I feel like I say this about each new holiday, but I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Wasn’t it just New Years? What I do believe, however, is that there’s a lovable outfit out there for everyone, no matter your V-Day plans. Girl’s night in? Try red and pink lounge wear. Casual date night out? Amp up your jeans and heels with a bold red lip. Fancy evening plans? Add red jeweled statement earrings to a sleek black dress.
While I’m never one to dress for a holiday (as in, I shy away from red and green during Christmas or red, white, and blue on the Fourth of July), I’m a bit more inclined to add a pop of red or pink to my outfits leading up to Valentine’s Day. It’s fun; it’s festive; and (thanks to red lipstick) it’s easy.
That’s what I’m loving these days. Easy combinations that produce effortless style. And why should Valentine’s Day be any different? Whether you’re staying in or going out, these are a few of my favorite effortless staples to help make your V-Day fun and stress-free.
Wearing a red lip is my new favorite game-changer. Typically I live in jeans and neutrals. But adding a pop of color to my face gives me a slightly dressier look—add a pair of heels and a bomber jacket and I’m ready for a casual V-Day date night! Sephora and MAC have some of the best lipsticks. For example: NARS Velvet Matte Lip in dusty rose and scarlet red; Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in deep burgundy red; and Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in deep maraschino.
Another easy combination that packs a punch? Statement jewelry with a chunky sweater. These beaded rumba earrings in belvedere red from J.Crew pair perfectly with your favorite chunky knit. Or how about these feathered beauties from Anthropologie? Whether you’re wearing your statement earrings with knits or tulle, you’ll be sure to wow your onlookers.
One last combination that produces effortless style is red heels paired with just-about-anything-else. Jeans? Check. Little black dress? Check. Joggers? Oh, yes, check. I’m loving these sweet bowed heels from Steve Madden. Or these velvet pumps from Target—classy (and affordable), am I right? For a bit of a budget buster (but oh so adorable) Kate Spade’s ilene heels in poppy red are gorgeous.
So, wherever you’re headed this Valentine’s Day, find your perfect easy combination that’ll be sure to make a statement.