What to Wear For Your Valentine's Day Date - Darn Good Yarn

What to Wear For Your Valentine's Day Date

Valentine's Day arrives next week! Are you ready to spend it with the person you love the most? 

We all celebrate Valentine's Day a little differently, depending on what stage of life's journey we find ourselves in. But, if you're in a relationship, then you're probably spending part of the day going on a date with your significant other. If that's you, scouring the web for Valentine's Day date ideas and outfits has no doubt brought you here! 

Once you know where you will be going on your date (unless your partner is keeping that a surprise), the next question that must be answered is this: What will you wear? On this one day out of the year, the usual "What do I wear on a date?" questions that normally arise before going out become magnified in importance.

As always, we are here to help you answer this pressing fashion question! If you're looking for Valentine's Day outfit ideas, you've come to the right place.  Here are our 5 top tips for what to wear to your Valentine's Day Date!

1. Wear Your Favorite Colors

Woman wearing sari wrap skirt walking down a city sidewalk

The classic color fallbacks when dressing for a date, especially during February, are black and red. But why not expand beyond the traditional date wear color pallet and widen your horizons this year? Express yourself and show off the real you during your date by wearing your favorite colors! 

Our Sari Silk Wrap Skirts will help you look your best while dressing in any color, or combination of colors that you choose! In our Jewel Tone, Warm Tone, and Neutral Tone color collections, there's something for everyone. Each one of these handmade skirts is unique, meaning that you can be sure that no one else at your date night restaurant will be wearing the same one. 

2. Wear A Stylish, Yet Versatile Outfit

Woman wearing sari wrap skirt, cardigan, and hat in front of a tree

We've all had cute Valentine's Day outfit ideas that seemed better as concepts than they did in reality. Often, the reason that outfits that seem amazing in theory just don't work out is because they're downright uncomfortable. When it comes to dates, dressing fashionably and comfortably is the best of both worlds! Clothing items that can help you accomplish this include cotton dresses, chiffon blouses, and, of course, our Sari Silk Wrap Skirts! These skirts feature a stunning appearance, and a relaxed fit!

Wearing something that makes you feel both beautiful and physically comfortable will help you to loosen up and have fun on your date. Another reason to choose versatile clothing is that dates often happen in more than one place! Your Sari Silk Skirt can be worn at dinner, and at the movie theater, bowling alley, or pottery painting studio afterward! 

3. Accessorize!

Woman wearing sari silk medley scarf with a winter coat in front of a brick wall

Once you've picked out the clothes you will wear, the next essential step is to choose your accessories! We definitely advise to have fun with color during this stage of the process, too.

February, in many places, is still rather cold. If that's the case where you live, add a fashionable scarf to your date outfit! Choose a scarf that either matches or compliments your skirt, pants, or dress. Our top recommendation for Valentine's Day dates in all weather is the Sari Silk Medley Scarf! These scarves are made out of light, recycled sari silk, which makes them great for any climate, and feature a wide array of colors, which allows them to be worn with many different outfits! 

Of course, essential accessories do not begin and end at scarves. This leads us to our next tip:

4. Your Outfit is Not Complete Without Jewelry! 

Threaded jewel tone earrings on a white background

Your Valentine's day jewelry is a date night must! But, it can be overwhelming to choose the right earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Here are our top picks!

1. The Semi-Precious Gemstone Mala Necklace - These hand-strung necklaces are available in 7 semi-precious stone colors and are made up of round beads with a trendy tassel detail in the middle. 

2. Threaded Jewel Tone Earrings - These earrings, pictured above, are made out of a coiled metal frame and colorful woven thread. They go wonderfully with jewel toned outfits and will bring a bright accent of color to darker outfits!

3. The Taj Bliss Earrings - These earrings are designed and hand-antiqued by Maggie Dykzeul. Featuring a classic and elegant design, they are sure to bring an air of refinement to any date outfit!  

4. African Dangle Earrings - These earrings are made out of recycled fabric and will help you make a memorable fashion statement! Choose from five different designs. 

5. The Chakra Lava Bead Diffuser Bracelet - This colorful bracelet features lava diffuser beads! When you apply essential oils to these beads, the oil will diffuse from the bracelet for a number of hours. Wear this on your date to look great, smell great, and stay relaxed throughout the evening! 

5. Wear Ethically Sourced, Sustainable Goods 

Close up of woman wearing sari wrap skirt while sitting on a public bench

What are the best Valentine's Day outfits? We believe that the best outfits are those that benefit not only you, but several people.

What if Valentine's Day was an opportunity not only to show love to your S.O., but to the environment and the world around you too? Well, it can be! When you choose to purchase ethically sourced and sustainable products, you are making an impact that will help to make the world we live in a little bit better for everyone.

This is why we encourage you to know where your clothing comes from, and to make conscious decisions about using items that are ethically sourced. 

Our Sari Silk Skirts and Sari Silk  Medley Scarves are hand made out of recycled materials. The seamstresses who make them work in our affiliate co-ops in India and Nepal, and receive fair wages for their labor. This is a part of Darn Good Yarn's mission to Start At Love and to make a positive impact on our world. This Valentine's Day, we invite you to join us in that mission! 

Do you have any need-to-know tips for how to dress for your Valentine's date? If so, let us know in the comments! 

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