There’s something about the new year that leaves me craving duvet-chic fashion (duvet-chic fashion: clothing that makes you feel like you are rolled up in a duvet. Still waiting for Webster’s to accept my dictionary entry). Gimme all the sweats and scrunchies (sorry Carrie Bradshaw).
After a few weeks though, I’m ready to unroll myself and emerge from hibernation — but still keep it somewhat casual. And, with Valentine’s Day coming up, I need a look that is uncomplicated and date night ready.
Here’s what I came up with for a cute, semi-casual outfit, ready for whatever Valentine’s Day has to offer this year.
Dressing Up Abercrombie’s Vegan Leather Pants: My Valentine’s Day Edit
1. Find Some “Leather” Pants
“Comfort” and “vegan leather” aren’t words that typically go hand in hand, but these Abercrombie Curve Vegan Leather Pants are stylish AND comfortable. As I exclaimed on my IG, “I don’t sound like a Hefty bag while I walk!” A true Christmas miracle.
Fit Notes: The pants fit TTS (I’m wearing a 30).
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2. Add A Colorful Top
I adore an unexpected winter color. I’m usually drawn toward jewel tones or earth tones in the colder months, but this Reformation Cashmere Blend Sweater in the most beautiful shade of purple is not to be missed. To see how I’m styling this boxy, cropped sustainable sweater.
Fit Notes: The sweater fits TTS (I’m wearing a large).
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3. Don’t Forget To Accessorize!
Motherhood has made me notoriously forgetful when it comes to jewelry (thankfully not the actual children I birthed). I always feel fancier when I take the time to put some on. I fell in love with BR Design Co., a Black-owned, woman-owned business I discovered last year. All of their earrings are so interesting and unique. I also threw on this Kiss Ring from J.Crew and grabbed a green clutch I’ve owned for ages.
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While I’m not ready to completely ditch my winter sweats (never!) it does feel good to get a little dressed up from time to time. Take 30 seconds to put on a pair of earrings. Add some lippy. I’m ready to conquer the world…or date night at the very least.
Photos by the fantastic Bultedaob Photography.