8 February 2017

Dressing up ripped jeans for an effortless Valentines day Outfit

It's that time of year again where the world divides in half. Valentines Day lovers vs. those who think it's a waste of time. I for one think it's lovely and why not have a special day dedicated to those you love. Whether it be your friends, family or your significant other. This year the festivities are a little more low-key, a little less fancy and I'll be heading out straight from work, ripped jeans and all!



If there is a reason to get dressed up, you can bet I'm all game. Especially when there is time to really make an event of it it. Pop some music on, have a bubble bath and a face mask, before getting lost in the world of hair straighteners and highlight. I love it. And Valentines Day is as good, if not better reason as any! However this year, Valentines falls on a weeknight and there's nothing I quite hate than having to get ready in a hurry after a long day at work. So this year, I'm opting for an effortlessly chic date night outfit that I could totally wear to work too.

(I know ripped jeans at work! But I spend my week throwing paint at walls and climbing ladders so ripped jeans makes sense. Just work with me on this one!)

I have a love-hate relationship with ripped jeans, I love the way they look on other people but on me I feel like they look too masculine. However, with the right coordinates and accessories, they can be the perfect way to make you look cool, feminine and completely on trend.





These jeans are the Ripped Joni's from Topshop which have faded disastrously but (as much as I hate to admit) totally add to the edgy "I just threw these on" vibe we're going for. The effortlessly beautiful kind of vibe. I paired them with this satin, pink cami top from H&M which add's a beautifully romantic touch to the look. It breaks dresses up the "I just rolled out of bed" vibe so it's more shabby chic than just plain shabby. Then the chunky heeled boots say natural, approachable elegance.

It's all about the way you dress up this look. The satin top is a statement in itself, so light jewellery like this star choker subtly add's dimension to this outfit. The choker works with the ripped jeans, keeping to the edgy vibe but in a more feminine way.

For my makeup, I kept it super simple. Something that would effortlessly transform from day to night. I used the Stila Eyes are the Window to the Soul Palette to create a matte smokey eye. It's subtle enough not to be too bold for daytime but bounces well with the edgy elegant look we're going for.

WHAT I'M WEARING


This outfit is all about the ripped jeans, these are from Topshop but I recommend shopping around a little. Like Topshop prices are, these jeans were pretty pricey and believe it or not jet black when I bought them! On a more positive note, the satin pink cami top was an absolute bargain in the H&M sale for £5 but there are similar ones dotted around everywhere. Check out this one from New Look or this one from SheIn.

Like I mentioned this look isn't anything without the accessories. The bag is my staple, everyday go to Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Moto'. It's a great day bag but looks posh enough for the evening too. The star choker is from ASOS and comes with a longer, moon pendant necklace too which you can switch in and out as you feel like it. A great addition to the outfit.

What do you think about this outfit. I love the convergence between edgy and elegance, cool but feminine! The way they work seamlessly together to create a classic, effortless date night outfit for Valentines Day. What are your plans this year? Are you spending it with someone special? Or with your best buds? I'd love to know what Valentines means to you!

Love always,
Melissa

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