The best thing about Valentine's Day? The clothes! ...Ok it's not THE best thing, but you know what I mean. Basically, Valentine's Day is like date night on steroids, and anyone who knows me knows I'm a HUGE fan of my and my boyfriend's weekly date nights. So for everyone going all out for V-Day this year, here's some fun fashion inspo:
Rocking a bodysuit underneath literally EVERYTHING is my favorite fashion hack. I wear them with skirts, high-waisted jeans, layered under dresses, etc. They're fool-proof and super chic -- not to mention you don't have to worry about coming "untucked" during the day and looking disheveled.
A shiny midi skirt is pretty much a date-night essential at this point. I love this one because it makes a subtle statement and dresses up any top I could possibly pair it with. Plus, while I'm all for pants, there's just something so flirty and fun about a skirt!
Update your date-night wardrobe with ultra sexy lace-up heels. They add instant edge to even the most feminine looks. Not sure about that frilly floral maxi dress? Paired with these babies you have nothing to worry about!
On date nights I like to keep my purses simple and light. I don't want to be lugging around an obnoxious tote bag - you feel me? This structured Zac Posen option is perfect as it's roomy yet compact and totally on-trend. Is it just me or is that gold buckle EVERYTHING?
Dainty yet impactful, this delicate gold statement necklace adds the perfect touch of understated glamour. I also love the layers and symmetrical honeycombs.
Incorporating gold AND black, my stud earrings were a match made in heaven for this look.
A view from above! Rings and bracelets always give my date night outfits that extra dash of sparkle. And who doesn't need more sparkle in their life?
I love a good smokey eye, but for V-Day I wanted to make the look EXTRA special. Using pinks and mauves, I gave myself a smokey effect that's super romantic and eye-popping. My secret weapon? Urban Decay's brilliant Naked 3 palette!
Just because it's Valentine's Day doesn't mean you're obligated to wear red or pink. Shimmery blue and black is an unexpected alternative with major allure and sophistication. Plus, sometimes it's better NOT to dress on theme. It feels good to be a rebel, huh?
Photos by Antonio Owens
[bodysuit: American Apparel // skirt: J. Crew (I also like this one) // heels: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // purse: Zac by Zac Posen // necklace: Ashiana London // first earrings: Marc Jacobs (I also like this pair) // second earrings: Kevia (similar style here) // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette // lipstick: Clinique's Clove Pop]
No matter what your Valentine's Day plans are, it's important to feel sexy and confident on EVERY date. Whether you feel your best in yoga pants, a feminine dress, or relaxed denim, you do YOU this Feb. 14...and every day of course!
I love THIS look in particular though because it's easy to pull together, it's fuss-free (thank goodness for bodysuits, right?), it's elegant, and it looks like I tried WAY harder than I actually did. For me, this is a date night no-brainer! And of course the roses are just icing on the cake ;)
// SHOP //