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How do you decide to buy an item? I think a good practice is to come up with at least three ways to wear an item before purchasing it.

In this post, I thought it would be helpful to show you three cute ways to wear the same Valentine’s Day shirt. See which one(s) you would wear. Let me know in the comments below.

I love red and pink in clothing and frequently find myself drawn to these colors. And I love the whimsical nature of Valentine’s Day as it’s a celebration of love. So when I spotted this light blue cotton shirt with red hearts on it, I HAD to have it. I ordered it in my usual size small, but upon receipt, I realized that it ran a bit snug. I liked it so much that I actually drove to the Cabazon outlets (45 minutes away) to get my medium. It’s so happy and it was worth the trip as I found lots of other fun items for my family!

Here are the three outfits I came up with but the heart shirt would also go well with white denim.

Outfit #1 Valentine’s Day Shirt with Red Sweater:

In this first outfit, I paired the Valentine's Day shirt with a red v-neck cashmere sweater.  I left the cuffs and tails peeking out and I added leopard flats.  My pants are tan chinos and it gives the look a casual vibe.  For accessories, I added my classic stainless steel Ebel watch and some pearl stud earrings.

In this first outfit, I paired the Valentine’s Day shirt with a red v-neck cashmere sweater. I left the cuffs and tails peeking out and I added leopard flats. My pants are tan chinos and it gives the look a casual vibe. For accessories, I added my classic stainless steel Ebel watch and some pearl stud earrings.

In this first outfit, I paired the Valentine's Day shirt with a red v-neck cashmere sweater.  I left the cuffs and tails peeking out and I added leopard flats.  My pants are tan chinos and it gives the look a casual vibe.  For accessories, I added my classic stainless steel Ebel watch and some pearl stud earrings.

If it’s cold where you live, switch out the leopard flats for booties and add a winter coat (tan camel’s hair, maybe).

In this first outfit, I paired the Valentine's Day shirt with a red v-neck cashmere sweater.  I left the cuffs and tails peeking out and I added leopard flats.  My pants are tan chinos and it gives the look a casual vibe.  For accessories, I added my classic stainless steel Ebel watch and some pearl stud earrings.

Outfit #2: Valentine’s Day Shirt with a Red Puffer Vest

In this second look, I took the Valentine's Day shirt and layered a white cotton turtleneck under it and a red puffer vest over it.  The pants are the same as in the first outfit but in this ensemble, I added light brown booties as well as a brown tote.  I think the pairing of the red vest and brown accessories is especially sharp

In this second look, I took the Valentine’s Day shirt and layered a white cotton turtleneck under it and a red puffer vest over it. The pants are the same as in the first outfit but in this ensemble, I added light brown booties as well as a brown tote. I think the pairing of the red vest and brown accessories is especially sharp.

In this second look, I took the Valentine's Day shirt and layered a white cotton turtleneck under it and a red puffer vest over it.  The pants are the same as in the first outfit but in this ensemble, I added light brown booties as well as a brown tote.  I think the pairing of the red vest and brown accessories is especially sharp.  This is an angled pose.

I love to wear a puffer vest as I think they are warm but not too bulky. In Chicago, I sometimes wear this type of look, but I add a wool coat such as a tan camel’s hair one. I wear it unbuttoned if it’s not ridiculously cold as I love the appearance of all of the layers.

In this second look, I took the Valentine's Day shirt and layered a white cotton turtleneck under it and a red puffer vest over it.  The pants are the same as in the first outfit but in this ensemble, I added light brown booties as well as a brown tote.  I think the pairing of the red vest and brown accessories is especially sharp.  Here for some reason, I am laughing!

In this image, you can see my white turtleneck. Pro-tip: Instead of wearing the neckline with the turtleneck folded outwards, I folded some of the fabric inside the top. It looks more like a high-mock turtleneck. I think this is a smart trick for those turtlenecks that are so high that I feel like Bazooka Joe from the bubble gum comics!

Outfit #3: Valentine’s Day Shirt with a Striped Tee and Bootcut Jeans

In this last outfit, I paired the Valentine's Day shirt with a red striped tee shirt.  I left the shirt unbuttoned and I tucked in the shirt.  Pro-tip: If you are uncomfortable tucking in your tee shirt, another clever way to wear these pieces is to simply button the lower buttons of the shirt over the tee.  This masks any tummy but still looks elevated.

In this last outfit, I paired the Valentine’s Day shirt with a red striped tee shirt. I left the shirt unbuttoned and I tucked in the shirt. Pro-tip: If you are uncomfortable tucking in your tee shirt, another clever way to wear these pieces is to simply button the lower buttons of the shirt over the tee. This masks any tummy but still looks elevated.

In this last outfit, I paired the Valentine's Day shirt with a red striped tee shirt.  I left the shirt unbuttoned and I tucked in the shirt.  Pro-tip: If you are uncomfortable tucking in your tee shirt, another clever way to wear these pieces is to simply button the lower buttons of the shirt over the tee.  This masks any tummy but still looks elevated.
In this look, I wore dark-wash boot-cut jeans by NYDJ which is a VERY COMFORTABLE pair of jeans!    Pro-tip: The waistline has a gentle but supportive stretch to keep that tummy tucked in.  I love this brand of pants!  I am wearing black suede booties which continue to extend my leg line as they blend well with the dark wash.

In this look, I wore dark-wash boot-cut jeans by NYDJ which is a VERY COMFORTABLE pair of jeans! Pro-tip: The waistline has a gentle but supportive stretch to keep that tummy tucked in. I love this brand of pants! I am wearing black suede booties which continue to extend my leg line as they blend well with the dark wash.

Pro-tip: I know skinny jeans are much less visible on the fashion front and if you haven’t tried boot-cut ones, you’re missing out. They are VERY FLATTERING to all figure types as the gentle flare of the lower leg balances any hip or mid-section fullness. Give them a try, especially this brand!

Conclusion:

So, do you love this Valentine’s Day shirt? Obviously, I do! I hope I’ve inspired you to shop your closet for any red or pink things that would make you feel like celebrating Valentine’s Day! And of course, take a peek at some of my posts down below if you’re short on inspiration.

XO,

Dr. Julie

PS Here are a few posts to enjoy:

Happy Valentine’s Day to Everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day Outfits

Valentine’s Day Dessert

A Savory Valentine’s Day Appetizer Or A Quick Super Bowl Party Appetizer

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