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Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated yearly on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions around the world.

The two most celebrated colors representing Valentine’s Day? Red and pink…mixed with white I think!

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Red exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is often used to express love, which is why the color is associated with Valentine’s Day. When you leave the house you’ll be noticed by all if dressed in red…from your toes to your head!

The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. Pink relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. A combination of the colors red and white, pink contains the need for action of red, helping to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. When you leave the house dressed in pink you’ll be the daintiest, most feminine person on the planet…I think!

Pink and red clothes for Valentine’s Day! Dress Your Way!

Valentine’s Day Fun Fact: Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th century England, Valentine’s Day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionaries and candies, and sending greeting cards. In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart.”

Popular Valentine’s Day Symbols Used Today:

  1. Heart Shaped Outlines
  2. Doves
  3. Cupid
  4. Flowers
  5. Handwritten Valentines
  6. Greeting Cards
  7. Candies
  8. Chocolates

Positive Keywords Associated With the Color Pink:

  1. Unconditional Love
  2. Romantic Love
  3. Compassion
  4. Understanding
  5. Nurturing
  6. Romance
  7. Warmth
  8. Hope
  9. Calming
  10. Sweetness
  11. Naivete
  12. Femininity
  13. Intuitive Energy

Positive Keywords Associated With the Color Red:

  1. Action
  2. Energy
  3. Speed
  4. Attention-Getting
  5. Assertive
  6. Confident
  7. Stimulating
  8. Exciting
  9. Powerful
  10. Driven
  11. Passionate
  12. Courageous
  13. Strong
  14. Spontaneous
  15. Determined

When you adorn your fabulous self in pink and red clothes you’ll steal the show, as all true fashion divas know!

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 27: Olivia Culpo is seen in Long Island City on July 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

For those of you that feel red and/or pink clothing is too brash or too girly to wear, why not try these various shades of red and pink:

Variations of the Color Red:

  1. Maroon
  2. Burgundy
  3. Crimson
  4. Scarlet
  5. Candy Apple Red

Variations of the Color Pink:

  1. Blush
  2. Rose Pink
  3. Salmon Pink
  4. Orchid
  5. Fuchsia
  6. Hot Pink

Step out on Valentine’s Day in ruffled, satin clothing of red and pink. You’ll turn every head in the room and definitely get a wink!

Valentine’s Day Fun Fact: Saint Valentine supposedly wore a purple amethyst ring, customarily worn on the hands of Christian bishops with an image of Cupid engraved in it, a recognizable symbol associated with love that was legal under the Roman Empire. Roman soldiers would recognize the ring and ask him to perform marriage for them. Associated with Saint Valentine, amethyst has become the birthstone for February, which is thought to attract love!

Lovey dovey…Valentine’s day gets you all warm and fuzzy!

“I see you dressed in red and pink for Valentine’s Day.”

“I did. But I adore red and pink and wear the colors in other ways.”

“So you step out in red when you’re feeling brassy, confident and strong?”

“Yes. And I adorn myself in pink when I want to feel girly all day long.”

“You seem like a cool gal with lots of spunk and love in your heart.”

“I live my days that way…it’s always a great way to start.”

Red and Pink: Colors that are perfect to wear on Valentine’s Day and every other day of the week, month or year! To red and pink garments we give a cheer!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

Action, energy, speed, attention-getting, assertive, confident, energizing, stimulating, exciting, powerful, passionate, driven, courageous, strong, determined! Everyone of these words is a keyword that is linked with the color red!

Red is a warm, positive color that is associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Red exudes a strong, powerful masculine energy, but in the realm of fashion, the color red is also exquisitely feminine, with extra punch!

Make an entrance into any event dressed in the roaring, regal, royal color that is red!

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The shape and the style of the clothes that we choose to wear give insight into our personalities, much like the colors that we select for our garments. Red is a color that oozes oomph and wow, and the color red cannot be ignored.

Red is a bold, brazen, beautiful color that shouts “I am confident!”

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Being the color of physical movement, the color red awakens our physical life forces (blood is red and nourishes our bodies). Red is a color that represents sexuality and love, and the color is often used to express love, as on Valentine’s Day and the symbolism of the red rose flower!

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Red clothes are stunning, and very attention grabbing. If you want to be seen, wear red. If red clothing is too bold and brassy for you, how about dressing in a more subdued color, such as black or beige, and then highlighting your outfit with red accessories and/or red shoes?

A little bit of red goes a long way!

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If you really want to be the belle of the ball and stand out in a classic, sleek, sexy way, swipe your luscious lips with bright red lipstick, and paint your nails Rev Your Engine Red! 

Va Va Va Voom when you walk into a room!

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Red Fun Fact: It is a common belief in the United States that red cars are stopped by police for speeding more than any other color of car, although there is no statistical evidence that this is true. However, we all know that when a candy apple red sports car goes whizzing past you, down the freeway, the color of the car does catch your eye, and gives off the illusion that the head turning automobile is leaving you behind in its pretty, red dust!

You will look just as hot, and just as on fire
, and full of speeding energy, when you drape the wonder that is you in the wondrous color of red!

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The color red wears well on women of all age groups!

The color red represents:

  1. Energy
  2. Action
  3. Desire
  4. Passion
  5. Excitement
  6. Stimulation
  7. Motivation
  8. Assertiveness

Red Fun Fact: Variations of the color red include maroon, burgundy, crimson, scarlet and candy apple red.

The color red is highly fashionable for most all occasions. The color excites our passions, expressed in our unique fashions!

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Red Sunset Fun Fact: Who doesn’t admire a red sunset? At sunrise and sunset, when the path of the sunlight through the atmosphere to the eye is the longest, the blue and green components are removed almost completely, leaving the longer wavelength orange and red light. The remaining reddened sunlight can also be scattered by cloud droplets and other relatively large particles, which gives the sky its red glow!

From sunrise to sunset, wet your appetite for all things red! 

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Regal in red: enough said!

From the tips of your toes to the top of your head, deck you glorious self in the mesmerizing color that is red!

From casual dress to haute couture, you will make a statement dressed in red clothing, for sure!

 

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has woven her love of detective work and her fashion fetish into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.