It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and while the atmosphere inside may be cozy, warm, and full of pink heart décor, the climate outside is quite the opposite. Unlike other date nights where a timeless black dress and your choice of shoes would do, winter outings require a bit more strategy. After all, heels and snow do not mix. It’s far too cold for dresses alone, and wearing a coat is not optional. If the thought of finding something striking and practical is overwhelming, don’t stress. Whether your Valentine’s Day involves a fancy dinner for two, a night in with some takeout, or just a normal day at the office (where you could be convinced to wear a red or pink accent in the name of festivity), we’ve found the looks for you. Scroll to shop the four Valentine’s Day outfits we love that actually take into account seasonal appropriateness.
If you’re a romantic at heart, go ahead and throw on your favorite breezy dress. Just be sure to pair it with a puffer, tights, and knee-high boots. Bonus points for pearl earrings and eye-catching shades.
If you’re staying in and have a bit more leeway with your look, we love this shearling jacket–and–leopard print combination. The heels make the whole look feel classic, and the unexpected red shearling is more interesting than your typical beige.
Valentine’s Day, but make it comfy. Opt for a thick fuzzy sweater, wide-leg sweats, and your favorite sneakers in red and pink hues. Don’t forget to add winter accessories in an accent color of your choosing.
If there’s one thing we find hard to pull off in the winter, it’s making outerwear sleek. This jumpsuit manages that and more thanks to its clean lines and formfitting silhouette. Pair with a turtleneck and booties for an easy three-part outfit that will work into spring. Matching your phone case not required but highly encouraged.