Depending on whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with the girls or at a five-star restaurant with your partner, your outfit needs to fit the occasion. Here, we offer four scenarios of what your date might look and outfit suggestions that rise to the moment.
Girls Night Out
If you don’t have a date, go out to dinner and drinks with your close girlfriends. Maybe you will find someone while you are out mingling, but regardless, you guaranteed a fun night with the girls.
Dress: Ted Baker Knitted Jacquard Skater Dress ($279) Coat: BB Dakota Faux Fur Draped Leather Jacket ($110) Shoes: Charlotte Olympia Salsa 110 Heel ($620) Get it for Less: Steve Madden Scarlett Marabou Evening Sandal ($89.99) Purse: Tory Burch Gigi Patent Clutch ($250) Gloves: Agnelle Carole Fox Fur-Trimmed Leather Gloves ($245) Necklace: Michael Kors Gold-Tone Crystal Chevron Collar Necklace ($145) Bracelet: Nordstrom Nadri Hinge Bangle ($60) Earrings: Marc Jacobs Heart Stud Earrings ($59) Lipstick: Chanel Le Rouge Collection in Rouge Tentation ($37) Perfume: Chanel Brococo Noir Eau De Parfum ($130)
Adventurous Date Night
Tired of the traditional dinner and movie? Try something different this year. Go ice-skating or bowling and bring out your competitive side. Looking cute but comfortable is the way to go for this date.
Top: Diane Von Furstenberg Jayleen Turtleneck Wool Sweater ($221) Pants: Frame Le Garcon Boyfriend Jeans ($215) Coat: Miss Selfridge Pink Wrap Coat ($135) Shoes: Sole Society Lyriq Heeled Ankle Bootie ($50) Purse: Chloe Faye Medium Flap Shoulder Bag ($1,950) Get it for Less: Actlure Women Genuine Leather Crossbody Shoulder Purse Chain ($82.49) Bracelet: Kendra Scott Elton Cuff ($70) Watch: Fossil Original Boyfriend Chronograph Rose Tone Woman’s Watch ($101) Earrings: Marchesa Simulated Pearl and Crystal Button Earrings ($15) Eyeshadow: Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow Trio ($22) Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Nude ($37) Perfume: Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum ($94)
Candlelit Dinner for Two
Spending a date night at home can be romantic, too. Order in and set up your table as if you were at a fancy restaurant. Get dressed up and then head out to grab dessert afterward.
Top: Emilio De La Morena Sassa Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Top ($598) Get it for Less: Design Lab Lord &Taylor Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Top ($33.99) Skirt: Layered Tutu Midi Skirt by Rare ($49) Coat: Dorothy Perkins Camel Waterfall Coat ($110) Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Metallic High Sandals ($845) Get it for Less: Steve Madden Stecy Dress Sandal ($89.99) Purse: Halston Heritage Metallic Minaudiere ($395) Bracelet: 3 ct. Diamond X-Oval Bracelet in 10K Yellow Gold ($2,399) Earrings: Lord and Taylor 14 Kt Yellow Gold Freshwater Stud ($150) Ring: Clear Topaz Solitaire Gold Ring ($105) Lipstick: Lime Crime Raisin Hell Metallic Velvetine Liquid Lipstick ($20)
Night on the Town
If you’re in the mood for a traditional date, make a reservation at the restaurant that you always wanted to try and catch a movie afterward—maybe Fifty Shades Darker?
Dress: Jay Godfrey Vienna Strapless Dress ($298) Blazer: Tart Collection- Dominique Sequined Georgette Blazer ($100) Shoes: Steve Madden Wicket Patent Court Shoes ($79) Purse: Kadell Leather Crossbody ($42) Necklace: Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace ($65) Watch: Michael Kors Norie Watch ($225) Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff Dangling Stud and Spike Earrings ($48) Perfume: Gucci Guilty ($75) Foundation: Clarin Everlasting Compact Foundation ($42)