Formal to Cozy: Looks for Valentine’s Date Night

January 30, 2019

Formal to Cozy: Looks for Valentine’s Date Night
Trunk Club

Whether you’re in the mood for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or a regular winter date night, we’ve pulled together a few festive outfits that’ll tickle you pink… or red… or purple!

Lavender sweater and jeans.

With the girls

Let’s be real. You don’t need a date on V-Day, because Galentine’s Day can be about spending time with your ladies. And since your Instagram following will be tuning in, you’ll want to look chic. Winter whites are the perfect statement hue. Go all in with a cropped pair of flares and a pointy-toe bootie. And sometimes, it’s fun to let statement pieces fight for the spotlight. A sweater in pink and red is on theme, and a metallic bag commands attention.

A formal fling

Nothing says “romance” quite like a ruffled, flowing maxi dress. And since black is a universally flattering color, it’s a safe bet. Here’s where the Valentine’s pop comes in: your shoes and accessories. Match two pieces for a cohesive look—especially in a flirty color like red—but avoid matching all of your accessories. Save one piece to play with texture, like this snakeskin bag. And while we’re talking tips, drop earrings look gorgeous with an updo.

Black maxi dress and red pumps.
Striped top and white denim.

Casual date night

Maybe now's not the time for a super romantic date, or maybe you’re just low-key. For you, a color like lavender is festive without being too in-your-face. A cropped sweater, French tucked into high-waisted skinnys, is the epitome of casual-cool. Notice the silver accessories pictured here—it’s the perfect time of year to reach for pieces with icy undertones.

Living room love

Takeout? Check. Fleece blankets? Check. A 12-part documentary about dogs? Check. What we’re guessing is, you two aren’t leaving the couch. But spending the day inside can still be romantic, so warm your heart (and toes) in comfy new gear. Curl up in leggings, a beanie, and a sweater (hint: size up if you want room for extra snugglin’). And grab a fun pair of slip-on sneakers while you’re at it. Someone’s going to have to meet the delivery guy outside, after all.

Graphic sweatshirt and leggings.

At Trunk Club, our stylists help people build their best wardrobes by discovering what fits their body, their budget, and their personal style.