Valentine’s Day is a magical holiday that lets you express how much you love the person you’re with and really show that special someone how important they are to you.
But most importantly V-Day is the one day a year girls can deck themselves out in obnoxious pink hearts, frilly lace, and sky-high heels and get away with it.
Red and pink, a normally hideous color combo, is considered festive and downright fashion forward on February 14. Whether you’re spending the night in with your girls with a box of wine or having a candle-lit dinner with your significant other, you can still take full advantage of the temporarily bent fashion rules.
Girls’ Wine Night
You’re looking forward to spending V-Day with your best gal pals enjoying a perfectly cliché night of Netflix, gossip and the only men you need, Ben and Jerry. Keep it casual, but still fun, with a festive graphic sweater, printed crew-neck, or sassy graphic tee. These comfy trends are fun, flirty and will go great with leggings for a night of lounging.
If you cringe away from the bright holiday colors, spring for small pops of pink or red on your nails and accessories. A sparkly pink mani is a cute way to be festive, without going overboard. Even if you hate all the sickeningly-sweet romance that V-Day brings, you’ve got to love celebrating in style.
On the most romantic night of the year, you’ve got to dress to impress. A tight dress and sexy heels are a classic V-Day combination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still mix it up a bit.
Lace tights and leopard print accents will add a little vah-vah-voom to any outfit. Pair your red dress with leopard print pumps or go old school glam with your favorite little black dress, lace tights and a deep red lip with a clutch to match. I pinky promise, your boy- toy won’t be complaining.
Your friends are throwing their annual ‘lonely hearts’ party and you’re looking to find yourself a Valentine. If you want to stand out in a room filled with other singles who are ready to do more than mingle, you’ve got to go bold. Don’t be afraid to wear hearts. Normally, yes they’re a little tacky, but today is Valentine’s Day, so wear your heart on your sleeve.
If you’re not the girliest girl, bold black and white prints go great with the classic Valentine’s Day colors. Rockeresqe statement necklaces will surely set you apart from the pink-clad crowd, and heck, while you’re at it, add a little faux leather to your look.
It’s an unwritten fashion rule that you can’t properly celebrate a holiday without sequins and Valentine’s Day is at the top of the list. Maybe you’re going blacklight bowling with your friends or to a casual group dinner before hitting the bars. Sequins are your go-to either way. You’ll look pretty, but still ready to party at a moment’s notice.
Put a sequined tank under a fitted white or black blazer and throw on a pair of comfy boyfriend jeans. Next roll up the bottoms, curl your hair, throw on pink pumps for a splash of color and you’re good to go!
Romantic Night In
This year the BF is pulling out all the stops to make it your most intimate Valentine’s Day yet. He’s treating you to a home-cooked meal with expensive champagne, and you’ll most likely be having diamonds for dessert.
Show him just how much you appreciate it by looking your best. A lacy top will add a bit of sex appeal and a circle skirt is sweet, but just short enough to keep him very, very interested.