A Non-literal Valentine’s Day Ensemble

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Stores are filled with boxes of chocolates, roses, and all things red which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  A holiday that is loved by few and indifferent by most.  Whether you celebrate Valentines or Galentines, one does not always find pink or red as appealing as others.

All other days of the year you can easily catch me in either, but as Valentines approaches each year I choose to venture out and try new colors.  Here are a few tricks to finding the ideal look…

Start with Shoes

Whether you have known me for 10 years or 5 minutes it is likely you know my love for shoes.  For this simple reason I tend to pick my shoes first, this helps me decide the vibe I am planning for the night.  When going out for any special event I prefer choosing a shoe that makes a statement, whether in color or style.

Choose a Color

After choosing the shoe, I start looking into what color I will highlight.  Will I mismatch, will I play off a specific color, or will I simply choose something traditional.  As I mentioned I avoid pink/red during the month of February, this helps me to stand out among a sea of similar colors.  Typically I would recommend green, blue, or black variations.

Pick a Style

When picking a style, you are simply choosing do you prefer jeans, dresses, jumpsuits, or skirts.  Recently I have been obsessed with the jean and heel combination.  Once you hit this step you are open to many different options and in reality you can’t go wrong.  Typically I take the weather into account to determine if I will need to wear tights with my bare legs or if pants are a better option.

Put it Together

The last and most obvious step is pairing all of your pieces together.  This can become the trial and error step as sometimes what you were hoping to pair together does not always end up looking ideal.  While this can be frustrating at times, it is also one of the most fun aspects to putting looks together.  In reality, it is like playing dress up and nothing is more fun than that.

Here is hoping your Valentines or Galentines is fun whether you choose to go with a literal (pink/red) ensemble or choose the non-literal approach I am confident you will look amazing!


Katelyn Moshier

Outfit Details: Blaque Label Emerald Green Blouse (Elitaire Boutique); Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans; Burberry Heels (similar)

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