One Way to Rock Red After Valentine’s Day

One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day
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One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day

It’s official, you guys – Minnie Mouse is my new style icon!

Alright, maybe that’s just what the cashier at H&M told me as I was buying this blouse, but I think it may stick because Minnie is one fierce little mouse!  Whether I’m adopting her style, or just discovering my own, I’ve recently been intensely drawn to the color red.  Apparently you all love it on me as well, because a few weeks back when I shared my first Valentine’s Day outfit, I got a million comments on how “red is my color!”  Honestly, as a redhead, I never thought I would be able to pull it off so well, but 1213 Hair Studio does such a great job transforming my locks into the perfect shade of merlot that I can wear nearly any color I’d like!

Here’s the thing though: a lot of people think red is just for Valentine’s Day or winter months.  I’d like to stick my tongue out at those people because that’s as crazy as saying you can’t wear white after Labor Day (which, by the way, you absolutely can).  I’ve been finding some fantastic ways to incorporate red into my wardrobe lately, and thought I’d take you on the journey with me as I curate the perfect “red after Valentine’s Day” ensemble!

Outfit Details // similar top | pants | heels | similar earrings | necklace | similar bag

One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day

I’ve already made my mind up that red, yellow, and all things printed are going to be my obsessions for the spring and summer.

Gimme polka dots, stripes, and gingham in excess, please and thanks!  So naturally, when picking out my red blouse, the polka dot style immediately stood out (it also could’ve been the Minnie Mouse in my head saying, “you gotta buy that!”).  I knew it would match beautifully with the ruffle heels I rocked for Valentine’s Day, so all that was left to buy was a pair of bottoms.  Then I saw these boyfriend-style denim pants, and I leapt outside of my comfort zone and left the store with them in hand.

You know that situation when you try something on in the mall, love the way it looks in the fitting room, then get home, put it on again, and wonder why the actual heck you decided to buy them?  Okay, that’s kinda how I felt about these pants at first.  Let it be known, I’ve always worn jeans that fit like a glove, so this whole “boyfriend-style” thing was new to me.  But with a little reassuring from the Instagram world, I decided to keep them.  I put them on again today and could actually hear the angel choir singing.  Needless to say, I knew this blouse and pant combo was a winner because while taking these photos, a group of women in a car at the stoplight next to me took the time to roll down their windows and say, “girl you look GREAT!” That may seem like a little thing, but it put a pep in my step for the rest of the day!

One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day

Tell me how you’ll be wearing red for the spring and summer!  Are you one for vibrant prints and colors like me?

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One Way to Rock Red After Valentine's Day

Photos by Brandon of Erudite Productions Inc.

Outfit Details // similar top | pants | heels | similar earrings | necklace | similar bag

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74 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna
    February 19, 2018 at 6:06 AM

    Love these happy colors!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:38 PM

      Me too! Even if I do look a bit like Minnie Mouse 😉

  • Reply
    lydia
    February 19, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Love this whole look on you girl! H&M is seriously killing it right now with all of their clothes. And we’re right there with ya on being obsessed with all the prints for spring / summer.

    xo, Lydia

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:39 PM

      It’s a rare occasion when I can’t find something that works for me at H&M! They’ve gotta be my favorite store!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    February 19, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Cute outfit! I agree, red is for all year long!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:39 PM

      I’m so glad you think so as well. I see that it tends to be worn most around Christmas and Valentine’s Day – but I think it’s great during all seasons!

  • Reply
    Stephanie Konkle
    February 19, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Loving the red top! I’m all for wearing red all year long!

    xo, Steph | UrbanBlonde.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:40 PM

      I’m so glad you agree! It’s such a happy color – and it looks amazing on you!

  • Reply
    sarah lindner
    February 19, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Such a cute valentines day look or date night look! Red is such a good color on you!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:40 PM

      Totally! I know Valentine’s Day has passed, which is why I wanted to share this look, because I feel like it’s acceptable at any time of the year 🙂

  • Reply
    Oh to Be a Muse
    February 19, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    Red is not my color, so you won’t see me wearing it much at all — not even on Valentine’s Day. But red really works with your great hair.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:41 PM

      Oh my gosh that can’t be true! I could see you totally rocking red!

