Valentines Day looks that go beyond the special day

Valentines Day looks that go beyond the special day

Every year in late January ladies everywhere begin the task of choosing that perfect Valentine’s Day outfit. In this piece, we’re going to review where to find the best Valentine's Day styles and provide some of our top recommended looks for this year. 

Check those boards! Instagram and Pinterest are great ways to find amazing style ideas, especially for seasonal events. Before you get overwhelmed with the massive amount of styles you find, browse around and make a list of your top 3-5 favorites and then stop. Cruise back over to your favorite boutique aka The Pink Nickel, and we can help bring it all together with a personal style session! For those of you who aren’t ready for a style session, we’ve made a short list of our favorite looks for this Valentine’s day.

Whether you're going out on a romantic date or drinking one too many martinis with close friends, aka Galentine’s Day, here are 3 style ideas that will steal any heart. (If this was a video there’d be music here 🎶.)

The Red Dress

Some love to go all out for Valentine's night. If you’re planning a fancy dinner or meeting for cocktails, this look may be just the thing! Although, there is more to the “Red Dress” than you may realize. A legend in its own right, the Red Dress has a bit of historical significance worth considering before you make your Valentine’s decision.

The red dress is an iconic look made fabulous by Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn (Funny Face - 1957) and Vivian Leigh (Gone With The Wind - 1939). The essence of this style instantly makes you the center of attention! From the silver screen to the red carpet, the red dress has been stunning passers by for almost a century! Are you able to pull off this style? Are you ready for a grand entrance? If the answer is yes and yes, and you love the idea of heads turning as you walk by, definitely go with this look. Love is in the air and this red dress may be calling your name.

Boutique Dress

Pair some strappy black heels and gold accessories or even red or pink statement earrings to complete this look.

More Red Dress Options

  1. Tiered Red Mini Dress
  2. Lace Detailed Red Mini Dress
  3. Red Satin Twisted Shirt Dress 
  4. Red BabyDoll Dress
  5. Red Smocked Ruffle Dress

Gingham pattern dress

Looking for a cute dress this Valentine's Day? Whether you are keeping it simple with a Valentine’s lunch or a more upscale evening, the Brendal Gingham Sweetheart Dress is an effortless look and could be your GoTo this Valentine’s Day. It's a cute look, but how much do you really know about the fashion importance of the gingham pattern?

This simple pattern was a trendy piece during several distinct periods of history, one was wartime 1940s where the iconic Wartime Dorothy was captured.

The photograph was a depiction of a perfect summer afternoon scene as light is shown fluttering through the window and kissing glasses of red wine. The gingham dress was designed by Adrian, costume designer at MGM studio from 1928 to 1941. This pattern became an instant hot look and caught trend.

In 1964 a small postal boutique called Biba provided a gingham design for another iconic photograph resulting in seventeen thousand order requests just after it was published in London’s The Daily Mirror.

So as styles go, this one is set to come back strong in 2022. Are you ready to take it viral? 

Boutique Dress

To complete the 2022 gingham look this Valentine’s Day, pair with white booties and a cute fedora hat.

More Gingham Pattern Options

  1. Gingham Mini Dress
  2. Gingham Twist Top



Valentine’s Graphic Tee or Sweatshirt & Denim or Midi Skirt

Let’s keep it casual! You may be getting dressed up later or not at all! This look is perfect for hanging out with friends or a casual outing with your sweetheart. Graphic sweatshirts and tees are definitely all the rage right now, just add some fitted denim with an embroidered or patterned hemline or a cute midi skirt for a completely chic & comfy Valentine’s Day look. 

Take this look up a notch with Valentine’s Day themed graphics or anything in pink or red.

Pair with sneakers, mules, or chunky heels and statement earrings

More Graphic Options

  1. Lips Graphic Tee

We love these looks because they’re so different and still fit the Valentine’s Day theme. These three options also mix and match well with accessories from large statement earrings to few, or no jewelry at all. 

2 More Valentine's Day Styles:

  1. Our Alethia Geometric Print Mini Dress is so unique and girly! This red, burgundy, magenta, pink, and black mini features a curved neckline, long sleeves with elastic cuffs, an elastic waist, and a braided waist tie. Styled with our ‘Agency Western White Leather Boots
  2. Make a bright statement in our Clarissa Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress. This cool pink piece features an elastic scoop neckline, short puffer sleeves with elastic cuffs, a tiered skirt with ruffle trim, elastic waist, and a detail tie on the bust. This dress is going to be beautiful for Valentine's Day, Spring & Summer! Style for your next night out with booties and a hat.
Please call, stop by The Pink Nickel, or chat with us online if you need style help. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, happy shopping!