5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas We Love—And The Perfect Outfit For Each
by Sidney Burds
Take Valentine’s Day from a date night (that can be a bore) to one you j’adore!
Whether you have someone special in your life or have a killer group of friends, there’s no reason you should be sitting at home digging into a pint of Halo Top alone this Valentine’s Day. Here’s our list of five Valentine’s Day date ideas you’re sure to fall in love with—and the perfect outfits to go with them!
1. Valentine’s Day Date Idea: Live Concert
If the thought of sitting at a nice table in an expensive restaurant, listening to a string quartet and wearing a dress and heels makes your skin crawl, don’t go there. Take the initiative this Valentine’s Day date and get tickets to bae’s favorite band. Rock out in some great jeans, a graphic tee, velvet booties and top it off with an edgy leopard coat. Top off the night with drinks and late-night food truck tacos. A completely relaxed, but totally “us” Valentine’s Day date that will definitely need to be repeated.
Sunglasses: $153, Zappos
Crossbody Handbag: $29, Target
Cheetah Coat: $78, Dillards
Graphic Tee: $34, Urban Outfitters
Jeans: $119, Lucky Brand
Boots: $197, Nordstrom
2. Valentine’s Day Date Idea: Galentine’s Brunch
Let us quote the wise words of Charlotte from Sex And The City, “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” Amen sister. Whether or not you have a special guy or girl in your life it’s important to show some love to your friends! Host a fun Valentine’s Day brunch date with your besties. Everyone can wear chic pajama sets, drink bottomless mimosas, and enjoy overdue girl time.
Pajama Set: $30, Nordstrom
Eye Glasses: $95, Warby Parker
Loafers: $56, Asos
Coat: $178, Madewell
3. Valentine’s Day Date Idea: Intimate Dinner
If you’re in a long-term relationship that’s turned date night into ordering off Seamless on the weekends and binge watching TV, it’s important to switch things up to reconnect and avoid monotony. Take the time to get dressed up for a date out this Valentine’s day! Slip on stylish jumpsuit, statement earrings, and head out to that posh tapas and wine bar that’s had rave reviews. Leave cellular distractions at home and enjoy each other’s company.
Strapless Jumpsuit: $51, Missguided
Wristlet: $128, Kate Spade
Statement Earrings: $98, Lisi Lerch
Heels: $29, Zara
4. Valentine’s Day Date Idea: Take A Hike (Literally)
Give yourselves a breath of fresh air and catch a workout together for a date this Valentine’s Day. Make it a healthy competition and race to the top. Once you reach the summit, unpack a picnic and enjoy the view. It’s a great way to get your endorphins flowing and to sport your latest workout set and sneakers. Plus it’s a great way to break a sweat together doing an activity you both can enjoy in the great outdoors.
Sport Bra: $38, Girlfriend Collective
Legging: $58, Girlfriend Collective
Backpack: $45, Zappos
Sneakers: $120, Nike
Water Bottle: $32, Amazon
5. Valentine’s Day Date Idea: Drive-In Movie Night
Head out to the country for some old school cinema under the stars. You can cozy up in the car with sugary treats and popcorn or lay down pillows and blankets in bae’s truck bed so you both can lay back and watch the latest flick in comfort. If the weather’s too chilly for outdoor theater, set up a projector in your living room and lay out blankets on the floor. Wear a cute sweater and leggings and, regardless of location, always have buttered popcorn.
Sweater: $29, H&M
Leggings: $38, Free People
Earrings: $29, J.Crew
Mule: $55, Revolve
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