The perfect date, check. Reservations at your favorite restaurant, check. The outfit that says it all…still a work in progress. Love is in the air but hasn’t seeped its way into your wardrobe just yet. For whatever vibe you’re trying to flaunt this holiday, you’ll want to send personal stylist Roxanne Carne a dozen roses for these ideas on what to wear on Valentine’s Day.
This look is all about mixing femininity with flirtatiousness. Carne explained how the silhouette-defining lace mini-dress is detailed with ruffled georgette trims and contrasting patterns on the décolletage, arms and waist to create a sheer effect. “Nude sandals and a clutch, along with gold tone double hoop earrings, complete this fun Valentine’s Day look!”
Sophisticated ladies that prefer a more structured look can’t go wrong with this ensemble. The outfit features a luxurious black pantsuit with sexy sheer tulle shoulder panels and a flattering V-neck design. Carne recommended incorporating pops of red to accent the pantsuit for a polished Valentine’s Day vibe. Examples include a skinny patent leather belt and a rich, tailored day coat. But let’s not forget about the shoes! “Add an element of surprise with gorgeous red-bottom snakeskin pumps adorned with an off-center bow.”
For those who want to rock a wine-colored hue on Valentine’s Day, this get-up is perfect. The gray off-the-shoulder sweater dress can be accented by a faux fur vest thrown over one shoulder. “As the vest moves, it offers a fun check pattern of burgundy, dark gray, black and soft white. When thinking about shoes, choose from a metallic strappy sandal, a Bordeaux-colored suede cutout sandal or a sexy suede over-the-knee boot.” Finish the dressy yet casual look with a simple tote or a bohemian-inspired handbag with fun fringe.
This outfit was made for the women that wish to show-off their style and simplicity. The look is centered on a gorgeous black bolero jacket that gently accents the natural waist. Add a pop of red with a fitted cherry red turtleneck that’s worn underneath. “Comfortable classic blue skinny jeans complement this easy style. Creating an illusion of a longer leg, this look is highlighted with pointy-toed d’Orsay pumps in black leather/leopard print or tonal studs for a more edgy vibe.” Accessorize with an opera-length necklace or cool oversized shades for the full effect.
Here’s the perfect look for dinner and dancing. Falling gracefully on the body, a cranberry maxi dress enhances the illusion of length with its plunging neckline and high waist. Carne explained how the extra sexy touches, like the side slit and cascading split sleeve, gently show some skin without being over-the-top. “The dress is best accented with a set of textured bangles (drawing the eye to the lovely sleeves), simple heeled sandals and a wristlet or clutch to hold your Valentine essentials!”