Valentine's Day outfit ideas for the newly engaged gal
by Jess Keys

Photo by  Sterling Style

When it comes to Valentine's Day, you likely fall into one of two camps: those who look forward to this flirtatious holiday with girly anticipation, and those who prefer to wear black in protest. If you fall into the latter group–we get it. Who wants to fall into that "greeting card holiday" trap? Much less, try and find something to wear (yes, we're talking to you, with the "I only wear that stereotypical red sweater for Valentine's Day and Christmas" attitude.)

The good news, is that we've pulled together 7 Valentine's Day outfit ideaslooks that are anything but ordinary, and perfect for any occasion–your first Valentine's Day as an engaged couple, a February engagement session, or event a Valentine's bridal shower! (Hint: Chances are, you probably already have some of them in your closet!)

1. Fanciful Florals

Photo by  Merrick's Art

Photo by Merrick's Art

Valentine's Day isn't just about solid pink and red! You can easily incorporate these festive colors in a fun, floral pattern. Extra points if you mix your prints and textures, like this floral & lace number. If you don't own a floral skirt, check out this tutorial on how to DIY your own!

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2. Making Us Blush

Photo by  The Fox and She

This hue of blush is universally flattering, and puts a springy, cheerful spin on your Valentine's outfit. We love the casual way Blair styled her blush turtleneck, pairing it with geometric pants and suede booties.

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3. Striped Sass

Photo by  GBO Fashion

Photo by GBO Fashion

Red and stripes were a match made in heaven. Your "Valentine's" color doesn't have to be the focal point of your outfit. Let your favorite stripes do the talking, and accessorize with red or pink accents for a look that is over the top adorable, and festively subtle.

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4. A Feminine Edge

Photo by  Gal Meets Glam

The color pink isn't just for girly girls. Give a typical girly outfit a twist, by layering on a punky element–like a leather moto jacket, studded pumps, or a spiky necklace. Finish with a bright pink lip, and matching accessories.

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5. Wear The Pants

There's something incredibly chic about a pair of colored trousers, whether they're pale pink or bright red, give them the spotlight, pairing them with an understated turtleneck.

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6. Polka Dot Prep

Jazz up your standard sweater (yep, that one you ONLY wear on Valentine's Day and Christmas) with a flirty, polka dot blouse and distressed denim.

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7. Say it With a Scarf

Photo by  Look Linger Love

For gals ladies in warmer temps, we love this easy-breezy look. With just one scarf, this basic outfit becomes perfectly festive for a daytime V-day stroll.

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What are you wearing this Valentine's Day? Will you try any of these looks?