What to Wear for Valentine’s Day

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What to Wear for Valentine’s Day

Going out for Valentine’s day, but not sure what to wear?  I’ve picked the top looks for everything from a fancy dinner out to a casual evening at the movies.

What to Wear for Valentine's Day

Hi friends!

I think I might love the idea of shopping for Valentine’s day more than the actual holiday! haha!  I’ll take any excuse to buy a new dress.

I’m sharing the shopping love today with my Valentine’s day finds.  These are some adorable red looks for the big day.  Yes, you can wear pink or another color, but there is something bold about red, that I really enjoy for this holiday.  I put some styling notes alongside the items as well.  I tried to cover everything from a fancy date night to a casual movie night.  Just call me your personal shopper 🙂

Date Night Dresses

Macy’s, Calvin Klein Red Shirt Dress. Also in blue or black. $79.99 <—originally $119!

I love the simplicity of a shirt dress and this Calvin Klein one has it all.  Bonus points for a sleeved dress for February.  Who wants to be freezing anyway?  I love the zipper details on this and the short, but not too short length.  You can pair this with nude heels like shown or add black heals.  Other options are black tights and boots for colder climates.

Macy’s, Illusion Floral Lace Dress, $99

This sweet dress just screams Valentine’s day to me!  I’ve been loving lace overlay dresess for well over a year now and it is still a classic look that is very much in style.  Pair this dress with dressy shoes, red suede pumps below or tights and boots.

Red Suede Shoes

Lord & Taylor, Vince Camuto Red Suede Heels, $119

If you don’t want to wear head to toe red, try adding an amazing red shoe to an outfit you already have!  This is a gorgeous shoe that will stand the test of time.

Nine West Suede Heels with Bow, $40.79


This is a great buy for a similar look!  I adore the simple bow on the ankle and the closed toe suede front that is perfect for winter.  This shoe would elevate any look you already own.

Lace Overlay Shirts

Liz Claiborne Lace Overly T-shirt, $14.99 <— sale, total steal!

Going out for Valentine’s day, but not doing anything fancy? Try this steal of a deal lace overlay shirt.  It would be perfect with boyfriend jeans and black or nude flats.

Michael Kors Paisley Lace Peplum Tee, $99.50

This is such a gorgeous look!  If you want to dress up a little more, but still wear jeans, this Michael Kors top is perfection.  You could also pair this with a long pencil skirt and heels.

Red Leggings

Macy’s, Pull-On Twill Leggings $28.99 <— sale!

Because let’s be real… everyone is all about the leggings this year.  Swap out your favorite black pair for a pop or red for Valentine’s day.

H&M Slim Fit Treggings, $17.99


These are similar, but at a slightly less price point.

Silky Red Blouse

Nordstrom, Trouve Silk Blouse, $74

This shirt screams comfortable AND refined.  Pair this shirt with skinny trousers for a comfortable, yet still polished Valentine’s day look.  You can easily wear flats or heels.

Nordstom, Pleione Faux Wrap Blouse, $49.90 <—sale

Here’s another option at an even better price point!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and come back Monday for a photo dump from my Valentine’s weekend.  Hopefully it’s a good one.

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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Tara for Fashion FridayFashion Friday , Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and Bloggers Who Inspire Me.   Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies.

Your turn!

What are you wearing for Valentine’s day?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:03-04:00 February 12th, 2016|Fashion, Trends, Winter|33 Comments


  1. Jess February 18, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Oooo lace 🙂 Love the choices, favs are hte lace dress that is shown first, and the peplum top, so pretty!
    Thanks for linking up with TH TUesday
    jess xx

  2. Annmarie February 15, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

    I want that lace peplum tee and that faux wrap blouse. SO CUTE!

  3. [email protected] February 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Very cute outfits for Valentine’s Day. I especially like the lace overlay looks.

  4. Jess @hellotofit February 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I don’t think I have anything red, except for a pair of red yoga leggings 🙂 I love the flowy blouses!

  5. Dani @ Dani California Cooks February 13, 2016 at 12:34 am - Reply

    I want both of those silk blouses!! I have so many silk blouses though – whenever I go shopping with my girlfriends they are like “ANOTHER silk blouse dani?!”

  6. [email protected] February 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Coming to your from Nicole’s link up! Red is my favorite color so yes, I love all of these! One thing I have been searching for is red leggings! Thanks for this!

  7. We are going out tomorrow night but it’s too darn cold to wear anything cute!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus February 12, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I love all the lace items – so romantic! Have a great Valentine’s Day!

  9. Laura @ This Runner's Recipes February 12, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Ooooh I love the red blouses from Nordstroms! I have a red Calvin Klein dress I love but it needs to be tailored. Red is just such a flattering color on everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

      I totally agree. Such a versatile piece and color.

  10. Amy February 12, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Such great looks! Not sure what I’m wearing yet, but I’m liking those red pants. We are going to a Broadway tour of the musical ‘Newsies”, dinner, and hotel in the big city! So exciting!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Wow! That sounds like an amazing time. I love Broadway shows.

  11. [email protected] February 12, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I love that lace dress!!! I think I need to get one and make John take me out after Valentine’s Day!

  12. Gretchen | Gretchruns February 12, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I can’t believe it, but I don’t anything red! Great picks here, I’m glad you shared a variety of price points! Happy Valentine’s Day- hope you enjoy it 🙂

  13. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 12, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    OOO drapey crepe. Love it!

  14. [email protected] February 12, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Cute clothes! It is suppose to drop down to the negative digits here over the wkend so I will definitely be bundling up to go out. So I’m sure it won’t be the outfit I’d hope to wear for our nice evening. Oh well!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

      It’s so cold out there, I might be in sweats all weekend! haha!

  15. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy February 12, 2016 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I usually just wear a little black dress, but I need to be bolder and wear some red I think!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Totally! Even a pop of color with the red shoes would be awesome.

  16. Blane Sherer February 12, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day.

  17. Mary Beth Jackson February 12, 2016 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Great choices! I love the shoes you picked out! We are going out tonight for Valentine’s day (my treat) and then the hubby cooks at home on the actual holiday. Everything is better in red! Have a great weekend!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Those shoes are totally swoon worthy!!! 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend.

  18. Libby Haire February 12, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Great color. I’m with you on the lace overlays, really like each one. Hope to see your post on what you decide to wear for your and Hubs special 2016 Valentine’s Day.

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Thanks Libby! I think since we are staying home it might be nothing fancy BUT I’m planning some fun new outfit pictures in the next few weeks.

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