Whether it's a first date or a special night with your other half, Valentine's Day still begs the all-important question; 'What do I wear?' It may be that you're dressing up for dinner and drinks, keeping it casual for a fun activity or trying to second-guess a surprise, however, getting your outfit right can be tricky.

It's not time to panic just yet though; we've compiled a fabulous fashion guide to inspire you, no matter what the occasion.

Glitz and Glam

Being wined and dined is the perfect opportunity to dress up, and it doesn't have to cost a bomb. The high street is your playground; select a dress that accentuates your best bits and opt for colours and styles that make you feel as fabulous as you look.

Red Panel Cut-Out Midi Dress, £38 from Topshop 


Cool Kicks

If you're heading out for a fun activity-based date such as bowling or cycling, it's probably best to avoid those heels! Thankfully, stylish bright trainers are completely on-trend and we guarantee you'll be comfortable all day.

Nike Orange Roshe Trainers, £70 at Schuh


Women- Versatile

If on the other hand, you're being surprised on a date or simply don't want to chance looking overdressed, jeans are a great option. Pair with a smart blouse and statement jewellery for a more sophisticated look, or sling on with a slogan tee for a bit of fun.

Black Washed Double Knee Ripped Skinny Jeans, £24.99 at New Look 


Men- Smart Shirt

If you're heading out on the town for dinner or drinks then a smart shirt is ideal. Go for a fun pattern (just make sure you’re looking like ‘dashing’ rather than 'disco dad') or play it safe with a block colour.

Patterned Cotton Shirt, £19.99 at H&M



A nice jacket can be worn over almost anything; whether you're dressing smart or going casual. This stylish staple item will keep you cosy without compromising your outfit.

Ted Baker Sailon Wadded Bomber Jacket, £159 at John Lewis


Clever Clogs 

They say you can tell a lot about a man from looking at his shoes, so make sure they don't let you down! It’s great if you can find a pair that a so versatile, they can be dressed up with a smart pair of trousers or given a more relaxed feel by being paired with jeans. We think these shiny brogues are just the ticket.

Dune Radcliffe Derby Brogue Shoe, £99 at House of Fraser


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