Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Easy, Breezy End of Summer Outfits!

The sweltering months of summer are here, and by now you’re reaching for the same shorts and t-shirt you’ve been wearing since June. Style has gone out the window, and your primary wardrobe focus is now just escaping the heat and finding some sort of comfort. That’s fine, but if you’re longing to mix up your look, you’ve come to the right place!

With these oh-so-simple pieces, you’ll open a world of end-of-summer outfits that are completely effortless and oh-so-cool and comfy. Plus, now’s the time to stock up and save because Ohio’s tax-free weekend is August 4 ““ 6, 2023!

Look for these outfit-making ideas:


Rompers are a one-and-done morning saver! No need to match pieces, just throw one on and add accessories for a complete look. It’s the perfect solution for these carefree end-of-summer days. Onesie-style rompers are having a moment if you’re feeling trendy, and while these tight-fitting versions that look like full-body bike shorts can be intimidating, they’re more flattering than they appear. Choose a monochromatic version and wear it with an oversized white button-up for a modern look.

You can dress most rompers up or down with your footwear. Choose sneakers, flats, wedges, or heels depending on your plans and you’ll look put together without the effort!

Spring dresses from Ohio Valley Goodwill
Spring dresses from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Maxi or Midi Dresses and Skirts

Sure, summer dresses are a great choice to mix up the endless rotation of summer shorts and t-shirts, but don’t forget about skirts! Often overlooked, maxi and midi skirts are versatile alternatives. There’s a great variety of styles out there, and they’re a great choice for jam-packed days that require dressed-up looks and opportunities to let your hair down! These skirts can be paired with a t-shirt or tank top, and if the weather turns chilly, they’re also a good fit with light sweaters. Complete the look with sneakers or chunky sandals. 

Linen Pants

Loose-fitting linen or cotton pants aren’t just for vacations! They’re trending this summer paired with a fitted racerback tank to balance the look. Look for light colors to reflect the summer sun’s heat, and you’ll feel both cool and comfortable no matter what your day brings.

Shop at Make a Difference at Goodwill
Shop at Make a Difference at Goodwill

Create Your Carefree Look at Goodwill!

Squeeze in some fun in the last of the summer sun by adding these styles to your closet! You can shop these looks (and more!) at your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store in Cincinnati. With new items in stock every day, you’ll always find something new.

Best of all, you can feel great about refreshing your wardrobe at Goodwill in these dog days of summer, because it does wonders for your community! Your purchases support Goodwill’s job skills training programs and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.