The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Yes, February 14th – the most romantic day of the year – is almost here. And whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s one of those celebrations that you can’t help but get on board with. After all, who doesn’t love, well, love? If you’ve got a date on the cards, you’re probably thinking about what to wear. Luckily, we’ve got your Valentine’s Day looks sorted; whatever you’ve got planned, dress to impress with these outfit ideas for every type of date.
A Romantic Dinner for Two
Nothing says ‘Valentine’s Day’ quite like a romantic dinner for two. If you’re looking for ambience, you can’t beat a refined restaurant, a 3-course meal and an excessive wine list. There’s a reason this type of date has become the most conventional; there’s something about a candlelit dinner – and sharing a desert at the end – that’s bound to put you in the mood for love. Knock ‘em dead by showcasing your most sophisticated cocktail dress; complete your look with heels and just a smattering of the daintiest jewellery you own. Whether it’s your first date or your fiftieth, you’re sure to make the right impression.
Drinks at the Pub
If you’re looking for a more relaxed date night, head to your local for a few drinks. Casual settings are just the thing to stave off first-date jitters; they’re also ideal places for kicking back with your long-term beau. Keep your look stylish yet low-key; a pair of tailored trousers will bridge the gap between cocktail and casual dressing. Throw on a classic leather jacket for an on-trend finish that’ll suit the hip, laid-back setting.
A Valentine’s Day Stroll
What’s more romantic that swapping stories as you stroll through a green oasis in the city? This one’s ideal if you’ve had a few dates but want to find out a little more about the person you’re with. And hey, even if you’ve been together a while, there’s nothing nicer than walking hand-in-hand with your S.O. But given that it’s still February (read: freezing cold), you’ll need to wrap up. Look out for choice separates that can be stylishly layered, and keep your footwear on the sensible side; sore, blistered feet are a surefire way to ruin Valentine’s Day.
A Trip to the Cinema
Most of our earliest dates took place at the local cinema (well, we couldn’t head to the pub back then, could we?). As such, movie nights come with the nostalgia of teen crushes and tentative hand-holding; you know, all that butterfly-in-the-stomach stuff that classic dates are built on. And be honest, when was the last time you got all dressed up to watch a film? We don’t know about you, but we’re usually wearing our sweats and sitting down in front of Netflix where this is concerned. Make the most of your night out in front of the silver screen in an easy, breezy jumpsuit. Basically, avoid anything that you can’t sit comfortably in; you can’t concentrate on a plot line if you’re tugging at an awkward outfit, and you really need to be able to eat popcorn with ease.
Galentine’s with the Girls
Foregoing Valentine’s for Galentine’s this year? Galentine’s is all about celebrating the love you’ve got for your besties instead (because where would you be without them?). And whether you’re hitting the bar for a big night out or keeping things low-key with a girls’ night in, go bold with a colour-popping ensemble that’s made for dancing in. Even when you’re at home, there’s every chance you’ll end up having a party! But remember; no matter how fierce you look, ignore any drinks offers from anyone outside of your squad. This date night is all about the girls!