Looking at parents on Instagram creating Valentine’s Day cards with their kids, I am reminded of how delightful a good old-fashioned heart can be. Valentine’s Day is all about hearts, a symbol I do enjoy, but detoured away from in fashion for many years. When I see old school heart-shaped pendants in my clients’ jewelry boxes, I tend to tsk. The heart can be too cutesy or childish, but when done well, it can be refreshingly playful or even chic. Let’s discuss.
Valentine’s Day Outfit Idea: Heart Printed Skirt
On Valentine’s Day, I like to dive into the whimsy of heart prints — who doesn’t need a little whimsy right now, amirite? Whether you’re staying in or going out, put some effort into your outfit and embrace the heart of the holiday (pun intended). A Valentine’s Day outfit idea that I think will play well this season is a heart-printed skirt, a black turtleneck, and suede boots. It’s warm, fun, and sophisticated and can work for either a casual or fancier Valentine’s (or Galentine’s), depending on the skirt. Below you’ll see a few more heart-printed skirt outfit ideas.
If you’re wanting to sport some heart-shaped accessories, check out my other post on Stylish Heart Shaped Jewelry. There are so many fun and fresh pieces sporting the symbol of love this year. And all the goodies can be incorporated into your year-round wardrobe — they don’t have to live for just this day. Pick your favorite heart piece to build your own love-themed look, and rock it whenever you’re feeling cheeky.
What Do People Do On Valentine’s Day
Last year, with the pandemic in full swing many of us had to get creative for Valentine’s Day with indoor date ideas — cooking a lovely dinner, having a dance party for two, playing a game, making some love. For those of us blessed to live in a warmer climate (yo, San Diego!) we had the option to go out… outside that is. One of my dearest friends planned a small socially distanced dinner party for her favorite women in her backyard. We sat at least 6 feet apart and had the wonderful private Chef Joann serve us a scrumptious meal, masked of course. I highly recommend it even if you feel more comfortable being out and about now. I am also endlessly tempted by perfectly curated outdoor picnic experiences. In San Diego, here are a few companies creating outdoor picnics:
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