Oh la la! Lucky you to have a date this Valentine’s Day! Bask in the giddy excitement… Pause. Oh no. Giddy bubbles popped. What are you going to wear? What the hell are you going to wear?!? Don’t fret! StyleCaster has assembled a guide for what to wear this Valentine’s Day, based on what your plans are for the night be it the movies, drinks or a night with your girls! Janice Chou
Photographer: Joseph D’Arco, StyleCaster
Stylists: Janice Chou and Dee Grossmann, StyleCaster
Model: Zuzana, NY Models
Makeup Artist: Keiko, Bryan Bantry
Hair Stylist: Britney, Bumble and Bumble
Lunch Date. Going out mid-day for a Valentine's Day luncheon? Keep your look light and breezy with an airy color palette of creams and beiges, but punch it up with a red blazer. Normally we advise against red on Valentine's Day, but with everything else pared down, the red looks perfect!
Topshop blazer, $170, at Topshop; H&M tank, $39.95, at H&M; Club Monaco skirt; Hat Attack knit scarf, $55, at Hat Attack; AF147-AF148 bracelets, available at A.Turen; Aliomi watch, similar styles at Aliomi; Sam Edelman espadrilles
Downtown Drinks. Meeting someone at a downtown borderline dive bar for a Valentine's Day cocktail? Opt for a weathered maxi skirt that will feel appropriate in the February weather but hugs feminine curves, for a look that's just as sexy as a mini!
I Heart Ronson vest, at JCPenney; H&M top, $29.95, at H&M; Topshop maxiskirt, $80, at Topshop; BCBGeneration clutch, $118, at BCBG MaxAzria; H&M booties, $59.95, at H&M
Uptown Drinks. Is your date a little more preppy and taking you uptown for drinks at a classy establishment, complete with table clothes and a drink menu printed on actual paper? Fancy girl... Try a printed blazer to keep your look a little lighthearted and less school girl.
MANGO blazer, $119.90, at MANGO; United Colors of Benetton button down; BBDakota skirt, $64, similar styles available at Revolve Clothing; KEIL MEAD necklace, $150, at KEIL MEAD; Gap booties, $89.50, at Gap
Girl's Night In. Keeping it low key with your girlfriends this Valentine's Day? Get comfy in a worn in anorak, then spruce your look up with printed trousers for an unexpected twist that far surpasses the ole' jeans-and-a-t-shirt card.
I Heart Ronson jacket, $86, at JCPenney; Sparkle & Fade sweater, $59, at Urban Outfitters; Topshop trousers, $110, at Topshop; Rag & Bone hat, $160, at Rag & Bone; H&M handbag, $29.95, at H&M; Vince Camuto booties, $129, at Vince Camuto
Movie Date. Heading to the cinema for your night out? First off, be sure to bring a little jacket to keep your shoulders warm. Then slide into a pair of fun colored pants so your date can spot you in the dark theater after mid-movie popcorn refill runs!
Sisley jacket; BCBGeneration tank top, $48, similar styles at BCBG Max Azria; American Apparel pants, $78, at American Apparel; Waxing Poetic charm, $58, bracelet, $75 and ring, $100; Fortune Favors the Brave bangles, $175 each, and ring $195; Kimchi Blue bag, $78, at Urban Outfitters; Clavin Klein sandals, $148, at Bloomingdale's
Formal date. Embarking on a more upscale night out? Opt for a formal, longsleeve romper in lieu of a dress!
LOFT jacket, $89.50, at LOFT; Dolce Vita romper, $264, at Dolce Vita; Vince Camuto booties, $129, at Vince Camuto; Winnifred Grace necklace, $415, at Winnifred Grace; KIEL MEAD rings, $50, at KIEL MEAD