Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and regardless of your feelings on this love-themed holiday, it’s an excuse to dress up in your cutest ensemble! Whether you plan on enjoying a romantic evening at a fancy five-star restaurant or celebrating a fun-filled Galentine’s Day with friends or anything in between, we have the perfect Valentine’s date outfit idea for you—from the clothes to the shoes to the jewelry. We’re going for a chic romance vibe, so you’ll find no cheesy heart prints on our list.
Are you planning a swanky night out with your sweetheart? A little black dress never fails! Opt for lace and pair it with red heels to achieve that romantic look. Accessorize your ensemble with gold jewelry in order to add some classic warmth to your style or choose baubles with a pop of color like red or pink to stay on-theme.
If you really want to embody the festive V-Day spirit, try a classic yet sexy red bodycon dress. Have fun with your shoes by wearing a pair of strappy black heels or even leopard print pumps (animal print looks great with red!). Pair it with pearls for a classic look or gunmetal jewelry for an edgy look—either color stands out beautifully against a vibrant red hue.
Velvet has been making a comeback over the last couple of years, and it’s no surprise why. The super-soft material is both attractive and comfortable. Try a velvet wrap dress in a deep burgundy color for a soft and romantic look. If your dress features a dramatic V-neck, accentuate your decolletage with a long drop necklace. Otherwise, rock a pair of statement hoops or shoulder duster earrings.
For the ultimate glamorous look, break out your favorite match set and prepare to sparkle and shine all night long. Did you settle on a one-shoulder dress, as pictured? Stick to just earrings and finish off your look with a cuff and statement ring.
Who says you can’t have both comfort and style? In a world where dresses with pockets are becoming more and more prominent, anything is possible!
If cute and comfy are prerequisites for you, try a flowy jumper. A solid-colored jumper is like a canvas, giving you plenty of options to dress it up or down with the right accessories. Choose a neutral like black or gray, then add some flair with a chic pair of pointed flats or pumps. Wear a bold pair of earrings or a statement necklace along with a cuff and a statement ring to complete your look. Use your accessories as a way to infuse color into your outfit.
The two-piece set is another semi-casual Valentine’s day date outfit. Try it in a bright festive red with gold statement earrings along with a bracelet and rings. Throw on some neutral block heels or slides, and you’re ready to hit the town!
These options are also a great transition from day to night, and since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year they’re the perfect outfits to take you from the office to the bar or a nice dinner.
Are you partaking in a Galentine’s Day event? Then your plans may call for more of a daytime casual style. A pretty floral dress with a jean jacket and accessories with soft pastel colors is perfect for a day of winery touring or a ladies’ brunch. Keep it comfortable with cute booties or flats.
To weave the casual with the romantic in your style, rock a lace or velvet cami with a denim mini skirt or skinny jeans. We recommend going with burgundy or dusty rose for your top. Dress it up with a pair of heels, or down with a pair of white sneakers. Wear a statement collar necklace or a pair of statement hoops to draw eyes to your face. Jewelry in a gunmetal or rose gold finish will add a lovely shine to this look. Grab a black leather jacket to go, and you’ll be ready for any fun date.
Animal print lovers, this one is for you. For a cool and casual date night look, choose an animal print sweater with black faux leather leggings and pointy pumps. If you want to go with a dress, find a skater-style animal print dress and wear it with a black leather jacket and booties. Accessorize with neutral-toned jewelry—we recommend black and/or gold pieces. A pair of statement studs or drop earrings would be perfect with this ensemble.
When it comes to finding your perfect Valentine’s Day date outfit, pieces like your accessories and shoes can make all the difference. Many of these ideas can be dressed up or down depending on exactly how you style them. Keep in mind where your date is taking place and if any activity (like a lot of walking) is involved. For example, if it’s a high-end restaurant, there may be a dress code. Then select your look accordingly!
Do you need help finding the finishing touches for your Valentine’s date outfit? Contact Sarbani NYC or shop our full selection of statement jewelry today.
Stephanie Chabot, Style Editor
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