retro valentine's day outfit idea


Hey hey!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while I don't plan on going out or doing anything special (aka single every Valentine's Day), I wanted to do a fun Valentine's Outfit idea inspired by the mod fashion in the 1960s. Y'all obviously know I have been on a retro-inspired fashion kick recently, and the 1960s is one of my favorite decades for style. I wanted to pair these cream GoGo boots with a pink outfit for the holiday. I'm getting 1960s, Parisian, and Audrey Hepburn vibes from this outfit all in one. I hope you enjoy! 



I have been wearing this pink trench coat whenever I get a chance! I bought it when I was abroad in France in Fall 2019. I believe I bought it at Stradivarius, which is a European brand similar to H+M or Forever 21. I have found a few similar color pieces throughout the Internet, so I linked those at the bottom of this post! I know pink isn't for everyone, but this lighter, pale pink is surprisingly versatile and brightens up winter wardrobe. I also can't wait to style it in the spring when it's chillier in the mornings. 



I wore a fun, ruffle style puff sleeve dress from English Factory under the pink coat. While you can't see all the details of it in this post, I will for sure be wearing it on its own when the weather gets warmer. I had my eye on it forever but it sadly went out of stock the first time I saw it. I was browsing the site and then it was back in limited stock in December, so I snagged it while I can! It is the perfect mix of casual and dressy, and I can envision myself wearing it in so many different ways, including to work when I get a big girl job! 


I've been super inspired by outfits on Pinterest recently, especially mod and retro styles. I have a whole board on Classic Style inspiration, so be sure to check out my Pinterest if you also have similar style to me! 




Let's talk about the boots! I bought these last year after seeing them on Lonestar Southern. They are a leather cream boot that is perfect for transitioning to spring. The cream color reminds me of Go Go boots, and I love how they are a statement yet still neutral. A cautionary tale about these boots- the calf is extremely narrow. I don't have large calves by any means but I had to do a few tricks to get them to fit less snugly around my calves. I learned that you can mix equal parts water and rubbing alcohol together and spray it on any leather boot. Wear the boot around your house with a pair of pants or thick tights, and they will start to stretch. I need to do that a few more times for these to fit perfectly, but until then I'll keep wearing them with skirts and dresses! 



To tie in the pink, I pulled out my old Kate Spade scalloped handbag. I used to carry this purse around everywhere but then I opted for a more muted tone a few years back. I believe you can find this purse on Poshmark (just search Kate Spade hot pink scalloped purse). Mine is personally a bit roughed up from sitting in my closet for too many years, but. maybe now is the time to carry her around more often! 


// outfit details //

coat- similar, similar // dress-sold out, but they do restock // boots // bag- Old Kate Spade; similar, here is the exact on on Poshmark for $60 // headband 


xoxo,

Madison

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