Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and of relationships, and—sometimes—it’s just a night to kick back and party with your closest girlfriends. Being the date night of the year, it’s important to feel your sexiest, but that doesn’t mean stepping out in little more than your lingerie. In a day and age where the likes of the naked dress have gained (shockingly) rapid popularity among celebrities, it’s not exactly a trend you have to try to emulate.
While the most important rule is to slip into something that makes you comfortable (and, of course, to dress for you and not for your significant other), there are a few more specific looks to avoid. Read through our list of fashion faux pas to avoid of this romantic holiday, and every day thereafter.
Sweatpants. OK, hear us out on this one. We’re in full support of a Netflix and chill evening, especially on Valentine’s Day. A bottle of wine, Game of Thrones marathon. You got it. Just turn it up a little on February 14 and please—at least opt for the silk pajama pants over college sorority sweatpants.
Spanx. Going home with that special someone after your candle lit dinner? Try to shy away from underwear that needs a team of people to strip off of your body.
Strappy, complicated lingerie. Change into that sexy boudoir look after dinner. There is no such thing as a lace-up corset or bow-clad undergarment that doesn’t bunch under your date night look.
Too-high heels. We promise: Heels that you can’t walk in? They don’t look good on anyone.
A totally sheer top. While a cutout or eyelet top may reveal a bit of your sexy lace bra, there’s no need to go too bare. Make sure your underwear isn’t totally visible to everyone who looks your way.
Too-tight dresses. As hot as you think you look standing up, have you ever tried to sit down in one of these? Cross your legs? Make this night about you—avoid dresses that force you to think more about how uncomfortable you are than the person sitting across the table from you at dinner.
Head-to-toe red. We know, red is the color of the holiday. Don a flirty cherry-color mini, a ruby-toned lace top, even fire-engine-hued flats. Just please don’t wear them all together. That, dear friends, is what we like to call over-the-top.
Too much perfume. Make an entrance all on your own. There’s no need for your guy (or gaggle of girls!) to smell you miles before you walk through the door. We don’t care how good that perfume smells after a few puffs.
Whether you’re best friends or sitting down to a romantic, candlelit dinner with a certain someone special, Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment for some added oomph. Choose a delicate lace skirt, edgy leather pants, or style your favorite date-night look with eye-catching thigh-high boots. No matter what you wear, the one thing that’s for sure is that it’s the day to pull out all the stops and try that trend you’ve been eyeing. Draw outfit inspiration from the following chic (and sexy!) street-style stars, right here.
For a Fancy Dinner Date
Lace Minidress + Ankle-Strap Heels
Bell-Sleeve Red Dress + Heeled Sandals
Graphic-Print Shift Dress + Heeled Sandals
Black Lace Dress + Metallic Heels
Look back into at any ’90s It Girl’s wardrobe and you’ll find one of these: a classic tweed blazer.
Tweed jackets were first popularized by Coco Chanel at the turn on the 20th century, but it wasn’t until the ’90s that the once prim-and-proper outerwear became cool and youthful. It all started in spring 1994, when Karl Lagerfeld sent out a spring collection of sexy, fun, and youthful tweed suits, crop tops and bralettes on supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Nadja Aurmann, and Cindy Crawford. After that, everyone wanted a tweed jacket in their style arsenals to wear with jeans and flats.
Helena Christensen in a tweed look on the Chanel runway in 1994
So we’re pleased to report the trend is back with a vengeance. Style stars Clemence Poesy, Charlotte Le Bon and others rocked their Chanel tweed à la ’90s, with everything from jeans to wide-leg trousers. Here’s how to rock the look right now:
Miroslava Duma teamed her tweed jacket up with cropped jeans and a white T-shirt.
Cecile Cassel mixed it up with a tweed vest and a denim mini.
Clemence Poesy’s classic black trousers make the look perfect for a night out.
Charlotte Le Bon went all-black with wide-leg trousers.
As fashion month approaches, we’re keeping an ear to the ground (er—eye to the screen?) for all things trending in fashion. Before the runways even come to life with fall 2016 collections, we’ll see the industry’s style stars setting the bar for what’s cool now in street style. (And frankly, Phil Oh has just as much say in what’s going to be a hit as the buyers at Net-a-Porter.) Last season, a few strong trends emerged immediately: statement sleeves, twinning with your BFF, backward shirts, and more. The problem? They’re tres hard to wear IRL—which is why we say don’t. Yes, you read that right, there are a number of street style trends you should not try at home. Save yourself the trouble and read this list of five.
