I decided to stick with a traditional Valentine's color palette, in order to narrow it down! So I've included different shades of red and pink... and black. Because this is ME after all. Of course you can wear black for Valentine's! Well, you can wear whatever color you want for Valentine's Day, really. But I didn't want to end up showcasing 187 outfits, so I needed to narrow that scope and color was an easy way to do it.
I did make it a point to include various levels of dressiness and modesty (as some of my readers do have certain standards either for religious reasons or just personal comfort), and even though *I* have no problem being a bit flamboyant, I know that's not going to work for everyone! But hopefully this will give you some ideas on what you can dig out of your closet, or what you wish you had and can go shopping for!
First, here are a few outfits, 1 red, 1 pink, and 1 black. These can work for date night, or take you from the office to a date right after (since Valentine's falls on a weekday, you might not have time to change), or maybe you have reservations at a place that has a little bit more formal of a dress code. Either way, you can't go wrong with classic style lines and a knee-length hem! (If weather is an issue, pair a dress with boots, and wear nylons or stockings). And for those of you who work outside of the home, an easy way to go from "office" to "date", is to throw on lipstick or some fun accessories. It will only take a minute or two to throw on lipstick and a necklace, or in the case of the red dress, a metallic sliver belt. There are a lot of dresses that become office appropriate by simply throwing a blazer on top, so don't discount your workwear as being ONLY for work! And a fit-and-flare style dress is perfectly conservative enough but still flirty, to work for most occasions! Simple and solid colored is what I think works best, but if you like patterns like I do, go with something neutral, like black and white (or navy and cream) and keep the pattern classic. You can usually find stripes easily. To bring in color, consider your makeup an accessory where you can bring that in. Or, your shoes!