We hadn’t done a Valentine’s Day outfit ideas post yet because our vibe tends to lean more casual and “everyday life” around here. But then I realized what we really need is CASUAL Valentine’s Outfit ideas so we can feel cute on this day of love without feeling stuffy and uncomfortable.
Mission accepted. This will be your ultimate guide to easy-to-implement casual ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Let’s dive into some casual Valentine’s outfit ideas that are ideal for a casual work setting, home, or errands, while subtly celebrating the day of love.
These ideas are all about striking a balance between relaxed fashion and a dash of Valentine’s flair, so you look fabulous AND feel comfortable on February 14th–or the whole week leading up to it!
The secret to nailing a casual Valentine’s Day vibe lies in the subtle sprinkling of festive elements into your everyday comfy outfits. Find colors in your wardrobe like reds and pinks, or incorporate heart or bow shapes in your looks, or wear fabrics like satin or faux leather that give off that feeling of love-inspired luxury. This blog post is your guide to effortlessly blending these elements into your everyday wear, complete with plenty of examples to inspire you, and an easy-to-reference list to shop your closet or our recommendations online!
How to Incorporate The Iconic Themes of Valentines Into Your Everyday, Comfy Looks: The 3 Ingredients
Everyone’s wardrobe has at least some pieces that give off “Valentine’s” vibes when paired against a neutral canvas.
Here are the colors, shapes, and fabrics you want to look for.
All you need to do is take one or more of these Valentine’s Day “ingredients” and combine them with your usual casual go-to’s to create a comfy look that will probably get you compliments all day!
Casual Valentine’s Outfit Ingredient #1: COLOR
Look for any clothing item with these bold colors:
- Reds (from bright red to deeper burgundy)
- Pinks (from hot pink to dusty rose and pastels)
- Neutrals: Especially white, silver and black
You can wear a totally neutral outfit but bring in bright accents of pink or red in your shoes, accessories or layering pieces.
Or one of your main pieces (top, bottom) can be in one of these iconic colors.
If bright colors don’t look good on you, try these versions of color: pastel pink, burgundy red, magenta, or rose pink.
Casual Valentine’s Outfit Ingredient #2: SHAPES
The three most iconic shapes that come to mind are:
- Animal prints
Do you have any jewelry with hearts or bows?
How about belts with a bow?
Or a hair accessory with a bow. You can also make your own with a simple strip of ribbon tying your hair back!
How about shoes with a bow?
Tops or cardigans with hearts, lips, or bows?
Animal prints tend to express “passion” and can be a subtle way to bring romance into your outfit on the week leading up to Cupid’s Day.
Pull these out to sprinkle into your everyday outfits on Valentine’s week!
Casual Valentine’s Outfit Ingredient #3: FABRICS & TEXTURES
Valentine’s Day tradition also has this “romantic luxury” side of it that can be expressed through the fabrics we wear.
3 Iconic “Luxury” fabrics that come to mind are:
- Leather/Faux Leather
The sheen on Satin is so elegant, and yet it can be comfy when it’s just worn in one part of your outfit, like a top, hair ribbon, or headband.
Then there’s faux leather – it’s cool, it’s sleek, and it’s got that ‘wow’ factor without trying too hard. I especially love the faux leather pull-on pants I’m wearing in the examples below–they’ve got some stretch and are fleece-lined for warmth!
Velvet is rich and elegant too. Something about that fabric just says “regal.”
And sequins? They’re the life of the party on fabric. You don’t need a lot, just a bit on your top or hair accessory.
Infographic of “The 3 Ingredients for Valentine’s Outfits” (to Save on Pinterest)
Do This At The Beginning of Valentine’s Week!
Take a minute to swipe some bright pink or bright red nail polish on your fingers and it will complement all of your outfits leading up to Valentine’s Day!
14 Examples of Casual Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas Using the 3 Iconic Outfit Ingredients
Here are some examples of pulling in the shapes, colors, and fabrics/textures classic to V-Day.
I DID NOT plan for it to be 14 examples but that’s how it ended up and I think that’s pretty cool!
Video Overview of Our Casual Valentine’s Day Outfit Examples
Outfit Idea #1: Focus on the Makeup – Bright red lips against monochrome outfit
Yes you can wear all black on Valentine’s Day and look FABULOUS. If you focus on extra fancy makeup and cute nails in the perfect red shade, you could wear any neutral comfy outfit and still look festive.
The fun thing about dressing casually for Valentine’s Day is your outfit could be simple neutrals, like Dark Wash Jeans and a Black Top.
But then you can do some extra fancy makeup with bright red lipstick.
Finish it off with some bow or heart earrings and you’re looking super cute in a laid-back way.
Don’t have bright red lipstick?
How about bright red nail polish?
