Ah, here we are again at the threshold of that Hallmark holiday and with it, the acute awareness of our singledom. Well, at least I am. But while St. Valentine possesses the rather mystical ability to make us feel like we are the only single people on the face of the Earth (what’s that, just me again?), we should remember that Valentine’s Day at its mushy, heart-shaped marshmallow core is really about having fun and being flirty. And while at the top of my Important Things to Think About on Valentine’s Day list is whether or not I will have a date, I’m also thinking about what I should wear in honor of the saint. What better an idea than to wear an outfit that embodies the spirit of the day? Fun and Flirt? Don’t mind if I do.
Date Night for the Single Ladies
If you’re like me and you find yourself awkwardly alone because he did not happen to like it enough to put a ring on it, there’s no reason not to celebrate with your sexy single friends. Fellow singles, I know how tempting putting on a whole black outfit in protest can be but February is the perfect time to segue into spring fashion. A mini skirt in a nice neutral color like nude (my favorite for the season) paired with a slinky top and some fun flats are a great way to start the day. Switch out the flats for some strappy heels for a night filled with cocktails.
Date Night for the Couples
While I’ve never truly been wined and dined (sad face), I sometimes like to imagine that I’d dress like this on a date: Any month whose motif consists of pink hearts and teddy bears screams femininity. Tapping into the otherwise repressed parts of our inner girly girls can be challenging but Style Icon Nikki of flairtoremember and the lovely trio at musketear show us that flowing dresses with vintage cuts come to the rescue. There’s no need to pump up the sexy for a fine dining experience so consider keeping it understated until you get to the bedroom, heyyyyy.
Don’t think you’ve escaped the fury of St. Valentine. As long as your attire includes chocolates in a heart shaped box and flowers in multiples of twelve, you’ll be a-ok. In general, shine your shoes, press your shirts and please, for my sake, don’t wear pleated dress pants. Or khakis. Or button down collars. Or weird, chunky, matte leather, rounded toe “dress” shoes. I hate those too.
Couples, enjoy your day. And fellow singles, before you don your oversized Hanes tees and cuddle up on your couch for another night of nothing but you, something chocolate and reruns of The City, consider dressing up and getting yo’ flirt on.