4 Alternative Valentine's Day Looks

Written by: May Doherty, Owner

Even if you aren't the biggest fan of Valentine's Day, it can still be  a fun excuse to go out with your beau or your friends. Whether your Valentine's Day involves a fancy dinner for 2, a night in with some takeout and Netflix, or just a normal day at the office (where you could be convinced to wear a red or pink accent in the name of festivity), we've got some outfit ideas we think you'll like.

Showing up in anything adorned with hearts or flowers will definitely make you look like a Valentine's Day enthusiast; nothing wrong with that! But in case that is not exactly the vibe you're going for, we're here to offer you some more subtle alternatives and suggestions for how to put together a look that's perfect for YOUR Valentine's Day.  Remember, fashion is all about expressing yourself and reflecting your personality, and for many of us, that can change daily. So whether you're feeling romantic, powerful, sexy, glamorous or casual this Valentine's Day, we've got an outfit formula for you.

Look 1.

Purple is a great alternative to the always popular red and pink.  A monochromatic look (head-to-toe shades of a color family) is both dramatic and wearable, and can easily take you from the office to dinner.  The suede jacket and opaque tights make the silk wrap dress more work appropriate but can be removed for a romantic dinner out.

Look 2.

If you're going for the all-out statement maker, a figure flaunting red dress is a fabulous choice. An off-the-shoulder neckline is super flattering and adds a touch of sex appeal without letting it all hang out. While red may be an obvious choice for Valentine's Day, pairing it with grey is rather unexpected but the color combo is incredible together! A tall boot in a menswear plaid tempers the body-con dress and creates a sleek look.

Look 3.

If you don't have plans but want to look like you tried to be in the spirit, adding a bit of red, (in this case more burgundy red), may be just what you need. A great pair of cargo pants (jeans would work too, but cargo pants are trending again) is the perfect foundation for a casual outfit. Olive green pairs well with most reds and a long sleeve top in a red snakeskin print keeps the vibe casual yet interesting. Double down on the snake print and add texture by wrapping on a scarf in  the same tone and pattern. Lace up combat style boots are hot now and look great with both casual and dressy looks. Polish off  the look with a great looking coat like this one from Moncler.

Look 4.

Regardless of  Valentine's Day, red and pink look great together!  It's definitely a bold statement but it works. Classic pieces like a great sheath dress and a pea jacket are wardrobe workhorses, which means they can be worn with a lot of different things and styled many ways. If you're feeling really festive and  bright, consider pairing them together for a fun look that you'll be sure to get lots of compliments on at dinner with your galentines.

Not into red or pink? Here are some other ideas you might want to try:

- polka dots: fun, flirty and feminine

- pleated details: knife pleat skirts look great with chunky sweaters

- pale monochromatic looks:  winter whites and soft, blush pinks are pretty and flattering on many skin tones.

Regardless of how you spend Valentine's Day, we wish you love and hope we've inspired you to try something new.



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