I love Valentine’s Day, and I always have, going back to the days when we covered shoe boxes with red construction paper to collect valentines from our classmates. Many people think it’s a contrived Hallmark holiday. But why not celebrate a day of love?!
Whether you’re a fan of red and pink outfits or prefer an edgier or more subdued approach to getting dressed for the holiday, I have 20 Valentine’s Day outfit ideas to inspire you.
No matter your Valentine’s Day plans, whether you’re planning a romantic date night or a girl’s night out, I’ve got you covered with jeans, skirts, dresses, and pants looks!
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The best Valentine’s Day outfit ideas
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1. A red sweater, white jeans, and a taupe trench coat
Here’s a very cute Valentine’s Day outfit idea! It’s hard not to love a red sweater paired with white and khaki. Red and white together are so fresh, and adding khaki makes the outfit look rich and elevated, even if you wear white sneakers like I am here. I am unexpectedly crushing on red right now! Wear this to a casual Valentine’s dinner.
2. A blush pink sweater with cream cords
This outfit has an ethereal vibe with a blush pink sweater and cream cords. Brown stacked-heel boots give a bit of a Boho feel to the look.
3. A navy striped button-down shirt layered over a red tank top, wide leg jeans, and a trench coat
This outfit has a fun, laid-back vibe with a button-down shirt left open to show a red pop of color. Wearing wide leg jeans with Birkenstock clogs gives a slouchy and comfort-first look. A structured camel overcoat provides an understated and sophisticated contrast to bold colors.
4. A blush pink sweater with a pink maxi skirt
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pull out that floral print maxi skirt you normally wear in warmer months. Here I’m wearing mine paired with this short blush pink sweater. Look in your spring closet. You may have some floral spring pieces that are perfect for the holiday. Plus, this is the most comfortable outfit in the world. You can wear leggings under a maxi skirt for extra warmth; no one will know. Wear this to work or out with your girlfriends for a Galentine’s dinner.
5. A white button-down shirt, heart sweater, gray wide leg jeans, and a black quilted coat
If red and pink aren’t your thing, this fun graphic cream and black heart sweater is the perfect way to bring festive vibes. I’m wearing it over a button-down shirt and creating edgy vibes by wearing gray wide leg jeans and black lug-sole boots. A black quilted coat and black tote bag finish the look. Wear this look to work if you want a monochromatic casual outfit.
6. A blush pink sweater and gray silk skirt
If you have a slip skirt or slip dress in your closet, pair it with a pink or red sweater and ankle or knee-high boots. I’m pairing that short blush pink sweater with my gray silk skirt and taupe ankle boots. Ankle boots that match your skin tone keep your leg line looking long. With a midi skirt, they are less likely to chop up the look of your legs. Wear this on a dinner date.
7. A red sweater and olive green pants
I paired this red sweater with these faded olive green wide-leg pants on a whim and am totally in love with the combination. You have to be careful about the green tone, so you’re not inadvertently creating a Christmas look. But the outcome is striking. The green and cognac brown are earthy shades that add sophistication to the outfit. The cognac brown accessories ground the green and red together.
8. A pink maxi dress, pink sweater, and brown leather jacket
Here’s another outfit with a dress I love wearing in warm weather. This time, I’m wearing that blush pink sweater over a sleeveless maxi dress. The sweater’s long sleeves keep you warm in cooler months. A chain necklace draws the eye to the face. A brown leather jacket and brown block-heel knee-high boots add a Boho feel to the look.
9. A red bow sweater and black cords
Bows are trending, and when I saw this Amazon sweater on an influencer on Instagram, the bow reminded me of one of my splurge brands, Tuckernuck. And I immediately added it to my cart. The bow is very wearable and only a little bit over the top. The ruffle sleeves are a bit longer; you can fold them up if you want them shorter. The quality is so good on this sweater, and the bow totally makes the look. I’m pairing it with black cords and kitten heel ankle boots for a romantic date night.
10. A pink striped boatneck shirt, white jeans, and a trench coat
I love pulling out this red striped boatneck shirt from Amazon every year. It’s so fun. I’m wearing it with cropped jeans and my white Stan Smith sneakers. Throw a trench coat over the top for an easy look. I also carry a taupe tote bag here, but it’s hard to see. Wear this outfit for a casual lunch with your best friend.
11. A red blouse, gray cable-knit cardigan, and blue jeans
This is another look that unexpectedly worked, and it turns out it’s one of my favorite Valentine’s Day outfits! This red color is so good next to this grayish-taupe cable-knit cardigan. The cognac brown accessories bring the look together.
12. A white sweater and pink wide-leg cropped jeans
Nothing says February 14th is here like some pink jeans. This is another super fun look! I’m wearing a textured short white sweater with pink wide leg cropped jeans and white sneakers. Wear this for a casual Galentine’s Day coffee or dinner.
13. A white tuxedo shirt and black cords
You know how I love a button-down shirt to elevate a simple outfit! And this tuxedo shirt has fun sparkly buttons up the front, giving it a dash of something special for date night. The black cords and black kitten heel ankle boots make this the perfect look for a night on the town with your girlfriends.
14. A striped ruffleneck shirt, maroon cardigan, and coated wide leg jeans
Here’s an edgy and preppy option for a hot date. Pair your faux leather pants or coated jeans with a maroon cardigan and striped ruffleneck shirt. Black pointy-toe ankle boots finish the look.
15. A magenta blouse and coated wide leg jeans
Here’s another way to style your coated jeans. Wear them with a big pop of color like this magenta blouse. This is a great look for a romantic dinner.
16. A black sweater dress
You can’t go wrong with a little black dress on the most romantic day of the year. And this sweater dress is perfect for a cold night. Knee-high brown boots and a brown bag add a pop of contrasting color for visual interest.
17. A red dress
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a red dress for a night out. Anytime I’m wearing a mini skirt or a dress that hits at the knee, I reach for knee-high boots. They lengthen the leg line and keep your legs warm. Wear this with a long coat for a romantic evening out on the town.
18. A white blazer, white top, and pink jeans
Here are those pink jeans again! This time with a white top and blazer layered over top. You may even be able to wear this look to work! I’m wearing taupe mules here. For an extra cold day, wear taupe ankle boots instead.
19. A pink sweater, white jeans, and taupe trench coat
You saw a similar look above with a red sweater, but this time it’s with a pink sweater. I love how fresh the combination of pink, white, and taupe feels. And yes, you can totally wear a white pair of jeans in the winter. Gone are the days when you can’t wear white after Labor Day.
20. A pink sweater and black wide leg pants
Wear this look to work! Pair a hot pink sweater with black wide leg cropped pants. Black Adidas tennis shoes create a sporty vibe. If you can’t wear sneakers to work, swap them out for black loafers.
I hope these looks give you some great ideas about what to wear on Valentine’s Day. No matter how you plan to spend the day, know you are loved! XO, Marya