Style Cues: What to Wear on Valentine’s Day

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Style Cues What to Wear on Valentine's Day

One of the loveliest holidays is on the horizon: Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re headed for a romantic night on the town or plan to spend the evening curled up on the couch, February 14 is the ideal day to wear your heart on your sleeve – or dress. Here are some tips on what to wear on Valentine’s Day, guaranteed to sweeten up your style:

Romantic Evening

A romantic evening could include dinner, flowers, chocolates, dancing, or hopefully, all of the above. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first or fifty-millionth date with your beloved – you want a smooch-worthy look. To stand out amongst the inevitable sea of red and pink dresses, try a sexy, sophisticated red jumpsuit. Add edge with a white leather moto jacket. When your partner sees you, it will be love at first sight.

Romantic Evening

Leather jacketCoast jumpsuits romperChloé black ballet flatVintage handbag / Betsey Johnson earrings / Dolce Gabbana lips makeup

‘Rotic Dinner

What do you do on Valentine’s Day if you’re not seeing anyone special but still want to go out? One of my graduate school professor’s came up with the perfect solution: a “rotic” dinner. Romantic without the “man.” Get it? It’s basically code for a fun girls’ night out, which is a fabulous way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! For your ensemble, think feminine and flirty. A sassy pink skirt, black top, and adorable accessories will have you collecting many conversation hearts.

Rotic Dinner

Boatneck sweater / Pink knee length skirt / Karen Millen faux-suede bootsRED Valentino handbagMalababa earrings / Les Néréides bracelet jewelry / Betsey Johnson crown necklace

Date with a DVD

For some singular sensations, a cozy couch plus a mini-movie marathon on Valentine’s Day equals a match made in heaven. Even at a party of one, you can dress to impress yourself. Don a cheeky statement sweatshirt, relaxed joggers, and warm red socks. Don’t forget to stock up on ice cream and/or chocolate. After all, it is a holiday.

DVD Diva

Zoe Karssen polyester shirt / Neil Barrett leather pantsMaria La Rosa ankle socks / First People First red earrings

Friends’ Night Out

An alternative to the tradition dinner or movie night is to grab your friends and do something active – like challenge each other to old-school video games, work on becoming wine connoisseurs at a tasting, or brush up on creative skills at a painting class. Your outfit for a friends’ night out needs to be comfortable enough to accommodate unexpected undertakings. (Karaoke, anyone?) Go for jeans, a tee shirt, and cute accessories. Look for accents like heart patterns and shapes for a festive touch.

Friends Night Out

Short sleeve shirt / Sole Society flat shoes / Alexander McQueen clutch / Celebrity jeans / Blue earrings

I hope these style cues help you make the most out of your Valentine’s Day—stylishly of course :-)

Carmen BoeserAbout Carmen:

Carmen Boeser is a freelance fashion writer, thriftaholic, and vintage lover. She chronicles personal style and love for the St. Louis fashion scene on her blog, The Ruby Zipper. When Carmen is not processing merchandise at a resale boutique, she’s learning the joys of new parenthood with her husband and baby daughter.

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