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Posted on 1 February by

Valentine's Day Looks

Whether your Valentine’s Day involves a big romantic date with your love, a low-key cocktail with a new cutie or wine and a SATC marathon with your girls, it’s important to choose an outfit that reflects your personality. While a red A-line dress is always a gorgeous option, there’s plenty of options that deviate away from Hallmark cliché, while still oozing romance. Maroon shades, peach tones, or classic black and white still give a nod to this loved-up holiday while not being quite so OTT. The modern V-Day comes in many forms that aren’t necessarily a candlelit table for two, sharing pasta Lady & The Tramp style. No matter your plans, make sure your ensemble is as unique and striking as you are this February 14.

Casual Chic

So what if it’s not actually a date night, but date day? For those couples lucky enough to not be slaving away at work on Valentine’s Day, there are a plethora of romantic spots to check out while the sun’s still up. Whether you end up sharing a picnic in the Botanic Gardens or sipping champers by the Pioneer River, the chances are your daytime date will be a little bit more casj and won’t require a cocktail dress and heels. A berry toned corduroy skirt will give a chilled ensemble a romantic twist. Paired with an off the shoulder top like this one from Rockmans and a pair of metallic sandals for a look that’s endlessly practical yet effortlessly stylish. 

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Modern Muse

If in doubt, go monochrome. The adjustability of a wrap dress ensures this cut is flattering on a ton of different body shapes. Sticking with a simple polka dot pattern like this stunning new season Sportsgirl dress is a foolproof option. Style with black strappy heels and a simple black clutch for a look that’s timeless, yet memorable. Combined with a dramatic winged eyeliner, flirty lashes and delicate accessories, you’ll leave an image in the mind of your date that will last long after the last goodnight kiss at the door. 

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Street Savvy

There are different ways to utilise red than just lipstick. Opting for red accessories with an edgier ensemble is a top contender for this year’s most striking V-Day appropriate outfit. Throw your misconceptions out the window – a tee and sneakers are no longer synonymous with a casual look. A fitted tee with an art-house print like this one from Witchery will pair well with crisp, clean white sneakers. Adding a leather mini skirt to the look creates an inimitably refined silhouette that’s anything but casual. Complete this street-savvy getup with a simple red clutch and tousled, voluminous curls.

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Style Maven

For an evocative and seductive look, deep wine and maroon tones will be a go-to. There’s a lot of options when it comes to the LBD this year, and even more numerous ways to style it up and showcase your personality. With a lace sleeve mini dress, a beaded playsuit, or a silky slip dress, it’s the accessories you put with your LDB that really carry the load. These statement ankle boots from Wittner will steal the show with any outfit (and we’re very okay with that). Play up the pattern in the boots with deep red earrings and a bold matching lip. Combining just a few bold pieces into one ensemble cultivates a spellbindingly sharp and confident vibe that will have you feeling like you’ve just stepped off the runway.

 

Featured Products

CASUAL CHIC

Priceline Lacoste Pour Elle Elegant EDT $97

Rockmans Off the Shoulder Top (IN STORE 12/02)

Spendless Shoes Remy Rose Gold $19.99

Sportsgirl Cord Mini Skirt $69.95

Sunglass Hut Ray-Ban Sunglasses, 401081, $225

Ella Baché Great SPF 50 Sunglow $24.50

 

MODERN MUSE

Myer Guess Kamryn Shoulder Strap Crossbody Bag $139

Priceline Loreal Paris Paradise Mascara $24.95

Priceline Maybelline Curvitude Liner $18.95

Spendless Shoes Felicity Black $39.99

Sportsgirl Spot Crinkle Wrap Mini Dress $79.95

 

STREET SAVVY

Myer Olga Berg Blanca Evening Clutch $99.95

Myer Steve Madden Bertie White Sneaker $149.95

Portmans Leather Ruffle Mini Skirt $149.95

Price Attack Volume High & Dry Matte Volume $28.95

Witchery Printed Face Tee $49.95

 

STYLE MAVEN

Forever New Court Embroidered Playsuit $139.99

Wittner Sheena Ankle Boot $299.95

Lovisa Statement Tassel Drop Earring $12.99

Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick $38

Myer Prada La Femme EDP 50ml $182

 

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