What you wear on V-Day is just as important

Olivia Rajska

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? Are you having a dinner date with your valentine? Will you be jamming to Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley at the Convocation Center? Or perhaps enjoying a girls night with some wine and box of chocolates?

Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans call for, there is more to wear than the color red.

Whether it will be your first date or 100th, figuring out what to wear is a fun part of a special date. Depending on where your dinner will be, it is good to know the location’s dress code. However, it is always better to be overdressed than underdressed, especially during special occasions.

Women can go formal in a classic style dress in red, black or even cobalt blue. Having a cardigan or blazer will keep you warm, as will a pair of tights. Accessorize with a clutch to fit all your essentials and heels to make your valentine go “head over heels” for you.

If women choose to go more casual, a dressy blouse, skinny jeans with heels or your favorite flats will also work–as long as you feel comfortable in yourself and what you’re wearing.

Men can dress up with a sweater vest in red or black, white dress shirt, dress pants and a tie. If men choose to dress more casual they can wear a classic button-up shirt, jeans and their nicest pair of shoes. Men can accessorize with a watch and good smelling cologne.

Concerts are always a good time with friends or a date. Since Lambert and Bentley are performing on Valentine’s Day, let’s bring out those cowboy hats, boots, plaid shirts and denims.

What’s great about country style is that men and women can dress the part with ease. Women can work the look with a plaid button-up shirt, favorite pair of skinny jeans and comfy cowboy boots. Men can wear country style by also wearing a plaid shirt, denim jacket, jeans and a cowboy hat.

Another fun way of spending Valentine’s Day is with the girls for a girls night–watch your favorite movie with popcorn, your favorite drink and lots of chocolate. Maybe even order a special heart-shaped pizza from Giordano’s to get into the valentine spirit. Having a girls night can be dressy with a detailed top, skinny jeans and heels or laid back in yoga pants and a favorite tee.

Be comfy, have fun and enjoy the feeling of being loved by your boyfriend or girlfriend, friends and family.