Flowery scents, red hues, images of babies shooting arrows everywhere you turn — you just survived Valentine’s Day. While the big V-Day is gone until next year, every week is an opportunity to rifle through your closet for the perfect look. From the Night on the Town to the Girl’s Night Out, I’ve rounded up my favorite date night outfit ideas for February.
ROMANTIC NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Whether you’re on a first date or you’ve been seeing someone for years, there’s nothing wrong with opting for a sexy and classic little black dress. Dig into your closet for a classic staple and accessorize with statements like a sparkling clutch.
STAYING IN AND PLAYING HOUSE
Let’s be honest—you can expect to book a table in a restaurant sardined with couples if you’re planning on going out on a Saturday night. If you opt for a date that’s more unique and excluded, like cooking dinner together and cuddling up with a movie, then you’ll want something comfortable and casual. Put on a pair of your favorite blue jeans with a chic blouse and simple necklace for a comfortable, laidback look.
THE DAY TRIPPERS
Are you and your date adventurers at heart? Put a sweet take on road trip attire with something that’s versatile and ready for anything. A romper or jumper will ensure that you can walk a new city, go on a bike ride, lay down at a picnic—wherever the road leads you. Toss a leather jacket over your shoulders and put on your favorite pair of flats to complete the look.
GIRL’S NIGHT OUT—OR IN
Your girlfriends are right by your side and are willing to take on the night. Pick a fun and flirty dress that you feel confident in—you might be turning heads, but this night is all about you and the leading ladies in your life.
Not feeling up to socializing and dealing with starry-eyed throngs of people? Loving yourself should always be your #1 priority. The first person you should be indulging on is you. Pour a glass of wine, crack open a new book, and slip into something you can relax in. Don’t worry, this Eberjey robe won’t clash with a messy bun and mud mask.
This article was originally written as “5 Looks for 5 Valentine’s date with Cup of Charisma” for Stylemuse, an app launching this summer that aligns you with an on-demand stylist to choose looks for you that fit your budget.