Love is in the air, and as such, those of us who are planning to exchange flowers and boxes of chocolate on February 14th are also beginning to ruminate on how we’ll spend that special day with that special someone. Perhaps an evening of drinks and dinner at a lavish restaurant? Or maybe a daytime date at a coffee shop or a museum? No matter what option we settle on, we’re still stuck with the critical question of what to wear. And because this question yields multiple answers, not only is love in the air, but so is stress.
To ease your Valentine’s Day-related anxiety, we’ve called on Glamhive stylists Georgia Milton and Kasia Michaels to help you pick the perfect outfit. “The best type of outfit to wear on Valentine’s Day is something that makes you feel true to yourself and comfortable, as this will help you to live more in the moment,” says Milton.
Ahead, you’ll find endless Valentine's Day outfits for any occasion, whether you prefer to stick with quiet luxury pieces that will fit nicely into your capsule collection or you would rather push the boundaries with trendy statement colors.
For a classy dinner:
“For a memorable dinner date, opt for a classy and romantic outfit,” says Michaels, who suggests wearing a red silk dress to bring a sense of allure to your look. If you decide to go this route, your red dress will undoubtedly be the standout element of your ensemble, so make sure to accessorize with neutral pieces.
ALEJANDRA ALONSO ROJAS Silk Satin Tank Gown
$878 at Shop BAZAAR
Emme Parsons Hugo in Black Embossed Croc
$515 at Shop BAZAAR
RACHEL COMEY Axel Coat in Black
$925 at Shop BAZAAR
For a daytime coffee date:
If you’re planning to keep Valentine’s Day casual this year, take a visit to your local coffee shop. For this type of occasion, Michaels recommends a versatile outfit that offers comfort. “Last season's runways offered many 'normcore' look ideas that could serve as inspiration,” says Michaels. “Consider an ensemble like an oversized red Bottega Veneta sweater, a white crew neck tee, '90s pinch waist straight jeans, and Mary Jane flats for a chic yet relaxed vibe,” she adds.
BOTTEGA VENETA Henley Oversized Sweater
$2,350 at Shop BAZAAR
MERLETTE Beacon Jean in Mid-Blue Wash
$340 at Shop BAZAAR
For a night at a cocktail bar:
Cocktail bars are often moody and dimly lit. To match the ambiance, lean into warm hues like shades of beige and brown. “Go for something like a long sleeve knit dress and complete the look with sheer tights, statement earrings, and sleek heeled boots,” says Milton. “This look will keep you cozy, yet sexy.”
BY MALENE BIRGER Camira Mock Neck Sweater
$530 at Shop BAZAAR
COPERNI Croco Swipe Bag
$840 at Shop BAZAAR
For a night at the movies:
Dressing for the movies is simple, so try not to overthink it! Easier said than done, of course, but we would recommend wearing a turtleneck, a pair of jeans, and a coat that spices up the outfit a bit, like this croc-embossed treasure from Totême.
Totême Raglan-Sleeve Croco Coat
$3,000 at Shop BAZAAR
WARDROBE.NYC Turtleneck Black
$400 at Shop BAZAAR
MERYLL ROGGE Elastic Waistband Jean in Denim Washed Black
$658 at Shop BAZAAR
For a game night:
Make game night even more enjoyable by adding a trendy undertone to an effortless look. “Valentine’s Day is such a great opportunity to have some fun with your style, especially since it’s in the dead of winter and getting dressed might not feel very inspiring,” says Milton. “Bows are everywhere right now, and a bow in the hair could liven up a whole look.”
AISLING CAMPS Isabella Turtleneck Cashmere Sweater
$1,250 at Shop BAZAAR
PROENZA SCHOULER WHITE LABEL Leather Culottes in Black
$895 at Shop BAZAAR
GIGI BURRIS Indre Bow in Alabaster
$245 at Shop BAZAAR
For a wine night:
Sip on a glass of sparkling wine while wearing a sparkly skirt. “My favorite way to style something like this is to let it be the most exciting part of the look, and let everything else support it,” says Milton. To follow Milton’s guidelines, wear Self-Portrait’s sequin mini skirt with a sheer pair of tights, knee high boots, and an oversized cream colored sweater.
For a stroll in the museum:
A museum is the perfect space for two art connoisseurs, and even if you wouldn’t classify yourself as a bona fide aesthete, you can still enjoy a casual stroll. As for what to wear, a laid-back look will do just fine. “I would try a chunky oversized sweater that effortlessly drapes off the shoulder paired with jeans and a fun sneaker,” says Milton. “Finally, to complete this casual look, a pair of hoops can be the cherry on top,” she adds.
SABLYN Sammy Jeans in Azure
$110 at Shop BAZAAR
VEJA Condor 2 Sneaker
$195 at Shop BAZAAR
For a Galentine's Day brunch:
No partner? No problem. Take your closest girlfriends out for a celebratory Galentine’s Day brunch. Since a fun brunch outting typically involves blending casual and classy, we believe this set from Miu Miu fits the bill. The knit construction gives off a slightly relaxed feel while the gold embellishments, on both the set and the bag, adds a touch of refinement.
MIU MIU Wool Knit Cardigan
$2,400 at Shop BAZAAR
MIU MIU Wool Mini Skirt
$1,620 at Shop BAZAAR
MIU MIU Wander Matelassé Mini Hobo Bag
$2,750 at Shop BAZAAR
For an evening at home:
Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day date is spent indoors. Cuddle up on the couch and turn on a classic '90s rom-com. Dress for the occasion in pink pajamas, a cozy robe, and a fuzzy pair of house slippers.
For the theater:
A night at the theater calls for a sophisticated outfit. If you’re not sure what to wear, one of the easiest ways to formulate a look is to identify a trend that you’d like to try out, and work around it. “Playing with trends is a fun way to experiment with your style and I always encourage my clients to take risks if they feel tempted,” says Michaels. “For instance, embracing the red tights trend instead of going all red for the evening can be a striking choice,” she adds. Complete the look with an oversized black blazer, a sleek mini skirt, and a pair of Saint Laurent patent high heels.
LOULOU STUDIO Movas Blazer Black
$550 at Shop BAZAAR
DL1961 Alma Skirt Min
$299 at Shop BAZAAR
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Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas
Valentine's Day is a special occasion that often involves planning a memorable date with your loved one. The article suggests various outfit ideas for different occasions, such as a classy dinner, daytime coffee date, night at a cocktail bar, night at the movies, game night, wine night, stroll in the museum, Galentine's Day brunch, evening at home, and a night at the theater. Each occasion calls for a different style and level of formality.
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Outfit
To help you choose the perfect outfit for Valentine's Day, the article provides suggestions from Glamhive stylists Georgia Milton and Kasia Michaels. Here are some key tips they offer:
- Be true to yourself: Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and reflects your personal style.
- Consider the occasion: Different occasions call for different levels of formality. For example, a classy dinner may require a more elegant outfit, while a daytime coffee date can be more casual.
- Accessorize wisely: Pay attention to accessories that complement your outfit. Neutral pieces can work well with a standout element, such as a red dress.
- Experiment with trends: Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to have fun with your style. Consider incorporating trendy elements like bows or red tights into your outfit.
- Balance comfort and style: Opt for versatile outfits that offer both comfort and chicness. Oversized sweaters, jeans, and flats can create a relaxed yet fashionable vibe.
- Consider the venue: Take into account the ambiance of the venue. For example, cocktail bars often have a moody atmosphere, so warm hues like beige and brown can be a good choice.
Remember, the most important thing is to wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Enjoy your Valentine's Day!
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