By Chrisoula Baroudos |Staff Writer|
Red, pink, and lace, oh my!
Dressing up for Valentine’s Day can be difficult and stressful.
If we are allowed to get festive for Christmas and Halloween, why not for Valentine’s Day too?
We shouldn’t be ashamed to wear red or pink. It’s the day of love and romance after all.
If you and your Valentine are going out to a nice dinner, here are some tips on what you could potentially wear.
For the ladies, you could never go wrong with an all black outfit, and hit him with a pop of red on those kissable lips.
Deciding to wear that little black dress and bold red lipstick will complete the look, and even give you an old Hollywood feel.
If you want to spice this look up even more, I would recommend wearing lace stockings, or even thigh-highs.
Stockings have a lingerie feel, and will only spice up your outfit even more.
For shoes, I would keep it simple and go for the all black pump.
It will work perfectly with the classic look that you will be going for.
Gentleman, I know for some of you, dressing up can be a scary thing.
Don’t worry so much about it, you only have to do it a couple of times a year.
When going out to dinner I recommend a tailored suit, if you don’t have one already here are a few other options that you could do.
Men, you need to get yourself a pair of slim fit black dress pants.
If the cost is an issue for you, try places like H&M, Forever 21, or Topshop.
They have great pants for men and you will be paying less than 40 bucks.
This is a staple for your closet, and can be your go-to pants whenever you need to dress up for that special occasion.
One mistake that I see time and time again is men buying shirts two sizes too big.
The dress shirt that you will be wearing needs to be fitted towards your body.
If the shirt is too big, you can make sure it’s fitted by tucking it into your pants. Add a nice belt to both complete the look and keep the shirt fitted.
If you are a guy that likes to have fun with fashion, wear a bow tie or even a skinny tie.
This is an evening to look dapper, and you shouldn’t hold back.
Students from CSUSB expressed what they will be wearing this year for Valentine’s Day.
“Valentines day is always fun to dress for. I either wear a pop of red or pink, whether it’s the lipstick or the heels. I’m going to wear a black strapless bandage dress with red closed toe six inch heels, with a dressed up black fitted coat,” said Marilyn Ceron.
“Honestly, my girlfriend tells me what to wear,” said Richard Garcia
For some of you that may not want to do the “dressy” route, and plan on doing a more casual date, I have listed a couple ideas of what you could wear.
Ladies can wear dark denim high-waisted shorts with a black crop top with red lips painted on the front. A black pair of ankle booties will make this trend turn out nicely.
Gentleman wearing dark cranberry chinos with a black v-neck shirt is a subtle way to still show those Valentine’s Day colors.
Pair this look with your favorite dunks, and you are good to go.
If you like Disney, you both can even wear Mickey and Minnie t-shirts with a cute pair of jeans, and the both of you can wear your favorite sneakers.
Have fun this Valentine’s day, whether you are going out to a fancy dinner, or staying home, be festive!