valentine’s outfits through the decades

Love it or leave it, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. And instead of selling you on buying new clothes or sharing shades of pink (I know that’s not everyone’s thing), I thought I’d instead pull some date night outfit inspiration from my own closet – no shopping trips necessary. So if you’re feeling like you have “nothing to wear” or that a night out won’t be complete without a new outfit, I encourage you to look again. You might find some lingering love from decades past. 😉


1950sbelted dresses and saddle shoes for a sunset picnic in the park.


1960scrochet mini dresses and go-go boots for a night of dancing.


1970sflutter-sleeved maxis and sandals for listening to live music.


1990sflorals and chunky shoes for popcorn and a movie.


2010swide legs and high heels for a fancy dinner downtown.

What’s your favorite decade of fashion? Sometimes it just takes a little inspiration from the past to re-imagine your whole wardrobe. I’d love to see what you come up with!

P.S. One piece, five outfits and an interview with a fashion editor.

-wonderland sam

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47 thoughts on “valentine’s outfits through the decades

  1. Loved this! Every outfit is cute and I love the idea of using something you already have. There’s so much pressure to buy something new for occasions! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Amber! I’ve just gotten to the point where I’m tired of feeling like I always need to buy new clothes – especially when I’m neglecting the whole closet full of clothing I already have, which is more than I need. Plus, it’s a fun challenge to try to re-work my wardrobe and imagine new outfits! A lot of fashion bloggers are always posting entirely new outfits, and while that is great for them, I know that’s not attainable for most people (including myself!).

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