Valentine’s Day is coming up this Thursday! Anyone doing anything fun? Whatever the case, I hope you have tons of fun celebrating the authentic love and friendships in your lives. If you have a special date this year, remember that you are beautiful in your own right and do not need to distract your date in any way with your body. There are plenty of ways to dress up that will show off your entire self without compromising anything. I decided to have some fun with collages and put together a few outfit ideas!
I think this is a cute outfit for a picnic or any type of day date – or even brunch with the girls as your celebrate your friendships and sisterhood! I chose a pastel color palette to keep with the feminine touch without going overboard with the pink-ness that is associated with Valentine’s Day. The seafoam dress with lace overlay from Modcloth functions as a cute skirt in this outfit. The crochet sweater allows the pale pink button up to peek through, adding a fun and flirty vibe to the look. I added yellow peep toed pumps for a pop of color.
A Night Out in the City:
Ok so I created this outfit mainly because I just ordered the Damask skinnies from American Eagle Outfitters and cannot wait to style it. The print adds a subtle but fun twist to the regular black pants. So as I was creating this mood board I thought about what I’d wear for a boost of confidence for a night out in L.A. A leather jacket (this one is only $12.40!) adds an element of edge to any outfit, and pants help with my confidence because I don’t always have to be careful how I move about as I would with dresses and skirts. I like the sequinned collar detail of this white blouse (when wearing white, don’t forget a bottom layer if it’s see-through! Strappy heels make this outfit a bit more feminine, and the heart stud earrings pay tribute to the holiday. I realize there’s a lot of black here, so feel free to go with bold red lips for your color element. That’s another way I like to convey confidence. Any woman can pull it off; the trick is to find the right red for your skin tone.
With Your Sweetheart:
This outfit doesn’t need much explanation – it’s the quintessential Valentine’s Day outfit (or even prom outfit I suppose). If you have a big date with your special someone, go with a super feminine dress like this Gilded Grecian Dress from Modcloth and pair it with sweet nude heels. Keep all the accessorizing simple, because the dress really should say it all. Don’t make the mistake of using a super short or low cut dress to distract your date’s attention, though. The perfect dress should flatter your figure but draw attention to your whole person – especially that beautiful smile on your face.