Valentine’s Day 2021 is quickly approaching. And if you’ve already conquered buying a gift for your special someone, it’s probably time to start thinking about what you will wear. It’s one of the most romantic days of the year—so a top notch outfit is in order. Whether you are aiming to keep things comfortable and casual, or to spice things up with an outfit that’s a little more extra, there’s no such thing as too much outfit inspiration, especially when you want to look really memorable. Here we give you nine different influencer-created outfits so that you can craft your very own super chic Valentine’s Day outfit no matter what your plans for the romance-filled holiday may be.
The best outfits have a balance of feminine and masculine elements. Take the tuxedo dress: it has the sleek lines of suit, but a feminine twist when worn as a minidress and paired with simple and elegant accessories. Keep things neutral by adding nude pumps or sand-hued heeled sandals.
One of the easiest ways to dress up an otherwise casual look is to layer rich textures. For example, pair a classic and sleek leather pants (preferably in a bright hue), add a sequined or a feathered top, a simple knit sweater and a bedazzled headband and you have yourself a look. Equal parts quirky and fun, we call it flirting with your clothes — and you can recycle all of the elements of your outfit into a new ensemble in an absolute snap.
When in doubt a simple silhouette with feminine elements never fails. Choose a frock with a girly embellishment, such as bows, and let your dress do the talking for you. Just be sure to keep your jewels delicate to keep the focus on your statement dress.
The groutfit— or grey outfit, for the uninitiated — is the modern take on a monochromatic neutral look. The key is a sleek with a form-fitting dress and layerable elements, which ensure that the visual impact is uninterrupted. It’s the low-key take on the slightly more sultry bodycon dress.
The key to wearing a figure-skimming patterned skirt is to pair the look with solid and bright accessories. Your outfit will be bright and head-turning, without being busy or overly complicated. Pro tip: keep the accessories unfussy and let the bright hues and bold prints stop traffic for you.
As made evident by the blazer dress, it’s clear that a good ol’ outfit that takes classic masculine lines and reinvents them with a feminine touch is the ultimate in sex appeal. Plus, if you’re coming from the office, you can update your ladylike suiting pieces with a sexier blouse for a touch of sultry appeal in two seconds flat.
When in doubt, go with a jumpsuit. Especially utilitarian-inspired ones. The contrast of the slightly masculine cuts paired with feminine details like a peep of lingerie is the ultimate standard in sultry dressing. Plus, with just one core outfit piece, you can just add some killer tonal accessories and a bold lip and you have yourself an outfit in a snap!
A special date night is a great excuse to experiment with a funkier neckline. Bonus points if it’s a bodysuit for the seamless tuck. Just add a classic pair of waist-nipping jeans, a belt, and some comfy booties and the finished result is an outfit that looks like you tried way harder than you actually did.