Chocolates? Check. Flowers? Check. Wine? Double check. You know what this means, right? The most romantic day of the year is right around the corner! But what to wear?
Whether you’re single or committed, Valentine’s Day is something we all have to live through so let’s make the most of it. Hello, a legitimate excuse for glittery eyeshadow and heart-shaped clutches? What’s not to love? Many of us aren’t inclined to wear pinks, reds and sweaters that have been bejewelled with love hearts on a normal day of the year but on Valentine’s Day anything goes. (Did I really just say that? I must be a romantic at heart.)
I’m not saying to get too crazy here – it’s a day of romance, not a day at the circus. We definitely don’t want to go for a sequinned coat, top and skirt. Too much.
How about a statement clutch? Or a dazzling pair of strappy heels? Here are three looks I put together for your hot date. But you know, even if you don’t have a hot date (myself included) these are still killer looks that could work on many other occasions.
Outfit #1 – Lady in red
This is a very classic Valentine’s Day look. It would be the perfect outfit for wining and dining at a nice restaurant, maybe seeing a play or doing whatever super romantic thing you have planned. I mean, I would probably wear this on a regular night out too.
Outfit #2 – Sexy casual
If you’re not a very ‘fancy’ person, this outfit gives you the right amount of casual mixed with some V-Day sexiness. How could you not be comfortable in ripped jeans and an off-the-shoulder top? Are you thinking that the heels might not be the comfiest? You could pair this look with some sneakers for an even more toned-down casual.
Outfit #3 – Grunge-y glam
This is probably my favourite outfit. I love mixing tougher pieces like this leather skirt with girly items like the floral crop top. The clutch also ties in just the right amount of Valentine’s Day nuance. I think I need this outfit in my closet right now!
Once you’ve got the outfit down – even if it is just a t-shirt and jeans – it’s time for make-up. NYC based make-up artist Aleah Alvarado says that although a red lip never goes out of style, we’re more prone to “living on the edge” nowadays.
“Electrifying shades, like teals, purples and greys, are taking over,” she says. “For those extremists, glitter and cut crease make us go crazy! There’s nothing like looking someone dead in the face with your lids so popping they can’t help but stare you in the eyes.”
For a bit of a tamer look, dewy skin and highlight are going to be your best friend says Aleah.
“The best part is you can pair it with any lip colour for the final touch!”
If you’re planning on continuing the date past a midnight kiss, here are some tips to help you feel your sexiest. Enjoy!
This article was originally published on Find Your Beautiful written by yours truly.