Romance is in the air and it’s time to get serious about what we are going to wear, Valentines Day outfits for 2021 might be a bit challenging. What we wear sets the tone for all our endeavors, so for special days such as Valentines Day, our first thoughts must turn to sorting the wardrobe question. (Spoken like a true fashionista, right?)
To determine what you are going to wear this Valentines Day, we need a plan. If you haven’t got a plan, we can’t recommend the perfect outfit!
To remedy this most serious of problems, you must read my Valentine Date Night Ideas post. There you will get several really great date night ideas for 2021 (if your partner hasn’t divined a magical date already, of course!)
Last year, Roger did the planning. He took me to one of my bucket list shows and dinner. It was divine and an evening I will never forget. Naturally I dressed in my favorite elegant evening attire; I wanted to feel glamorous and elegant that night. Part of the fun is the preparation and and anticipation.
This year it might be a movie night for us, as most of us will be celebrating at home, or in a much more intimate way such as a romantic picnic. But there is no reason not to put together a special outfit and maybe even a little pamper time before hand, so you feel especially amazing.
Looking toward being home for Valentines Day may feel a bit anti-climactic. When I am feeling a bit stale I put together a spa/pamper day for myself to help shift my mood. Getting out for a nice walk also really clears the cobwebs for me. Take some time to think about what makes you feel good and arrange to do that.
As we embark on Valentines Day 2021, I thought I’d break down a few outfit ideas and some of my pamper favorites. Here at the Casa, it’s going to be a movie night, but I think we are going to take it up a notch and prepare a dinner to go along with the movie we plan to watch, and naturally I plan to do a little pampering before hand and wear something cute.
Sophia Ruffle Cable Knit Sweater https://rstyle.me/+YDjevFFfFMfXrhYpeFKcxw
Barefoot Dreams Throw https://rstyle.me/+_qRjufHFSOnkf3jIR7KOjw
Libre Eau De Parfum Spray https://rstyle.me/+FsOLGuEsVYLsqSkV3ErYKw
Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans NYDJ https://rstyle.me/+VTIgC7-syzvGhZ1yW9g4EQ
Galloon Lace Teddy. https://rstyle.me/+JB5wrVs8cNvdPO3tucK9AQ
Movie Night Outfit Idea
There are lots of romantic movies out there, and creating a date around a special movie is not exactly a new idea, but planning and pulling out the stops creates anticipation and just makes things more fun. I love soft sweaters a comfortable pair of jeans, a super soft throw, this one from Barefoot Dreams, so so soft! I added a wine chiller for you wine drinkers out there, I found two, one in metallic below. They are so chic!
Lately I have been wearing comfortable jeans and faux leather pants to get myself out of the rut of wearing leggings and joggers. Last year I was so over jeans! This year I’m looking for an excuse to
Faux Fur Vest. https://rstyle.me/+RNOSCMVh2inNa3kgEyxdlg
Hot chocolate https://rstyle.me/+gtox_lfrBMM3P0k9HYgtlw
Hiking Boots https://rstyle.me/+HG1swQGWa7RfNzjiM7myyA
Burberry Scarf https://rstyle.me/+H-frIVaUKj80wBn4NnRWIg
A Romantic Picnic
Planning a cold weather picnic with flasks of hot chocolate, cozy warm sweaters, furry vests and a beautiful setting is wonderful on so many levels. The fresh air clears out cobwebs and getting out to enjoy the winter wonderland. There is something special about premium hot chocolate, a special cute mug–the one I found even has a heart on it, and of course you have to wear cozy boots!
Dream Floral Mesh Midi Dress https://rstyle.me/+BK90vv86As43d2Y6lziKgw
Loubi Queen Ankle Straps https://rstyle.me/+5MvaunwAdk-aisPlRSY3NA
Maya Heart Pendant Necklace https://rstyle.me/+5MvaunwAdk-aisPlRSY3NA
Wine Chiller https://rstyle.me/+dZV2iMMdi1O-V_3WKM7tiQ
Waterford Champaign Flutes https://rstyle.me/+Wx8-XSdBK8rjN76zGl70kg
Going Glam Anyway
Over on Instagram I see that lots of us are planning to go glam anyway! Why not pull out all the stops! I found this very affordable dress and paired it with a splurge shoe, a pretty necklace and of course our glam girl needs some special wine flutes to toast the evening!
Whether you cook or get a take away, a glam evening to change things up is definitely worth the effort! I would definitely spend the afternoon pampering, set a beautiful table, and enjoy the sensuousness that is glam.
Kilo Brava Cheeta Robe https://rstyle.me/+10pgUHJFVGIEhotq2-9N-Q
Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense https://rstyle.me/+fCKd-WYlk7vGorcNZx9Jkw
Oliver Gal Canas Wall Art https://rstyle.me/+z65FFPDJJeCHUWtiSmADGg
Charbonnel Et Walker Sea Salt Truffles https://rstyle.me/+ZDVI05e3Fo4HLQeIgs8sdw
Even though we might find ourselves wearing PJ’s more than we might like, I couldn’t resist recommending this beautiful cheetah robe, a gorgeous Jo Malone scent, Some truffles, and that really cool print to add to the vibe. Yes, I admit it, I might be known to purchase a print or two to set the tone around here! This one would go great in a dressing room with it’s chic vibes. And of course we can’t do with out some special chocolates to enjoy on valentines day!
