It’s hard to believe that the First Chapter of Twelve is nearly complete. I could have sworn that yesterday was December 31st. With February being just moments away, I thought it would be fitting to showcase a look that is not only stylistically on-trend, but touches on Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, as well as winter layering. Despite the dread that often comes with February, I’m looking forward to the month of love and it’s below freezing temperatures.
First things first: Valentine’s Day inspired outfits. February always appears to be a weird time of the year for shopping. Most of us here on the East Coast still need warm clothing for the cooler weather, but are looking forward to the warmer temperatures that are on the horizon. Rather than shopping for something new for your Valentine’s Day celebration (be it with your significant other or with your girlfriends), I highly encourage two things:
1. Shopping your own closet and
2. Only use Valentines Day-esque colors as your accent colors.
Shopping your own closet forces you to use those creative juices in hopes of creating something new. And steering clear of Valentine’s Day colors as your primary colors also helps you channel that stylistic creativity that we all have. Keeping these two thoughts at the forefront of your styling adventure will keep you on track to re-creating your Valentine’s Day outfit.
For this look, I created a pretty basic palette with black and grey as my primary colors. From there, I mixed various hues of red to give it that Valentine’s Day spark. And for a tiny hint of juxtaposition, I incorporated tortoise colored frame.
Next up, layers. February requires extra layering. More often than not, it’s freezing (especially at night.) As of late, I’ve been living in this grey sweater dress/tunic. It’s extremely versatile and warm. So far, I’ve worn it over jeans, with tights, with bare legs and now over tailored ponte leggings. What I particularly love about oversized sweater dresses and tunics is the simple fact that you can wear a microfiber cami or long sleeve tee underneath for extra warm. And the biggest bonus of ponte leggings is how incredibly thick they are. They are basically regular pants that have the mobility and softness of leggings. BONUS.
And there you have it, Loverly Layered. I hope this look inspires you to be intentional, shop your own wardrobe and layer accordingly!
GET THE LOOK: Rowme Sweater Dress, Tailored Ponte Leggings, Pigalle Follies Louboutins, Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, Chanel Boy Bag, Bauble Bar Acid Fringe Tassle Drops, Michael Kors Watch, NYX Creamy Extra Creamy Lipstick (Thailia)