Finding a Valentine’s Day Outfit on a Budget

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Valentine’s Day can be stressful for plenty of reasons, but one of them shouldn’t be your outfit! Whether you have a casual day planned or a big night out, wanting to look a little more special than usual is a priority for most people.

Looking great doesn’t need to cost a lot, so I’ve put together a few tips for finding a great Valentine’s Day outfit on a budget, and I put together an outfit using my tips.

First of all, choose your retailer wisely. If you read the blog often, you know I’m a big fan of Forever 21. They have a huge selection, everything is always very trendy and stylish, and the price point is perfect for an outfit on a tight budget.

Red is the signature colour of Valentine’s Day, so I made of point of wanting red accessories. Purchasing a red outfit would be lovely, but if you are on a budget it may not be the best choice. It’s harder to find occasions to wear red, so purchasing a red dress may not be the best investment.

Instead I think purchasing red accessories will keep the Valentine’s Day theme in mind when putting together an outfit, and those accessories can be more easily repurposed into everyday wear.

When I was at Forever 21 I went straight to the themed section near the registers full of Valentine’s Day wear. I picked up some amazing red suede lace up pointed flats that I know I will wear over and over again ($39.90), and an adorable red clutch with the words “Love” embossed in gold ($7.90).

 
 

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I wanted an outfit that was dressy for an evening out, but something that I could wear over and over again and wasn’t just for Valentine’s Day. I decided to pick a blush pink shift dress that was perfect for Valentine’s Day because it was pink, and the price was very affordable at $29.90.

I found this dress with the new spring arrivals at the store, and it will be perfect for wearing over and over with different accessories to create other looks.
 
 
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To finish off my Valentine’s Day look on a budget I needed a statement necklace, and since I tried to save money on this look I decided to dig through my current jewlery collection to find something to complete the look.

I ended up finding a romantic lace-look bib necklace that I’m not sure I even wore before in my closet. Since the rest of the look was new, it seemed like everything was new including the necklace (bonus!), and I saved money along the way.
 
 
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What are your tips for finding a Valentine’s Day outfit on a budget? Let me know in the comments if you have any tricks for shopping with a budget in mind.

 
 

Xoxo Mandy

 
 

2 Comments

  1. February 8, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Love your look! Thanks for sharing such great tips on how to put a look together on a budget. Happy Valentine’s Day! #client

    • Roxymandy
      February 11, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you so much!

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