Summer Style on Your Budget

Today’s Good News starts with the introduction of our second guest blogger Angel.   As the South’s premier street style photographer and blogger, Angel combines his unique point of view, garnered through years of world travel and life experience, with his passion for southern style. In addition to curating the Angel’s Point of View blog, Angel shoots street style for The Roanoke Times. His attention to detail, photographic narratives, and fashion expertise keeps his readers wanting for more.  See Angel’s full bio following the blog, but now let’s take a look at the the cool outfits that he found at Goodwill.

I’ve always been a strong supporter of Goodwill and have seen how it has given people in the communities I’ve lived in positive changes in their lives, a job, a purpose. When I was approached, I jumped at the chance to give back to an organization that does so much good.

As a street style photographer and blogger, I get to travel the country to many different states and cities. What amazes me is how many people I come across on the street as well at fashion shows and events love to thrift shop at their local Goodwill. I’ve personally avoided buying new clothes and shop at Goodwill and take what I find to my tailor to have fitted to my particular taste. As a fashion photographer, I wanted to show how everyone can find clothing that is current and trendy every day at your local Goodwill store. You don’t actually need to pay top price at the mall to have a great wardrobe. My first post in this series is of my lovely models having fun at the Salem Fair, head to toe in thrifted items from the Vinton Goodwill store. Without a doubt, I would have stopped each of them on the street in these stylish outfits.

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Deja Hatch wearing a red dress and jean jacket.

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Aichel Campos in a blouse and jean shorts from Goodwill.

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Zach Moon is dressed from head to toe in clothes from Goodwill.

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Angel’s unique view of the world is ever-evolving. Born in Central America, Angel immigrated to the U.S. with his mother and sister as a child. He gained broadcasting experience as a radio show host and production assistant in Virginia before enlisting in the United States Air Force where he spent six years experiencing many parts of the world. He returned to the South after his enlistment to focus on his real passion — capturing street style in a part of the country that often gets fashionably overlooked.

When Angel isn’t perusing the southern streets for standout style or attending fashion week shows, you’ll find him involved in an assortment of activities. Whether it’s organizing Southwest Virginia’s next PechaKucha, or gearing up for the Annual Roanoke Tweed Run bicycle ride, an event he founded in 2011, you can be sure there’s never a dull moment with Angel.

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