Out of the 365 possible date nights in the year, February 14 by far has the most buildup. Whether you’re on a first date or you’ve been going strong with your S.O. for a decade or more, there’s an undeniable stress around what to do and what to wear.
While we can’t help you pick your perfect restaurant, we can help take outfit anxiety off the table. Since we know that date-night dressing can be a tricky thing to nail (no matter what day it is), we figured there was no harm in having a few experts weigh in.
To help decode Valentine’s Day dressing, we tapped Nikki Lewis, co-founder of matchmaking service The Bevy, and Bela Gandhi, founder and president of Smart Dating Academy, to help break down what makes for the ideal Valentine’s Day ensemble. Armed with their three top tips, you can put together an amazing look that, most importantly, still feels like you (since in the end, that’s what matters most).
Read on for three tips for nailing your Valentine’s Day style, then shop the pieces to help you pull them off!