9 Styles to Impress on Your Valentine’s Day Dates
Valentine’s Day really has no rules. Whether you have a beau to celebrate with, twisting it to be a Galentines day Zoom party with the girls, or simply just treating yourself, there’s always a reason to dress up for this special occasion. It’s also just a fun excuse to experiment and create looks based on its romantic theme.
But don’t let the word “romance” restrict you. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to stick to rosy palettes and feminine patterns. We’re here to show you five different foolproof ways to build your Valentine looks and make it a spotlight stealer no matter your style.
Make Them Look
A little sparkle always helps uplift the mood. For busy ladies who don’t have time for elaborate styling or just don’t want to overthink, a made-you-look shine is always a good way to make a look interesting. A top with sequins, gold foil, lurex stitching, or simply just eye-catching details will make all the statements for you without much effort.
Show Off Your Tonal Dressing Skills
Red is an audacious shade so we understand that not everyone is fond of wearing it. A palette consisting of different blush tones can be the aid to build your look around. It can also give you a chance to show off your tonal dressing chops. This means assembling various tinges of pinks, purples, and perhaps muted or vampy reds opposite from the usual stark scarlet. Choose textured pieces like a leather skirt or a pleated midi to go with a diaphanous chiffon blouse, or layer a faux fur coat or angora sweater vest when it gets chilly.
Rock the Ultimate Valentine’s Color
Times may have changed, but red is still the perennial essence of Valentine’s Day. For gals who love this color, feel free to make this Hallmark holiday an excuse to go bold and straight up rock a monochromatic get-up. Wear a silk slit skirt tucked over a sweater with strappy heels or try a two-tone style with a red and black floral top plus a pair of sleek black flares and mules for a ‘70s silhouette.
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
An outfit is never truly complete without a good accessory or two. Whether you’re into colorful jewelry or dainty metallics, these have the power to upgrade a casual look or add a fun finishing embellishment. If you’d rather go minimal for Valentine’s Day, a pair of heart-shaped hoops or dangling earrings can be a charming enhancement.
Consider a Romantic Spring Print
When it comes to effortlessly chic staples, we always look to floral dresses to do the job. Try one in a lightweight chiffon fabric that adds a graceful allure to your steps. This goes particularly well with heels for that added sway. There’s guaranteed to be a floral dress for every type of date too. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can go out and celebrate on a weekend getaway, a long, flowy bohemian frock would fit well for your destination look. If it’s colder where you are, add a leather jacket layer over your midi dress for outdoor dates.
Utilize the Versatility of Stripes
For something different from the conventional V-day styles, consider exploring the versatile stripe print. The possibilities are endless with its varying types, and there’s certainly one that even the stripe avoider will probably be convinced to wear. A chunky two-tone dress with a little flounce is a trendy, modern choice, while a neutral wrap dress is a simple yet elegantly feminine number that will go well with just about any shoe and accessory.
Wear the Pants
Transforming from a busy day to a date? Wearing a pant ensemble can be a great transitional look that easily takes you from day to night. There’s a myriad of silhouettes and cuts to choose from, but our personal favorite has to be wide. It creates a cinch on the waist and a beautiful lengthening effect to the legs. Take a break from your everyday neutrals and consider a bright-colored pair with a neutral silk cami and a shoulder-padded cropped blazer for some structure that renders well from productive days to romantic evenings.
Flaunt Some Feminine Details
When else other than Valentine’s Day to come out in your best feminine silhouettes and patterns? An asymmetrical v-neck dress in bright blush tones is a fun, retro take to what’s considered a romantic piece these days. Sometimes you need to put down the ditsy print florals and go a little more adventurous—we only do this annually after all. For a transitional look, a slit shirt dress is the way to go. Pick one with a tie waist for a flattering cinch and spruce it up with a pair of tall boots.
Keep It Cozy
Lounging indoors with good food and a movie is a date too! To get into the V-day spirit, pick out your favorite cozy essentials and incorporate romantic elements like hints of pink, pretty stitch details, or accessorize around a fuzzy cardigan. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise, a chic sweatsuit 100% qualifies as a Valentine’s look.
Use This Time to Have Fun With Your Style
This special day only happens once a year, so why not use it to get creative and wear something you’ve never worn or won’t usually wear? The theme of Valentine’s Day allows for plenty of room to mix and match and has absolutely no sartorial restrictions. Maybe it’s time to take that pretty floral midi dress out for a spin or finally wear that bold-colored skirt that’s been waiting to be shown off. Even something as small as trying on a red lip is a nice thing to do for yourself.
Let your several interpretations of romance and versions of love translate and shine through with your look. A small crowd of friends, a pair, and even a party of one—all of them most definitely count as a date.