Here’s What to Wear on Valentine’s Day—No Matter What You’re Doing

post featured image

While Valentine’s Day can feel like a “silly” holiday to some, I happen to think it offers the perfect excuse to celebrate your relationships. Whether you’re planning a get together with your sibling, a romantic date night with your husband, or a galentine’s day party with your besties, wearing something on-theme can make the day feel all the more special.

I love that in the midst of the cold and dark winter, v-day creates a reason to wear a pop of color, whether it’s a simple pair of red ballet flats or a heart-embellished sweater.

Regardless of how you intend to spend your love day, picking out a festive outfit will help you get into the spirit. And bonus: all of the pieces I’ve shared below can be worn long after the holiday. They can also be mixed and matched with other wardrobe staples so you can get a lot of wear out of them.

Here are a handful of ideas for what to wear on Valentine’s Day.

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day

Outfit #1: A Bold Red Dress

I’m calling it: This dress was made for Valentine’s Day. Everything from the bright red color to the festive bows make it the ideal choice to slip into on Cupid’s big day.

If the red hue feels like a bit too much, the dress also comes in classic black, tulip pink, and more.

I styled it with these pointed slingback heels and love how eye-catching the little crystal detailing is. They make the perfect combo with the dress. However, you could also swap the heels for these acrylic pumps if you’d like.

Outfit #2: A Cardigan and Crystal Jeans

This red button up cardigan is a good staple to have regardless of the holiday, but it just so happens to be very on theme. Adding a necklace, like this heart one, gives this outfit an even more fun feel.

Next, grab some jeans (which will keep you nice and warm if you’re going out at night.) This specific pair is perfect for Valentine’s Day because it has subtle yet sparkly crystal embellished detailing—so cute as we head into spring!

Outfit #3: A Tweed Jacket and White Pants

You guys know I love a tweed jacket. They’re incredibly versatile and can be worn throughout all seasons.

This red find caught my eye and I knew it would make a great statement-piece for a VDay look. I adore the gold buttons and think it looks just as cute buttoned up as it does open—you could style it either way. If you go the opened up route, I’d wear a nude bodysuit underneath (this one is my go-to.)

For pants, I went with this white wide-leg pair. I also incorporated a gold belt to pull everything together and add some more detail.

Outfit #4: Jeans, a Satin Cami, and a Sweater

If you’re looking for an outfit that transitions seamlessly from day to night, this is the best pick.

Start with jeans as a base layer—I’d use the crystal embellished pair that I shared above.

Top things off with a basic satin cami (which you likely already have in your closet) and a very on-theme sweater. Then, for your shoe selection, go all out with a bright and bold pair of low ballet pumps.

I love that this outfit would work whether you’re planning on getting coffee with a friend or you’re heading to a movie with your honey.

p.s. This heart-shaped bag would make the cutest accessory!

Satin Cami

what to wear on valentine's day - navy satin cami

Heart Cardigan

what to wear on valentine's day - heart embellished sweater from anthropologie

Crystal Jeans

what to wear on valentine's day - crystal embellished jeans

Heeled Ballet Pumps

what to wear on valentine's day - red ballet flats with a small heel

Outfit #5: Wide Leg Trousers, a Feathery Top, and Heels

Ideal for a fancier occasion, the combo of a statement-making top and simple, wide-leg pants gives this look a balanced feel.

Everything about this feathered top feels appropriate for Valentine’s Day—the color, the texture, and the fit. It’s flirty and fun yet would work for many other outings and seasons.

I also consider wide leg trousers an essential in every gal’s closet. They are so versatile yet feel much more elevated than a pair of jeans. Plus, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up rather than always reaching for your favorite pair of denim.

Last but not least, I would bet you’d get great wear out of these neutral heels. They truly go with everything and I think they’re so timeless.

If you’re heading out in this look and are worried about staying warm, simply throw a gray or cream-colored coat over your shoulders and you’ll be set!

Feathered Top

what to wear on valentine's day - feathered strapless top

Wide Leg Pants

what to wear on valentine's day - white wide leg trousers

Fresco Sandal

what to wear on valentine's day - clear pvc and nude heels

Outfit #6: A Pink Dress, Faux Fur Jacket, and Slingbacks

If a nice dinner or happy hour is in the cards, an ultra-girly dress is a good go-to. I’d pair this pretty, ruffled dress with a faux fur jacket, which is not only practical but also adds interesting texture and dimension to this outfit.

I love these low satin slingbacks, not just with this look, but as a staple for any date night outfit. They come in several colors if you want something other than light pink.

Deora Jacket

what to wear on valentine's day - dusty rose colored faux fur jacket

High-Neck Ruffle Dress

what to wear on valentine's day - pink high neck dress from anthropologie

Wade Kitten Heels

what to wear on valentine's day - low pink slingback heels
Which Valentine’s Day outfit idea is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below!

Leave a Comment

Form Below

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.