What You Should Wear For A Valentine's Day Date, Whether You're Going Out Or Staying In

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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