The Perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit for Any Occasion

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By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Outfits styled from Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Valentine’s Day may have been invented by Hallmark way back when, but hey, I’ll take any excuse I can to dress up. Er, to celebrate my loved ones, I mean! Whether you’re planning on getting drinks with friends, going out for a fancy dinner, staying in to make dinner for two or having an impromptu snowball fight, these are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day outfit options!

She’s So Metal

Buffalo Exchange, Headquarters, Valentine's Day Outfit, Metallic Skirt, lace

I love this Valentine’s Day outfit for a night out with your besties. The metallic trend takes a turn for the romantic when paired with a fuchsia lace blouse. Add an extra pop with hoop earrings and a beaded clutch, then complete your look with tights and slides. Bonus: you’ll definitely want to re-wear this metallic origami skirt all year long.

Velveteen Valentine’s Day Outfit

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You don’t have to stick to pink and red for a romantic Valentine’s Day outfit. This frilly velvet midi skirt paired with a cropped silk accordion blouse and pearl-embellished loafers is perfect for staying in and cooking a romantic dinner for two.

Paint the Town Pink

Buffalo Exchange, Headquarters, Valentine's Day Outfit, Pink flute sleeve dress

Sometimes, you just want a good excuse to dress to the nines for a fancy five-course dinner, champagne, dancing – the whole works. When you’re heading out to paint the town red (or pink!), this off-the-shoulder wiggle dress will definitely do the trick! Finish off with a jewel-tone statement necklace, classic pointed-toe heels and a vintage coat.

On the Mauve

Buffalo Exchange, Headquarters, Valentine's Day Outfit, lace blouse, pencil skirt

Heading straight from the office out to see your Valentine? This is the perfect day-to-night Valentine’s Day outfit! Start with a modern take on a pencil skirt – I love the lace-up detail on this Rachel Roy number – then add a romantic touch with a lacy mauve blouse and heeled booties.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Buffalo Exchange, Headquarters, Valentine's Day Outfit, red sweater, denim

There’s nothing more romantic than sipping hot chocolate after an impromptu snowball fight, so make the best of that late-winter blizzard by cozying up in your snow bunny best and heading out for a date to build a snowman. Start with your favorite jeans, an oversized sweater and moto-style boots, then add on earmuffs and mittens. Oh, and don’t forget the carrot, top hat and scarf for Frosty!

We’re just two weeks out from Romeo and Juliet’s favorite holiday, so if you’re still wondering what to wear, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange! We can help you find a head-to-toe Valentine’s Day outfit or just some new accessories to jazz up what you already have. And hey, while you’re at it, why not get an early start on your spring closet cleanout and bring in your past favorites for cash or trade? That way, you’ll have more money to spend on a sweet gift for your boo!