Outfit Idea #2: Red Shoes
This is a similar idea to Outfit 1, where you wear a simple neutral outfit (try something monochrome like all grays or all black!) and then add red shoes for that bold statement.
During the day wear red flats, sneakers or slip-ons.
At night swap those out for red pumps or flats and add a leather or suede Moto jacket for structure and a dressier look.
Outfit Idea #3: Go with a Hot Pink Statement Instead of Red
Switch up the traditional red for hot pink to make a bold and vibrant statement.
Even an accessory like a hot pink top or scarf can instantly brighten up a pair of jeans or a casual skirt.
Try a hot pink cardigan over a simple tee.
This is a great way to add Cupid’s Day vibes to your outfit without going overboard.
Outfit Idea #4: Red Blazer over Tee & Jeans for Work
The perfect way to wear comfy jeans on Valentine’s Day? A white tee and jeans paired with a statement red blazer.
It’s the perfect way to dress up a little for Valentine’s Day at work.
Pair it with your favorite black outfit or a pair of dark-wash jeans for a professional yet festive look.
Accessorize with simple earrings and a pair of ankle booties to complete this classy Valentine’s Day outfit for a date that night.
Outfit Idea #5: Satin Blouse + Comfy Bottoms
Satin fabric is a fantastic way to add a touch of luxury to your casual Valentine’s Day outfit.
Pair a satin blouse with your favorite jeans or joggers for a look that’s both comfortable and stylish.
This combination is perfect for a casual day at home or a laid-back date night.
Outfit Idea #6: Velvet Fabric in Your Top, Jeans or Joggers on the Bottom!
Velvet is another luxurious fabric that can elevate a casual outfit.
A velvet top paired with jeans or joggers offers a perfect blend of comfort and style.
This look works great for a relaxed Valentine’s Day at home or for a casual day out.
Outfit Idea #7: Cozy Heart Sweater and Joggers or Leggings
Start your day with a cozy heart sweater paired with leggings for ultimate comfort.
Try faux leather leggings or pull-on pants for a slightly dressier feel that is just as comfy.
This cute Valentine’s Day outfit idea is perfect for a casual day.
For a night out, swap the leggings for a faux leather mini skirt with tights and black booties, adding a touch of elegance while keeping the comfort.
I also have this cute heart sweatshirt from Etsy on it’s way!
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Outfit Idea #8: Neutral Sweater Dress (or Oversized Sweater) with Colorful Accessories
Embrace the day of love with a cozy sweater dress, a staple for casual Valentine’s if you live somewhere cold!
Opt for a sweater dress with a relaxed fit, perfect for a day out or a casual date.
Pair it with a red belt at the waist, a denim jacket and tights or leather leggings with tall boots for a look that’s both comfortable and warm.
The sweater dress combines warmth and style, making it an excellent choice for a laid-back yet festive February 14th.
Outfit Idea #9: Pink Sweatshirt and Black Joggers or Leggings
For a subtle yet festive look, try a pink or red pullover sweatshirt paired with your favorite jeans or joggers.
This outfit is an easy way to nod to Valentine’s Day without going over the top.
It’s perfect for a casual day at home or hanging out with your kids all day.
Add a pair of comfy sneakers to complete this effortlessly chic look.
Outfit Idea #10: Animal Print Accents against a Neutral Outfit
Animal prints can add an unexpected twist to your casual Valentine’s outfit ideas.
Incorporate a leopard print scarf or a pair of animal print flats into your outfit for a fun and stylish look.
This is a great choice for a day at work or a casual happy hour, blending in the spirit of Valentine’s without being too obvious.
Outfit Idea #11: Cozy Sweaters and Midi Skirts
Pair a cozy sweater in any neutral or soft hue, like blush or cream, with a midi skirt for a relaxed yet romantic look.
This outfit is perfect for those who prefer subtle Valentine’s themes in their attire.
It’s great for a day at the office or a lunch date.
Outfit Idea #12: Red Outer Layer (like a bright red puffer vest or jacket)
Doesn’t get comfier than this… well I guess PJs all day would be the only contender.
Just pull out your bright red or pink outer layer and pair it with your bold red lip for a classic athleisure look for travel or errands that feels just a little more passionate than usual.
Outfit Idea #13: Light Pinks
How can you look cute but comfy on Valentine’s Day? Just wear neutrals + accent with light pinks! It’s subtle but sweet.
Outfit Idea #14: Faux Leather Skirt or Pants
What to wear for a casual Valentine’s date? I think this fits the bill perfectly: A neutral tee tucked into a faux leather mini skirt. Pair with tights for warmth and black wedge sneakers or booties. I added a cozy heart cardigan to further drive the casual vibes.
