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Festive fashion: Classy Valentine's Day outfits for anyone — single or taken

Choosing an outfit for Valentine’s Day can be a struggle, regardless of your relationship status. Whether you’re going on a date, going to a party or having a girls’ night out downtown, here are some festive outfit ideas to get your fashion gears turning.

The first outfit is for all the ladies who will be blasting Beyoncé in the bathroom while getting ready to hit the town with their girls. This look is hot. Bring out the wedges or heels tonight, and keep Cupid in check! Don’t forget to accessorize with bracelets, long necklaces, nail polish and, of course, your favorite perfume! If you opt for a more conservative top, you can swap your bra for a lace bralette to add a feminine and romantic touch to your look.

Hitting the Town


These next outfit ideas are for the guys. While some of you may reach for plaid and nice cologne, aim for a little more today, regardless of your plans. Try a dress shirt but make sure it’s wrinkle-free. If you don’t have an iron, try Downy Wrinkle Releaser — that stuff is magic! Add in a pair of clean dark denim jeans (a straight leg fit works well) and some classy shoes (no vans!). If you want to add more sophistication, or if you’re going to a fancy restaurant, try adding a knit element to your look, such as a nice v-neck sweater or a loose cardigan. Roll your sleeves to mid forearm for a clean-cut yet not too formal look.

Mens Outfit Ideas for Valentines Day


This one’s for all the lucky ladies going on a fancy date. I kept these outfits rather simple because I’m sure you’ve all been pondering outfit choices and have a few ideas already. So here is a basic guideline. I put a few red dresses in the mix to stay festive, but you can totally rock another color and add festive touches of reds or pinks elsewhere. The black and white striped dress is a great example — mixed with some bold shoes, you’ll look instantly chic.

Valentines Day outfits for Ladies


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Sarah Vella-Labrador

Sarah Vella-Labrador