I don’t know about you, but after the excitement of Christmas and New Years, I often fall into a slump – style wise. I can no longer wear my festive plaid, jolly sweaters sparkly pieces. Once January hits, it can be hard to style outfits appropriate for winter when Spring is so close! Wintertime fashion is fun toward the beginning, but as the months drag on, I am definitely looking forward to trading my boots for sandals!
Something that I always look forward to after Christmas is Valentine’s Day. Even if you aren’t in a relationship or don’t have a special someone (my sweet pup Rory is my forever Valentine) it is still such a fun & festive time of the year! I personally love being able to style pink & red together, spread love and happiness to loved ones, and of course, bake festive treats! Another aspect that I love about this holiday is the color scheme! I do not normally style pink & red together as they are both pretty bright colors, but I love the muted and neutral look of the outfit above! Today I’m so excited to share my tips for curating a classic & casual Valentine’s Day look – whether you are staying home, headed out or having some girlfriends over!
1. Incorporate Smaller Amounts of Red & Pink
Red & pink together can be such daunting colors, and can easily look too busy. In this specific look, the tiny red stripes in my shirt and the blush pink color of my baseball hat met to create a cohesive and classic look, without going overboard! You could also style a red sweater with a blush pink headband, a light pink blouse with a red velvet bow, or add some festive shoes to a neutral look!
My pink baseball hat from Vineyard Vines was the perfect addition to this look – it made for a more casual and relaxed look, while also adding depth to my outfit! The muted pink color isn’t distracting, and the outfit looks very clean & cohesive.
3. Pull in White
Contrary to popular opinion, white denim in the winter is perfectly acceptable when styled right! I love styling neutral colors in the wintertime, and the tones in my sneakers, jeans & vest all come together to create such a clean look! These white jeans from J.Crew are my absolute favorite – the fit is so flattering and I purchased them at a great price last year. I sized down one, and they still have a loose fit.
Thank you so much for reading – I hope this look helps you to curate a classic look of your own! What is your go to winter or Valentine’s Day look? Connect with me on Instagram – I love hearing from you!