Since February 14 will be here before you know it, I thought I’d give you some ideas for how you can dress for the day of love whether you’re going to work; have a date with your sweetie or a new hottie; or are having a “We hate Valentine’s Day” party with your single friends! No matter what, if you follow these tips to create your outfit for the day, you’ll look and feel amazing.
Here’s what to wear for Valentine’s Day if:
- You want to look a little “Valentiney” at work: Subtle is your key word! Do you have a new red blouse? Pair it with your favorite black suit (even if you typically don’t wear suits on Fridays.) If business casual is more your style, a blush sweater with gray slacks would be “lovely”. Or copycat the outfit below! Note: keep the shapes relatively tailored for a professional appearance. Prefer a smaller dose of “love” in the office? Add pops of red or pink with jewelry, shoes or even a beautiful manicure. (I love OPI’s polish called “I’m not really a waitress!”)
- You have a date with your long-time honey: Going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day or having a special dinner in is practically a given if you’re in a long term relationship. You may think he doesn’t care or notice what you wear. Why not surprise him with a special look? When you’re sitting at a table for two, concentrate on your upper half and switch up what you normally wear. For example, if you always wear blouses try a sexy sweater. Or if you rarely wear dresses…just do it! Then add eye catching jewelry to catch the romantic light.3. You’re going out with “Mister Might Be Right”: Make him notice you! I’m not necessarily suggesting down-to-there necklines and short skirts, but consider highlighting a part of your body you really like and would like him to focus on. If it’s your tiny waist, wear a beautiful belt. Like your legs? Wear a pencil skirt! Even if you’re not feeling great about your body, there’s got to be something you like. Do you love your hands? Be sure to splurge on an amazing manicure and pile on rings, (leaving your left ring finger naked!) If you want him to be mesmerized by your eyes, wear plenty of mascara and sparkly earrings in your eye color.
- You’re having a “We hate Valentines Day” girl’s night: Not having a date is no reason to stay home on Valentine’s Day! Have a party at your house or go out with your single girl friends! Most of us know we dress for women, not men. We love it when our friends tell us we look cute. Now is the time to try out bright new colors and styles. Most guys don’t really get new trends, but your girlfriends will!
Sure, February 14 is over a week away, but if you want to take the stress out of getting dressed, planning is what it takes. Even if you don’t care about the holiday, following today’s tips can help take away the winter doldrums and help you feel great about yourself, too!
If you’ve read through this post and have gone into your closet and come out frustrated or just not sure how to make it work, we should talk. I offer a free 60 minute phone consult, and I’d love to help you sort your “wardrobe woes” out. Schedule your time today!