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If you're looking for a classic Valentine's Day outfit, you can't go wrong with a pretty lace dress. The fit-and -flare shape of this one on Danielle of Envision Pretty is flattering on every figure. Plus, we love the pop of color on her lips. Black sandals and a metallic clutch are chic finishes but can be swapped for tights, pointed ankle boots, and a wool coat if need be.
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Black & White
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For those of us who still have to worry about snow this time of year, a leggy mini is simply out of the question—that is, without the right accessories. Tights and tall boots let you show off high hemlines while staying warm. We love how Christine of Hello Fashion teams her white mini dress with a leather jacket for an edgy spin!
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Your prettiest pink pieces are meant to be worn on the most romantic day of the year. Jenny of Margo & Me sets a stunning example in this pink-on-pink look. To keep the look from appearing tacky, use a muted shade of blush, and mix textures, like shaggy fur and lustrous satin. Try re-creating this Valentine's Day outfit for an extraspecial dinner date.
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Those of you in warm weather can take advantage with super-sexy Valentine's Day outfits. Look for pieces with plunging necklines, high hemlines, or both, as in the case of Jamie of What the Chung! Try a tailored romper for the most sophisticated—and safe—take. There's no worrying about your skirt riding up, and most have supportive boning in the neckline to keep everything in place. Accent a black romper with pops of red, or vice versa!
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Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse for wearing your heart on your sleeve... or your coat! In classic shades of black and camel, this heart-print coat on Blair of Atlantic Pacific is a sweet topper over your favorite LBD. It's perfect for a romantic date night, and it isn't too festive to prevent you from wearing it over and over again.
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Pop of Red
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Just like winter weddings and February Fashion Week, Valentine's Day outfits in the northern states are a lot about the outerwear. Even the most glamorous gown won't make the right impression if you have a puffy parka thrown over top. A bold red coat is a perfect choice for the evening! The wide collar and long length of this one on Rachel of Pink Peonies make it ideal for layering. We love how it makes a statement over her black-and-white outfit. Add a matching pop of red lip to finish the look!
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Bright Pink Dress
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What better reason to spring for a bright new outfit than extraspecial Valentines Day plans? If a statement dress is your style, this look is right up your alley. We love the elegant bell sleeves and modern midi length of this dress on Krystal of This Time Tomorrow. If you opt for an eye-catching dress color, stick to neutral accessories for the most sophisticated look. With an unusual silhouette, a black or white dress can still make a big impact. In that case, make it more festive with a red lip or pink pumps!
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To pull off a sophisticated Valentine's Day outfit, pick one or two festive pieces and keep the rest of your look fairly simple. They don't have to be literal—a bright pink coat and a pink printed dress like these on Rachel of Pink Peonies will do the trick! Tone down the girly hues with black accessories like a clutch, ankle boots, and tights if the weather requires!
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You don't need a head-to-toe pink Valentine's Day outfit if that's not your style. For a more subdued take on the holiday, try a look like this one on Adriana of Fake Leather. This combination—over-the-knee boots, mini dress, and coat that leaves a peek of skin—is just the right amount of sexy. Complete the look with sultry makeup and a pop of red lipstick to take it from day to night.
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Got daytime plans on the 14th? Before you change into your date-night dress, it's fun to wear a simple yet festive piece! Try a pair of red jeans, a pink blouse, or a red skirt like this one on Mara of M Loves M. We love how she teamed it with a striped tee. Just add a white coat and tights if you're in cool climes!
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Not ready to put away your sequins from the holiday party circuit? It's easy to work them into Valentine's Day outfits! A rose-colored sequin skirt is ultra-feminine and fits the evening's romantic mood. Take a styling cue from Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling, and keep the rest of your look simple. A neutral top and heels ensure that the skirt remains the focus of the outfit and doesn't look overwhelming. Swap out the hat, and add a waist belt for dinner plans.
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There are plenty of more subtle ways to interpret the Valentines Day's palette than a pink or red frock. Opt for pristine ivory instead of traditional black. Wear it head to toe as Liz of Late Afternoon does for the most impact. We love how she mixes a chunky knit sweater with delicate lace for a look that's effortlessly sexy.
Photo: Late Afternoon