How to Wear Red for Valentine's Day Without Looking Like Santa's Helper

6 years ago

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us. How will you celebrate?

Dinner with your sweetie? Candles and wine? Romantic cards? Here are five festive ways to use red without feeling Christmas-y.

1. Throw on an adorable little RED dress from JCrew.

jcrew

* Wrapping and ruching is flattering. Keep accesories to a minimum (no necklaces with this special neckline) and try neutral shoes.

2. Bright and colorful pants and jeans are a mega hot trend right now. These are from Madewell and would be adorable with flats or heels.

madewell

3. Too much color for you? What about just adding pops of color with your accessories? Like red shoes, for instance. JCPenney is working hard to re-create their brands for a new audience. These shoes are sexy, fun and affordable

jcp

They'd be cute mini skirt or skinny jeans and flirty blouse.

4. Still too sassy for you? Go with another very popular trend and carry this exceptional red clutch bag from Etsy.

Etsy

It's got a monkey fist knot on the zipper and I promise it will make any outfit feel more festive without making you feel like one of Santa's helpers!

My last trick isn't something to wear, it's an idea. Why not send HIM a bunch of red roses? At the OFFICE! With a sexy note...

Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers! I hope your day is special.

Blackbird blogs almost every day at say la vee.

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