Lady in red; the anthem of every man when his date walks out in a red dress for Valentine's Day. While I appreciate a cheesy song or pun, I'd like to offer up some outfit ideas that will make you look smokin' hot and leave your fella speechless rather than singing a mid 80s soft rock hit. Whether you're a lady in red, pink, white, or black, make this Valentine's Day look one to remember for the both of you.
I adore winter white! It's subtle but unexpected and will stand out in a crowd of reds and pinks. Plus, it makes you look like a pretty little angel. I love both of these looks above! Go for a fitted winter white* pencil skirt and either a waist-skimming sweater or a fuzzy faux fur top. Carry a metallic clutch and some cut-out arch heels in a warm suede and a fun color.
Keep hair down and flowing, makeup simple with a matte finish and deep red lip like NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal or whatever color will look good on you and with your colorful shoe choice, of course.
Red & Pink Color Blocking
Well this is fun, isn't it?! Wearing a color pairing that is typically considered "no-go" like red and pink is charming and perfect for a light-hearted date. You can have a lot of fun with your accessories and even use animal print as your neutral to break up the solid tones. Me-ow!
Keep hair casual and makeup light and airy. A pink lip color that mimics the pink you choose for your outfit (may I suggest Makeup Forever Satin Fushia?) and a black cateye eyeliner is all you need to be ready to hit the town with your sweetie.
Lingerie Inspired Outfits
Another subtly sexy look to try is the bustier top. It's a nod to lingerie while still being ladylike and street appropriate. Wear it with something long and flowing on the bottom to contrast with the bustier being very snug and showing a good bit of skin.
Keep your hair down and ultra soft curled (think 1950s starlet) with simple makeup and accessories. Try a nude lip and warm, slightly smokey eye. Don't forget to bring a warm coat that compliments your outfit!
We hope these outfits have inspired you to think of Valentine's Day date outfits in a new light. You have many options to show off your figure and your personal style--and it doesn't even have to be all red head-to-toe!
*The key to winter white is in the material. You wouldn't wear a linen in the winter, so just be sure your white items are in cold weather materials and they will look appropriate and lovely!