Valentine's Day a.k.a. the day of love when people everywhere express their love for their partners and friends, is only a few days away. When you think of the colour of love and passion, the first thought that comes to mind is red. Whether you are taken or single, it is always fun to get in the "festive" spirit and wear the colour this strong colour. The first colour of the rainbow is known for temporarily intensifying physical reactions and is sometimes a recommended colour to wear not only during dates, but also at important interviews and meetings because of its associations with leadership and power. Red also makes an impact when worn on your lips - in fact in the days of the Roman Empire, lipstick was worn as a way to denote social status for both men and women!
However, this blog post is not about lipstick - even though I do recommend wearing it on Valentine's Day - this blog is all about what to wear on the 14th of February. So scroll and take a look at my some Valentine's Day style tips!
When you are with your sweetheart celebrating Valentine's Day, it may be cold outside but the fire of love will be burning between the two of you and your outerwear will be sizzling with a bright red coat. A bright red coat is great way to make a statement while the snow is falling and although it is not conventional, try shielding yourself from the white fluff with a chic, statement-making umbrella. The above pink umbrella from Raindrops that states, "Merde Il Pleut"is the French phrase for "S--t, it's Raining" and is a cheeky accent to a standout bright red coat.
A jacket with a touch of leather and a pop of red presents a look that is both edgy and sexy. Despite the mainstream popularity of leather over the past few years, leather is still affiliated with bikers, punks and rockstars which is what makes the jacket in this inspiration photo perfect for a hot, sexy Valentine's Day date. Once the snow starts to fall when you head home after your date, shield yourself with this Pasotti Black and Red Dahlia Umbrella from Raindrops, the colours compliment the jacket perfectly.
2. Wear the pants this Valentine's Day - literally!
If your Valentine's Day plans take you some place that involves live music, DJs spinning their tunes or a hip lounge, then coated jeans are the way to go! Much like the leather and red jacket in the inspiration photo above, oxblood coated jeans exude sensuality and toughness - in a stylish way of course. As you are enjoying your Valentine's Day date and dancing away to the sweet music, keep track of time and look chic with the addition of a beautiful watch such as this Fossil one from WATCH IT! in the photo above. The pink colour on the face of the watch is suitable for the warm colours of Valentine's Day and the gold is right on-trend.
It may not seem that way but oxblood coated skinny jeans are very versatile. From cobalt blue to radiant orchid to blouses, blazers, chunky sweaters and vests, oxblood coated skinny jeans have all it takes to be your go-to jean as they work with almost every fashion look under the sun making it an ideal option for your Valentine's Day festivity outfit. To complete your look, add the gold chain Karl Lagerfeld watch from WATCH IT! in the above photo to your outfit. The shade beautifully compliments the oxblood shade of the skinny jeans.
3. If the shoe fits, wear it with a skirt this Valentine's Day.
Skirts - especially skirts with pleats - are coquettish and make even more of an impact when they are red. Wearing a red skirt during your Valentine's Day celebrations is a flirty way of showing your sweetie that you in the mood for love. Pairing your skirt with a nice pair of heels such as this pink cutout style by GUESS (photographed above) is a great way to kick up the style factor of your playful Valentine's Day outfit.
If a below the knee skirt is more of your style (and F.Y.I. they are a hot trend for Spring), then a chunkier heel with a some additional coverage at the toe is a great style option such as the GUESS shoe above. Coupled with a printed top and ladylike clutch, you have an outfit that will make you ready for a night of being wined and dined.
4. Fit and Flirt for Valnetine's Day
Many have credited Monsieur Dior's "New Look'' collection with the modern fascination with the fit and flare silhouette. During the second world war women became accustomed to wearing utilitarian styles and box-like silhouettes but when Christian Dior's new collection was presented, we saw shapes that celebrated the female form. Ever since, the fit and flare shape has become a go-to style for women everywhere as it is figure-flattering on a myriad of shapes and can look ladylike, flirty, professional or sexy. The fit and flare is a silhouette chameleon and when worn with small love-themed accessories, it can look feminine and elegant. The red GUESS handbag photographed above is a good choice to team up with your fit and flare look for Valentine's Day as it is a great size and the studs help juxtapose the at times dainty fit and flare look.
Simplicity is sometimes all that you need. This silver bracelet Hillberg & Berk with a heart charm that has the clean statement of love is a lovely piece and when worn with the fit and flare silhouette it creates a look that is two of a kind.