Every Valentine’s Day, it’s traditional to go out with those you love, but with social distancing, many couples are opting to stay home instead of going out. If your date night is at home this Valentine's Day, you can still have a great time if you dress up and make it a special event. Will it be a gourmet dinner and a movie? Or an online trivia night with some friends? The choice is yours — and there are so many possibilities. To have the best time with the one you love, plan to dress for the occasion.
Whether you want to glam it up with a dressy outfit or keep things more casual and comfortable, here are three Valentine's Day outfit ideas for a wonderful date night at home.
When you decide to stay in for Valentine's Day, it's important to have a game plan so that your time at home doesn't feel like any other night. When your date begins, make it a point to not worry about anything else in the house, such as laundry or any other unfinished chores. It's easy to get distracted by household tasks when you're at home, but this is a special night. You want your date to feel special and as though there isn’t a care in the world.
This is why it’s important to keep things simple and minimize any preparation or clean-up chores that will ruin the fun. For instance, if you don’t want a mess in the kitchen, order curbside or take-out from your favorite restaurant instead of cooking. Besides, avoiding the kitchen will spare your favorite white jeans from any accidental stains while cooking!
After you set your daily distractions aside, it’s time to set the mood so you can focus on your date. Tidy up the area, light a few candles, and turn on some background music that you both love. This is your chance to transform your daily space into a romantic haven. Stock your home with all the snacks and beverages you like and have them easily accessible to make the night even more dedicated to relaxation.
Depending on the type of date you want, you can keep things casual or make the night a semi-formal event with dimmed lighting, a formal table setting, and a high-end dinner delivered to your door. Your clothing choices also determine the mood, so dress accordingly.
If you have a lot of cute separates in your closet, it's easy to create a cute two-piece outfit that is date-ready in minutes. For example, wearing a blouse with a pencil skirt looks sharp, yet effortless. February is a cold month, so you may want to throw a long cashmere cardigan over this outfit for extra warmth.
If it's very cold, you might not want to wear a skirt at all. In this case, dress pants and a button-down shirt or blouse can fit the occasion well. This is a style that anyone can adopt to look sharp but also feel dressed up.
Do you and your valentine prefer to spend time with each other on more casual dates? We have good news for you. There are so many cozy outfits that are on-trend and are easy to coordinate. Stay completely casual in some jeans and hoodies and order pizza delivery. Or you can wear your favorite pair of leggings with a flowy tunic top. Comfortable is just as cute — after all, you look the best when you feel your best. Wear whatever makes you feel good at home and matches the mood of the evening.
Maxi dresses are another popular choice for a Valentine's Day date. Because February often makes it difficult to wear short dresses without the chill factor, maxi dresses provide enough coverage to help you feel comfortable, yet look more dressed up.
It’s also possible to warm up one of your favorite short dresses with a cardigan and stockings, which allows you to repeat some clothing choices from warmer seasons. Above all, wear whatever makes you feel beautiful and confident. There is a dress out there just for you that will bring out your best features and make you feel ready for your date.
Having a date night home can be just as romantic and fun when you dress for the occasion and make it a special day just for you and your loved one.