Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Thrift Your Way to a Stylish 2022

It’s a new year, so why not try on a “new you?” There’s nothing like a fresh new calendar to inspire a wardrobe update. And, if you’ve been thinking about dipping your toe into a unique style, shopping at Ohio Valley Goodwill is the smart way to make a change! Here’s how to get started:

Try a New (or Vintage) Trend

Clothing rack at Goodwill store

Fabulous fashions at Ohio Valley Goodwill!

According to style experts, 2022 will bring trends like chain belts, tailored blazers, sequins, and brightly-colored bags. The best news out of all of this? These trends are all throwbacks from previous years! That means it will be a cinch to snap up some of 2022’s hottest pieces at your nearest Goodwill store for less.

Shopping for new styles that are trendy or out of your comfort zone is actually best done at a thrift store. The cycle of “fast fashion” often means that trends last for only a few months before being replaced by the next new thing, which can be very wasteful for both your wallet and the planet. Instead of paying full price for a brand new item to fit in with the latest trends, shop for a gently-used version at Goodwill instead! You can rest assured that if the pieces you find at Goodwill go out of style, they’ll have already been worth the price. And, better yet, you can always donate those items back to Goodwill!

Embrace Timeless Style

Mannequin dressed in White blouse with olive green pants

White blouse with olive green pants

Black dress from Goodwill on mannequin

Black dress from Goodwill

Cable-knit yellow sweater from Goodwill

Yellow sweater from Goodwill

If following the latest trends isn’t your thing, consider creating a classic look with a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is all about paring down your clothing, shoe, and accessory options to only the versatile pieces that reflect your style, and most importantly, what you love to wear. The idea is to buy high-quality pieces you can wear in different combinations, which makes figuring out what to wear each morning much easier!

So, how can you create a capsule wardrobe by shopping at Goodwill? A good place to start is by looking for simple, timeless pieces. Items with name brand tags will often have the best quality and longevity, and you can find a wide selection of brands at Ohio Valley Goodwill! For winter, think about simple sweaters, a black dress, a crisp white button-up, and versatile flats. They should be pieces that typically can be worn in different combinations and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Creating a capsule wardrobe will also help you finally say goodbye to that section of your closet filled with clothes that no longer fit or have gone out of style. Take some time to sort through your wardrobe and donate anything you no longer want or need to Goodwill in Cincinnati. We make it easy!

Make 2022 Your Most Stylish Year Yet!

Whether you’re feeling bold about trying a new look or simply wanting to cut down on closet clutter, Ohio Valley Goodwill should be the first stop on your way to a stylish 2022. Don’t wait — find the Goodwill retail store or donation site closest to you!