Have you been shot by cupid’s arrow and need a new outfit for this Valentine’s Day? We have just the potion to quench your fashion-lust, for a budget-friendly price.
Whether you and your date will be exchanging glances at a fancy restaurant, or sipping wine together in the park, these stylish threads under $60 will make you feel extra special…
Date outfit 1: Dreamy dinner out
Nothing beats a candlelit dinner date on Valentine’s Day. If you’ll be sharing romantic dining moments with your loved one, you’ll need to dress the part.
And why not adopt the hue of the moment into your outfit. Take Queen Bey’s recent Vogue shoot, where she revealed her baby bump in “plum” coloured lingerie.
Check H&M’s lightweight ribbed dress for only $39.90. It’s the type of frock you can easily upstyle for Valentine’s Day dinner by pairing it with some stiletto heels.
Are a-line frocks more your style? Try Uniqlo’s take on the checkered trend, inspired by the streets of Paris, with this linen dress at $59.90.
Total cost: Up to $59.90, plus your own heels
Date outfit 2: Romantic night in
If you’re not dining out on V-Day, then you’ll probably be doing the next best thing and staying in to watch Netflix. Light some candles, order Thai take-out and I guarantee you’ll be glad you stayed in.
But I’m not here to give you love advice. With your outfit, the aim should be to rock a relaxed look without adopting the loungewear trend. Go for a classic black maxi like this $10 skirt from Target’s (or should we say tarjay’s) latest batch of new arrivals.
Team it with Forever New’s satin cami at $39.99, a nod to Pantone’s colour of the year (dubbed “greenery”).
The satin feel has a touch of romance to it, like the iconic dress Keira Knightley wore in Atonement (don’t worry, your Valentine’s Day will have a happier ending!). Forget about tying the waist, tuck it under your maxi instead and fasten a chunky belt from your wardrobe over the top. By all means slip on some tan Birkenstocks too, painting your toes with a pop of colour for a more polished look.
Total cost: $49.99, plus your own belt and Birkenstocks
Date outfit 3: Casual picnic
Whether you’re feasting on cheese and wine, or simply laying on felt blankets, there’s something quintessentially romantic about a picnic. If past Valentine’s Days are anything to go by, frugal foodies will be flocking outdoors with full wicker baskets this Feb 14th.
If you’ll be soaking up the afternoon sun too, wearing a dress could spoil the comfort factor. Donning a loose top and stretchy skinny jeans instead will give you room to move. At only $14.95, this feminine cold shoulder blouse from Valleygirl is a steal.
As for jeans, Glassons is selling a versatile pair for $39.95 (we recommend the “mid-wash” hue, so you can embrace friendly pups who come your way). Wear a wide brimmed felt hat and giant sunnies, then slip on sandals or loafers to complete this boho 70s look.
Total cost: $54.90, plus your own hat, sunnies and sandals.
Date outfit 4: Flirty fitness outing
With the rise of couples getting fit together and posting picture-perfect snaps on Instagram, you might be inspired to work out with your date on V-Day. Whether you have a rock climbing wall adventure or kickboxing sesh in mind, treat yourself to some new activewear.
Keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, why not meet your beau in the latest pink-hued Cotton On Body apparel? These flattering cropped tights will do the trick at $34.95, (easier on your purse than a Lorna Jane pair at around 90 bucks).
Then you can don a lightweight tank with mesh inserts at $19.95. Not only will you look on-trend, but feel fresh as you sweat it out.
Total cost: $54.90, plus your own sneakers