WHAT TO WEAR: Date Night

It’s that time of the year again! Bring on the pinks and the reds, the bouquets of roses, the cheesy teddy bears and hey, let’s not forget the most important gift that this holiday could ever bestow upon us—chocolate. Ahh Valentine’s Day…it’s a day that celebrates many occasions worth commemorating, like spending time with a significant other, working up the courage to send your crush a Valentine, or even indulging in boxes on boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates, while binge-watching chick flicks with your closest girls (hello Galentine’s Day!). However, if you’re not rallying the troops for a girls night in (or out) and instead have a hot date planned for the evening…look no further for the perfect date night look this Valentine’s Day!

Whether you loathe or love the holiday, you have to admit one thing: this Fashionista’s outfit is a sweet look for a romantic night out! When planning what to wear on a date, it’s important to keep in mind that you don’t want to look too casual or too formal; you want a sweet balance of both! While this Fashionista was actually going on a daytime date (she was just about to get picked up to go to a live taping of The Voice!), her outfit definitely works for a night out as well.

With her look, she paired a cropped lace top (how romantic!) with a gorgeous suede skirt and some rockin’ black ankle booties. Personally, I’m swooning over the color of her skirt—marsala, Pantone’s color of the year and the perfect hue for a date night, don’t you think? The dark lace top brings on a sweet and flirtatious vibe while being grounded by the cool suede of her skirt and the edge of her black booties. With all these pieces together, it’s a winning look that’ll definitely have you feelin’ flirty and confident all night long (while also impressing your date)!

One Simple Change: Don’t have the luxury of warm weather in a February but still want to rock this look? Add some over-the-knee socks and you’re good to go for a romantic evening out!