Kid’s Fall Fashion on the Cheap!

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Hey everybody! Whew! If you have kids in school, I imagine that, like me, you just finished the whirlwind of shopping for supplies, backpacks and all those new clothes and shoes. If you’re like me, your budget felt that whirlwind, too. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Goodwill makes back to school shopping hurt a lot less. This time of year, my game plan always starts with a trip to Goodwill to see what I can cross off the list! With most children’s clothing $1.49 a piece, it’s a BIG win when I can find the things they need!

In this month’s blog, I wanted to show you some fall looks that I put together incorporating a few summer pieces as well. Fall in Kansas usually feels a lot like summer in the beginning, so it’s great for them (and me!) when I can put together outfits that can be worn through the different seasons.

The first look I put together was for my 7 year-old, Charlie. He’s one of my kids that can’t stand to be too hot, so I paired a long sleeve, lightweight button-down shirt with some dressy shorts for a great school day look. The dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren. I would easily have paid $35-$40 retail, but at Goodwill, I found it for just $2.99.

My next little model is my 4 year-old, Henry. He looks so stink’in cute in anything light blue, so I was really excited when I found this knit top by Cherokee. Just like Charlie, I paired his top with some dressy shorts to make the look cute and comfy for him. His funny face – that’s how I feel when I see how much the kid’s clothes are at any store but Goodwill!

Last but not least, my beautiful, Livi! We found this cute maxi dress in a lightweight cotton. It has spaghetti straps, so to make it more fall-friendly, we added a gray cardigan by Old Navy. The total look was less than $5, but she makes it look like a million bucks, doesn’t she?!

Thanks for tuning in this month! Go out and find some great looks at your local Goodwill and I’ll catch you in October!

by Michelle Loss

Michelle is a Goodwill guest contributor, writing monthly fashion articles and modeling her thrifted finds. In addition, she is a local TV personality and former Miss Kansas. She also has her own YouTube channel, Chic on the Cheap. As a third generation thrifter, Michelle grew up shopping at Goodwill. She loves finding deals on clothes and accessories for her family of six or upcycling home decor items