Few things in your wardrobe can make a statement quite like bold, bright colors. This spring we’ve been on the hunt for one of our favorites: cobalt blue. This color is actually pretty easy to find thrifted. We suspect it’s because it looks good on everyone, whether you’re pale like us or on the tanner side, whether you’re blonde, brunette, or black haired.
Cobalt blue is also a very versatile color. It pairs well with neutrals, like black, white and tan – as well as with other brights, like yellow and pink. And while it’s definitely a bright color, it doesn’t have any of the strong connotations that wearing red does (it says “look at me” and not “hey, baby, look at me”). Plus, there’s the whole royal blue thing, and who doesn’t want to feel like royalty.
Below we have picked two of our favorite cobalt blue thrifted finds, which both happen to be dresses. Devon’s is a bit more on the casual side and Britt’s is a bit…foxier? Both were a lot of fun to find and model!
Shoes: Banana Republic from Goodwill for $14 (similar for $138)
The thrift store is a great place to run for a last-minute look for a special occasion. Thrift stores are like department stores…there is so much variety it’s almost one-stop shopping. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we hit up some of our favorite East Bay (Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley) thrift and vintage stores to find some cute looks to wow our sweeties on date night.
There are so many different approaches you can take with Valentine’s Day style. Do you go sweet or sexy? Chic or carefree? It depends on your personal style, your beau and where he’s taking you, so we kept an open mind and picked outfits for every variety of V-Day.