Read More About Valentines Day Here:
What Your Man Really Wants for Valentines Day
Love Language For The Best Valentines Day Ever?
Stylish Monday is Here Plus a Link Up
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – . A date night outfit to wear at home has to be comfortable and cozy, yet pretty and romantic at the same time. This black floral kimono was a gift to me from my husband. I love to wear it on our home date nights with a romantic camisole. I completed the “Comfy & Cozy” requirement with a pair of soft joggers.
Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell – Like many moms, I don’t remember the last time I went out on Valentines Day with just my husband. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate with a bottle of wine and usually steamed mussels for the 4 of us, and of course a yummy dessert! Jennafer Grace makes the most beautiful, old Hollywood style comfortable pieces – like this 2-piece shimmer set – perfect for lounging in style at home. Today I’m sharing how I style a few of my Jennafer Grace favorites along with a recipe for my favorite cocktail..Cheers!
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style – “For A date night at home, I let Gerben choose his favorite outfit on me!
Can it be anymore boring? In my eyes, I don’t even like black and white together. And although he said that I have a lot of beautiful dresses, he likes a black pencil skirt, a simple white blouse and classic pumps. A few simple golden jewelry and, and that is what he likes the most of course…..my black stockings! Oh men…..”
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits – “The hubs and I enjoy date nights at home every Sunday night, and they rock for me, because he usually does all the cooking! He also mixes up one heck of a cocktail. I found this beautiful rose top at Target, and styled it with my favorite jeans and booties, added my Mom’s pearl necklace and felt super fancy! Pop on over for all the deets on my outfit, and that cocktail recipe you are NOT going to want to miss!”
Nicole – High Latitude Style – “Date night means dancing for us. Then a sleek fit-and-flare dress is a Must. This dress has too much cleavage for my taste, but works well for layering with a halftee underneath. In Interior Alaska, date night can also be early in the morning. In winter, it’s dark until late in the morning (only 3.5 h of daylight at winter solstice. In summer, there is daylight 24/7 for 84 days. More on Alaska lifestyle on the blog.
Emma – The Style Splash –
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends – Mr. FTF and I are pretty boring when it comes to at home dates. We like keeping it simple. For us a good time date night at home includes: carryout (I don’t cook!), Netflix, maybe a bowl of popcorn or some type of desert and LAUGHS always lots of laughs! I’m usually dressed super casual – think sweatshirts and sweatpants (I do have the cutest Valentine’s set!)! However since it is the week of LOVE, I’m sharing all of my Valentine’s looks – many can actually be worn year round. By the way, we love to go out and do so at least once a week. Illinois is back open for indoor dining so we have reservations at our favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day! Hope you feel all the LOVE this week and have many reasons to LOVE BIG!
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – This date night at home theme was announced just before my scheduled date night at home for our 11th wedding anniversary. While I had plans to dress up a bit for our special night, my hormones decided otherwise and slammed me with debilitating cramps all night long. And so I ended up spending our date night in my coziest things curled up on the couch! But if I had been able to dress up, I would have worn this comfy black velvet pant suit that is a recent thrift shop acquisition. I love the elastic waistband and wide legs of the pants making them feel more like pajamas than dress pants. I layered a cowl neck sweater under the velvet cardigan and slipped my cold tootsies into some furry line rose gold mules. A simple tassel necklace and earrings in gold and rose gold completed my look. All set for date night 2021-style!
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles
Gwen – Gwen Lives Well and Instagram – GwenLivesWell – I don’t know about you, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually been out on Valentine’s Eve. I mean, yes, when I was in my twenties with no kids, maybe I might have ventured out, but more often than not, home is where I wanted to be. Why deal with busy restaurants, cold food, harried servers when you can have a romantic Valentine’s date night at home? Sharing some suggestions for fab date nights at home, whether it’s Valentine’s Eve or not!
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Nina, you have so many fun ideas here! And I really love all the outfit inspiration. That red lace dress is gorgeous. And I am absolutely dying over the red silk robe all covered in leopards! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend!
Thank you for the encouragement Nina! So easy in the cold and the stuck at home rut to open a bottle of fizz and forget the dressing up. I WILL do it and enjoy!
Great ideas, I especially love the kimono outfit! It’s just stunning!
Well roger knows how to plan a date! Enjoy it this year, a diner at home is fabulous too!
Love the beautiful ensembles you’ve assembled as potential options for a Valentine’s Date Night! Which one will you be wearing for movie night?
Some great choices Nina. I love that long duster over black and your pink sweater. We don’t normally celebrate Valentine’s but this year, as we’re in lockdown and can’t go out, I’ve arranged a special restaurant delivery. Mr Mutton will be very surprised!
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