Valentine’s Day is a lot like New Year’s Eve—there’s pressure to find something to do and someone special to do it with. But the truth is, this holiday shouldn’t make you sweat. Instead, we like to think of it as an excuse to give yourself a little self-love and celebrate all of the relationships that lift you up day after day. So this year, in an attempt to alleviate added stress about what to wear, we’ve gathered some of the cutest outfit ideas, no matter how you’re celebrating. Wondering what to wear for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? Keep it classy in a special dress, statement top or flirty skirt. If you prefer to play it casual, dress up your jeans and leather leggings with a detailed top and jewelry. Want to show your holiday spirit at work? Try accessories with a heart motif. And for those who may want to skip the usual pink and red hues, it’s totally okay to wear black (or any color you wish).
Whether you’re planning a date night with your S.O., relaxing with your galentines, or simply plopping yourself on the couch to watch a Valentine’s Day movie, get inspired by these cute outfit ideas ahead. P.S, check out these pretty makeup ideas and fun nail art designs, while you’re at it.
Elena Plush Shawl Jacket
If you and your date are headed outdoors—ice skating, perhaps?—stay true to the holiday and current trends in a vibrant pink coat (it’s a key color for 2021!) that you’ll hold onto for years to come. Slip on something a little more festive underneath—just in case you end up at dinner. And add a beanie for extra warmth.
Puff-Sleeved Peplum Blouse
Plus-Size Wrap Top with Balloon Sleeves
If you’re going from desk to dinner, try this figure-flattering wrap top with dark jeans. Make the ensemble evening-ready with strappy sandals and a sparkly clutch.
Ab-solution Stretch Skinny Jeans
WIT & WISDOM
Women’s Rubie Dress Sandal
Shining Envelope Clutch
Ruffle Cami Midi Dress
Why not go all in and embrace the romance in the air? For day, top off this vintage-inspired floral midi with a boxy cropped cardigan and flats. By night, swap in textured velvet pumps and add a gold locket necklace.
Balloon Sleeve Crop Cardigan
Dalema Ankle Strap Pointed Toe Pump
14k Gold-Filled Polished Oval Pendant with Diamond Locket Necklace
There’s nothing wrong with going dark on Valentine’s Day, especially when the option is as delicate and feminine as this sheer number. A pair of strappy sandals adds height, while a sequin crossbody bag infuses the look with that pop of color you might be looking for.