How to Wear Red and Pink on Valentine's Day

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The Most Stylish Red and Pink Pieces to Wear for Your Valentine

Getty Images: Christian Vierig, Merilyn Smith, Kirstin Sinclair, Robert Kamau

Is there any holiday on the calendar more divisive than Valentine's Day? Some even go so far as to call it "Singles Awareness Day" in protest. However, we happen to believe that whether you're coupled or not, February 14th is a day to celebrate love of every kind. Mothers and children, boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends and even your pets — everyone should feel good about getting into the spirit on Valentine's Day.

So whether or not you've been shot by cupid's arrow, take this opportunity to break out of your "all black everything" winter routine and infuse your wardrobe with a healthy dose of color. Most especially? Red and pink, of course! You can go head-to-toe bold by wearing both at once, or sprinkle just a dash of rose, blush, wine, or cherry into your Valentine's Day outfit.

We selected a whole host of Valentine's Day-worthy pieces in all different shades of pink and red, sure to get your beloved's heart racing. (Or just make you feel happy!)

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A Red Sweater That's Pretty and Feminine

Since Valentine's Day is on a weekday this year, we're betting you'll probably have to put in some hours at the office. Dress festive without compromising on polish with this J. Crew sweater with side-tie details.

Shop the look: J. Crew side-slit sweater with ties, $80

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A Blush Lace Top to Wear With Jeans


This pretty, affordable top from Zara is the perfect thing to wear for a casual date night on Valentine's Day. Pair it with cropped jeans and your favorite classic pumps, then layer a faux fur coat over that.

Shop the look: Zara embroidered lace top, $26

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A Wine-Colored Purse for Date Night

Old Navy

No matter what kind of date night you have in store on Valentine's Day (La La Land, ticket for one?) a sleek little crossbody bag in on-trend velvet is perfect for storing your essentials and keeping you hands-free... For dancing, perhaps?

Shop the look: Old Navy double-zip crossbody bag, $16

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A Swingy Dress for Drinks and Dancing


If your date night plans include hitting the dancefloor, dress for the occasion. We love the pretty shoulder ties soft color and on-trend midi length of this dress from Aritzia.

Shop the look: Wilfred Préface dress, $140

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A Rose Gold Phone Case

Want to feel the love all year long? A rose gold case for your most beloved accessory will add a little polish and shine to your everyday routine. (Swiping right and left is more fun when your case is extra-pretty, right?)

Shop the look: Caseology iPhone 7 case, $33

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A 90s-Inspired Satin Choker

The Outnet / Ben Amun

Chokers are still going strong and we don't hate it. This pretty satin version with a crystal charm detail would look perfect with a sweatshirt and jeans or a cocktail dress — you can't really go wrong.

Shop the look: Ben Amun satin choker, $65

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A Pair of Fun, Funky Pink Suede Pumps


Pink suede pumps. Need we say more?

Shop the look: Topshop 'Gardenia' court shoes, $80

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Cute Pajamas for a Night on the Couch

Three J NYC

Do your Valentine's Day evening plans include a hot date with a bottle of wine and your couch? Cozy up in a pair of Three J NYC's cute pajamas. (And as a bonus, don't forget you can wear the top on it's own with a pair of cropped jeans and pumps on your next night out.)

Shop the look: Three J NYC pajama set, $198

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Festive Tassel Earrings

Sweep your hair up and show off these swingy, playful tassel earrings that combine red and pink in the most stylish way. (Don't worry, tassel earrings are still trending this year, too.)

Shop the look: Hart tassel topknot earrings, $54

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A Completely Indulgent Pair of Sunglasses

Sunday Somewhere

We happen to think Valentine's Day is a perfectly acceptable occasion to treat yourself to something special, whether or not you're coupled up. Sunglasses are one of those luxury accessories you can enjoy all year long, so you can invest with confidence. Sunday Somewhere's vibrant, almost candy-colored sunglasses will pair perfectly with winter white ensembles and all your best monochromatic looks.

Shop the look: Sunday Somewhere 'Abella' sunglasses, $370

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A Luxurious, Cozy Faux Fur Coat

n: philanthropy

What could be better on a chilly Valentine's Day date night than wrapping yourself up in a burgundy fur coat that will make your date want to wrap his arms around you?

Shop the look: Philanthropy faux fur coat, $295

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Velvet Sneakers for a Long, Romantic Walk

Bloomingdales / Superga

Like your favorite everyday sneakers, but better.

Shop the look: Superga velvet low-top sneakers, $119

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A Little Something Playful in Your Hair Just Because

Ann Mashburn

Some things defy explanation but must be had anyway.

Shop the look: Ann Mashburn mink hair clip, $13

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The Sweetest Heart-Covered Blouse

Net-a-Porter / Equipment

Tuck this pretty, heart-covered blouse from Equipment into any of your favorite skirts — from a metallic pleated midi to a sassy black leather mini skirt. (Your date won't know what hit him!)

Shop the look: Equipment washed silk blouse, $260

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A Clutch for Valentine's Day... and All Year Long


We're obsessed with Everlane, and this little leather clutch is just one reason why. Wear it on Valentine's Day — and every date after that.

Shop the look: Everlane foldover clutch, $98

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Something He Can't See But He'll Definitely Notice... / Chanel

Smell good, feel good, right?

Shop it here: Chanel Coco Madmoiselle eau de parfum, $94