If you have a special date planned for this Valentine’s Day, you know how important it is to set the right tone. You’ll look and feel your very best in clothes that are comfortable and will help you exude confidence throughout the evening. There are dozens of cute possibilities for your special date, whether you prefer something relaxed or want to take a dressier approach. Here are five fun ideas to help make your Valentine’s date even more memorable.
Fewer garments have enjoyed as much popularity as midi skirts. Sleek, sophisticated, and perfect for people of all heights, a midi skirt is a smart alternative to a mini or a maxi. It’s usually still pretty cold during mid-February for many people, so the extra coverage that it provides will undoubtedly bring you much-needed comfort during your date. Have fun picking a style: you can never go wrong with classic black in a flowing knit, or you might prefer a patterned version that looks great with a simpler top.
In keeping with the season’s demand for warm and comfortable attire, consider pairing your midi skirt with a turtleneck. The timeless top makes a sensible alternative to a blouse if it’s cold outside, and you’ll love the way these two pieces naturally complement one another. If you’re wearing a printed skirt, pick a single shade from its color palette to wear on top. Or you could wear a jewel tone top to contrast with a black or gray skirt on the bottom. Finish with a pair of booties for a look that’s both stylish and cold-weather friendly.
If you’re planning for a more casual Valentine’s Day date that involves walking around town, grabbing a light bite, and maybe catching a movie, opt for something that will keep you comfortable throughout. A no-fail option is a pair of your stretchiest jeggings that provide all of the comforts of your favorite pair of leggings coupled with the look of well-worn jeans.
Another advantage of jeggings? They can easily be dressed up – and on date night, that’s something that you definitely want to do! Select a tunic that’s just perfect for a special occasion, such as one made with velvet. The smooth, supple material complements the flexible denim fabric beautifully, creating a nice contrast in textures while elevating your look for the evening. Add a statement necklace, step into a pair of low-profile heels or boots, and you’ll be set to impress!
You can never go wrong with women’s dresses of any kind, but black is the kind of no-fuss choice that you can easily play around with for your Valentine’s Day date. Consider the countless possibilities, from fabric to styling options. For something that errs on the more relaxed side, you can try one made with jersey fabric – it’s smooth, understated, and easy to wear with something like suede ankle boots, a chunky necklace, and a denim jacket. If February is still cold and snowy where you live, spice it up in that sweater weather with cold-weather accessories that give you a little extra sparkle.
If you want to go for a dressier look, look to sweet and stylish additions that transform the dress from simple to sassy – in other words, perfect for date night! A pleated neckline, for example, adds a little visual intrigue to an otherwise simple shift dress. A light flounce at the hem makes that black dress the perfect option when you’re dancing up a storm! A sparkly finish is naturally a great alternative when you want to dress things up a little more. Finish with strappy heels or a pair of suede booties.
When the weather calls for a little more coverage, you can trust in a pair of flowing pants to keep you comfortable from start to finish. Wide-leg silhouettes don’t just feel great, but are also especially flattering! There are many different styles available, from elastic-waist models made from corduroy to more tailored versions featuring brilliant patterns.
Pull your ensemble together with your choice of a long or short-sleeve women’s shirt to elevate your date night look. Opt for something that features dressier elements, like split necklines, keyholes, tie sleeves, or bejeweled buttons. These little accents can quickly transform a simple outfit into something dressier. Step into a pair of heels, grab a sleek clutch, and you’ll be prepared for an unforgettable evening with your special someone.
Cardigans are everyday wardrobe staples, but they also happen to wear well on Valentine’s Day dates! For this special occasion, try something befitting of the holiday. You could wear a red cardigan with pearl buttons for a look that’s perfectly appropriate for the day, or try a fun pattern to shake up your look.
What to wear with it? There are so many options, but a knee-length skirt is a great choice that is both classic and stylish. Opt for something that fits in well wherever you plan to go. If it’s a more relaxed date, a knee-length denim skirt works well with a simple white T-shirt and a colorful cardigan on top. Or create contrast by pairing a sleek black skirt with a jewel-toned cardigan, then pull your hair into a chic knot and add a pair of dramatic earrings to bring your look together perfectly.
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a great time to show off one of your cutest ensembles for someone special.