Valentine’s Day is coming up and it can be a fun and exciting time to dress up and show off your style. If you’re not interested in wearing a sweater smattered with hearts, you’re not alone. When it comes to the holidays, I prefer a more subtle approach with just a hint of festiveness. For instance, an outfit adorned with romantic lace or even a slight pop of pink or red is just the right amount for me. The key is to keep it comfortable and casual yet flirty. Of course, you can dress up in a show-stopping frock too – it all depends on the occasion. No matter how you’re celebrating this year, you’ll find all the Valentine’s Day outfits you can possibly need below.
Karen Millen Applique Dress (wearing a 2) | Rene Caovilla Heels (better for budget here) | Express Fringe Drop Earrings
At the end of the day, nothing is easier than a statement-making one piece that does the talking. I recommend splurging on a beautiful frock that you can later repurpose for upcoming weddings or beach vacations. Look for unique details, like an unconventional color or embellishments that can breathe new life into your wardrobe.
Balmain Blazer (better for budget here) | Open Edit Ruched Halter Neck Minidress | Rene Caovilla Heels (better for budget here) | Louis Vuitton Coussin PM Bag | Waterford Love Forever Flute Pair
If you have a hot date planned, you’ll want a Valentine’s Day outfit that can keep up. The first thing that comes to mind is cutout details. These tasteful little slivers reveal just the slightest amount of skin for an unexpected flirty touch. If you find that cutout dresses are too revealing, just layer a blazer on top.
Revolve Red Sweater Dress (similar here) | Alexandre Birman Tie Ankle Heels | Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses (better for budget here)
If you are keen on having a little red moment, a red sweater dress is sure to do the trick. Not only is it cozier than your average mini dress, but it also is undeniably warmer. Finish off the look with a pair of tall boots and you are ready to head out to dinner in style.
Superdown Lace Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Levi’s Jeans (wearing a 24) | Gucci Belt | Gucci Marmont Mini Bag | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (better for budget here and here)
Nothing says romance more than lace. This fabrication is sophisticated but also fun to incorporate into a look, especially on Valentine’s Day. For a subtle approach, stick to an all black look. If you want to tone it down, just tuck a lace top into your favorite jeans.
Fleur Du Mal Corset | Fleur Du Mal Trousers | Fleur Du Mal Beret | Tom Ford Padlock Heels | Saint Laurent Le 5 a 7 Handbag (also love this one) | Tom Ford Padlock Pointy Heeled Sandals | Celine Edge Sunglasses (similar here, better for budget here)
Another iconic way to show off a little skin without being too revealing is a sultry corset top. I can’t get enough of the feminine piece. To style your corset top in a modern way, pairing it with high-waisted pants and sleek accessories for a contemporary twist.