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The Mom's Guide to Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits

The Mom's Guide to Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits

Hey y’all! Everyone is getting festive for Valentine’s Day and I am loving it! I’ll most likely be staying in on Valentine’s Day, or we’ll go out the day before/after. I’m not a “big crowd” person and I honestly just don’t care about it. But, it’s still fun to dress intentionally for the holiday and be festive. So if you’re like me and not trying to do anything too fancy, here is The Mom's Guide to Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits.


Let me start out by saying: every single one of these pieces were already in my wardrobe. I did not go out and buy something extra for this holiday that I’m not really that interested in. All I did was pick pink or red pieces that I thought were weather appropriate and some nicer black pieces that still had a casual feel. Anyone can do this!!


Right now is the perfect time to buy sweaters  for next year or for transitioning into spring. I have spent the past year updating my closet and adding basics to my wardrobe. If you already have some of these pieces, use them. If you see something new that you love, I would love it if you would shop my recommendations. But I am in no way saying you need to. Use what you have, only buy if you need to.


Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear - but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:3,4



This first look is a very casual tunic sweater and leggings style. The epitome of the “momiform”. Here are two different ways to wear this look. This outfit is great for staying home but still wanting to be festive.



If you know me, you can almost always find me in jeans during the fall and winter. In the summer I wear dresses because it’s unbearable to put pants on (we live in the armpit of the south). But the rest of the time I am in jeans or leggings. All you have to do to step up your Valentine’s Day style is put on a pink or red sweater or top. Add a red or pink shoe and a bold lip to really set yourself apart.



Next are just straight up red pants. I love having colored bottoms because I have a bunch of neutral tops. It’s easy to wear fun and bright colored pants when you have tan, white, cream, black and gray tops. They go with everything. Make your closet work for you! Sharing some of my favorite colored bottom finds too.



And finally, these are still casual styles and mom approved while being a little more “dressy”. Wearing black anything on Valentine’s Day is pretty sexy, but the style can still be casual based on the pieces you pick. I have a few fancy black and red lace dresses, but I honestly won’t be wearing them this year. For some fancier Valentine’s Day styles, look at this post from last year.


Hope y’all can appreciate my take on a casual Valentine’s Day outfit. I’m just over making a big elaborate deal over something that will take way too much energy to arrange (ie: sitters & reservations & parking). I would like to have a well thought out, affordable, romantic dinner in, where my husband does all of the cooking and cleaning. Now THAT'S my idea of a great Valentine’s Day. Does that make me old? What does your ideal Valentine’s Day look like? Will you wear a casual style? Would love to know in the comments below!

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