It is a universally known truth that everyone has an opinion about Valentine’s Day. For some – I like to call them the optimists – it is a wonderful holiday that is meant to celebrate all types of romantic and platonic love.
For others, it is a stressful day, one where you are worried about what your significant other is going to do for you to prove his or her love or what you are going to do for him or her.
For the rest, it is a day of self-reflection, and sometimes self-loathing, about being single on the holiday of love.
But like all holidays, it can be another good excuse to dress up and be festive. Whether you are going out for the first time with a special someone or are having your thousandth best friend date, it is always fun to have a theme to dress for.
If you have casual plans, such as mini golf or cooking at home, a comfortable and girly outfit can be perfect. If you are not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, or even if you are, try something with a neutral color palate so you do not overdose on red and bright pink.
A good example would be a pretty white or dusty pink top with skinny jeans. Try a top that has lace details in it, making it a little more dressy and feminine. Finish the look with flat boots for comfort. If you want to be a little more festive, add pretty red and gold rings or earrings or give yourself a fun Valentine’s Day manicure.
For fancier plans, a nice dress will make your date say, “Wow.” Again, if you do not want to wear typical Valentine’s Day colors, try a dark blue or black dress. Nobody can go wrong with a little black dress, and there are many different styles to choose from. To give your outfit a punch, wear a shade of red lipstick.
However, a hot red dress can definitely make you look … well, hot. Pair your dress with heels that are gorgeous but will not kill your feet. Wear a leather or a motorcycle jacket over the dress to offset the girliness.
Even if you are feeling like a bit of a Grinch about the holiday, Valentine’s Day can be a fun day to celebrate, no matter whom you are celebrating with. Whether you are going out on a fun date or having a great night with friends, pick a pretty outfit, tell someone you love them, and do not forget to eat chocolate … a lot of chocolate.