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Style Smart: Valentine's Day Attire For A Stylish Date

Nail the look of love

The champagne’s sparkling, the roses are in full bloom and your date has just texted you about the dinner reservation that he’s made for the 14th. You’re excited — yet you're panicking because you’re still undecided on what to wear. Before making an impulse purchase on an over-the-top outfit that you’ll never wear again, grab your notebook and take down these styling tips for your Valentine’s Day attire.

Love is in the hair


Valentine's Day Hair Style
Valentine's Day Hair Style
Valentine's Day Hair Style
Valentine's Day Hair Style
(Photo from: qiyunz)


Leave the elaborate up-dos for your big day instead — you should be busy exchanging sweet nothings with your date rather than excuse yourself to the bathroom for the 4th time as you fumble around with a dozen hair pins. Whether you prefer glossy, loose waves or a sleek bob, complete your look by using your favourite hair styling tool and spritz on a little hair mist (Try Gucci Bloom). Can you smell that? It’s the scent of love.

Strappy heels over sky-high pumps


Valentine's Day Heels
Valentine's Day Heels
Valentine's Day Heels
(Photo from: Suzanneooi)

A pair of heeled, close-toed pumps may provide you with serious leg-lengthening effects, however they can also become pretty painful to walk around in after awhile. Consider slipping into a pair of strappy heels instead as they provide you with the extra height without sacrificing the comfort of your precious toes. Show off your new pedicure while you’re at it and you’ll also be ready for impromptu evening strolls in the park after your romantic dinner date. Check out chic and affordable options from Charles & Keith and Zalora

Join the collar party


Valentine's Day Collarbone Features
(Photo from: madamelindt)


Your collarbone is one of the slimmest parts of your body, so it’s time to draw attention to this flattering feature of yours during your upcoming rendezvous with your beau. Opt for off-the-shoulder blouses, dainty necklaces and add a touch of body shimmer to highlight what your momma gave you. We’re glowing up with this beautiful illuminator from NARS


Red-hot lovin


Valentine's Day Red Dress
(Photo from: Paperkitties)


Red’s undisputedly the colour of romance and passion, so there’s no better time to heat things up than with a fiery number this Valentine’s Day — however, do proceed with caution as you’re aiming to achieve a stylish, tasteful look rather than a fussy, frumpy one. The trick is to opt for pieces which feature classic fabrics, figure-flattering cuts and simple details. Love, Bonito has a fantastic selection for you to shop from. 

Inner beauty, outer beauty 


Valentine's Day Innerwear Underwear
(Photo from: lovebellavida)


Just like how a good primer does its magic in prepping your face for makeup, the underwear which you don underneath your outfit is just as important in creating a fashionable, romance-worthy get-up. Shapewear is worth investing in as they help to streamline your silhouette — plus, they come in handy especially if you’re planning to don a figure-hugging dress. Another type of underwear to consider would be bustiers as they accentuate your waist. For a more comfortable option, consider bralettes instead which also double up as tops on casual, summer days. We're fans of the flirty pieces offered by Perk by Kate


(Cover photo from: qiyunz)