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Instead of falling for a cheesy heart-printed sweater or bright pink eye shadow this Valentine’s Day, I used my better judgment to stick with more subtle Valentine’s Day looks that were still as “charming” as that heart-antennae headband that seemed so tempting. When picking out these looks, I wanted the apparel to bring out hints of the holiday while still being wearable for other days of the year.
In my first look, my friend, Sara, is wearing a floral romper, a beige cardigan, pale pink pearls, nude pumps and a pink lip for a sweet and refined look. This look could be perfect for Valentine’s Day brunch or any upcoming spring occasion. I adore the rose print on her romper and love the subtle mix of various pastels and blush tones throughout the fabric. The trick to pulling off a print like this in an ensemble is to pair it with other neutrals and muted hues that will serve to enhance the print instead of clashing with it.
For my second look, I am wearing palazzo pants, a lace crop top, black wedges and and loose waves that could be appropriate for any casual outing such as an outdoor concert or fun picnic. In lieu of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to add a pink flower crown that convincingly went with the festival-chic vibe of my outfit.
For my third daytime look, I have a textured, blush peplum top, white capris, a floppy hat, pointed-toe kitten heels, a kate spade new york tote and a black onyx necklace with a heart detail. In my book, you can never have too many bows, which is obviously why I have four of them in this outfit. This flirty bow detailing and petite tote make this outfit a perfect candidate for a light afternoon on the town!
For the final look, Sara is wearing a vertical-striped dress that is cinched around the waist with a light brown microbelt, black stockings, light brown booties, a gold watch and a black floppy hat for added style. I thought that the color blocking with the brown booties and belt made the look more youthful and fabulous, while the classic silhouette of the dress in combination with the black floppy hat reminded me of something that Amal Alamuddin would wear, making me love the look even more.
I also admired the subtle, yet glamorous details that glinted throughout the outfit. For instance, there were gold buttons on the cuffs of each sleeve, and Sara wore a dainty, embellished gold watch to match. She added an extra bit of sparkle with off-white, rose shaped ceramic earrings that were surrounded by rein stones.
With the effortless flow and elegance of this outfit, this look is ready for a lively night out.
Every Carrie Bradshaw aficionado knows that the full, A-line midi skirt is the most effective way to draw the eyes while being cute, classy, and fabulous all at one time. There are so many ways to wear this skirt as we segue into the winter season. For the cooler climate, you could add a cropped blazer and black stockings. And if you feel like adding more accessories, you could garnish your look with a cute beret or a feminine scarf. For me, this skirt is the epitome of chicness and elegance. It has gone from the 1950s to Carrie Bradshaw, to now, and every fashionista should have one hanging in their closet.
Today, I paired my black midi from Express with a Betsey Johnson bracelet, a rose-colored clutch from Forever 21, a black top from H&M, and black pumps from Target. Since the climate was more moderate today, there was no need for me to add much more to my ensemble. However, if you live in a more chilly area, I would embrace it as an opportunity to be more creative with your accessories and overall look. You could even add a long coat to your look if you wanted to be more adventurous. Whatever your case may be, I hope that you embrace this trend while it is still at its peak and always remember to have fun!
There are a few staples that we associate with fall fashion including neutrals, tweeds, oaky reds, brown leather boots and gloves, and so forth. For most people, black and white polka dots are probably not one of them. However,some of the biggest names in the fashion industry have been very innovative with this print this season. One that I can think of is Valentino. Many of his designs this fall feature bold polka dots placed in strategic geometric layouts on mini dresses, skirts, and coats. Although I know it may be unconventional according to fall traditions, I couldn’t wait to bust out my black and white polka dot ensemble with a blazer from Express. After all, if Valentino decided to make polka dots a fall trend, why should we question it to begin with?
I paired my blazer with a pink chiffon scarf from Icing, dark-wash skinny jeans from American Eagle, and color – blocked Vince Camuto boots. I also added some small statement earrings from a boutique called, Pinto, to give it some extra sparkle! This was fun for me because the black and white print of the blazer gave me a canvas to work with. I thought that the pink, Parisian-inspired scarf meshed perfectly with the print of the jacket, and the jeans and boots gave the outfit a casual, yet put together vibe for taking on a busy day. If I had wanted to dress this blazer up, I would have worn a light pink trouser with a statement necklace, in place of the scarf, and black pumps with a clutch for a night out. However, there are infinite possibilities with this look and I challenge you to have fun with polka dots this fall too!
I put together some other polka dot looks in the posts above!