  • Reply
    Whit
    February 19, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    girl you look stunning in red and those polka dots!? LOVE!

    Britt+Whit

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:41 PM

      That’s too sweet of you! Thanks for the kind words! I sure do love polka dots too 🙂

  • Reply
    Anna English
    February 19, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Red is such a fun color to wear year round! This outfit is too cute on you!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:41 PM

      So true! Red is a confidence booster for me and so many others, so I want to find as many fun, red pieces to add to my wardrobe and share with my little corner of the blogosphere!

  • Reply
    Laura Leigh
    February 19, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    These mom jeans look amazing on you! Especially when paired with those killer heels. You are definitely rocking this red after Valentine’s Day look gal!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:42 PM

      Aww thank you! I definitely wasn’t sure about them at first, but now I’m obsessed! They’re just so comfy – and they definitely do work well with heels!

  • Reply
    the eye traveler
    February 19, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    those heels are so cute ! Loving the pop of red in your outfit, it makes the cold weather much more fun ;p

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:42 PM

      These heels were certainly a winner the first time I shared them, so I knew they’d be well-loved the second time around hehe. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Reply
    Delia
    February 19, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Red is definitely your color! Love Minnie Mouse! Love this polka dot red top!!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:43 PM

      Awww thank you so much! I’m definitely channeling my inner Minnie Mouse, that’s for sure hehe 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicole
    February 19, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    So glad you kept the denim too, cuz this look is a fave of mine and you look so gorgeous in it! Love the addition of the sassy red heels too!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:43 PM

      Ahh that’s the greatest thing to hear. You’re making me extra glad I kept them! Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    Lavenda Memory
    February 19, 2018 at 7:53 PM

    Red is always such a fun color pop!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:44 PM

      Agreed! It’s such a sassy color and so fun to wear in so many different ways. I’m looking to incorporate it as much as possible for the upcoming spring!

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    Kristin
    February 19, 2018 at 8:23 PM

    OK first of all, your hair is stunning. Second, I’ve been wearing a lot of red too, and I think it’s because I recently went back from strawberry blonde to golden blonde and the strawberry just clashed so much! It looks stunning against your rich new hair color.

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:45 PM

      Wow, way to make my day! Thank you so much for the sweet words. I definitely adore red, and never thought it would work with my hair, but it’s even better than I thought it’d be. I’m sure it looks spectacular on you as well 🙂

  • Reply
    Bianca
    February 19, 2018 at 8:23 PM

    You look so natural in front of the camera!
    Bx

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:45 PM

      Haha well that’s good to hear! After nearly 3 years of fashion blogging, I sure hope so! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Reply
    Kristina
    February 19, 2018 at 8:32 PM

    This polka dot top is precious and I absolutely love wearing red!

    xo, Kristina

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 10:45 PM

      I think it’s just the most fun and cute little top! And it’s crazy comfortable too 🙂

  • Reply
    Helen
    February 19, 2018 at 11:49 PM

    Love your top and you shoes. I love how you put your outfit together. Looks really great on you!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:36 PM

      Thank you so much! Red has been a serious repeat color for me lately. I’m loving it for sure!

  • Reply
    Kait Elizabeth
    February 20, 2018 at 12:06 AM

    Red is definitely a year round shade! you look great! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

  • Reply
    Kellie
    February 20, 2018 at 12:49 AM

    I’m loving the red and totally agree. It’s not just for Valentine’s Day and the holidays. I’m definitely going to need those shoes too! 🙂
    xoxox,
    Kellie
    TheBicoastalBeauty.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:36 PM

      Hehehe right? I think it’s so sad when people reserve it for those times of the year. I love it all the time!

  • Reply
    Kileen
    February 20, 2018 at 4:54 AM

    This is such a cute outfit girl! I am loving that top as well as these cute heels!
    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:36 PM

      Aw thanks, girly! I can definitely see you rocking this blouse!

  • Reply
    Nataly
    February 20, 2018 at 7:57 AM

    You look so cute in red! I love it!

