I’m not a big wearer of red, or pink, or fuschia, or salmon or magenta. Because of my skin’s yellow undertones, I always feel like bold, warm colors don’t look the greatest on me. Instead, I tend to gravitate towards the cooler colors and neutral tones. So when it comes to dressing for this time of year, I always get a little jealous of my favorite fashion icons that whip out those red dresses and pink tops in time for the most romantic day of the year. That move I have tried and failed, so this year I searched for a good compromise.
My solution? Keeping it classic with a simple black and white outfit with subtle hints of red in a beautiful wine color. There’s nothing I love more than combining the two most timeless colors in a modern and chic way to create a look that’s versatile (could be dressed up or toned down), works with my coloring, and is still appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
This look also works for the ladies that don’t expect to be going out tomorrow night, but find themselves in the middle of a surprise or a spontaneous dinner date! Even if you’re a color lover, deep in your closet lies a nice white blouse, black heels, and black pants – and if those wardrobe staples are nowhere to be found, it’s time to update your clothing choices! Spread on some red nail polish, tie a coordinating bow in your hair and voila! your perfect and effortless Valentine’s Day date night outfit, without the Barbie pink or blinding red hues.
If you’re really going fancy, pair this look with a soft cream scarf and delicate gold jewelry for a truly showstopping ensemble. And of course, don’t forget your confidence! A very happy V-Day to you all!