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12 Feb

Style File: 4 chic Valentine’s Day looks

Valentine's Day

Tis the season of love and appreciation but also fashion anxiety as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you plan to go on a conventional dinner date with your better half or an eccentric party with your friends,  a sweet and simple evening with your beau or a movie night, styling your outfit right is not always easy.



On top of that if you aren’t the biggest fan of the Hallmark holiday, arriving in a head-to-toe red outfit will not give the right vibes. So for those who are less enthusiastic, here’s a selection of outfits that are on the more subtle side and suit every mood.

 

Anything involving an activity

 

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And that includes a visit to any adventure park or beach, which means jeans and sneakers or chic flats are a must. Dress it up with a set of statement earrings, a trendy top, and a cool jacket. Leather jackets look edgier but we recommend a colourful piece to enliven the look. Another way to carry an understated look is a solid dress with floral motifs or a romantic top of the similar style.

No date plans?

 

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If you don’t have any awkward first date on the books then head to the most happening party in a chic yet fun avatar. A casual outfit will just work fine but you may have a serendipitous run-in with your soulmate so we recommend dressing accordingly. A nice white dress with golden hoops looks great. However, it doesn’t get more chic than a pantsuit. While the classic black is an all-time favourite, experiment a little this time and opt for an edgier design for a sleek option.

Plans for a meal

 

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Well… surely many couples make dinner plans for Valentine’s Day and not everyone is quite comfortable in western wear. There are several options for ethnic wear as well. You can rock the forthcoming spring trends by wearing blush shades. If neutrals are not your thing, opt for a dramatic shade of maroon or plum with dark embellishments to cast a feminine spell.

Take a fancy route

 

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For those of you who would love to channel their inner diva, red will work wonders. Nothing beats the grace of a sari and plain ones are perfect for a romantic occasion as they let your personality be the highlight. Let the scarlet hue do the talking and keep the accessories minimal. Go either for standout earrings or a neckpiece.

Don’t wait for the Cupid and take matters into your own hands. Dress to impress as perhaps this Valentine’s Day you will find the man of your dreams.

Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.