We literally just celebrated Chinese New Year and now Valentine’s Day is around the corner! And guess what? Here comes the yearly dilemma of what to wear, which appears to be ten times as daunting during this time of the month. Save your hearts and bows for another day—that’s a look that only befits Minnie Mouse, and well, Grimes.
Here, our favorite celebrities show us how to dress like sweethearts on the day of hearts without looking cliché, and regardless of whether you’re attached or not.
A photo posted by isabelledaza (@isabelledaza) on Feb 4, 2016 at 9:28pm PST
Not everyone is up for cliché pinks and reds. For those who want to go the traditional route of enjoying a romantic dinner overlooking the city with their S.O., plan your reservations first (what’s the point of a great outfit if you’ve got nowhere to go?), then your ensemble next. Put on a fresh take on date attire: Go for a low-key but elegant dress with sheer panels and add textural interest by giving a sneaky peek-a-boo of your delicate, lacy La Perla lingerie.
Designer Jot Losa sure knows how to doll up the leggy Alex Gonzaga with this thigh-grazing number in a feminine hue. If you’re in the mood for ringing in V-Day with a good bunch of girlfriends, slits are the way to go to add a dosage of edge and flirtiness to your outfit. Wear your hair up high in a bun, swipe on a smokey eye, strap those high heels, and you’re off to go rock that high-drama look.
A photo posted by Kim Jones (@kimcamjones) on Jan 30, 2016 at 4:57pm PST
Kim Jones shows us the key to dressing for a casual brunch date as she wears a striped Sfera blouse tucked into a slit-skirt from Croatian-born designer Karla Spetic, paired with white pumps from Italian brand Aquazzura. And that’s how you look cute while you order one mimosa after another.
When in SF ❤️ A photo posted by Mari Jasmine (@mari_jasmn) on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:10pm PST
For those who want to impress their partners with their A-class cooking skills—which is more romantic than going out IMHO—an easy, airy ensemble like this one will keep you looking fresh and chic all night long. Just exchange those wedges with block slides (think Mansur Gavriel) for a playful and charming look. This fun and flirty frock is just casual enough for you to lounge around as you catch up on those episodes of How To Get Away With Murder, Narcos, or a movie marathon of your favorite classic rom-coms. Oh, and be sure to have a lot of ice cream pints, wine, and cozy knit blankets on hand.
A photo posted by Georgina Wilson (@ilovegeorgina) on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:21am PST
Romantic stroll by the beach? This ’90s body-skimming dress is perfect when worn alone, but it’s also made for layering. Try wearing one over a light turtleneck or layer a biker jacket over it—either way, it works. Georgina Wilson, with her tall stature and sizzling bod, obviously has advantage over us mere mortals as she rocks her slitty Dion Lee number at Boracay. This effortless trend, plus a compact cut-out purse, a pair of trusty lightweight sandals, and maybe a few petite earrings and bracelets are must-packs when it comes to jumping around bars and spending sunset time at the beachfront with ease.
Whether you’re hitting the road for a scenic drive or hiking uphill, bask in the great outdoors in comfortable wear—this is not the place where you have to look perfect and flawless. (Hey, it’s good thing the athleisure trend is back!) Be low-maintenance by rocking sport jackets, trusty walking shoes, and a cap, especially if you’re not looking forward to awkward face tan lines. This is a killer date idea since you can go at your own pace and be in your no-fuss, natural element. Plus, you get to absorb all the serenity present in the environment and be in a vacation state of mind, even just for a day.