Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means… you are going to need a killer outfit for the special day. Last year I took the easy route and went to Target and got a matching red track suit to celebrate v-day. I felt like a boss, but this year I knew I could do better.
You all know that Natalie and I love a good deal, so for 2020 we decided to thrift our Valentine’s Day party outfits! To give you a little variety we decided to look for one fancy and one casual party outfit. We went to Savers, The Other Side Thrift, Deseret Industries, and Uptown Cheapskate. Here’s a look into how it went and what we found:
When looking for fancy items, the thrift store isn’t always your best friend for up to date/fashionable pieces. I love an old prom dress as much as the next girl, but that wasn't quite the look I was going for. My advice is to look in the non-dressy item sections for things that you can elevate and dress up! I decided to head to the nightwear section to look for slip dresses (very on trend of me, I know). It took me a second, but I finally found the perfect mid length red one at Savers! I was bold and didn’t try it on beforehand, spent the $3, and sent it.
Next I looked for other elements of an outfit to dress the look up even more. I decided to go with a thick belt from The Other Side Thrift (TOST) and heeled booties and a leather jacket from Uptown. I think this outfit screams “I love Valentine’s Day but I don’t care about it toooooo much”. Just what I’m going for.
Here is the final fit:
For Natalie's look we decided to try to find a bunch of different pieces that could be versatile and worn all year. We started with the shirt, which was the perfect valentines pop we needed. It is a blouse with little hearts embroidered all over it! We found it at TOST for $2. What a steal. Her adorable denim jacket is from Uptown and really makes the look perfect for any Valentine's Day activity.
To finish the outfit we went with some basics. A super flattering pair of jeans from Deseret Industries (the DI) and black booties from Uptown! This outfit is classic and is just what you need to conquer February 14, 2020.
Here is the final fit:
Thrifting is tough because it takes more time than shopping fast fashion but it's always worth it in the end. Thrifting is usually less expensive, is better for the environment and the pieces you find are always unique! We hope you're inspired to get out there and go to your local thrift store for your love day look.