Elevated Casual Valentines Look

As Valentines day approaches each year, I get in a rut of outfit ideas. It seems that the only thing I can think to wear is a dress, which is always a good option that makes me feel beautiful, but I would love to step out of that comfort zone and try something a little different this year! Pairing ripped denim with heels is the easiest way to go from super casual (think if you were wearing Converse with this outfit how different it would be). Reds and pinks scream "VALENTINES DAY" so by just adding a pop of a vibrant berry suede shoe to an otherwise muted outfit can be celebratory without being too costumey or over the top. Slouchy tan knit sweaters are everywhere right now, you can get them with a cowl neck or turtleneck, V or scoop; they are everywhere and pair perfectly with denim.

Lastly to top of this elevated casual look, or even to gift to someone you love, is this amazing Giving Keys "Love" necklace. Through a partnership with the nonprofit organization Chrysalis, The Giving Keys employs individuals who are transitioning out of homelessness, providing opportunities for them to move to permanent housing. Not only do these necklaces add style to an outfit, they are meaningful and are being used to spread hope and change the world - there's no better way to spread the love!