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.
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.
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.
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!
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.)
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!
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!
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.