Just because you don’t have a serious BF locked down to be your Valentine’s Day date this year doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having fun. After all, it is JUST a Hallmark holiday. If you’re a gal that happens to be flying ‘lo while Cupid is aiming his bow at some serious couple in an Italian restaurant reenacting that scene from Lady and the Tramp, here are three date night suggestions for you. And, most importantly, a little inspo on what to wear that evening.
Girls Night Out
If your plans involve a casual dinner with your best lady pals, show your V Day spirit with a red lip. On the downside, you won’t be using it to pucker up but, on the upside, at least you know it will last the whole night through. We l-o-v-e NARS’ “Manhunter” – the name says it all – jusssst in case y’all decide to go on the prowl. Bonus points for adding a statement heart somewhere, like the one on these quirky flats from Jeffrey Campbell. They’re not only perfect for the occasion, they’ll also carry you through spring. See, love doesn’t have to be a losing game.
WEAR IT: Half Sheer Half Opaque Tights, $18, available at Topshop; Cable Knit Khaki Sweater, $22.79, available at Romwe; Michael Kors Tortoise Watch, $250, available at Nordstrom; NARS “Manhunt” Lipstick, $26, available at Sephora; Leather Trim Tuxedo Shorts, $158, available at Madewell; Jeffrey Campbell “Got Heart” Loafer, $99, available at Urban Outfitters
Feverishly swiping right to snag a drinking partner love connection for Valentine’s Day evening? If you’re one of the many Tinderellas looking for her prince on this nifty dating app, prepare a date night outfit that is bound to turn heads. Skip the overdone LBD and be the lady in red. Though, we suggest nixing those body con number and opting for something a little more classy- at least until date two. Our advice ends on the outside. What’s underneath is totally up to you. :::wink::: Don’t forget to smoke up those eyes for a super-smoldering gaze. If “It’s a match!”, this might be your last right swipe.
WEAR IT: Benefit Cosmetics Smokin’ Eyes…, $36, available at Sephora; “Let’s Make Out” Thong, $8, available at Urban Outfitters; Crepe Seam Flippy Dress, $80, available at Topshop; 14K Gold Heart Stud Earrings, $115, available at Kohl’s; Olsenboye Rumer Patent Ankle-Strap Heels, $35, available at JC Penney; Metallic Angular Phone Case, $8.80, available at Forever 21
Pal-entine’s Day Party
Valentine’s, schmalentines. If the sickeningly-sweet celebration is off your radar this year, what better way to get into the spirit than to throw a non-Valentine’s Day party at your pad. Let’s call it Pal-entine’s Day. Invite your inner-circle over for cupcakes, wine, and gossip. Maybe even a board game or two? Keep your look casual with a silky floral pant and comfy graphic tee. The idea: adult pajama party. Brilliant, right?! Feel free to blast Robyn’s “I’m In The Corner” all night while you’re ripping on all the ones that got away. Hey, their loss – YOU’RE the one that’s ridiculously good-looking!
WEAR IT: Malene Birger Regal floral-print silk pants, $150, available at The Outnet; Semilla patent leather pumps, $326, available at Luisviaroma; “Kiss Me” Boxy Burnout Tee, $32, available at Topshop; Hugs and Kisses cupcake kit, $28.00, available at Topshop; Minimalist Baseball Cap, $10.80, available at Forever 21; Minimalist Midi Ring, $3.80, available at Forever 21