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Valentine's Day: What to Wear, Where

Our local shopping guide for any amorous event.

By Rachel Hinch | February 10, 2020, 12:30 pm

Charmed Life

Valentine's Day: What to Wear, Where

Our local shopping guide for any amorous event.

By Rachel Hinch | February 10, 2020, 12:30 pm

Valentine’s Day might not be your favorite holiday, but, if nothing else, it's a reason to dress up and celebrate. Whether you’re spending the evening with your partner, gathering your crew for a night out, or honoring the occasion with a bottle of wine at home, the holiday is a great excuse to get yourself a brand new outfit. We’ve gathered pieces to make you look and feel fabulous this Valentine’s Day, regardless of how you spend it. Casual, chic, or cozy—you choose your vibe:

Galentine's Day

Maybe you’re single and not ready to mingle, but you want to take advantage of the season of love. Grab your closest pals and hit the town! Dinner, drinks, and dancing await you. What to wear? Simple. Something bright, young, and beautiful.

Reveal Dress ($349) -A Style Studio
Mini Studded Crossbody Bag ($56) -Brightside Boutique
Dashing Faux Suede Mule ($24) -Poppy and Stella


Though Valentine’s Day might not be your anniversary, it’s a momentous occasion for couples nonetheless. A nice dinner for two requires a look that is elegant but not over-the-top fancy. Heels, a new dress, and a smoky eye are all it’ll take for this type of date.

Paradise Garden Midi Dress ($64) -Poppy and Stella
Trio Milky Barrette Set ($24) -Mint & Major
Laura Crystal Embellished Heel ($160) -Poppy and Stella


Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, but it might be hard to ignore the many restaurant and bar deals. The perfect look for this means decking out your go-to jeans and booties outfit with a stylish twist like pleather pants and statement shoes.

BFF Faux Leather Leggings ($28) -Arrow Clothing
Amore Graphic Tee ($30) -Arrow Clothing
Hera-Hi Heeled Sandal ($115) -Poppy and Stella


Need an excuse to buy that pajama set you’ve been eyeing up? Now is your chance. Loungewear is the easiest way to treat yourself this Valentine's Day. Something soft, trendy, and totally worth spending the evening at home is exactly what this Valentine’s vibe is all about.

Ombre Tie Dye Jogger -Raina Dawn
Nylite13 Bold ($95) -Poppy and Stella
California Chill Diffuser ($169) -Becket Hitch

Meet The Author

Rachel Hinch is the associate style editor at Baltimore magazine, where she covers the latest and greatest of the city’s fashion, beauty, and wellness scenes.

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