These casual Valentines outfit ideas are all about embracing the spirit of the day in a way that suits your personal style and comfort level.
Whether it’s through a pop of color, iconic shapes, or an elevated fabric, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day fashionably without compromising on comfort.
The best part about these outfits is their versatility and ease: you can put them together by finding the Valentine-sy colors, shapes, and fabrics you already have in your closet!
Checklist for Your Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits
To help you pull out the items you already own that will help create these casual Valentine’s outfit ideas, here’s a comprehensive list of ideas.
This list includes clothing, makeup, and accessories to help you put together the perfect look comfy for February 14th.
- Red Lipstick: A must-have for adding a pop of bold color, perfect for accentuating any casual outfit.
- Red or hot pink nail polish: Easy to swipe on and it’ll complement your outfits all week! I like using Sally Hansen’s Insta Dry top coat to shorten dry time.
- Heart or Bow Earrings: To add a subtle Valentine’s touch to your look.
- Red Shoes: Whether they’re Converse sneakers for the daytime or red pumps for an romantic evening look, red shoes are a key item.
- Jersey Knit Little Black Dress: Comfortable and versatile, ideal for dressing up or down in warmer climates.
- Leather or Suede Moto Jacket: Adds structure and a dressier look to your outfit.
- Hot Pink Cardigan or Scarf: For a bold, vibrant twist.
- Red Blazer: Perfect for adding a festive yet professional touch to your work attire.
- Satin Blouse: Adds a touch of elegance to any casual outfit.
- Velvet Top: For a luxurious feel in your casual look.
- Cozy Heart Sweater: Ideal for a relaxed and festive look.
- Leggings and Tights: For comfort and warmth, especially when paired with skirts or dresses.
- Faux Leather Mini Skirt/Faux Leather Pants/Leggings: Adds an edge to your outfit.
- Floral Print Dress: A comfortable and Valentine’s-appropriate option for daytime wear.
- Denim Jacket: Perfect for layering over dresses or tops to dress them down.
- Pink Sweatshirt: For a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day.
- Animal Print Scarf or Flats: To add a fun and stylish element to your outfit.
- Midi Skirt: Pair with a cozy sweater for a soft and romantic look.
- Ankle Booties: Complement jeans, skirts, and dresses effortlessly.
- Simple Necklace and Bracelets: For a touch of elegance to your casual outfits. Even better if they have heart charms on them.
These items can be mixed and matched to create multiple looks, making them versatile additions to your wardrobe.
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Shopping Links to Easy Valentine’s Day Pieces
Here are some of the items styled above.
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Cute Heart & Bow Earrings from my friend’s shop, GraceUnfaded
Click any of the earrings above to shop.
Amazon Shopping Links
- MATERIALS: PU or faux suede upper, soft lining, TPR outsole. All eco-friendly and high-quality materials.
- REGULAR FIT: Close but comfortable fit through chest, waist, and hips.
- Tagoo faux leather pants are made of soft comfy flexibility stretchy fabric, breathable but not see-thru.
- Made of a light-weight, soft, stretch satin
- Staples by The Drop
- The heart detail is very cute, Very comfortable sweater, Material is nice, not too heavy
- Lasts longer than traditional nail polish
- This color covers in just 1 coat, brilliantly
- 🌸No Slip Headband: The cloth is sticky knot is solid, fall off not easily, there is friction between the hair, good…
- Classic basic headband: fashion and cute headbands for women and girls, simple and classic. cute color, easy match with…
- ★Material: Cotton Blended,Soft and Breathable.
- Womens Valentine’s Day Graphic Tees Short Sleeve Heart Printed Shirts Blouse Tops
- ★Soft Fabric: This valentine’s day latte shirt is made of Cotton Blend, super soft and comfortable to wear.
- COZY FABRIC: Valentine sweatshirts for women is made of cotton blend, soft and comfortable to the touch, and will not shrink…
- Material: Cotton blend;very soft and comfortable.
Something not on this list that we wore in the examples? Ask us in the comments.
Summary: Valentine’s Outfit Ideas for Women – CASUAL Edition!
Alright, wrapping up this guide, we’ve explored how to rock Valentine’s Day with casual flair, blending everyday comfort with a touch of Cupid’s charm.
Remember, it’s all about those three key ingredients: color, shapes, and fabric.
From pops of reds and pinks to playful hearts and luxurious fabrics like satin and velvet, you’ve got a whole arsenal of options to add some love to your look.
Whether you’re at work, running errands, or just chilling at home, these ideas are perfect for feeling festive without going overboard.
The beauty of this approach?
You probably already have many of these pieces in your closet.
Mix and match to create your own unique spin on Valentine’s Day style. Don’t forget that swipe of bright nail polish – it’s the cherry on top of your Valentine’s week looks! 💅🏼
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