Retail Jobs – What to Wear: Valentine’s Date Night


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So, you and significant other are about to hit the town for Valentine’s Day. Dinner, drinks, maybe even a little romantic stargazing in the park…Who knows what so-cute-you-might-puke things are in store! Maybe you love the day about love or maybe you feel like Valentine’s is a day full of clichés. Either way, it can be tough to know what to wear! Take the pressure off with these ideas:


Are you a girly girl who just loves love? Is pink your favorite colour? Did you buy valentines for all your friends? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, embrace your inner cupid. Dress in pink and red with plenty of heart motifs and sugary-sweet details! For example, I’ve paired a red skater skirt with darling hot-pink tights for a fresh, girly spin on the holiday’s colour combination. Teamed with a heart-print blouse, your look is holiday-ready and perfectly polished. Black Mary Jane style shoes are the shoe of choice for a girlie-girl like you. Now, go eat some chocolate and celebrate!


Perhaps V-day isn’t your scene, for a myriad of reasons. Perhaps you despise girly clothing. Or maybe you just like to make a less literal sartorial statement. If any of these sound like you, a sweet, sugary look just won’t cut it. Instead, why not reach for a print that takes on the theme of Valentine’s Day in a more abstract sense? As an example, I chose this bright lip print dress. It’s what a punk princess wears on a night out with her beau! Any graphic red print will work, too.  Add a dash of holiday theme with coloured tights. I chose red to really make the dress’ print pop, but pink would work too. Then, add an extra dose of edge with rock star worthy accessories: For instance, these pumps with chain detailing are tough as nails and go perfectly with a cool-girl clutch declaring “front row only.”


No matter if you’re more sweet or spicy, you’ll definitely be dressed to kill on your big night. Hopefully the romance is as radiant as your wardrobe!


1. MSGM Printed Dress, $1,075, available at ModaOperadi

2. Boyy Black Clutch, $555, available at KirnaZabete

3. Saint Laurent Heels, $1375, available at SSense

4. Mod Cloth Red Tights, $14.99

5. Equipment Heart Print Blouse, $258, available at Bergdorf Goodman

6. Alice and Olivia Red Skirt, $407.01, available at Harvey Nichols


By: Morgan Mullin

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