day, Ohio Valley Goodwill is your go-to for basic t-shirts in a variety of colors and styles.


A great pair of jeans never goes out of style. Denim can be worn in almost every season and comes in many different types of washes and fits. Look to Goodwill to revive your wardrobe with the perfect pair of jeans. Whether you’re searching for dark wash skinny jeans or a faded bootcut style, you’re bound to find a great pair of jeans at a price that’s far more affordable than typical retail stores.

Button-up shirts

Another classic staple piece to add to your closet is a crisp white or black button-up shirt. Pair button-up shirts with a streamlined pencil skirt or dress slacks for a professional wear-to-work outfit, or leave your shirt untucked with jeans for a more casual look. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, our retail stores are always stocked with button-up shirts in a variety of colors and styles.

Little black dress

The little black dress, popularly known as the “LBD,” is a dependable wardrobe staple that can be worn in any season, for any occasion. With the right pair of shoes and a few accessories, you can transform a simple black dress into an instant fashion statement at your next event. Luckily, finding the perfect “LBD” doesn’t need to break the bank when you shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill. We have a great selection of casual, professional, and formal black dresses in a variety of styles and sizes at some of the best prices around.

Photo of a red purse with black handles

Red purse with black handles

Versatile accessories

Now that you have several staple pieces in your closet, it’s time to tie your outfits together with fun jewelry and accessories. Look for colorful necklaces, earrings, hats, purses, shoes, and scarves to make even a plain, everyday outfit stand out from the crowd. Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to find amazing deals on statement jewelry and fashionable accessories to complete your wardrobe. From vintage jewelry to contemporary designer handbags, there’s no telling what you might find on your next trip to Goodwill!

Basic closet staples are the foundation of every great outfit. If you’re ready to stock up on wardrobe essentials like t-shirts, jeans, button-up shirts, little black dresses, accessories, and so much more, Ohio Valley Goodwill is the first place to look! We make it easy and convenient to find gently-used clothing and accessories to suit every season and style.

When you shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill, you’ll get more than just a great deal. The proceeds from our retail stores help fund Goodwill’s job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans living in our community. Every time you shop at Goodwill, you support our mission to change lives through the power of work! See a list of our retail stores and boutiques, and check out our monthly sales calendars to save even more on your next trip to Goodwill.