As women, we often make the argument that getting ready to go out is more exciting than actually leaving the house. There’s just something so ritualistic and healing about doing our hair and makeup and deciding what to wear. For Valentine’s Day this year, even if your celebration plans are fancy and elaborate, don’t be ashamed if you’re still looking forward to putting on your Valentine’s Day outfit more. Girls will be girls, no matter what.
When thinking of what to wear on the 14th of February, the main colours that come to mind are inevitably pink and red. Since the occasion calls for it, who are we to say no? Take a peek at these cherry-red celebrity outfits for inspiration on your Valentine’s Day get-up.
Recent Red Celebrity Outfits to Inspire Your Valentine’s Day Look
Wearing an all-red outfit for Valentine’s Day definitely makes for a bold statement, but apart from Christmas, when else can one indulge in looking like a walking tomato? Kathryn Newton’s tailored blazer dress paired with matching tights and stilettos, definitely leans more towards business, but its eye-catching colour helps tone down the formality of the look and makes it more fun! Carry a dainty bag like Newton’s Red Charles & Keith Mini Vertigo Boxy Top Handle Bag to avoid looking like an office escapee.
For a more feminine ensemble, you can’t go wrong with a little red minidress like Kylie Jenner’s fresh off-the-runway La robe Castagna from Jacquemus. The pointy-toed Les slingbacks Cubisto hautes and the Les Sculptures ‘Le Vanito’ Bag complete this red monochrome perfection. Relax, you don’t need to splurge on a full Jacquemus look to recreate Jenner’s outfit. Just be sure to follow her flawless fashion formula. Any tiny dress, cute bag, and pumps in matching shades of red will do.
A Pop of Red
It’s not a requirement to leave the house while dressed like Santa on February 14th. Never forget the sacred phrase: less is more. Infusing just a pop of red into your Valentine’s Day outfit is more than enough to get into the spirit of love. Why not do an interesting outfit 360 like Camille Rowe? Her upper half is clad in sombre black, while her legs showcase sheer red tights and the hottest shoes of last season, Miu Miu’s Patent leather slingbacks with buckles in crimson.
If you’re not into wearing coloured tights, opt for red pants instead — or red hair — the way Dua Lipa did. Yes ladies, there’s nothing wrong with wearing pants instead of a skirt or a dress on Valentine’s Day. If your partner disagrees, make sure this Valentine’s Day is his last spent with you. Getting back on topic, Lipa kept it casual yet fashionably chic with blood red croc-effect leather pants, a white sequined tank top, and matching pumps with a long grey trench coat. A date night-ready ensemble!
Not a fan of red in general, so you don’t own any clothes in said colour? Make your wardrobe Valentine’s Day ready by simply investing in red accessories. Accessorising with colourful accoutrements is a great way to spice up an otherwise boring outfit — a popular trick seen in countless celebrity street style photos.
At first glance, Hailey Bieber seems to be dressed almost completely in brown and tan. Upon closer inspection, her accessories are in fact noticeably red, albeit in a darker maroon shade. Bieber was the first to wear the Gucci Signoria Slingback Pump in Gucci Rosso Ancora patent leather outside of the runway. With her Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 small souple en cuir grainé in rouge legion, Bieber’s outfit is the perfect template for those who hate the colour red yet want to be on theme this Valentine’s Day.
Apparently, red accessories also belong on the red carpet, as proven by Rachel Brosnahan at the recent Golden Globes ceremony. Who would’ve thought that a simple red ribbon in your hair would go perfectly with a gorgeous crimson Sergio Hudson gown? Certainly not us! If all else fails, accessorise with a red ribbon in your tresses this Valentine’s Day — simple yet effective.