What to Wear on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so that means dressing the part for whatever the day might bring you. You don't want to be overdressed and look like you're trying too hard or underdressed and look like you didn't try at all. Finding a balance between the two is key for looking effortlessly chic and put together. You're probably going to want to stick to classic Valentine's Day colors like red and pink, but you don't want to look like a walking Hallmark card decked out in hearts and lovey-dovey messages. So keep it classy and sophisticated while adding some Valentine's elements here. Whether you're going on a fancy dinner date, a casual walk with your SO or a night in with your single girl friends, there's an outfit perfect for the occasion.

1. Coffee date



 


MANGO cut out dress
$53 - mango.com

 

 


Tory Burch red shoes
$135 - theoutnet.com

 

 


Drop earrings
baublebar.com

 

 


If you and your SO aren't able to be together on Valentine's Day, getting coffee sometime during the week can be your pseudo V-Day date. In this vibrant red shift dress and matching flats, you'll be sure to catch your date's eye as soon as you walk in the room. Add some dramatic cateye sunglasses and glam chandelier earrings to make this look a little bit dressier than your normal school clothes.

2. Dinner date



 


 


Alice Olivia zipper mini skirt
$745 - julesb.co.uk

 

 


Heels & pumps
$54 - novoshoes.com.au

 

 


 


Floral fragrance
mimifroufrou.com

 

Nothing says Valentine's Day like lots of kisses! This skirt is the perfect piece to wear on this romatic day if you're going to dinner with your Valentine. Because the skirt is made of such a formal tulle material, pairing it with an oversized red sweater can help keep the look effortless. Strappy black heels and some light pink nail polish add to the girly look of the outfit. 

3. Movie night



 


Wildfox pajamas
$78 - jades24.com

 

 


 


 


Vintage glasses
shadesdaddy.com

 

 

Just because you're just staying in for the night and watching movies doesn't mean you can't still look cute! Instead of throwing on your usual sweats and T-shirt getup, try a flirty PJ set with a fun print. Black furry booties and some thick black frames will keep you super cozy with your SO or your girls (no matter who you're hanging with!), and the heart earrings are subtley festive for Valentine's Day.

4. Ice skating



 


Toast boatneck top
$145 - toa.st

 

 


PINGHE leather legging
runway2street.com

 

 


 


Ted Baker glove
tedbaker.com

 

 


Oasis pink hat
$15 - oasis-stores.com

 

 

If the ice rinks near you are still open, an ice skating sesh for Valentine's Day is a fun date idea. You're going to want to bundle up so you can focus all of your energy on your date, so a sweater, hat and gloves are imperative. Adding pearl necklace with glitzy hearts and some loose curls coming out from under your hat will keep you looking cute while you're on the ice. 

5. Spa day at home



 

Doing an at-home spa day is a great (and cost-friendly) alternative if you can't make it to an actual spa on Valentine's Day. A fluffy bathrobe is as just essential to a spa day as the facials and massages are. Flip-flops and an eye mask in festive colors will also come in handy. Don't be afraid to accessorize; just keep it simple. A dainty necklace or a small pair of earrings is all you'll need. 

6. Sporting event



 


 


Timberland boots
$240 - danielfootwear.com

 

 


Kate spade necklace
saksfifthavenue.com

 

 


Purple lipstick
etsy.com

 

 


Wilfred red top
aritzia.com

 

 

Going to see a game on Valentine's Day is a fun and easy way for you and your SO just to spend time together. Try a bit of a tougher look for this occasion with some distressed jeans and Timberland boots. A cropped top and vampy lips keep the outfit perfectly balanced between edgy and girly. A gold heart necklace gives a nod to the romantic holiday without being too obvious.

7. Group date



 

If you're going on a group date, you're going to want to make sure you stand out in all the right ways. White isn't typically a winter color, so wearing a flity white blouse will be totally unexpected. With your hair up, you'll also be showing the perfect amont of skin; not too much, not too little. Add some glitzy earrings and flats to really dress up the outfit and look Valentine's Day-ready.

8. Walk around town



 


Crop top
blackfive.com

 

 


P A R O S H red skirt
farfetch.com

 

 


 


Crossbody handbag
$38 - oliverbonas.com

 

 


 


 

Even if you aren't going on a super-elaborate date, a romantic walk around town with your SO can be just as fun. Bright colors like this pink and orange will practically make you glow. The floral skirt is fun and flouncy and the sweater will keep you warm while it's still chilly out. Flats are a must when you're going to be walking around so your feet don't kill you by the end of the night!

9. Just dessert



 


Lace dress
choies.com

 

 


Fabio Rusconi flat shoes
lorisshoes.com

 

 


Stud earrings
baublebar.com

 

 

Going out to for dessert is a yummy alternative to a full-on dinner date. For a quick date like this, a simple outfit will do the trick. This red long-sleeve dress is pretty much an outfit in and of itself. Dress it up a little with a flirty cateye and glam earrings—that's all this stunner needs! The gold flats with scalloped edges make for a pretty detail and add some more glam to the look.

There's an outfit out there for anthing you might be doing this Valentine's Day. What are you going to do (and more importantly, wear!) this V-Day?