Don't Dress Cliche This Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it has become difficult to turn the corner in any store without seeing the festive reds and pinks displayed on chocolates, cards, and a variety of stuffed animals.  Though the colors of the February 14th tradition are fun and vibrant, wearing them can be tricky and easily overdone on this special day. Listed below are a few of the Do’s and Don’ts when dressing for Valentine’s Day.  Following these rules will leave you looking romantic and chic on your date night with that special someone or will leave you secretly, or not so secretly, admired while spending the night out with your friends.


Don’t overdo the amount of hearts in your ensemble.

Don’t roll your pants up or wear an outfit to display your fuzzy, glow-in-the-dark heart socks.

Don’t dress head to toe in the stereotypical shades of red and pink that are associated with Valentine’s Day.

Don’t overdress for your date night or wear an outfit that resembles your red or hot pink negligee.

Don’t take your cupid costume out of the closet and into a public place. Save that for Halloween.

Cliche for Valentine's Day

Bodice dress, $85
Matthew Williamson zipper dress, $510
Betsey Johnson pink top, $98
Monsoon Red Freya Dress, £15
Tic Tac Toe Girls Cupid Hearts Red Pink Gray Glow in the Dark Socks -…
Valentine Cupid Costume – Holiday Costumes


Do wear untraditional shades of red or pink.  Try a coral or peach shade, which are high on the current trend chart.

Do add a splash of pink with a scarf.

Do wear a floral pattern to offset the festive holiday colors.

Do consider painting your nails a subtle shade like OPI’s Pedal Faster Suzi!

Do illuminate your lips with Aveda’s new lip color Star Coral.

Subtle Valentine's Wear

BBon J floral pencil skirt, $32
NamuDDalgi elastic waist skirt, $29
Pink skirt, $55
Alice Olivia pleated skirt, $250
Anya Hindmarch silk skirt, $406

OPI: Pedal Faster Suzi

Aveda: Star Coral Lip Color

Written By: Stephanie

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