For the love of redPosted: February 7, 2012
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it goes with out saying that this Hallmark-holiday goes hand in hand with the color red. Here are some outfit ideas from daytime to date night for Feb. 14.
Day: For a causal V-Day look, you won’t have to go far to find an outfit to head to class in. Try pairing a dark pair of jeans with a white dress shirt and add a red cardigan for a pop of color. For a simpler look, just finish your outfit off with red or pick accessories to look festive. You probably have these items in your closet already and wont need to spend money.
Dinner date: For a more dressy Valentine’s date, try a fun flirty dress. Forever 21 is filled with these types of dresses for cheap. If your date is taking you out to dinner, try F21’s Lace Peplum Dress, it is a romantic lace peplum dress in coral pink with a sweetheart neckline and black satiny trimming. The dress has a padded and stitch detailed bodice with a zipper and a hook-eye closure hidden in the back. Add a black cardigan or blazer if it is a chilly restaurant. Be sure to check out this steal of a dress for under $20. This flirty look will definitely have people turning heads.
Movie date: If you and your date are going to check out the rom-com ”This Means War” or the tearjerker “The Vow”, I would opt for a dressy causal look. You want to be comfortable because you will be sitting in the dark for almost two hours, but you also want to look cute. Try black jeans with a gold pull over sweater. Metallics are great for Valentine’s Day. H&M has a gold sweater for $10. Pair the outfit with red pumps and some heart-shaped jewelry and your date will have a hard time watching the movie because his eyes will be glued to you.
Low-key night: If you and your date are spending the holiday in and having a low-key evening, you want to look comfy causal. I know that my boyfriend of seven years and I will be enjoying each other’s company inside watching reruns. Even though I will be spending this cupid’s day inside, I don’t want to miss out on all the cute outfits. I just snagged a pair of red jeans from Old Navy for $8.99 on the sale rack. There was only one pair of red jeans there and it just happened to be in my size, it must have been fate! I’ll pair the jeans with a black and white striped tee and add some red jewelry. Any variations of this outfit will be perfect for date night in.
I love the color red and will never miss the opportunity to wear it, even if it means being corny on Valentine’s Day. But remember, February is National Heart Month and you can wear red all 29 days of this month to support a great cause. Happy February everyone!