What to wear on Valentine’s Day

Sarah Young
Sunday 11 February 2018 14:47
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Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and even if you’re not a big fan, chances are you have plans of some kind.

Be it going out with your beau, relaxing at home or hanging out with your besties, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to steal your heart – style.

Of course, the most important rule is to wear what makes you feel best, whether that means sporting a teeny-tiny dress or your comfiest PJs.

However, if you’re looking for a little style inspiration that doesn’t involve going overboard on the day’s hallmark colour scheme of pink and red, you’ve come to the right place.

Here, we help you figure out what to wear no matter where you’re going with outfit ideas that are more on the subtle side.

Dinner and drinks

If you’ve got a table booked at a swanky restaurant, then why not take the fancy route and opt for a classic LBD. A simple slip dress like this one from Topshop takes all the stress out of getting dressed and means you get to experiment with smaller details like a pair of killer heels or statement earrings. Don’t forget to shrug on a coat though – it’s still winter, after all.

Square Neck Slip Dress, £26, Topshop

Alternatively, if dresses just aren’t your thing then go for an all-black, cool-girl trouser suit that’s guaranteed to make you look and feel the business.

Cinema date

Heading to the movies? Then there’s no need to get dressed to the nines. Instead, match the evening’s casualness with a relaxed yet playful look. For this, we suggest a pair of straight-leg jeans, a cosy jumper and low block heels that are easy to walk in.

Belted Coat, £165, & Other Stories

Cosy night in

Forget venturing out into the cold, staying in is the new going out. In this instance, you’re going to want to feel comfy so reach for something that you feel your best in and throw a chunky cardigan over the top and wear some pretty undies underneath.

Printed Message T-Shirt, £12.99, Mango

Galentine’s celebrations

No date? No problem. If you’re single and fabulous then head out for drinks with your friends instead in a pair of jeans, a tucked-in slogan tee and heels. Alternatively, curl up in your most luxurious PJs, put on a face mask and watch a movie.

Earrings with Tassels, £8.99, H&M
Slouch Blazer, £45, Pleated Peg Leg Trousers, £22, Topshop
Cable-Knit Wool Cardigan, £79.99, Zara
Soft Lace Bra, £10, Lace Half String, £5, Monki

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