Valentine’s day is coming up on 14 February and it’s a perfect day to go on a romantic date with your significant other. Even if you aren’t going any further than your dining room. But how to dress for Valentine’s Day and what are the best Valentine’s outfits for this romantic evening?
Below are a few of my ideas on what to wear on how to dress for Valentine’s Day with your beloved. This year, more than any other, I thought we could do with some fun, so you’ll find plenty of playful choices featuring bold reds, hearts and messages that are full of love.
Valentine’s outfits to wear on a date
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you tend to go out with your loved one?
While Valentine’s Day is often called a “hallmark holiday,” it does at the very least focus the attention on spending quality time with the one you love.
If you are heading out on a date, lucky you! Here are some Valentine’s outfits for you, no matter whether you are going to a swanky restaurant for an evening meal, or you are celebrating in a more casual lunch venue. Or, given current events, perhaps you are simply opting for a takeout or a dinner cooked at home.
Don’t forget to let me know what you will be wearing for Valentine’s Day, or what your favorite date night outfit is, in the comments at the bottom of this article.
Below are my favorite ideas if you’re thinking about how to dress for Valentine’s Day. I’d love to know what you think.
Should you wear red for Valentine’s Day?
Red is considered the color of love and passion, so red is definitely an obvious choice if you are choosing how to dress for Valentine’s Day, and there’s a shade of red that will suit all skin tones, whether you opt for a shade which has more orange or more blue in its mix.
For a more romantic feel, you could add a touch of pink to your outfit. Or, just wear any color which makes you feel great!
Also take a look at how to wear red.
Monika (above) opts for a tactile leather skirt to add texture to her look.
A Valentine’s Day capsule for you
If you still have to decide on what to wear for Valentine’s day this year, below are some suggestions for you. Let me – know which outfit you would be most likely to wear.
You’ll find the best clothes, shoes and accessories to choose for Valentine’s Day as well as a special Valentine’s capsule at the bottom of the article.
TOPS to go with your valentine’s outfit
Megan (above) adds more than a touch of romance to her look with the hearts on her elbows.
rag & bone scattered heart graphic tee – Zadig & Voltaire Coup de Cœur graphic tee – GIBSONLOOK square neck top – Frank & Eileen print button-up shirt – Equipment heart print silk shirt – GRACE KARIN print sweater
Jackets and coats to wear over your valentine’s clothes
You may be heading out to dinner (if you’re able to) or perhaps just out for a romantic walk. Either way, you’ll want to add some outerwear to your outfit.
Nadine (above) opts for a long, tomato red cardigan with her white shirtdress and animal print booties.
Valentine’s Day DRESSES & SKIRTS
I think that a dress should be your number one option to look at. Certainly when you don’t normally wear dresses. That makes it extra special!
Opt for something sexy that shows off the parts that you wish to highlight about your body. Don’t be afraid to show off some of your curves and be proud of them! Men love a woman who is confident about her body.
That doesn’t mean you have to go ultra-short or ultra-tight. Simply choose a dress which shoes off the part of you that you like best, whether that is your shoulders, decolletage or your legs.
Suzie (above) shows off her beautiful figure in her flattering wrap dress, worn with on-trend asymmetric strap sandals.
valentine’s day clothes: JEANS & PANTS
You might want to dress down a little if you are staying at home, by pairing your Valentine’s top with jeans.
Or you could add drama with red pants like Tanasha (above)
shoes to wear with your valentine’s day looks
If you want to keep the rest of your outfit fairly classic, then a great way to add some color is with your shoes.
Marina (above) chooses red booties to go with her leather pants and blazer.
accessories to go with your valentine’s day outfits
Accessories are always important for any outfit, but they’re the perfect way to add some romance to your Valentine’s outfit.
Petra (above) picks up the green in her sweater and skirt with her handbag, and opts for some print mixing by adding leopard print shoes.
Kate Spade New York hearts small leather crossbody bag – Burberry love print twill pouch – HOUSE OF WANT leather shoulder bag – Kate Spade New York heart party silk bandana – 8 Other Reasons charm necklace – Kate Spade New York heart twist leather strap watch – Argento Vivo pavé heart stud earrings – Lizzie Fortunato drop huggie hoop earrings – Kate Spade New York sweetheart stud earrings
valentine’s day capsule wardrobe
Below are the Valentine’s outfits from above together in a capsule wardrobe.
You could easily mix and match many of the tops, jackets and bottoms here.
For instance, how about wearing the white or the fur-collar jacket with the floral dress, teaming the heart print sweater with the other bottoms or opting for an all-neutral outfit by wearing the white jeans and t-shirt with one of the cream jackets.
More Valentine’s inspiration for you
The capsule below is past season, but all of the looks are completely timeless so they should still provide inspiration whether you are shopping your closet or treating yourself to something new.
Will you celebrate valentine’s day this year? What do you plan to wear?
- How To Wear Red – Your Comprehensive Guide On Wearing The Color Of Love!
- The Best Dress Styles For Your Body Shape
- The Best Cocktail Dresses In Stores Now
Like this article on how to dress for Valentine’s Day? Share it on Pinterest
Feature image by Megan
Want to get more articles from 40+style in your inbox, subscribe here.
Support 40+style by using the links in our articles to shop. As an associate for Amazon and many other brands, we receive a small commission (at no cost to you) on qualifying purchases which enables us to keep creating amazing free content for you. Thanks!