The edgy label Vetements, and the touch of Paris underground culture it brings, have become fast hits with the fashion crowd. So much so, that one of the most photographed looks of the spring season was their floral maxidress seen on influencers like Yasmin Sewell. Even more popular on the scene was the old-school hoodie. From the runway to the road, we saw this on the likes of Molly Bair and Binx Walton. But we remain firm: Don’t do it yourself. Why? If you’re not a fashion celeb, a lived-in hoodie will just make you look sloppy. Period. For a sharper image, try a borrowed-from-the-boys leather jacket.
The cult favorite Australian brand Ellery helped bring back giant flares last year, and the OTT style is still going strong. Also in this category: super wide-leg pants seen on people like Gilda Ambrosio and Anya Ziourova. While they manage to run from show to show in the mega-wide, ground-grazing pants, we say avoid, avoid, avoid! If you’re thinking of donning fancy pants like this for work or a date, the last thing you want to do is fall over them. Instead, go for wide-leg culottes and kick flares all the way.
Inhibiting Statement Sleeves
This was arguably the biggest street-style trend of the season. We counted long, past-the-finger-tips sleeves on people like Margaet Zhang, Pernille Teisbaek, and Christine Centenera (above)—to name a few. We get it: they’re fresh, fun, and they add major flair to any look. But could you really function with so much fabric covering your hands? We think not. If you’re still committed to trying a statement-sleeved number, try the off-the-shoulder tops that were also huge hits in front of the lens.
Can’t you just picture it? This is one of those things that you put on, get ready around the house in, and then change your mind at the last minute and change out of. (Also in this hard-to-commit-to category are floppy hats and dark lipstick.) Though backward button-downs were all the rage on the streets of cities like London and Paris, sometimes less is more. Solution: Just wear it the right way!
Too-Big to Sit Skirts
Though designers like London’s young wunderkind Molly Goddard have made tulle skirts and dresses the trend of your princess-y dreams, we’re very convinced that these tutus are too tough to wear day-to-day. After all, there’s a reason a bride in a ballgown needs her bridesmaids to help her to the bathroom! Still want to make an entrance with a skirt? Opt for the also popular flounce-hem or ruffled options.
Christian Dior’s soft focus led the dozens of tributes to sheer beauty, with almost half a collection dedicated to misty organzas and foamy chiffons. The trick to working this dreamy trend will be in the layering, building up opacity for a look that’s suitable for real life.
High shine fabrics are always a spring/summer favourite, but for SS16 the incarnations are cooler and more experimental than ever before. JW Anderson embellished classic sweaters with broken mirror pieces, while Louis Vuitton went future-perfect with their ruched foil minidresses.
(Left to right: Loewe, Isabel Marant and Louis Vuitton spring 2016 fashion shows)
From Saint Laurent to Vetments, the 1990s fashion scene was the most popular decade to mine for inspiration at the SS16 shows. Channel your inner Kate Moss by teaming your slip with wellies and an oversized jacket as at Saint Laurent, or take some sporty street styling tips from the Alexander Wang show. Even the tracksuit made a seriously chic comeback, with Edie Campbell modelling Chloe’s new velour number. We never thought we’d see the day.
(Left to right: Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent and Chloe spring 2016 fashion shows)
The humble gap year rucksack has been given a haute makeover thanks to Burberry, who embroidered each model’s initials into their canvas and nylon wares. Elsewhere, Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim luxed up the traditional shape, while Rick Owens used, um, other humans in his demonstration of piggy backs.
Move over Duchess Kate, the tiara’s taken on a cool new runway-ready guise. No look at Saint Laurent or Miu Miu was complete without its crowning glory. Maybe an ornate headband would be a more office-appropriate nod to the trend, but come festival season, we’ll all be finding our inner urban princess.
All These Little Things
It’s time to flaunt every jewel in your box. Let the layering commence, as Gucci declares that more is more when it comes to accessorising for the spring 2016 fashion season. The berets, the brooches, the Deirdre Barlow specs… pile them high and get yourself down to Abigail’s Party, stat.
Will you work mega-ruffles, embrace the 90s revival, or actually trial a princess tiara in the office? Introducing our new season fashion report, your guide to the hottest spring 2016 trends…
Go on, ask us what SS16’s first key buy is? The slip dress is back and looking slinkier than ever – trimmed with scalloped lingerie lace at Celine, in 90s satin or see-thru chiffon at Saint Laurent, and layered over fine knits at Pucci. With underwear as outerwear as a lead concept, SS16 is looking pretty sexy already, we’d say.
(Left to right: Burberry Prorsum, Rochas, Emilio Pucci and Celine spring 2016 fashion shows)
Life’s A Picnic
…And in soft gingham dresses and loose blanket trousers, how could it not be? Victoria Beckham, Celine and Stella McCartney are all ordering us to check up before the season ahead, reinventing fashion’s favourite patterns in easy, breezy new silhouettes.
