What To Wear On Valentine's Day
The day of love, which is an everyday thing, but Valentine’s Day is when you tend to get a little more dressed up for your partner and make a day/night out of it.
When special occasions come around, shopping for a completely new outfit isn’t always necessary. If you’ve taken the time to invest in building a functional wardrobe you usually always have something to wear, no matter the occasion or event. The only shopping you need to do is from within your closet.
Adding in “occasional wear” that’ll work for more dressier events isn’t always a focus when you’re looking to build a functional wardrobe filled with day-to-day pieces that you can easily dress up, dress down and mix and match with each other. Not to say occasional pieces can’t be dressed up or dressed down, because they can. You have to also factor in their color, unlike neutral colors, you can’t easily pair colored pieces with everything in your wardrobe and it’s an instant match. In Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook I cover the basic pieces that you can pair with everything in closet. In the second part, Building A Wardrobe: Winter Basics eBook is when you start incorporating color into the mix.
With your wardrobe basics in place, you don’t have to always spend money every time you need a new outfit.
In Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook I lay out 140 different casual and dressy outfit ideas surrounding your basic pieces; you can use these outfits as a guide to creating new outfits surrounding pieces outside of your basics; like occasional wear pieces. This way if you choose to spend on a new item, you already have a ton of outfit ideas for it so it doesn’t wind up being a one-time wear.
This Valentine’s Day outfit guide surrounds red and pink garments (‘tis the occasion) with wardrobe basics and winter basics completing each look. With your basics, you’ll save a ton of money in the long run and won’t have to stress each time you need an outfit… you’ll have plenty of options already. You won’t feel guilty if you do buy a new item because you’ll have plenty of outfit options surrounding it and you won’t have to ever worry about buying to only wear one-time. Take the time to invest in building a functional wardrobe and watch how many more outfits you’ll have!
Below are 10 different outfit ideas to wear on Valentine’s Day:
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: This outfit is majority wardrobe basic and winter basics with the exception of the earrings. Having these pieces in your wardrobe, you wouldn't have to spend a lot of money on your outfit, you'd simply be pulling pieces from within your wardrobe.
To tone down this look - instead of an OTK boot, opt for a tall or ankle boot and swap out the red statement earrings with a neutral color instead.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: You would already have all of these pieces in your wardrobe with the exception of the dress.
Pair this red lace dress with neutral pieces and a red or pink bag.
Another outfit option: create a head-to-toe monochromatic look and swap out the nude pumps for a red pair.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: The only item you would need to purchase is the dress, your wardrobe will already have you covered with the other pieces.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: The jumpsuit would be your only purchase; you'd already have neutral pumps, printed bag and jewelry that caters to your personal style in your wardrobe.
Allow this red jumpsuit take the lead, no need to pile on a ton of statement pieces. Stick to one statement piece of jewelry - these statement earrings, neutral shoe and a printed bag to complete your look.
Another outfit option: swap out the black pumps for a red pump to create a monochromatic look.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: The coat and dress would be the only new purchases (unless you choose to go with a neutral coat you already own).
Create a statement out of this pink lace dress by adding on this statement necklace, these statement earrings, adding in a second color, layering with this pink coat and complete your look with a neutral shoe.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: This lace top would be your only purchase.
Be a little different this Valentine's Day and opt for separates instead of the go-to dresses. I love slacks and feel they aren't meant for "office-wear" only (a term, in my opinion, is non-existent) pair your red pants with this dressier lace top with a cami underneath and complete your look with these statement earring, neutral bag, neutral coat and bold colored heel.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: This printed skirt would be the only new addition to your wardrobe.
If you prefer a more neutral based look, then pair this heart printed skirt with all neutral pieces so that the skirt is the only statement of your look.
PRO TO BUILDING A WARDROBE: This blouse would be the only item you'd have to spend money on.
Keeping in theme with Valentine's Day, pair two separates together - this pink blouse with a sequined collar with a red skirt to create a festive look and tone down your outfit by completing with all neutral colors.
Adding In New Additions
As you can see with your basics, you're pretty much set for any occasion. Sure you may need to add in a new item from time to time but that's much better than trying to shop for a complete outfit.. and then not wearing these pieces again.
With any new item added into your wardrobe, you'll be able to dress it up and dress it down to create more looks surrounding them. In Maximizing Your Wardrobe: The Basics eBook I teach you how to create different outfits around the same pieces with the help of your wardrobe basics. One-time wears are completely avoidable when you (1) take the time to build a functional wardrobe and (2) learn how to use your basics to create outfits around every item in your closet. Click here for this eBook.
Below are some more Valentine's Days options for you to shop:
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