Can you believe that January is almost over, and we’ll be heading into February next week? I don’t know about you, but I still haven’t entirely managed to stop myself from writing “2022” on files and documents. This year is flying by!
That being said — the next big holiday, Valentine’s Day, has crept up on us and is only a couple of weeks away (how crazy is it to say that?) If you haven’t snagged a Valentine’s Day gift, now would be a great time to place an order for one. These next few weeks, you’ll want to pick up your wine, style your bar cart, and find the perfect outfit to celebrate the big Day.
Admittedly, we’re still unsure what we want to do for Valentine’s Day this year. Do we have a chill night in? Do we head to a museum for a day date? Or do we go all out for a nice dinner in town? Who knows — but my partner and I should probably decide soon. And, if you’re single this Valentine’s Day, please take yourself out on a date, or celebrate with friends.
Whether you’re heading out for a date or staying in for the holiday, here are a few Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for every kind of celebration.
5 Lovely Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas For Her
Valentine’s Day Outfit for Her #1: The Casual Flowy Dress
Who says you need to wear heels on Valentine’s Day? You can take your favorite dress and dress it down with sneakers. This would be a fun option for a day date or a Galentine’s Day party. White sneakers go with pretty much everything, and I wear these platform sneakers from M.Gemi regularly — they look slightly more sleek and elevated, making them a perfect match for any frocks in your closet.
This dress is part of the 2021 holiday Sail to Sable x Style Charade collection and is out of stock, but I adore this under $100 color block dress from Petal and Pup for a day outfit idea. Crosby by Mollie Burch also has an adorable Galentine’s Day shop packed with easy, flowy dresses you can style for either day dates or date nights.
If you’re not so much into dresses, a cute crop top and jeans would also be a great day date outfit idea. Abercrombie and Urban Outfitters have a great selection of budget-friendly crop tops that would be perfect for a casual outing.
Valentine’s Day Outfit for Her #2: Dress With White Boots
I love a good midi dress and boot combo. LA has been pretty “chilly” as of late, and when I say “chilly,” it’s been in the 50s/60s, so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. /sarcasm
I kid, I kid, but most folks living in the Northern Hemisphere will likely need to layer up for warmth. I love the Analeah Boot by Schutz because it has a slightly western feel and is sleek and chic!
As for the dress: Reformation is definitely an investment, but I love their pieces because they’re timeless and really don’t go out of style. I always get compliments whenever I wear Ref pieces, and I also feel amazing in their dresses. I bought this dress last year, but I also adore their knit sweater dress for a date night for a bit of extra warmth.
Valentine’s Day Outfit for Her #3: Keeping Cozy with a Lounge Set
Are you staying in this Valentine’s Day? Honestly, we might do the same this year! Valentine’s Day is two weeks before my birthday. I’ve always felt guilty making my significant other drop money on Valentine’s Day and birthday gifts in such a short period, so I usually suggest staying home and having a cozy night in.
I picked up this cozy heart lounge set from Lou & Grey a couple of years ago, and they also have a super similar set available for sale this year. Lou & Grey lounge sets are super comfortable and of incredible quality — make sure to wash them on the gentle cycle and let them air dry so they can retain their softness. Their lounge sets are also fantastic to wear year-round.
Valentine’s Day Outfit for Her #4: Stay in Bed with Festive PJs
I’m not sure why, but my heart-print pajama collection grew over quarantine back in 2020/2021, and I’m not mad about it! I love the idea of a cute, themed PJ set, and Soma makes some of my favorite pajamas on the planet. Their Cool Nights line is super cozy and comfortable, and these pajamas have cooling technology that help me from getting too hot at night while sleeping.
Soma usually comes out with some version of heart print PJs every year, and I need someone to convince me I don’t need this year’s version. Because I have several versions of these that have held up very well over the years, and I don’t need a replacement, and I just want one.
Other heart print PJs on my radar this year include this set from LOFT (top and bottom) and this luxe satin set by Victoria’s Secret. How cute would these be for a fun Galentine’s night party?
Valentine’s Day Outfit for Her #5: Go All Out for a Romantic Dinner
I like to buy holiday dresses that are red or pink because then I can easily repurpose them for a Valentine’s Day date night. I’ve unintentionally done this over the past few years, but I need to start making this more of a conscious habit!
This dress was a part of the Farm Rio 2022 Holiday Collection, and I wore it to my partner’s holiday party. But it also happens to work perfectly for Valentine’s Day. If my partner and I end up going out for a romantic dinner, this is 100% the dress that I’ll wear.
Unfortunately, this dress sold out last fall at lightning speed, but I love this heart-print Sister Jane dress. If you want a dress that’s a little more low-key, I’d recommend these chic and sophisticated options from Revolve and Nordstrom.
Which are your favorite Valentine’s Day outfits? Let me know in the comments below!
Photos by Tom McGovern