“Hi Louise… My boyfriend and I have romantic V-day date night plans this year, and I really want to surprise him with my look (we’ve been dating for 5 years and I want to spice it up!). What’s a fun date night outfit that’s really going to get his attention?”
I often get asked this question by my readers and best girlfriends. I know that the pressure to look super sexy on Valentine’s Day is high, but I personally find it best to keep your look simple and comfortable – there’s nothing sexier than feeling confident in your own skin, and a crazy over the top date night outfit that is too tight, short or uncomfortable is not going to let that happen! My biggest tip? Let your jewelry be the star of the show.
To add that extra dose of romance I topped off my look with some modern jewelry from Swarovski. I just love the way these bangles add sparkle in a sophisticated way. It’s fun to mix tones of metal together too – rose gold and yellow gold go particularly well together. There’s something so effortlessly cool about these pieces, that reminds me of timeless jewelry my own mother wore but with a modern twist. Perfect for date night – I always find a touch of nostalgia to be so romantic!
Both my fiancé and I will be traveling for work during Valentine’s Day this year so we’re making sure to have a nice night together beforehand, even if it is just a casual mid-week dinner and cocktails at Gracias Madre (one of my favorite LA spots!). I wanted to keep my outfit simple to make my gold jewelry really pop. I went for an understatedly sexy vibe. I love to sleep in this little negligee at home, but it also doubles as the perfect date night dress. I’m loving 90s throwback outfits right now – a simple silk slip dress with spaghetti straps and sky high stilettos really streamline your figure and amp up the sex appeal, but make sure to add a neutral duster coat, trench or oversized biker jacket on top. Don’t overload on showing skin – a little goes a long way, and it’s fun to leave something to the imagination.