Valentine’s Day Outfit: A Gentle Touch

January 30, 2017

Blush Pink Blazer Grey Top and Pumps White Jeans Outfit

Pink Blazer, Light Grey Turtleneck Tank, White Skinny Jeans, Grey Suede Pumps 

I have 2 options for a Valentine’s day outfit.  In my last post I talked about “Going All In” with my outfit for Valentine’s day.  Today I’m going to cover option #2—a gentle touch.

A gentle touch simply means that I would buy something that is a not going to be solely dedicated to holiday use.  Unlike the “Going All In” option, the upfront cost of items for “a gentle touch” outfit will typically be more, however, since the item is only a nod to the holiday and not solely dedicated to it, I’m able to sport the piece throughout the year.  This allows me to get the cost per wear down a lot lower than if I only wore the item once, for the holiday itself.

For example, the blush blazer in the outfit at the top of this post costs $99, which is considerably more than the $7.88 I would have spent on the red Valentine’s Day t-shirt in my last post.  But, the blush color I would wear year round, and if I wore this blazer 13 times over the course of the year, it’s cost per wear would become $7.62, which is lower than the price of the red t-shirt.

But….what if I want to wear red on Valentine’s Day?  No problem, here’s another outfit.

Red Blazer Bootcut Jeans White T-Shirt Black Booties

Red Blazer, White T-Shirt, Blue Bootcut Jeans, Black Peeptoe Booties

The red blazer in the outfit above costs $52.99, which is once again considerably more than the $7.88 I would have spent on the red Valentine’s Day t-shirt in my last post.  But, as with the blush blazer, if I wore this blazer throughout the year, it’s cost per wear could be lower than the red Valentine’s Fay t-shirt.  This time I’d only have to wear the blazer seven times, and it’s cost per wear would become $7.57, once again lower than the price of the red t-shirt.

Both the Going All In and the A Gentle Touch outfits would be appropriate for Valentine’s Day.  But I want to get the most bang for my money when it comes to my clothes, which means I would select the A Gentle Touch option.

Which option do you prefer for your Valentine’s Day outfit?

 

 

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