Ask A Stylist: Your Red-Hot Style Questions Answered

It’s that time of the year again: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we are officially seeing red. What to wear? What to bring? How to look cute amid this east coast snow-pocalypse? Our stylist Valerie dishes up her tips and tricks for keeping it together on the date night of the year.

Q: Is it totally cheesy to wear red on Valentine’s Day?

A: Is it totally cheesy to wear a white gown when you walk down the aisle? No way! Valentine’s Day is all about hot hues, and we say embrace it. If you’re a little wary about going over-the-top festive, opt for an LBD and add in pops of color: a red shoe, lipstick and nail shade are a classic case in point. Or nix the red altogether and go for a gorgeous fuchsia or pouty pink.

Q: The weather is horrible where I live! How can I hit date-night looking chic when it’s freezing cold out?

A: Below zero may not be the most chic of all fashion conditions, but that’s why we have tights! Start the night with a long wool cover-up coat, gloves as usual and a pair of thick wool tights with a sexy shoe. Once you get to your destination, check your coat at the door and flaunt your favorite date-night dress. Another key element to make the look work: Forget the walk…Call ahead for a car service or grab a cab! You (and your poor feet) can thank me later.

Q: Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, and I work late. How can I transition my office look to date night without having to run home?

A: Last minute plans? No problem. Pack a tote of essentials the night before, or stash them week long at your desk. Things like a pretty platform pump, a dressy jacket (try leather or a draped-front suede), a long, dangle earring, a statement stack of bangles, a clutch you can carry in your day bag, and a bright red lipstick that instantly glams up any look.  Think quick-change chic!

Q: I’m clumsy and am always bound to spill. What emergency-kit essentials should I stock my bag with for my blind date?

A: Dinner, drinks, walking blocks and blocks—a backup plan is essential when you’re on the spot and full of nerves. Topping my list of don’t-forget-for-date-night must-haves: A pack of gum or mints, clear nail polish or a travel size hairspray to remedy a last-second run in your tights, a pair of foldable flats when the end of the night can’t come soon enough for your feet, and a travel size baby powder for any unwanted oil/food spills, to get the grease out of silk or fine fabrics. Can’t fit it all in your clutch? Use your coat pockets and make a run to the ladies room when you need. Time to make an impression!

Valerie

* Have a question for Valerie and the rest of expert styling team? Ask away at AskAStylist@bebe.com!

~ by bebe on February 2, 2011.

4 Responses to “Ask A Stylist: Your Red-Hot Style Questions Answered”

  1. I just wanted to know do you think the Zip Front Ruffle Pocket Dress in beige with the Sydney Wedges in black and the Enamel & Hammered Necklace in black and gold will all go together or is it too much…Mind you I like statement pieces… Please help..
    Thanks

  2. i would like to know when the blue kelly sandles wedges will be back in stock….

    • Hi Cindy,
      You can call or go into a store with the sku number (193877) and one of our stylists will be more than happy to help you find a pair at a store near you.

  3. Are you guys looking for models? I would be interested.

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