What to Wear on Valentine’s Day (No Matter Your Plans)

We all know Valentine’s Day can be a confusing time for collegiettes: taken collegiettes may be torn between gift ideas for a SO, while singletons struggle in the search for either romance or an indulgent distraction from it. Regardless of which category you fall under, the question remains: what should you wear?

While your first instinct may be to gravitate towards anything pink and red, fashion and wardrobe stylist Sara Cooper says this isn’t necessarily the most ideal way to look festive for Valentine’s Day. “I love the idea of dressing on theme for an occasion,” Cooper says. “Keep it more modern by keeping your look sexy, flirty and cute by including feminine details like ruffles.”

For Valentine’s Day activities ranging from a hot date to a night in with the girls, here is your wardrobe guide to get you looking fabulous on the most romantic day of the year!

Date Night Out

When going out with a guy for Valentine’s Day, feminine shapes and flirty details are especially appropriate. Curve-accentuating styles with cinched waists, such as a peplum, are perfect for the occasion! “When you’re spending a night out with your man, give your LBD a little rest and dig up a special dress you don't get to wear very often– V-Day is the perfect occasion,” Cooper says.

Deep V Lace Back Dress, Tobi, $50

New Look Sleeveless Peplum Dress, ASOS, $24.06

Crepe Top, H&M, $34.95

Snow Days Sequin Skirt, Nasty Gal, $54.60