What to Wear on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost time! Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Going out with a special someone? Having a no-valentine Girls’ Night Out? Either way, it’s an excuse to get dressed up!

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If you’re going out with your new guy and you want to impress him, try wearing a solid colored skirt with a printed top.  It’s simple, but still super cute. Flats are the best way to go (just in case the date is a dud and you have to make a run for it, haha); you don’t want to overdo it on the first date.  Keep your accessories to a minimum. Try smaller earrings and maybe a bracelet or a ring to complete your look.

If you and your guy don’t have anything extra special planned, keep your look as casual as possible.  If you guys are just doing a quick ice cream date or going to see a movie, throw on your favorite jeans with a funky crew neck sweatshirt.  I like the one above because of the lip print design on it. So appropriate for the holiday, right? Boots or other flat shoes would go perfectly with this. Throw on a beanie and you’re ready to head out the door!

Now if you’re doing something really special, go ahead and go all out! Pick a figure-flattering dress in a soft color (like this pastel pink — a LBD could work in this case as well, though) and pair it with some basic pumps. Depending on the weather, you could throw on tights or knee highs underneath.  Pick one piece of jewelry that you want to be your standout piece; you don’t want to over accessorize and take away from the awesomeness of the dress. Stuff all of your essentials into a clutch (mascara, lip stick, money, etc) and you’re good to go.

Fellas, I didn’t forget about you this time!

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Guys, I don’t think you all understand how good khakis look on you! If you’re going out with that special someone and you don’t want to wear that same pair of jeans that you always do, throw on a pair of khakis — they instantly clean up your look and give your fit more of a preppy feel. If you want to be cool and casual without looking like you tried really hard to impress your girl (even though you did), you can wear a simple white t-shirt/v-neck and put a cold colored cardigan on over it. Oxford-style boots would be a great way to finish off the look.

If you have a more urban style, you can make that work, too! Plaid shirts are always a good way to go (I like it when the sleeves are rolled up).  Try pairing the plaid with a dark wash straight leg jean. Since you’re going for a more relaxed look, any kind of shoe will do   — Converse, Vans, Timberlands…whatever shoes you feel most comfortable in.  Accessorize the look with your favorite watch!

If you want to try something new, wear a colored pant.  Navy blue is a good color to start with because it practically goes with everything.  If you’re feeling daring, try red, or maybe even a print like camouflage. A short sleeved, somewhat-fitted button up would do you justice in this case.  If you’re really trying to impress your lucky lady throw on a bow tie! If she doesn’t think that’s adorable then there’s seriously something wrong with her.  Just like the first look, oxfords or oxford-style boots would go best with this kind of style.

I hope these helped you get an idea of what the heck you’re gonna wear! Have a happy, happy, Valentine’s Day!

-Evann Webb

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