With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, ladies across the country are already beginning to plan their outfits. We all want to impress our date but how can you do that using the latest styles and trends?
Valentine’s Day – Trends for 2013
Mediterranean style is sure to be a big hit in 2013, combined with chic, old-school styling to create a romantic look perfect for February’s special occasion. Ornamental prints, shades of blue and orange, fluid lines and over-the-top designs are a few of the trends to watch this season.
Feminine fabrics are always a popular style choice for Valentine’s Day and that means plenty of delicate lace, sensuous velvet and luxurious silk. Cute floral prints and feminine patterns are also popular with small love hearts always a good way to go – but only if worn in moderation.
Alternatively, no other colour is better suited for this occasion than red which emanates femininity and sex-appeal!
Opt for a delicate over the knee dress, pair with a stunning pair of black heeled ankle boots and don’t forget the bag! Go bold with a bright colour handbag and accessories or go safe with a black leather studded clutch bag.
Colours and accessories
Pink and cream shades are also great choices for the 14th of February – no matter what you choose to do. When opting for these colours, many make the mistake of wearing dark high heels with pastel shades. Try and opt for nude, browns or rose shades instead; these colours really tie the outfit together and are much more flattering.
Although most fashionistas try and avoid teaming reds and pinks together, this isn’t always necessary. Contrary to popular belief the two colours do go together – just ensure you make one of them your main colour and use the other in accessories. For example, red jeans look great with pink party shoes and a matching handbag.
If opting for an understated style with your Valentine’s outfit, choose blacks and creams as your base colours and add a bright flash of colour through your handbag and accessories. You can afford to be more outlandish with your jewellery when wearing a plainer outfit, so choose a long necklace and chandelier-style earrings to complete the look.
The little black dress is a fail-safe option for those who wish to appear sophisticated yet sassy. Flattering on the figure, wear with tights on a cooler evening or opt for bare legs if the weather is favourable.
Add a colourful scarf or a statement pair of shoes to give your dress a boost and remember ladies shoes are a great way to make a plain outfit really pop. Red satin heels are a great shout for those planning on wearing their LBD this Valentine’s.
Hair and make-up
Once you have decided on an outfit, it’s time to pay attention to the hair, nails and make-up. Gel or Shellac nail treatments ensure your nails won’t chip or smudge prior to the big day, and if looked after well will last for weeks. French manicure styles are perfect for those after a natural and sophisticated look and is best suited for the little black dress look. There are however plenty of coloured and patterned options for those after something a little more fun who love to play with colours.
You can afford to be a little bold with your make-up for Valentine’s so choose an intense red lip shade to match any red accessories. Try to avoid heavy or dark eye make-up though and instead opt for a thin application of mascara to lift your lashes and open your eyes.
If you intend to wear something that showcases an intricate neckline, pin your hair up to show off the detailing. Alternatively, those with long hair can opt for a gentle tousled look with an open style which shows off your luscious locks.
Natasha, a bubbly fashionista who loves to travel and spot new trends all over the world. When she’s not out, she writes reviews for brands she loves. She is currently deeply in love with this Moda in Pelle Sandals Collection.