OUTFIT DETAILS: donna morgan dress worn as a top, c/o (similar here, on sale for under $40!) || j.crew skirt (similar here on sale!) || sole + luster heels, c/o || leopard bag borrowed from leanne barlow, similar here || accessory concierge bracelet, c/o 
The fun thing about holidays is that you can wear things that you wouldn’t normally pair together. For example, I would never wear bright red and bright green together, but on Christmas, anything goes! The same is true for Valentine’s Day, and it’s time to bust out all the festive colors. Today for Raiding My Sister’s Closet, we’re talking about how to pair those festive colors together.
Typically I would choose pink and red, but I felt like being a little different this Valentine’s Day and going for purple and red. The color combination feels feminine, but bold, and I always love a good color block.
Try these tips for putting together a perfectly pink Valentine’s Day Outfit!
1. Play with different hues. Try pink and purple, pink and red, red and purple, pink and blush, etc. There are so many different combinations so pull out all the pinks, reds, and purples in your closet and create a unique combo! Remember, anything goes!
2. Go neutral everywhere else. I kept my shoes very neutral, but also feminine so they matched the feel of the outfit, but didn’t compete with the boldness of the top and skirt. Also, keep your lips and jewelry toned down if your outfit is bold.
3. When in doubt, add black and white. If you’re not sure what to wear for Valentine’s day, go with black and white, and add a pop of pink or red with either your shoes, your lips, or your jewelry. Or try a black and white skirt with a pink sweater, or a black and white top with a pink skirt!
4. Have fun! The holidays are the funnest time to get dressed, so go a little more bold than normal and have fun!

Now go check out Janssen and Landen’s Valentine’s Day outfits, and if you use one of these tips for creating your Valentine’s Day outfit, tag me on instagram so I can see (@merricksart)!



  1. Kate says:

    Cute outfit!! Can you comment on the fit of those heels? I’m normally between a 7 and 7.5 – any suggestions on ordering? Thanks!

  2. Natali says:

    Love how you’ve mixed and matched the colours and patterns in this outfit! You look so chic and feminine!

  3. Love the color mixing in this look!

    Liz @

  4. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I’m loving that shirt and skirt paired together! the colors are just gorgeous!


  5. jennifoundinmycloset says:

    Absolutely LOVE these colors together…it’s my favorite combo! It’s very Kate Spade. You look fab! =)

  6. Kim says:

    Can you where nude heels in a utah winter? Bare legs aren’t great this time of year.

  7. I have to agree with most comments – I love the way these two colours look together!. Btw this is my Valentine’s Day outfit

  8. Lisa Kanegae says:

    Absolutely love your blog!! Can you tell me where you took these photos? We’re taking family pics soon in a few days and this looks so beautiful

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