There isn’t a holiday where cliché-ism is unequivocally permitted and embraced quite like Valentine’s Day. Duh! Of course, we know Valentine’s Day isn’t a holiday – girls can dream right? Right. But we digress.
Here at 707AVE, we like to consider la Fête des Amoureux a legitimate chance to incorporate a sweet and yet subtle flair of romance to our outfit. And because it’s less than a week away, we went ahead and carefully selected a few options; from mega glam’ night to an evening spent wine tasting – these pieces are sure to inspire you to shine bright like a heart candy this Valentine’s Day!
It’s nearly impossible not to picture the stylish First Lady Michelle Obama or the elegant Kate Middleton opting for this delicate ensemble for a candle light dinner with their presidential/royal beaux!
Mayal Shift Dress: Unique by Topshop, $330
Hinge Bib Necklace: Humble Chic New York, $38
Nude Heels: H&M, $69.99
Skull Floral Box Clutch: Alexander McQueen, $3,389
Rose Quartz Ring: Topshop, $14
Cream Lipstick: Smashbox in Bing Matte, $21
You’ll give new meaning to the expression Lady in Red in this crisp Roland Mouret jumpsuit. We love adding contrasting pieces such as a black leather jacket with a pair of black ankle-wrapped stiletto heels for an equal balance of edginess and grace.
Crepe Jumpsuit: Roland Mouret, $2,745
Boxy Leather Jacket: Topshop, $360
Love Resin and Gold Box Clutch: Lanvin, $3,990
Lola Laced Up Heels: Schutz, $180
Knot Hoop Earrings: UNO DE 50, $119
Gold Open Metal Cuff: Sole Society, $12
Nail Polish: Essie in Picked Perfect, $8
Our 3 rules to dressing up for movie night on VDay: 1. Comfortable. 2. Casual chic. 3. Classy. Rather than sporting your regular basic tee, think outside the chocolate box by opting for a playful top, like this ruffle silk blouse, over black denim. And because Valentine’s Day should be about impressing yourself first, layer with a sleeveless blazer and stand out while in line for le popcorn-à-deux!
Oversized Sleeveless Vest: Elizabeth and James, $729
Ruffle Trim Silk Blouse: Gucci
High Waisted Skinny Jeans: Paige, $210
Graduated Heart Ear Climber: Macy’s, $225
Lip Gloss: Nars in Baby Doll, Barneys, $26
Crossbody Bag: Yves Saint Laurent, $1,550
Patent Chelsea Boots: Topshop, $105
It’s fashionably legal to put an outfit together solely based one accessory. In our case, it is this cute wine clutch that is driving us completely mad! This Kent Stetson handbag is the ultimate conversation starter, and your wine tasting date is guaranteed to be an adventure with this flattering LWD from Erdem and these M.Gemi classic red pumps.
Anne White Lace Dress: Erdem, $985
The Brivido Wave Heels: M. Gemi, $278
Red Wine Clutch: Kent Stetson, $198
Heart Stud Earrings: Nadri, $40
Matte Revolution Lipstick: Urban Decay in Menace, $22
For those of us who plan to celebrate L.O.V.E. with our girlfriends on Galantine’s Night, this pink faux fux coat over a black lace camisole will subtly hint to your romantic side; while your favorite pair of jeans expresses that cool down-to-earth attitude your friends appreciate so much. And if you’re the stylishly adventurous type, funky boots will do just fine.
Baby Pink Faux Fur Coat: THP Shop, $850
Rose Lace Cami: Fleur Du Mal, $525
Distressed Cropped Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, $300
Patchwork Ankle Boots: Gianvito Rossi, $529
Cupid and Arrow Earrings: Betsy Johnson, $35
Quilted Mini Clutch: Chelsea28, $48
Velvet Lip Pencil: Nars in Dolce Vita, $26