Valentine’s Day Outfit Idea: Pink Moto on Black

Happy Friday, friends! I’m back today with an outfit idea for Valentine’s Day, and I’m teaming up once again with Deb and Tania to bring you even more Valentine’s Day style inspiration.

This outfit came together rather by accident, but I love how it turned out!

Usually when I’m in a rush and throw something together, it bombs… or at least there is one aspect I wish I’d changed. But not this time!

I had my eye on this pink moto jacket for quite a while before I pulled the trigger and placed my order.

It was on sale for like ever, and still fully stocked, so I finally broke down and bought it, and I’m so glad I did. They call it coral, but it is actually very much pink.

I wore it to go out with girlfriends the other night over an ivory tank with blue jeans, and in Wednesday’s What I Wore post, I shared some of my shoe options — including this look with neutral pumps.

I had been planning to shoot that look for this Valentine’s Day post, but once I shared the mirror selfie, it seemed silly to shoot the look for a dedicated post. Plus, I usually dress up a little more than blue jeans for Valentine’s Day…

So when I was getting ready for this photo shoot, I quickly threw this look together with black coated jeans, a black tank, and black pumps.

I was afraid the pink jacket would look out of place with all the black, but it actually worked out quite well!

There are still quite a few sizes of this jacket still available, and it also comes in grey and taupe. The taupe and grey are great neutrals, but I really like the pink for transitioning to spring.

I find this brand to run a little on the smaller side; I have a medium in all my BlankNYC jackets.

For accessories, I wore a chunky mixed metal necklace. This is how to do a statement necklace for 2020.

Statement necklaces aren’t “out” per se, but some styles look dated. The hammered silver discs and antique gold chain links keep this necklace modern with a bit of an edge.

My earrings are also Lucky Brand, and they have the two-toned metal look as well. I like how they coordinate without being matchy-matchy.

I also added a Victoria Emerson wrap bracelet.

This tank is a really nice layering piece, plus the straps are bra-friendly, so I can wear it without the jacket if I want.

I like it so much, I have it in 3 colors — black, ivory, and a red that has been discontinued. It runs TTS; I have the small.

These pumps are nice because the pointy toe elongates the leg, while the chunky heel keeps them walkable.

My black coated jeans are almost sold out, but regular black jeans or pants are great options too. It all depends on the venue and your personal style, but I think the coated denim elevates the look and keeps it modern.

The coated jeans, moto jacket, and hammered metal jewelry all have an edgy vibe, while the suede pumps and silky tank add some refinement and polish to the look, which provides balance and keeps it interesting.

By creating a column of black and adding the contrasting pink jacket on top, this look is very slimming, and I really like how the necklace pops.

Outfit Details:

suede moto // coated jeans // tank // pumps // necklace // earrings // bracelet

What are your Valentine’s Day plans??? Do you go out or stay in?

We usually go out to eat, but not on the 14th, as we’ve found our favorite restaurants to be crowded and the food not up to par. We haven’t made any plans yet for Valentine’s Day… I guess we better get on that!

Don’t forget to visit Tania and Deb for more Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration…

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photos: Alison Cornell