Though a hallmark holiday, Valentine's day brings a certain ‘love is in the air’ vibe. And if you are not the kind to go OTT with your celebrations for the day, we have some classic date ideas coming your way. So, get over pink dresses, heart print shirts and rose-tinted glasses to keep your look super stylish and mod for your V-Day date. Whether it’s a casual day time look or a dressy evening ensemble, we have celebrity stylist Divyak Dsouza sharing some cool looks for every kind of Valentine's date.
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Fine dine at your favourite restaurant
A classic setting for a Valentine’s date, fine dining is where you can dress up elegant with well-tailored dresses and suits. Men can go all out and wear tuxedos or pair your trousers with dinner jackets. Women can ditch the black dress this time and choose a beautifully cut dress in shades of cream, beige, ivory or white for a subtle yet glamorous appeal. Play with fabric textures! Pick out a dress in delicate satin or silk for some sheen. Keep the accessories simple and dainty to complete your look.
Catch a movie together
The upside of movie dates is that you can be really relaxed and casual. Athleisure is gaining a lot of attention these days for being extremely stylish and comfortable at the same time. While both can opt for cool track suits, men can add a hoodie over it and pair it with sporty sneakers, women can layer their look with a chic cowl jacket or a cardigan to keep fashionably warm.
Take a walk on the beach and see the sunset together
A nice walk by the beach experiencing the beautiful sunset is one of the most romantic things to do together on a special day. Men can keep it light and breezy with water resistant shorts paired with an airy cotton or linen shirt as a cover up. Women can layer their swimsuit with a pretty sarong or a sheer kaftan.
An outdoor candle light dinner
For a romantic candle light dinner on a breezy roof top, I think you should keep your look a little sensuous. Blend casual with the right bit of glamour. Men can wear a crisp shirt with tailored trousers and a soft dinner jacket to match the vibe. A pretty pleated skirt styled with a silk blouse is feminine, chic and classic for a date like this.
Dance the night off
If you plan on clubbing the night out, then make sure you do so glamorously. Women can add a dash of sparkle to their look. Instead of the usual bodycon dresses, go for a shimmery or velvet pantsuit (without the shirt). A pencil skirt with a silk blouse is another go-to look while clubbing on Valentine's Day. Men can pull a sporty luxe look with a leather bomber jacket. It’s playful, youthful and would work great for the set up. Style it with a slim tie and lace up shoes to complete the look.
Chat over a cup of coffee
The sweet and old-school coffee dates are always full of conversations. So set the mood right, keep it fun and casual. Men can opt for the classic denim and tee look. Go for a more unusual colour with graphic prints, if you like it that way. Women can make it interesting by pairing their denims with a cropped hoodie and sneakers.
Attend a concert by your favourite band
Nothing like spending V-Day with your special one at your favourite band's music concert. If you are heading out for one, go for a more personality driven look. Women can pair their ripped denims with the band's t-shirt and booties so you can dance and be comfortable. Men can rock a distressed tee with stretchable trousers or denims paired with sneakers. A cool leather jacket is a must-have addition for both.