The Fashionable Fox: Style Advice From A College Girl

For a sweet and romantic, yet modern outfit for Valentine’s Day, try pairing black and white stripes with a bright pop of festive color, such as hot pink or strawberry red.

Laura Fox, News Editor

Hello, Lewis students!

It is the start of the spring semester, which means it is time to buckle down and finish up the last half of the school year.

Less than four months until we are saying goodbye to campus again for summer break, so let’s make this semester a great one!

Speaking of months, February is upon us. Every month is typically associated with a certain holiday, and there is no mistaking that February is all about Valentine’s Day.

If you are shopping at any store these days, you will come across at least one aisle of a red and pink chocolate box, large stuffed animal massacre.

Certain people love the holiday, and certain people despise it, but like it or not, Feb. 14 will eventually arrive, and we will be faced with the day of love and romance.

Personally, I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day. Whether I was single or in a relationship, I made the best of it. And the best way that I’ve found to make the situation feel okay is by wearing an outfit I feel confident in.

If you are going out on a date or just staying in, the perfect outfit can make you feel like a bombshell—single or taken.

For Valentine’s Day, I typically resort to an outfit that incorporates a skirt or dress, which can be a tough mission this time of year. Tights and boots always save the day, because they can work great with a skirt or dress, and keep you warm in the meantime.

If skirts and dresses are not your thing, a pair of dark wash or black jeans are still great pieces to give an outfit some class.

Color is the best way to incorporate the holiday theme into your outfit. Pinks and reds are obviously the color go-to, but try playing around with different shades. Incorporating one bright pop of red or pink into your otherwise neutral outfit is a great way to do so.

Try pairing a hot pink blazer with a nude colored top and black jeans, or a black and white striped top with a strawberry red cardigan and denim jeans.

Pantone recently announced the color of the year for 2015, which is also a shade of red called “Marsala.” It is a similar color to that of red wine. Try incorporating clothing or accessories of this shade into your outfit. Not only will it be festive, but also trendy!

Another great way to get festive for Valentine’s Day is to incorporate hearts into your outfit.

I’ve seen some sweaters, tees or tights with hearts all over them. Although you do not want to overdo it with the amount of hearts you are wearing, a simple heart tee with a cardigan or heart tights paired under a solid skirt add the perfect dose of romance to the outfit.

I am a firm believer that the perfect outfit will make you feel happier and more confident, no matter what day it is. That is why it is so important to wear whatever makes you happy on Valentine’s Day.

If what makes you happy this year is your comfiest pair of yoga pants, a warm blanket and your favorite movies, then own it! If you plan to go out for a romantic evening, wear whatever makes you feel beautiful!

The biggest mistake we make on this holiday of love is thinking we have to look a certain way to impress a certain someone.

Keep in mind that the only person that needs to make you feel beautiful is yourself.

Until next time, stay stylish!

Laura Fox
Laura Fox is a senior double majoring in journalism and public relations/advertising, with a minor in social media. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Flyer. She has her own fashion blog, The Fashionable Fox, and is also Corey Crawford’s biggest fan. She dreams of someday working in community relations for the NHL.

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