5 Perfect Valentine's Day Outfits That Aren't Totally Cliché

Contrary to what Hallmark will have you believe, red and pink aren’t the only colors one can or should wear on Valentine’s Day — nor are hearts the only print. Please. It's not that we don't dig the holiday's romanticism; it's just that dressing for it doesn't need to be so one-note. In fact, we're in favor of ditching the aforementioned sartorial clichés altogether.

Instead, we styled five alternative date-night looks that are sure to impress on February 14 and beyond. While we didn't axe red and pink from the lineup entirely, these outfits strike the right balance: They're festive, but still fashion-forward. Now, pass the wine — and hold the cheese.

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