Your most dangerous Fashion trap is also, thankfully, the easiest to avoid. As much as you love that hand-knit Valentine-themed sweater
-slash-earrings set that your great aunt sends you every year, refrain. Save the ensemble for...I don't know when. Oh wait. Yes I do. Save it for an evening at home spent eating soup and watching TV.
The sweater sets with dancing cupids are a definite patch of Fashion quicksand. Beyond that, there's one handy rule: Choose one
color theme for your clothes. I love a blush pink dress
, because it's neither Pink nor red, and therefore is totally unexpected.
If you are still tempted to add a second color from the Valentine palette, fine. But save it for your accessories
. That way you won't walk out of the House dressed like your own wedding cake. Case in point: Singer Sara Bareilles on Grammy night. She wore a blush Pink (Great minds think alike!) Luisa Beccaria strapless number, but saved the red for the sash and shoes.
Again, at all costs, avoid theming up. If you go with a flock-dot dress-and, really, why not?-no need for a polka-dot bangle. Really. And, in a pinch, there's always metallics. Rose gold
is a wonderful way to honor the season of love. (Check out these fabu platforms
!) It sets off red and Pink beautifully-without actually being either of those colors. So instead of wearing Pink and adding red, or vice versa, try rose gold instead.