8 Celeb-Inspired Outfit Ideas for Every Kind of Valentine’s Day Occasion
Like it or not, Valentine's Day is a BIG deal. And we're not just talking about the flowers, candy, and Veuve, (although we'll take all that too). The holiday originally dates back to the Middle Ages, and the oldest known written Valentine was a poem from 1415 (!). By the mid-18th century, it had become a tradition for lovers *and* friends alike to exchange small tokens or thoughtfully written notes every February 14. Today, an estimated one billion V-Day cards are sent around the world. So whether you're currently single or crazy in love, we think Cupid's special day should be about celebrating love in all the ways and all the places. Scroll on to find the perfect celeb-inspired outfit ideas for every type of Valentine's Day outing.
Comedy Show or Concert: Be adventurous with your V-Day activity *and* outfit. Whether she's kicking it at a comedy club or discovering a new band, Gabby Union (with beau Dwayne Wade) definitely knows what's up when it comes to edgy style and looking casually dope AF. Rebel against traditional reds and pinks and go all black, fringed, and fabulous. Wear lots of jewelry for added flair. (Photo via Pierre Suu/GC Images)
Brunch and City Walk: Spotted! Blake Lively looking howlin' in houndstooth. Change it up this Valentine's Day and celebrate with brunch and a stroll — and a patterned jumpsuit. Just add heels and statement earrings for some stylish sophistication. (Photo via James Devaney/GC Images)
Home-Cooked Meal With Boo: If you're tempted to go full sweatpants and socks, don't. After all, you're putting the effort into cooking so don't skimp on the style. You're bound to create a more celebratory (and V. pretty!) vibe when you pair a bold magenta baby doll dress with sultry black heels à la Emmy Rossum for a romantic night in. Because home is where the heart really is. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Girls' Night Out: Transition from craft cocktail toasts to Caribbean club shimmies in this bold trouser and patterned blouse duo. We're especially digging Zendaya's successful pink and red pairing (yes, you can!) and simple black pumps — a creative way of elevating the whole look. (Photo via Victor Chavez/Getty)
Museum and Opera Date: Bend it like the Beckhams and explore a new art exhibit or have a glam night out at the opera house. We love Posh Spice and how she mixes up a traditional crimson dress by adding seafoam glitter kicks that, TBH, are EVERYTHING. (Photo via Mark R. Milan/Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Romantic Rooftop Picnic: Cozy up overlooking the bright lights and raise your glasses to love. We *heart* Chrissy Teigen's comfy, stylish mash-up and will def be copying. Upgrade your black denim and white sweater combo with pops of gold and luscious red lip color. (Photo via Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Dinner Party With Friends: Celebrate love by hosting a special dinner party for your squad. We're inspired by Samira Wiley's floral fashion and her partner Lauren Morelli's ruffle couture, and both of them are definitely dressed to impress. (Photo via Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
Fancy French Café: Romantic dinner for two? Just say yes to the little black embellished dress! Your boo won't be able to take their eyes off of you. Get the full Gal Gadot effect when you let your hair down and add some scarlet lip color. (Photo via Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty)
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Be sure to snap and ‘gram your LOVE-ly #OOTD and tag us @BritandCo!
Lindsey is a lover of all things animal print, a surfer of knee-high waves, and a seeker of sunshine.