If there’s one holiday worth dressing up for, it’s Valentine’s Day. Since it’s one day of the year where couples actually make an effort to stay connected, it’s important to put your best foot forward in the image department. It’s not that you’re unattractive when you don’t dress up, but Valentine’s Day is the day when you want to remind your partner of why he fell in love with you.

And even though he loves you- all of you- now, there was a time when you blew him away with your stunning physical beauty. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of! So instead of just wearing your typical mama duds for your Valentine’s date, take your style game to the next level with an outfit like one of these lovely ones.

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1. Lacy Dress & Pumps

Break out a sexy, lacy dress for your Valentine’s date. Red is obviously a classic Valentine’s color, but go with a neutral pair of pumps to give the dress all the attention. This outfit would work for a dinner date, a trip to the symphony or another romantic evening activity.

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2. Pencil Skirt & Blouse

If you’re going straight from the office to your Valentine’s date, take advantage of your corporate apparel. A red pencil skirt can work for both the office and your date, and a chiffon blouse is the perfect piece to pair it with. Since this look is somewhere between business casual and cocktail party, it would work for just about any date you’ve got planned.

You can find more ideas for Valentine’s Day outfits over on Mimi Ikonn.

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3. Jeans, A Tee & A Leather Jacket

Not every woman wants to do something extravagant for Valentine’s Day. If you have plans to do something more casual, you can still be festive without having to be overdressed. Pair those ripped jeans with a graphic tee that has Valentine’s Day flavor, and top your outfit with a leather jacket for a bit of edge.

Check out Seersucker and Saddles, where you’ll find tons of other style tips and ideas for your home, family and closet.

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4. All Black Textures

You don’t have to wear pink or red on Valentine’s Day. If you consider yourself a non-conformist in the ways of fashion, go the “little black dress” route, but with a twist. Try combining two pieces of different textures to create a monochrome look. Something like a lace skirt and an off the shoulder top will give you a cohesive outfit that works for a Valentine’s Day dinner or a night out dancing.

Visit Lace and Locks for more ways to wear monochrome and dress for date nights.

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5. Pink, Red & Metallic

Go all out with your Valentine’s Day outfit by wearing a pink skirt, red top (or vice versa) and complementary metallic details. A punch of gold or silver with your heels will be sexy and stylish. Go with a metallic necklace for another dose of shine, and your colorful look will have just the right amount of sparkle.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar
Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar