Remember Grammar School on Valentine’s Day? Your mom would take you to the store and you’d pick out a box of cutesy themed cards with perforated edges and maybe some candied hearts or lipped-shaped lollipops (for your best friends of course). It was always a day to tell all the loves of your life that they were the loves of your life and to hope against hope that they returned the sentiment. For me, Valentine’s Day always warranted the perfect outfit. In grade school it was a shirt that was my crush’s favorite color, in college it was the perfect t-shirt and shoes to wear out with my girlfriends, now it’s determined by whatever occasion the year presents to me and my husband. That’s why I want to help you guys come up with some outfit ideas for your perfect Valentine’s Day… No matter what the occasion.
1. For a dressy night out take a cue from some red carpet celebrities…
If you’re already in a relationship go for a black, body hugging, “nude illusion” style dress. You’re dressing for someone used to seeing you in your flannel PJs, bathrobe, or uniform and it will remind them “whatcha’ got under there.”
If you’re going out with someone you “want” to be your significant other, opt for a “little red dress” that hugs your body in all the right places. It will set you apart from the pack and show them a different side of you… your sexy, dateable, womanly side – and who better to show you how to work a LRD than Miranda Kerr?!?! (Side Note: Pair with nude heels to make your legs look longer)
2. For a casual date (i.e. movies, park, hole-in-the-wall but incredibly delicious ethnic restaurant) keep it simple with a pair of casual pants, but dress it up with heels and a “cocktail top” that suits your body.
3. For a night in with pizza and Netflix, wear your best-fitting jeans (you know, the ones he/she always compliments you on ) and a loose t-shirt… Maybe even your significant other’s t-shirt,
BUT – wear something like this underneath:
4. For an evening with your family wear something comfortable and girly to remind them of grade-school years gone by and to let them know, that you still are (and will always be) their “little girl”.
5. For a night out with your best girl friends, don’t dress for the person that isn’t there, dress for your true soul mates – your girlfriends who have been there with you through the new-guys-that-give-you-butterflies and the heartbreaks that follow. Wear something fun and casually chic., i.e. sparkling pants, a crossbody bag that will stay put while dancing, some kickass shoes, and maybe a t-shirt that reflects your Girl’s-Night-Valentine’s-Day-Philosophy: