Whether you're a color enthusiast or prefer a more subtle approach, there are a few ways to add red to your ensemble on Valentine's Day.
That little red dress
A red dress has always been a Valentine's Day must-have and if it happens to be your staple, you're definitely in luck this year! This season's ladylike trend inspired designers to create some of the most beautiful and glamorous dresses to date.
Currently, I'm having quite a bit of trouble deciding between a sweet and pretty red lace Diane Von Furstenberg dress, a sleek and elegant Reiss sheath, and a Va Va Voom sexy Herve Leger A-line bandage number. Paired with nude pumps and neutral accessories, any one of the three is absolutely perfect for creating a romantic Valentine's Day look.
Accessorize with red
If in-your-face ruby is not your cup of tea, a great way to wear red is by adding a few crimson-hued accessories. Being a complete shoe-aholic, I'll take any excuse to go shoe shopping, and a pair of red heels is definitely a great way to spice up any look.
Take for example these gorgeous patent leather platform pumps by Prada. Paired with a tailored black pantsuit and slicked-back ponytail, they would add a fun and romantic element to a bold and modern look. For a more ladylike approach, opt for a pair of Valentino lace couture pumps, guaranteed to turn any outfit into a head-turner. Bold jewelry is another great way to wear red for Valentine's Day.
To maximize the impact, I suggest sticking to a single statement item, as opposed to wearing a few smaller pieces. At the moment, I am absolutely smitten with these cascading chandelier Panacea earrings, which add a perfect romantic touch to any outfit, especially if paired with side-swept sculpted waves and a simple little black dress.
The best accessory
At the end of the day, I think the key to looking great on Valentine's Day is to have fun with fashion and perhaps venture a bit out of your comfort zone. At the same time, stay true to your style and of course add the most important accessory of all — your confidence!
Photo credits: Emil Schuffhausen