Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

The Layers of Fall: Finding the Perfect Jacket

Fall is the time for your layers to shine!

If you’re bored of your summer clothes, now is the time to think about combining colors and textures to maximize style and coziness. The key to all of this is, of course, the perfect autumn jacket. The best news of all? Stocking your wardrobe with layering pieces is an ideal job for Goodwill thrift stores!

Red leather jacket from Goodwill
Red jacket from Goodwill

Make a List, Check it Twice

When it comes to outer layers, it’s important to cover your bases so you’re always prepared for a particular outing or occasion. To achieve this, you’ll want to make a list of your needs. Do you spend a lot of time in casual settings? Or is it business attire for you?

Giving this some thought before you hit the aisles at your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill store will save you from buying everything that catches your eye but you don’t actually need.

The Two Cs (and a W)

Jewelers tell you to focus on the three Cs, but when shopping for the perfect jacket, think two Cs and a W! We’re talking color, cut, and weight.

#1: First, let’s tackle color. It’s common to fall in love with a bright or unusual clothing color that pops, but don’t forget that jackets don’t stand alone! Before you buy a jacket in lime green or traffic cone orange, ask yourself if you have anything to wear under it. Better yet, do you have a pair of pants or a skirt that will complement all the colorful layers you’ll have going on up top? Maybe neutrals aren’t so boring after all!

#2: Next up is our second ” C” “” cut. Keeping your list of wardrobe needs in mind, remember that a jacket’s cut determines its appropriate occasion. Looser, less fitted cuts are great for casual days running errands “” but look for something more structured if you work in a professional environment. Just remember to choose a size that leaves space for the layers you’ll be wearing underneath!

#3: Lastly, think about the jacket’s weight. A lightweight jacket give you more options because you can control the number of layers worn under it. However, you might be thankful for a little extra warmth as we head into the early winter months! It’s best to have a variety in your closet, and with all the money you can save by shopping at Ohio Valley Goodwill, you’ll do just that.

Green turtleneck from Goodwill
Green turtleneck from Goodwill

Shop at Goodwill for Fall Layering Pieces Today!

There are loads of coats, jackets, cardigans, blazers, and even parkas waiting for you at your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store. All you have to do is find the right ones for you!

White hoodie and jacket from Goodwill
White hoodie and jacket from Goodwill

And while you’re there, look for layers that add texture to your new finds. Mix and match cardigan sweaters, turtlenecks, sweatshirts, and jackets to create outfits that make you feel ready for jumping into a big leaf pile or eating pumpkin bread until you burst “” that’s when you know you’re ready for fall!

When you choose to shop at Goodwill, you’re making a smart choice for your wardrobe, your wallet, and your community. Every single purchase you make at Ohio Valley Goodwill’s retail stores goes on to support life-changing programs and services for local individuals with disabilities, veterans, and others facing challenges finding meaningful employment. Shopping at Goodwill means supporting a great cause for your community, and that’s something to celebrate!