The Essential Valentine’s Day Outfit

Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels

If you’re in search of a Valentine’s Day outfit idea, here’s one to make your heart flutter!

This may sound ridiculous but I’ve been saving this floral dress specifically for Valentine’s Day. I thrifted it last fall and insisted on waiting for it’s inaugural wear.

Maybe it’s a superstition thing but I think the first time you wear an item of clothing kind of sets it up for life. Like, I have certain t-shirts that I can’t imagine as anything but sleepwear, because that’s what I first wore them for. (Even though they’re definitely street clothes)

It’s weird but I just wanted to make sure this dress was connected with good vibes so I saved it until now!

Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels

What’s even weirder is I planned out this entire outfit last fall in my head. Everything about it is exactly what I wanted and looks so perfect to me!

Rather than default to all black accessories, I wanted to accent the light colored floral with dark red colors like these maroon tights and retro style bowler hat. Then I continued the sweet color story with neutral t-strap high heels and a matching cardigan.

I would also encourage you to reach outside your normal color comfort zone. Instead of sticking with your tried & true color palette, try something new. You never know what you might come up with!

Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels

This outfit is also special because I’m adding it to a link up hosted by Diversity Chic. DC is a group of fashion bloggers from Texas that I admire very much. Every month they tackle new trends and social issues, and this month they’re opening up their group to anyone with a blog!

If you’ve got a Valentine’s Day themed post or you just want to get outfit inspo from others, click over to view the link-up for yourself.

Valentine's Day outfit Thrifted floral dress, beige cardigan, bowler hat, dark lipstick, maroon tights, beige t-strap style high heels outfit-details-imageThrifted dress, $2
Walmart cardigan & tights, $5 total
H&M bowler hat, $5
Outlet store high heels, $10
Gifted necklace
NYX Matte lipstick in Siren (shop exact lipstick)

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