What To Wear To Valentine's Day Dinner, Because You Don't Need To Overthink It

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You can approach Valentine's Day one of two ways. First, you can indulge in the sometimes-stressful side of the holiday and splurge on gifts that may or may not be wholly necessary, or you can use it as an excuse to go out to a really, really delicious dinner. If you're opting for the latter (smart choice) then aside from picking out a restaurant you'll also be in need to figure out what to wear to Valentine's Day dinner. Thankfully, the internet is ripe with good ideas for how to dress for a romantic — or purposefully non-romantic — meal and because February 14 is right around the corner, it's an appropriate time to pick yours out.

A swift scroll down and you'll discover nine easy-to-assemble ensembles from some of your favorite women on Instagram. A colorful sweater and skirt pairing you can wear everywhere, the perfect way to layer a slip dress for winter's cold weather, and a slew of other stylish ideas that'll translate not only to Valentine's Day dinner but also all season long. See below for accessible inspiration and if any happen to tickle your fancy shop the product picks to solidify your Valentine's Day dinner look. Bon appétit!

Cute Cardigan + Printed Skirt

@champagnemani

Style a printed slip skirt with a cardigan in a pop of color for a low-lift, fashion-forward look you can wear pretty much all of the time.

Carlotta Mohair Cardigan

$218

Tach Clothing

Snake Print Skirt

$100

Violeta

Ida Bag

$710

L’Afshar

Slip Dress + Turtleneck + Mules

@nycbambi

Combat frigid temperatures by layering a tissue turtleneck beneath your slip dress. A pair of low-heel pointed-toe mules to polish things off.

Heattech Turtleneck

$15

Uniqlo

Metallic Dress

$295

Vince

Knife Draped Mesh Mules

$1,050

Balenciaga

Statement Suit + Button-Down

@babba.c

Slip into a bold suit for an unexpected dinner date look and team the coordinated ensemble with a button-down shirt worn underneath. The outcome will be equal parts cool and comfortable—as all outfits should be.

Leopard Print Velveteen Jacket

$495

Rebecca Taylor

Leopard Print Velveteen Pants

$375

Rebecca Taylor

Mireille Shirt

$210

$105

A.P.C.

Tonal Sweater and Skirt + Tall Boots

@helenacuesta

Pair a sweater and skirt in the same color family (perhaps red or pink?) and accessorize with a pair of tall leather boots below.

Turtleneck

$74

Sandro

Bias Godet Satin Slip Skirt

$193

Raey

Lust Boots

$895

Tamara Mellon

Oversized Blazer + Silk Dress + Strappy Heels

@maria_bernad

Add balance to your proportions with a boxy blazer worn over a slinky dress and strappy sandals.

James Blazer

$425

Equipment

Shirred Neck Dress

$595

Les Reveries

Allai Sandals

$168

Loeil

Sweater Dress + Over-the-Knee Boots

@lifeofboheme

A pair of OTK boots and a chunky sweater dress is an alluring combination that's simultaneously cozy and cool.

Oversized Ribbed Sweater Dress

$33

Missguided

Suede Leather Boots

$250

Massimo Tutti

Rachel Bag

$365

By Far

Leather Jacket + Sweater + Sparkly Skirt

@rocky_barnes

Contrast a sequinned skirt with a solid jumper and edgy moto jacket for a laidback-yet-festive ensemble.

Bad Jacket

$498

Veda x Reformation

Zino Sweater

$415

Isabel Marant Etoile

Sonora Sequined Satin Skirt

$260

Ganni

Floral Dress + Printed Pumps

@iambeauticurve

Experiment with a little print mixing by way of a fresh floral dress and pumps in a contrasting pattern (try cheetah or zebra!).

Plus Midi Skater Tea Dress

$111

$56

Little Mistress

Le Mini Seau Bucket Bag

$1,295

Perrin Paris

Coralie Pumps

$130

$77

Sarto

White Blouse + Trousers + Lace-Up Boots

@deborarosa

If you tend to lean toward a minimalist aesthetic consider a white blouse tucked into cropped trousers. Not into heels? A pair of lace-up boots will do just fine.

Harper Top

$135

Doen

Suit Pants

$30

H&M

Zelie Boots

$365

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