Valentine's Week on YCS: Budget Chic – Chic for Cheap

By Alexis, CEO Jr.

Valentine’s Day is so close and I’m here to make sure you look chic for cheap! V-day is a very fun, and sometimes expensive, holiday; but, there is no reason you need to break the bank for your fabulous look! I have prepared three fun looks that you can use for V-day. The first is for a casual night out, the second is for a fancy date, and the third is for a fun night out with your friends.

Casual Date

This first look is for a casual date. You could be meeting up for a movie, going on an ice cream date, or hanging out over your date’s house. I decided that since it is Valentine’s Day red is the way to go; but, to add a little spice I paired it with some fun cheetah-print booties. Since it is a casual date I would keep jewelry simple.




Top: Old Navy I Jeans: American Eagle I Clutch: Charming Charlie I Booties: I.N.C.

Fancy Date

The second look is for a fancier evening. Maybe you are going to a nice restaurant, or you could be taking a carriage ride around the city. A dress is always a great choice when you want to look more formal. I picked this feminine dress with beautiful lace detail in this sophisticated dusty rose color.




Dress: Ross I Necklace/Earrings: Simply Vera by Vera Wang at Kohl’s I Ring: Ann Taylor Loft I Heels: Lela Rose for Payless

Friend Date

​This last look is for a fun night out with your best friends. I went for a cute and flirty look with this crème lace skirt and statement necklace. And, since it is V-day you should be throwing on those red lips!




Shirt: Faded Glory at Wal-Mart I Skirt: Marshall’s Necklace: Simply Vera by Vera Wang at Kohl’s I Booties: Candies at Kohl’s

​I hope you enjoyed these stylish but affordable looks I put together for Valentine’s Day! As always let me know what you think in the comments! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day no matter how you are celebrating 😃