When you want to celebrate the holiday with your wardrobe, there’s a careful balance between looking festive and classy, and ridiculously overdone. And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s no time like the present to differentiate between the two sides. Before you decide to don a full-on Cupid costume complete with feathered wings and set of bow and arrows, take a look at a few of these tips that can help you avoid looking cheesy.
For starters, less is more when it comes to outright examples of the holidays. In other words, keep your winged-angel memorabilia to a minimum. One of two accessories should do the trick. For something fun, try a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses. Their cute, flirty frames are perfect for representing the symbol of the holiday, yet you can still feel confident wearing them other days of the year. If you’re not into sunglasses, you could opt for one or two pieces of heart-shaped jewelry instead.
Mind Your Colors
Sticking to classic Valentine’s Day colours (red, pink, and white) is the easiest way to represent the holiday without looking overdone. If you take a look at this dress collection featuring different designers, you can get a good idea of the current trends. Buying something in fashion now allows your outfit to pull double duty as a festive ensemble and a fashionable piece you can continue to wear after the holiday is over. Consider the upcoming temperature changes in your area, and make your purchase accordingly.
Sometimes Less is More
You might be tempted to go big and fluffy with your clothes choices to exude the inner girly-ness you feel on the 14th, but try and reign it in a little bit. Remember, Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year. Since you probably won’t be headed to the office, you can feel free to look as sexy as you want. Why not throw caution to the wind and sport a festive outfit like Kylie Jenner? In a seductive, red tube dress like that, you’ll certainly turn your guy’s head and maybe a few others throughout the night.
If the dress is a bit too bold for you, throw a simple black sweater over top and cinch it at the waist with a thin belt.
Stick to one or two of these ideas and leave the bow and arrow at home this year. Let’s be honest, the chance you help someone fall in love is minimal to the chance of shooting someone’s eye out. Happy Valentine’s Day!