Instead of red outfit inspiration for Valentine’s Day 2021

All items are described as accurately as possible and where available, linked in text. "Shop the look" sliders display exact and similar items. These are affiliates where I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase. See full disclaimer here. Thanks for your support!

This is an appreciation post for my work colleague.

She completely surprised me with this stunning gift of a white backless jumpsuit.

Side view of white backless jumpsuit paired with nude pointed sandals

Way to make a woman feel beautiful!

It’s from Asos and in size S (see FAQ for my measurements for reference).

Front view of white backless jumpsuit paired with nude pointed sandals

It was meant to arrive in time for Christmas 2020, but due to COVID-19 delays, has only just made it to us now in Australia.

Back view of white backless jumpsuit

Seeing as it’s arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day 2021, I thought it would be fun to put together some outfit ideas on what to wear, instead of red.

If you’d like to wear red instead, I do already have a Valentine’s post with red outfit ideas.

It’s a fun time of the year to get all girly and glam up. This lilac dress below never fails makes me feel like a princess whenever I put it on.

Maxi dresses are a great choice for a cooler climate or you can temporarily shorten yours if you’re in a warmer climate.

Lilac purple floral maxi wrap dress
Loving you dusty purple floral print long sleeve wrap maxi dress from Lulus. Nude leather pointed sandals from Diana Ferrari.

For whatever reason, you may prefer to not wear red for Valentine’s Day this year. Maybe with Chinese New Year falling on the same weekend, it’s just too much red.

You could consider going with the complete opposite hue on the colour wheel and wear something blue or green based.

Turquoise silk midi wrap kimono dress and black strappy stilettos
Turquoise silk midi wrap kimono dress from Sheike. Swan strappy heels in black suede from Bared Footwear.

Neutrals such as beige, cream and grey are always safe choices.

Beige cream long sleeve deep V neck bodycon thigh split maxi midi dress with pointed nude sandals
Beige cream midi deep V bodycon split dress from Kookai. Nude leather pointed sandals from Diana Ferrari.

You can try dressing up your neutrals with a pop of colour.

Pink is basically red but a lighter and much easier version to wear. Very flirty and especially easy to pair with neutrals.

Pink silk cowl neck camisole paired with cream white touched bodycon pencil skirt and nude pointed sandals
Pink cowl neck silk camisole from Kookai. Cream white rouched bodycon pencil skirt from Supre. Rose gold belt from Sheike. Nude leather pointed sandals from Diana Ferrari.

TEA BREAK!

  • Rest your eyes
  • Take a deep breath…inhale peace & exhale happiness
  • Make a small wish for someone you love
  • Get up & stretch your legs
  • Hydrate & energise
  • Set an intention to live your best life

Thank you for reading my blog. If you’re enjoying this content, consider subscribing to never miss a post.

CONTINUE READING

As you probably already know, I absolutely adore florals. They frequently have a touch of red in them and are very feminine to wear.

Cream white strapless bandeau paired with blue and yellow floral wide leg trousers and pointed nude heels
Cream white rouched bodycon pencil skirt from Supre, worn as a strapless top. Blue floral wide leg trousers from Sheike. Nude leather pointed sandals from Diana Ferrari.

Most floral pieces are on the louder side.

Although I generally advise against buying loud pieces, if you find one you love so much that you want to wear over and over again, it’ll be your new go-to for all the special occasions.

This makes it a totally justifiable purchase.

Black floral long sleeve V neck maxi wrap dress with black strappy stiletto heels
Wondrous water lilies black floral print maxi dress, my favourite dress from Lulus. Swan strappy heels in black suede from Bared Footwear.

Of course, there’s always black. The sexiest colour of all. Dare I say, sexier than red.

Everyone looks good in it. Everything goes well with it. The only error you can make wearing black is by wearing too much of it.

Don’t be afraid to show a little skin or mix in some other colours.

Black bustier paired with black relaxed fit boyfriend blazer, floral wide leg trousers and black strappy stiletto heels
Black bustier from Fine Lines Lingerie. Black oversized boyfriend blazer from Forever 21 (bought in Singapore). Black floral wide leg trousers from Sheike. Swan strappy heels in black suede from Bared Footwear.

This last one might be a unique quirk of mine… I personally love yellow floral. Yellow and pink are so cute together that I can’t help but be drawn to these prints like a bee.

This playsuit below is so darling that I got it in black floral as well. The sexy black choker comes with it and pairs better with the black version, which I’ll post about in the future.

I usually pair this yellow version with a rose gold necklace instead.

Yellow and floral long sleeve V neck mini playsuit with grey suede leather over the knee heeled boots
Yellow and pink floral kimono mini playsuit from Hello Molly. Grey suede heeled knee high boots from Nine West.

I’d love to know what you plan on wearing for Valentine’s Day and if you post about it on your blog, be sure to leave a comment down below with a link for me to visit. x

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

How to style pink silk V neck tank top
How to style the basic white shoulder pleated tank top
Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day, featuring the red silk camisole
Outfit inspiration for styling a wide brim floppy straw hat for summer

COMMENTS

** Linking up with similar fashion and style blogs listed here **

12 thoughts on “Instead of red outfit inspiration for Valentine’s Day 2021”

  1. I love the lilac dress!! That white jumpsuit is also super chic, I’m glad it finally arrived. I always wear something kind of edgy on Valentine’s Day… I styled a fun sequin moto jacket in my Monday blog post!

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

    Reply

Leave a comment