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?

how to dress for valentines day -wearing red | 40plusstyle.com

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!

Shannon (above) teams red with white and adds a romantic flounce with the ruffles on her blouse.

Recreate her outfit with this similar silk blouse, cardigan, pants, slingback pumps, handbag, necklace and sunglasses.

Also take a look at how to wear red.

Fabric choices

How to dress for Valentine's day - Monika wears red and leopard print

I always think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to wear tactile fabrics such as silk or satin, or to choose chiffon with a camisole worn underneath.

Monika (above) opts for a tactile leather skirt to add texture to her look.

Get her look with this similar sweater, skirt, pumps and clutch.

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

How to dress for valentines day | 40plusstyle.com

Megan (above) adds more than a touch of romance to her look with the hearts on her elbows.

She is wearing a heart patched sweater from Chicwish. Complete her look with this similar maxi skirt and booties.

Tops to wear for Valentine's Day | 40plusstyle.com

rag & bone scattered heart graphic teeZadig & Voltaire Coup de Cœur graphic teeGIBSONLOOK square neck topFrank & Eileen print button-up shirtEquipment heart print silk shirtGRACE KARIN print sweater

Jackets and coats to wear over your valentine’s clothes

How to dress for Valentine's Day - Nadine wears a red cardigan | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Check out this similar shirtdress, cardigan, booties, bag, sunglasses and earrings.

how to dress for Valentine's day - outwears | 40plusstyle.com

Bellivera faux suede jacketBLANKNYC faux leather drape front jacketCURLBIUTY swing double breasted wool pea coatPULI poncho wrap topper

Valentine’s Day DRESSES & SKIRTS

Suzie wears a red wrap dress | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress and heels.

how to dress for Valentine's day - dresses and skirts | 40plusstyle.com

Eliza J wrap look dressConnected Apparel floral cap sleeve sheath dressAnne Klein cowl neck shift dressMilly floral bias satin skirt

valentine’s day clothes: JEANS & PANTS

Tanasha wearing red pants | 40plusstyle.com

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)

Steal her look with this similar wrap sweater, pants, pumps, bag and earrings.

how to dress for Valentine's day - pants and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

1822 Denim high waist pull-on slim bootcut jeansAlice + Olivia high waist zip cuff pantsLafayette 148 New York wide leg pantsSPANX faux leather leggings

shoes to wear with your valentine’s day looks

Marina wears red boots and leather pants | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Check out this similar top, blazer, pants, booties, bag, necklace, sunglasses and wear with a Gucci belt.

Shoes and boots for Valentine's | 40plusstyle.com

Jon Josef heart mismatched flatsVANELi bootieBernardo sandal Comme des Garçons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor® sneaker

accessories to go with your valentine’s day outfits

Petra wearing red, green and leopard print | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Check out this similar sweater, skirt, pumps, handbag, necklace and earrings.

Accessories for Valentine's | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade New York hearts small leather crossbody bagBurberry love print twill pouchHOUSE OF WANT leather shoulder bagKate Spade New York heart party silk bandana8 Other Reasons charm necklaceKate Spade New York heart twist leather strap watchArgento Vivo pavé heart stud earringsLizzie Fortunato drop huggie hoop earringsKate 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.

Valentine's Day capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Valentine's Day capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Will you celebrate valentine’s day this year? What do you plan to wear?

Continue reading:

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  3. The Best Cocktail Dresses In Stores Now 

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