We know, we know, Valentine's Day is a totally made-up holiday meant to suck us into a downward spiral of greeting cards, overpriced flowers, and sugar comas. Still, we just can't help let the love in the air get to our hearts heads. Whether you've got a brand-new romance brewing, you're deep into a serious relationship, or you're spending the night with your best friends, there's always reason to celebrate this perfectly cheesy day of love. We're starting by giving you the ultimate gift of three awesomely styled outfits. That's way better than conversation hearts, right?
We picked out three ensembles to get you through whatever you've got on your calendar, whether you're hitting the town for a fancy prix-fixe meal, grabbing a casual drink with a budding sweetheart, or spending the night relaxing with your nearest and dearest. Click through to marvel at everything from the coziest sweater to a va-va-voom frock. A girl needs multiple options, right?
Drinks At A Casual Bar
Whether you're testing out a first date or just going for a no-pressure night with your longtime sweetie, a laid-back time filled with apps and taps can be just what the doctor ordered. Pick a flirty skirt and some sexy booties to pay homage to the holiday, but feel free to throw on your favorite slouchy sweater and crossbody bag to keep things easy.
Clockwise, from top left: Chicnova Gray Woollen Coat, $88.80, available at Chicnova; Acne Sapata Grid Knit Pullover, $317, available at My Theresa; Cole Haan Crosby Colorblock Canteen Crossbody, $198, available at Cole Haan; Miss Selfridge Floral Lace Skater Skirt, $60, available at Miss Selfridge; Whistles Kir Royale Suede Boot, $247.50, available at Whistles.
Dinner At A Swanky Resto
Hey, it's Valentine's Day — if that doesn't call for a full-on splurge, we don't know what does. Pick that hot spot you've been dreaming about and go all out for this special day. And, nothing says "all out" more than a seriously slinky dress and sky-high stilettos.
Clockwise, from top left: Bauble Bar Rose Pearl Cluster Bib, $28, available at Bauble Bar; Topshop Lace Placement Midi Bodycon Dress, $64, available at Topshop; Mango Double Breasted Coat, $89.99, available at Mango; Zara High Heel Vamp Shoe, $89.90, available at Zara; Rebecca Minkoff Honey Clutch, $350, available at Piperlime.
A Cozy Night In
After a long and crazy week, we don't blame you if you want nothing more than a relaxing evening on the couch with your favorite pizza. Kick back in a soft sweatshirt and comfy jeans, but don't forget the lingerie — it is Valentine's Day, after all. The best part? This outfit is perfect even if your date for the night is the latest Netflix DVD.
Clockwise, from top left: Adriano Goldschmied Light Lime Super Skinny Ankle Jeans, $230, available at Stylebop; J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt, $78, available at J.Crew; Topshop Lace and Satin Underwire Bra and Ladypants, $52, available at Topshop; Charlotte Russe Rhinestone Studded Slip-On Loafer, $30, available at Charlotte Russe; Tibi Heart Lace Sweatshirt, $145, available at Tibi.