Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Summer Vacation Style on a Budget

After a long, cold winter, many of us are anxiously awaiting the start of summer vacation. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, a European cruise, or even a “staycation” exploring new spots in your city, there’s no shortage of opportunities to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.

As you prepare for your summer getaway, you’ll likely find that your family’s wardrobe needs updating. After all, style trends change over time and kids grow out of their clothes in just a few short months. So, where can you find the right vacation clothes and accessories quickly–and on a budget? The answer is Ohio Valley Goodwill, of course! Here are some summer vacation styles you can find for less on your next Goodwill run:

Blue patterned sundress from Ohio Valley Goodwill on a mannequin

Sundress from Goodwill

Stock up on sundresses

Sundresses are an easy, versatile look that will never go out of style. Check your local Goodwill store for mini, midi, or maxi-length sundresses that are perfect as beach cover-ups or a night out on the town. With everyday low prices, you can find one (or two or three!) stylish sundresses at Ohio Valley Goodwill without breaking the bank.

Clothing display of White blouse with jean shorts and yellow purse

Casual summer clothes from Goodwill

Beat the heat with casual shorts

Summertime is a time for activities, and there’s no better way to stay cool in the summer heat than by wearing a pair of lightweight, breathable shorts. The good news is, you can find shorts for the whole family when you shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill! We have shorts for men, women, kids, and teens in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors to keep your crew looking—and feeling—cool all summer long.


Blue Cheetah One-piece swimsuit from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Swim Suit from Goodwill

Dive into great deals on swimwear

A swimsuit is a summer necessity, but all too often, we find ourselves spending top dollar for swimwear that only lasts one season. Avoid blowing your budget on a new suit this year and check Ohio Valley Goodwill before hitting the mall! We regularly stock swimsuits ranging from adult to child sizes in our retail stores. If you’re lucky, you might even find a swimsuit that’s in “new-with-tags” condition. Talk about a great deal!

Four pairs of sunglasses from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Sunglasses from Goodwill

Protect your eyes with stylish shades and hats

If you’re planning on spending time outside on vacation, you’re going to need sun-blocking accessories to protect your skin, hair, and eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill to find stylish sunglasses, hats, and visors for a fraction of traditional retail prices. You’ll feel great knowing that you’re saving money and protecting against too much sun exposure!

Carry it all in an oversized tote

Of course, when you’re headed to the beach or lake, you’re going to need something to carry all your supplies. An oversized tote makes the perfect catch-all for things like towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, keys, books, water bottles, and beach toys! At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we have a selection of fashionable beach bags and totes that are ideal for storing your summertime supplies.

Prepare your perfect summer getaway on a budget with help from Goodwill! Our stores offer a variety of fashionable clothing and accessories at amazing prices, every day. By choosing to shop at Goodwill, you’re supporting our mission to provide job training and employment support services to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veteran, empowering them to find meaningful employment within the community. Plus, with all the money you save by shopping for summer vacation supplies at Goodwill, you can treat your family to a nice dinner out or souvenirs to remember your vacation. It’s a win-win for you and the community!

Plan your next Goodwill shopping trip by finding the Ohio Valley Goodwill store nearest you and registering to have our special offers sent to your email. And for more fun style tips from Ohio Valley Goodwill, check out our Fashion Blog. Happy shopping!