Valentine’s Day Fashion: Stop Making Sense

Valentine's Day fashion | Ganni Harley Crepe Dress | Girlfriend is Better
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You don’t have to be in love to celebrate romance. Add some Valentine’s Day fashion to your getting-ready-routine and let some dreaminess filter into your day. Hearts and cupids not necessary!  We’re talking about the simplest of gestures. Whether it’s an amazing crepe dress or a velvet bow hair tie adding just the right touch. Go ahead and be in love with love itself. Take time to think of all of the ways you are blessed and exhibit simple expressions of gratitude with your unique style.

Valentine's Day fashion | Velvet bow ponytail | Girlfriend is Better
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Valentine’s Day Fashion Mamas

If you’re a mom, don’t waste your time looking to a man to help celebrate the day. When you place your focus on helping your kids enjoy it, you’ll have a much more emotionally fulfilling result. Valentine’s Day fashion for moms should include a summer dress you can live in. This Prairie Girl Smocked Midi Dress from Free People is super breezy and lightweight.  Throw an apron over the front and get out your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Remember the pink frosting! Make the day special for the whole family.

Valentine's Day fashion | Pink summer dress | Girlfriend is Better
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Ruffles + Stripes, Oh My!

Have you fallen in love with a Resort 2018 collection yet? This is our favorite season of the year and adding a splash of Resort to your Valentine’s Day fashion is the best idea ever!  If you love ruffles and more ruffles, get the Fun Flare Pant from Free People. The wide drawstring tie at the waist and the super-soft yoga-appropriate material make them perfect for living in all day. If you are hiding out on this day, at least do it with a little “flare” (get it?).

Valentine's Day fashion | Vilshenko Resort 2018 | red stripes ruffles | Girlfriend is Better
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Outside the Color Box

Most importantly, please don’t feel trapped in a palette of red and pink. Purples, blues, and yellows are perfectly acceptable demonstrations of Valentine’s Day fashion. This Rachel Comey Delirium Dress in Purple Thistle Pucker is a perfect example of using florals to hit a home run. The asymmetrical hem and silk/cotton fabric are so. right. now.

Valentine's Day fashion | Rachel Comey Delirium Dress purple floral | Girlfriend is Better
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Ruffled Feathers

For the ultra-romantic gal, treat yourself to a gorgeous Spring dress and check out our article on how to rock it during the colder months. We also highly recommend you add lace and ruffles to your Valentine’s Day fashion in copious amounts. When you’re shopping for the perfect dress, pay special attention to the details of the fabric, hems, and sleeves.  Free People’s Peach Pie Midi Dress is pretty much spot on with it’s scalloped accents and front button closures.  Not to mention the eyelet cutouts in floral shapes – Little House on the Prairie, here we come!

Valentine's Day fashion | Costarellos Resort 2018 pink ruffled dress | Girlfriend is Better
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Vanity Fair

If you got excited about our bells on sleeves and cuffs article, we’re about to step it up a notch. Balloon sleeves are a true Victorian’s ode to romance when it comes to Valentine’s Day fashion. Urban Outfitter’s Swiss Dot Balloon Sleeve Button-Down Romper is 30% off and just went into our cart.  (They had us at “medallion lace trim finish”!)  Longer balloon-style sleeves add a stylish finish to blouses and dresses. Balance the puffiness of a blouse with skinny jeans and make sure your dress hem is a little shorter.

Valentine's Day fashion | Blue ruffled dress balloon sleeves | Girlfriend is Better
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99 Problems, But..

You can even get into the spirit at the office with subtle details.  Take a gander at last year’s inspiring pussy bow blouses and add one to your repertoire already! Pussy bow blouses are the most office-appropriate Valentine’s Day fashion we can think of. Go head-to-toe denim with the addition of a bow at the neckline as a finishing touch.  Nordstrom Rack has a pretty Ruffle Bow Neck Blouse currently 64% off. The stretch-woven cotton blend makes it easy to wash and gives it a nice fit.  Pair with your favorite wide-leg pants and you’re all set!

Valentine's Day fashion | Ulla Johnson Resort 2018 pussy bow denim blouse jeans | Girlfriend is Better
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La-La-Love You

The biggest take-away here should be that the day is about spreading love. Check up on your Love Languages and consider how you can show friends and family you love them in the ways they will receive it best. Adding some extra flair to your Valentine’s Day fashion should be a gesture of your gratitude for those who you care about most. When you approach the day with a mentality of celebrating the ways you give and receive love, everybody wins!

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