How I Style: Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is upon us! I know for many, this day is just another day – especially since it falls on a Wednesday this year. This is actually one of the first years that I’ll have a real Valentine, so I’m feeling a little festive. I decided to hack together a few outfits that can cover your Valentine’s Day (or night) for different occasions and levels of celebrations. My real outfit will probably be pajamas and my dates will be a pint of Low Cow Chocolate Ice Cream and my Intermediate Accounting book, considering I have a quiz the morning after.
NOTE: Some of the pieces I wore I don't have exact links for, but I put links to similar products in the post!
Outfit One – The Casual Day Out: This one is probably the most regular-schmegular outfit of the three. It’s pretty basic; I’m wearing a plain white V-neck tee shirt from Forever 21 along with Forever 21 black jeans and all black Converse. I tucked the tee shirt into my pants and bloused it out because, to be completely honest, I started my period the morning I shot this outfit and felt so bloated and fat. This is an outfit I’d wear on pretty much any other day, but to spice it up, I added this pink corduroy jacket, which was actually a hand-me-down from my older sister, Shay (I've linked an alternative one). This outfit is definitely for the girl who doesn’t really like to go all-out for holidays, but still wants to feel a little jovial. This could also be for the girl who doesn’t even have any plans for V-Day, or maybe is just hanging out with the friends.
Outfit Two – The Day Date: This outfit is casual-meets-every-day-dressy. I personally love plaid for all year around, and burgundy is one of my favorite colors. The mixture of browns and burgundies helps tone down the vibrant red stripes that scream, “V-DAY!” This flannel (from Rue 21) is lightweight, which is perfect for the fact that the upcoming week will get up in to the 60s (even though the weather is going to be rainy for seven days straight). I couldn't find this exact shirt since it's a few years old, but a similar one is linked. Since this flannel is so loose and long, I created shape by tying a slim belt around the smallest part of my waist, which made the top look almost like an A-line dress. The rest of the outfit is simple: plain black leggings from Forever 21 and the same black boots from Charlotte Russe that I styled in my last outfits post. I accessorized this look with natural makeup and a bold lip – the true accessory. It’s the only real accessory I needed with this look, plus it's nice for the mood.
Outfit Three – A Night Out on the Town: This is by far my favorite of the three outfits. It’s super feminine with a little bit of sexy. I purchased this blouse from Charlotte Russe; it’s a shirt with two ties that wrap around the waist and can be tied in a bow either in the front or the back, depending on preference. I like tying it in the front. The tie detail paired with the adjustable low cut in the front and the slight crop of this shirt balances out the floral pattern that can otherwise look outdated. It also fits perfectly in all the right places: the sleeves are a little looser with elastic to cuff them around the wrists. It can be tied as tightly or as loosely as needed; I tied it quite tight to accentuate the abs I’ve been trying to grow.
To further add the sexy factor and to really honor the holiday, I wore a blush pink pencil skirt. Again, the length is modest with the skirt hitting the knee, but the slit shows off one of my best features: my toned legs. I bought this from Charlotte Russe as well, and would say to size down if you’d like it to be super form-fitting. I’m normally a size large in skirts, but I chose a medium for that reason.
I felt like this outfit needed open-toe shoes – booties didn’t look quite right and thigh-high boots diminished the look as a whole. I purchased these shoes from Belk almost four years ago now, but this classic wedge will probably never go out of style. Another great option could be a simple open-toe heel with one strap across the foot; unfortunately, I don’t own any shoes like that, but they’re definitely on my bucket list to purchase.
I’m not much of a jewelry girl at all; I normally just wear the same gold necklace my mom gifted me, my Apple Watch, and a simple pair of studs. I exchanged my studs for large hoop earrings because they add an extra dimension without being too over the top. I opted for silver over rose gold because rose gold might have made the look too “matchy-matchy.” I want to incorporate more accessories into outfits, though, since they can really enhance a look.
What type of outfit will you go out on the town in? Let me know by dropping a comment below!
Write you little lovelies later,
XOXO Ky M.