  • Reply
    Shelby Back
    February 20, 2018 at 10:52 AM

    love adding a pop of red to any outfit!

    xo!
    Shelby

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:37 PM

      It’s such a fun way to brighten up a look, don’t you think? 🙂

  • Reply
    Belle
    February 20, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    Seriously, those sandals are the cutest! I love the ruffle details!

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:37 PM

      They’re my obsession lately! I can’t stop wearing them haha!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    February 20, 2018 at 12:13 PM

    Literally everything about this outfit is perfect! Red is definitely your color! Also, I need those jeans in my life!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM

      Awww thank you so much! I keep hearing that I should wear red more often. I’m trying to incorporate it into my wardrobe as much as possible now! 🙂

  • Reply
    Hannah
    February 20, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    How fun are those red polka dots!! I love the pop of red with the shoes as well:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM

      Apparently Minnie Mouse is my spirit animal haha! Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    Nicole Flint
    February 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Oh i’m here for this red!! I love this look! Super fun and I love the photos!

  • Reply
    Katey
    February 20, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Oh my goodness! Your pictures are so fun! I adore this cute look. Red is fierce! I’m loving the boyfriend jeans this Season too – so comfy and look cute paired with everything!
    XOXO
    Katey

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:39 PM

      That’s the nicest thing to hear. Thank you! I love having fun with my photos 🙂 I gotta find more ways to wear these BF jeans. They’re so comfy!

  • Reply
    Sarah Tripp
    February 20, 2018 at 10:24 PM

    Okay, you’re THE cutest! Love love loveeee this outfit!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:39 PM

      No way, that’s definitely you! This outfit definitely had me thinking of you with all the fun red!

  • Reply
    Madeline
    February 21, 2018 at 12:06 AM

    Loving all the red! The jeans look great on you!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    February 21, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    That top is so fun! Red is one of the only colors that I wear on a regular basis. Love it!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:40 PM

      It’s such a great color, isn’t it? It makes me happy whenever I wear it!

  • Reply
    Tonya
    February 21, 2018 at 7:03 PM

    Red is not just a romantic color! Its also happy and sexy! I love how you styled this and those heels are to die for!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:40 PM

      So true! Red takes on so many personalities, in my opinion.

  • Reply
    Lisa
    February 22, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Ummm yes to all of this! Love that top so much! You styled this outfit perfectly!

    XO-Lisa

    http://www.thatssodarling.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:41 PM

      I’m definitely going to be over-wearing this top from now on haha! It’s such a happy piece!

  • Reply
    Lacey
    February 22, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Your pics are killing it lately steph! Love that top and esp those shoes!

    xx,

    Lacey

  • Reply
    Sharon Wu
    February 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    You really rock the red darling! I don’t wear it too often but also love how it adds a nice pop of color to my outfits. Will definitely be wearing it more this spring once it warms up some… a cold front has weirdly arrived in PS this week and I’m living in the same (and only pair of) black sweats/sweater hahaha. Hope you are having a fab week! xo

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:41 PM

      Omg a cold front?? In PS?!? That’s nearly unheard of haha! I hope you enjoy the more wintery weather 😉

  • Reply
    Candace
    February 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    If you know me by now, you know that I don’t care what time of year it is. If I want to wear a certain color, I will. After all, there’s no one to stop us haha. I have been wearing red since before the holidays and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. That blouse is perfect on you!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 24, 2018 at 3:42 PM

      That’s one of the things I love most about you and your amazing style! Thanks for always inspiring me to try new things!

  • Reply
    Steph
    February 25, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    I totally pinned this! Such a great post. Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  • Reply
    Denise Kokinis
    February 26, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Yes! I really love a good way to wear red after Valentine’s Day! The color is just so gorgeous on you and I love those polka dots! Your shots are always so fun!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply
    Cara Diane McIntire
    February 26, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    I LOVE this top!! So so cute!

    xo, Cara
    https://brighterbold.com

  • Reply
    Angelle
    February 27, 2018 at 1:20 AM

    Loving that polka dot top!! Looks great with those jeans and heels.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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