Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Get into a Summer State of Mind with Goodwill Finds!

Summer means warm weather, longer days, and plenty of fun activities! There’s no better time of year to experiment with your wardrobe and try out trendy looks and accessories than the laid-back days of summer.

If you’re ready to get into a summer state of mind, head to your local Goodwill! At Goodwill, you can find a stylish and affordable outfit for every type of summer occasion. Here are a few examples:

White top with Jeans from Goodwill

White top with jeans from Goodwill

Mannequin dressed in multicolored white and pink dress with blue denim jean jacket

Jean Jacket from Goodwill

Backyard Barbecues

Need a cute, casual outfit for an upcoming BBQ party? Whether it’s a large family reunion or a small gathering with friends, you’ll want an outfit that’s comfortable and summery. You can’t go wrong with classic denim jeans or shorts paired with a lightweight blouse. For summer, don’t be afraid to try light-colored jeans or even a pastel shade such as pink, mint, or lavender. Ohio Valley Goodwill has a great selection of jeans, shorts, and capris in a range of fits, styles, and denim washes.

Sunny Getaways

Orange Sundress from Goodwill

Sundress from Goodwill

Jean shorts and tank top from Goodwill

Summer outfit from Goodwill

Can’t decide what to pack for your upcoming summer vacation? Goodwill has you covered! Embrace a breezy vacation look by layering a sundress or cover-up over your swimsuit. Add a beach hat and sunglasses, and you’re ready to soak up the rays!

Summer Weddings

Wedding season is here again! You’ve mailed your RSVP, but do you know what to wear? As a wedding guest, it’s important to pay attention to the details so you know what’s best for the occasion. Check the invitation or wedding website for words like “cocktail attire” or “formal attire.” Cocktail attire is fairly dressy—a knee-length dress and heels would be appropriate—whereas formal attire calls for a longer, fancier gown. (Above all else, avoid wearing white!) No matter the dress code, Goodwill is your go-to for special occasion dresses of all types, in addition to men’s suits, ties, dress shirts, and slacks. 

Goodwill summer fashion; pink dress with pink shoes

Pink dress from Goodwill

Mannequin dressed in Red and blue striped sundress

Striped Sundress from Goodwill

Picnics in the Park

Having a picnic is a perfect summer activity, whether you’re on a date or hanging out with friends and family. Pack a basket with homemade goodies or purchase meals to-go and dine in style in a nearby park. Since you’ll be sitting on the ground, you might feel more comfortable in a romper or linen shorts instead of a dress. Also, opt for comfortable slip-on sneakers or sandals instead of heels, which will sink into the grass!

Rack of shorts from Goodwill

Rack of shorts from Goodwill

Black Crossbody purse from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Cross-body purse from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Outdoor Concerts

Dressing for an outdoor concert takes a lot of planning! Because the weather can be unpredictable at times, it’s best to prepare for the chance of a chilly night by wearing layers or bringing a jacket or sweater. Since you might be standing or dancing for long periods of time, bring a small crossbody bag that’s easy to carry or even a fanny pack. It’s also a good idea to wear a pair of shoes you’re not worried about getting wet or muddy. The key is to put comfort first so you can fully enjoy the experience!

Stock up for every summer event with Goodwill!

Kick off the start of summer with fabulous finds when you thrift shop at your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store! Whether you’re stocking up on summer staples or looking for a special occasion outfit, you’ll find clothing, shoes, and accessories to fit every budget.

Goodwill Logo: We Put People to Work!

We Put People to Work!

Summer thrift shopping at Goodwill is even more fun when you remember that your purchases will help people in your community achieve employment success! That’s right—the money you spend at Goodwill helps to fund job skills training and employment services for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment in the Greater Cincinnati area. It’s all a part of our mission to put people to work!

To find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill retail store, visit our locations page. Thank you for shopping and supporting Goodwill’s 100+ year mission!