Think Pink: A Valentine’s Day Clothing Guide

After a long week of runway shows, presentations and newly developed caffeine addictions, New York Fashion Week is almost done, and the holiday dedicated to love is fast approaching. Thankfully, with everyone’s attention focused on the latest designer collections, there has been a plethora of fresh inspiration for those deciding what to wear for this year’s Valentine’s Day festivities.

From left: Cara  Delevigne in BUrberry Prorsum S/S '14, model in 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W '14
From left: Cara Delevigne in BUrberry Prorsum S/S ’14, model in 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W ’14

According to the catwalk, it would seem as though this year’s go-to trend is texture. From Burberry Prorsum’s embellished sheer lace from Spring/Summer ’14 to 3.1 Phillip Lim’s boxy magenta fur vest from Fall/Winter ’14, there is no limit to how the season’s It color can take form.

For those searching for a subtle pop of pink, look to keep the color restricted to accent pieces, such as a furry clutch or low suede heel, and stick to lighter tones for a softer look. Thanks to NYFW street style trends, this season’s most popular way of wearing pink has been in the form of outerwear. Try pairing an oversized pink coat in the shade of your choosing with distressed boyfriend jeans and heeled ankle boots, or go for a rougher look by adding a bright pink scarf — preferably textured — with a classic motorcycle jacket.

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If the playful prints featured in Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection caught your eye this week, go for a head-to-toe printed ensemble in a floral or heart pattern to embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget a hat — look for a wool-brimmed variety and channel your inner Pharrell while also keeping warm.

Whatever you decide to wear on Friday, just remember to be confident, relax and have fun! After all, a smile and a few laughs are the best blush money can’t buy. But for extra color, take notes from Charlotte Ronson’s Fall/Winter presentation which featured bright pink cheeks and rosy lips from Maybelline. Because if this past week taught us anything, it is that there is no such thing as too much pink.

Gianna Collier-Pitts is the Violet Vision Editor of the Washington Square News. Email her at


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