Valentine's Day is just around the corner and whether you're all about it and going out or totally anti-cupid and keeping it low key, picking an outfit can be pretty dang fun. Since I personally love this holiday, I pulled together some of my favorite looks for what you should wear for a Valentine's Day date. Scroll through and get inspired for the perfect formal, middle ground, or ultra casual date look that gives your own style just a bit of special kick.
This is the first time in several years I've ended up having a significant other of sorts on Valentine's Day, and pretty pumped for finding the perfect outfit. My fella friend and I are planning to cook dinner at home and then go out for a fancy dessert at this cute little jazz bar in Manhattan. (Swoon.) The year before that, I was in pink sweatpants drinking wine with some of my best friends, and while that night will be hard to beat, I figured why not up my outfit game just a touch this year!
I'm personally planning on going with something simple and classic in the little black dress realm, but have had a blast scanning Pinterest and my favorite websites for inspiration. If you're in a similar boat and clueless as to what to wear, I hope the looks below give you some solid ideas!
1. Skyscraper Dress
Skyscraper Dress, $138, Madewell
For the semi-formal plans I have, I'm planning to rock this little black dress. I think it's a super great piece since you could easily dress it up with jewelry and heels or keep it casual with cute boots.
2. Chiffon Cocktail Dress
Chiffon Cocktail Dress, $228, J. Crew
If you're wanting to go super formal glam, this dreamy chiffon cocktail dress comes in a ton of lovely colors.
3. Pink Sweat Pants
Pink Sweat Pants, $12, Hanes
If you and your boo (or pals!) are keeping it super cozy, it's hard to beat a good old pair of simple sweats.
4. Button Down & Jeans
Button Down, $43, ASOS Curve
For a low-key casual night that you still want to look clean and classic for, a white button down is the way to go.
5. Cami Jumpsuit
Cami Jumpsuit, $128, Madewell
If dresses aren't your thing, but you still want to channel that LBD vibe, look no further than a black jumpsuit.
6. Faux Suede Leggings
Faux Suede Leggings, $70, Additionelle
Dress up these sexy leggings with a flirty blouse or keep it more casual with a fitted T-shirt.
7. Lace Applique Satin Slip
Lace Applique Satin Slip, $49.50, Victoria's Secret
If you're staying in, this would be a great little number. Heck, throw on a leather jacket and some ankle booties and you could go out to dinner in this, too!
8. Sequinned Mini Skirt
Sequinned Mini Skirt, $12.99, Zara
Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse to whip out your favorite sequined New Year's look.
9. Floral Print Tea Dress
Floral Print Tea Dress, $112, Asos
If you're all about sweet and preppy, consider adding a little pop with florals.
10. Shimmer Jumpsuit
Shimmer Jumpsuit, $22.99, Zara
Be the queen of subtle shimmer with this sexy jumpsuit.
11. Lace Body Suit
Lace Body Suit, $55, Addition Elle
Another seriously "ow ow" inducing option for a stay-at-home date night...
12. Velvet Blazer
Velvet Blazer, $39.99, Zara
Channel all of the "Annie Hall" vibes in this classic blazer.
13. 'Ever After' Swing Dress
Swing Dress, $69, Urban Outfitters
If you're lucky enough to be somewhere warm this V Day, opt for a flowy little black dress.
14. Taffeta Ball Skirt
Taffeta Ball Skirt, $120, Adrianna Papell
This skirt will give you all of the Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City feels.
15. Deep V Skater Dress
Deep V Skater Dress, $58, American Apparel
Velvet is so luxurious and romantic, and V-day is no better time to rock it!
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