Valentine’s Day: The annual love fest where pink and red outfits often scream “walking Hallmark card.” But not this year. It’s time to put a fresh twist on the lovey-dovey color palette because, believe it or not, you can rock the quintessential hues without looking like a Valentine’s Day aisle exploded on you. Think less candy hearts and more runway-ready romance, from sheer crimson sets that whisper “sophisticated love affair” to subtle pink shades that nod to the holiday sans a try-hard feel.
Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Dress
A sweater dress is peak effortless. This off-the-shoulder style feels especially on-point for date night, particularly with minimal heels and a mini bag to keep things fuss-free.
A great coat like this oversized fuchsia number does all the talking when you need it to, whether you’re wearing basics, PJs, or nothing at all underneath (oh, hey).
Knit Halter Top
Rosettes are the new bows. Style this top and skirt set with a tough pair of boots to eliminate the potential cheese factor.
Velvet Pajama Set
Whether for a PJ party or cocktail party, this luxe velvet set is pure elegance.
Team these candy heart-colored cargos with a black bra top and oversized blazer for a not-too-precious approach to pink.
Sheer Tank Top
Sheer organza fabric ensures this frilled top and miniskirt set feels far from saccharine.
Oversized proportions make this blazer feel distinctive and bold, whether styled as a three-piece suit or tossed over a T-shirt with jeans.
Ribbed Knit Top
With a sweetheart neckline and fitted silhouette, this knit top is perfect for offsetting with leather pants, slouchy jeans, or trousers for just a touch of sweet.
Ruched Jersey Dress
Give siren energy in a red dress like this style with asymmetrical ruching and an angular hem — an edgier alternative to puff sleeves or bows.
Try to tell us that an acid-wash denim top and jeans combo is anything but an unbothered and fresh approach to head-to-toe pink.
Impeccable tailoring? A power move, indeed. Go for head-to-toe suiting or mix these trousers with a cute cut-out top and glimmering jewelry.
Get your V-Day frills without teetering into sweet territory with this knit. Pair with black bottoms for sleek juxtaposition.
Cut-Out Slip Skirt
Hip cutouts bring a come-hither edge to this sleek satin maxi skirt. Keep the Y2K vibes going with a shrunken baby tee and kitten heels to finish.
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