(Image: Victoria Beckham spring 2016 fashion show)
How many sweet and sour rainbow clashes can one designer work into a single look? The challenge was on as Christopher Kane, Gucci, Balmain and Dries Van Noten presented their Pantone hits in new graphic effects – think patchwork star-bursts from Kane and cool Trompe-l’œil at Gucci.
(Left and right: Christopher Kane and Gucci spring 2016 fashion shows)
SS16’s big romance played out at Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Roberto Cavalli and more, as ruffles became a key detail trend. Quantity and quality were both important here – take your cue from Mary Katrantzou’s more minimal, structured tiers, or go all out in a shredded Marques Almeida number.
(Left to right: Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors and Marques Almeida spring 2016 fashion shows)
The majority of designers showed some kind of super stripe, but our top marks go to Missoni, Roksanda and Prada, who experimented with chopped, curled and scattered lines. For SS16, the stripe is oh so right.
(Left to right: Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Roksanda and Jonathan Saunders spring 2016 fashion shows)
This time I want to draw your attention to some of the best ways to mix and how to combine white with red outfits. Color mixing is not the sort of thing that anyone knows how to do, it’s not a talent, it’s just a skill, that makes it easier to select the right separates for your next day, no matter if it’s a working day or weekend.
Go hot and try on red, relaxed tee tucked in white high-waisted denim cut-offs. Finish the look by adding plastic see-through clutch and mirrored statement looking sunglasses.
This skill can be learned. When it comes to mixing up the basic colors, ho you do it depends on many things. In today’s collection I am going to show you the best ways mixing up red with whites. You are going to see how to work with each top and bottom. Just imagine yourself wearing red with white pleasing you and people who are heading towards you. Anyway, let’s have a closer look at the images below:
Keep it ladylike and go for a long-sleeve lace top tucked in midi red, A-line skirt. You can add nude pointed-toe pumps and black clutch.
Keep it sweet and flirty by wearing a fit and flared cream white dress with cuffed heel sandals.
I am here to share with you tropical print trend to wear this in 2015. It’s almost hot outside and we have to think of something functional and easy to wear. Here are shown awesome tropical print outfits to wear from mornings to evenings. I am pretty sure, if you do like florals, then you will fall in love with island inspired pattern. This exotic pattern appears on everything, starting from shoes to skirts, bombers and dresses. Personally, I like to see girls and ladies wearing bright clothes with pineapples, palm leaves and jungle florals.
You are going to find here pretty, laid-back dresses styled with gladiator sandals, flowy kaftans paired with distressed white denim, one-piece white swimsuits with jungle leaf print, flirty, flouncy midi skirts with white tees and pale yellow blazers, espadrilles with fruity embroideries, cool jungle tropical print bombers paired with denim shorts and Hawaiian glam gowns. These garments are ideal for for grabbing a quick coffee in the streets, or leisurely beachside brunching, sun baths, poolside chillin’, working hours, as well as for seaside weddings.
If you are looking for something unique and sweet, then you better take a tour in this post and see how to wear open back tops this year. This breezy, laid-back look is an allure piece that for sure will make you look original and trendy. If you are looking at backless fashion, then I highly recommend to start from tops. The most important rule of all open-backs is not going all-out-bare-it-all. In this article you are going to see practical tips on how to rock the open back top with style. Scroll through now to find your one and only look.
I divided this post into two sections. The first one is about casual styles that are comfy and ideal for your everyday wear, of course, staying effortlessly chic. They are simple and comfortable. The most important thing is the effortless fit that allows you to wear them with boyfriends, skinnies and pair them with boyish slip-ons and cool sneakers, but anything will work just right with these simple silhouettes.
The red one with cut-out shoulders looks great styled with tribal print shorts:
If you are looking for nice denim shorts, then you better know your body type, in order to buy the ones that will fit you. Each body type is unique, that’s why you better choose the ones what will highlight your sexy parts and conceal the ones what you do not want to show off. This time I want to draw your attention to the best styles to wear this hot season. Check out these tips and ideas to find out more.
We see a beautiful lady who is wearing vibrantly printed shirt half-tucked in cuffed shorts. The look is finished thanks to leather handbag and cuffed sandals.
If you are one of those ladies who has an athletic body with strong legs what you want to show off, then you might like to try on cropped and cuffed denim styles or my favorite cut-offs. The shorter shorts is better.
This girl appears in striped long-sleeve top, straw fedora, cuffed denim shorts and pretty flat sandals.