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The only thing that makes February different from January? Valentine’s Day. I’m not a fan of the cold and hate that it’s cold on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a day to look your best for your love, or even yourself (#selflove). It’s hard to wear heels and a pretty dress when it’s snowing and so so cold outside! Also, my date doesn’t constantly want to be hearing my teeth chattering, and if I do wear a dress, 75% of the time my coat is on over it, blocking the cute dress.
I gave in to the cold a few years ago and when I dress for Valentine’s Day I just make sure I’m warm. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun with fashion! See what I’m talking about below.
Style Guide: What to Wear on a Cold Valentine’s Day
Start With the Accessories
When it’s cold, sometimes accessories are all you have to express yourself! I love these white heart sunnies. Would you believe they’re only $8 on Amazon? They’re perfect for protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays while still celebrating Valentine’s Day in style. Plus, how often can you say your heart is in your eyes?!
Another accessory I like to have on hand is a scarf. If your scarf has a heart or lip print, all the better! My scarf has pops of purple, red, and pink in blue. So while the print isn’t specifically Vday, at least most of the colors are!
Get in the Color Scheme
The colors most associated with Valentine’s day are purple, red, and pink. Try to dress in that color story! I paired my black coat with purple/lilac-colored jeans and a pink sweater. It definitely gets you in the sweetheart spirit!
Coat c/o H&M | Scarf c/o Aerie | Purple Jeans | Heart Sunnies
Have Fun and Get a Little Silly
Valentine’s Day isn’t a serious holiday. It’s cheesy and full of fun so get a little silly! Go over the top with colors and patterns. Wear pink eyeshadow and a red lip, paint hearts on your fingernails. We’re all going a little crazy with COVID so let loose and express yourself on a silly holiday!
Above All… Stay Warm
Unless you live somewhere where the climate is lovely this time of year, it’s going to be cold AF on Valentine’s Day. So above all, stay warm and stay comfortable! Your date doesn’t want you to get hypothermia, and if they do. Well, it might be time for a new Valentine.
Now this is a helpful post! It’s always soooo cold in Chicago during Valentine’s Day!
I have those same heart sunnies, I love em!
What a fun outfit for any wintery day – and especially Valentine’s Day! I love the coat with all my heart. It’s amazing. Great ensemble from head to toe!
Tanvi Rastogi says
I really like your coat!!! I will probably be bundled up at home myself but I like seeing everyone else dressed up 🙂
Candace Hampton says
What a great way to dress up, be comfy, and warm for Valentine’s Day. It is fun and can be versatile to wear casually or even for date night!
LOVE that coat! And agree, V-Day shouldnt be taken so seriously. Just be yourself, love me for me kind of thing lol
What a cute outfit! That coat looks so warm and cozy! Love the purple too!
We are in the NYC area so our restaurants are outdoor dining only! So staying warm when going out to dinner is a must. Gotta support these restaurants. I love this coat. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Anna English says
Those heart sunnies are so cute! I need to get a pair.