A Chic High Low Date Night Outfit For Valentine’s Day

You may have a hot date for Valentine’s Day, whether you are going out or celebrating the holiday at home. Or you just may want to have a really cool outfit to wear for cocktail parties or semi-dressy events on hand. That’s why I put together this date night outfit that you can wear if you go out, stay at home or are going solo for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion!

High Low Date Night Outfit

Every woman needs a chic outfit that is current yet classic on hand. And you don’t have to spend a fortune, unless you want to! Here’s a chic date night outfit styled both high and low. It’s your choice of how you want to wear it. You can choose all high, all low or mix it up!

The beauty of dressing with a mix of both high-end and low-price fashion is that you can save money where you chose to. It can be hard to detect the difference between them anyway. The high-end pieces are ones you will want to wear for years to come, and if you are questionable about a piece (perhaps you will not wear this designer floral blouse too often) then go with the lower price option.

The Floral Blouse

This Rodarte tie-neck lace-trimmed floral-print silk crepe de chine blouse was the inspiration for this entire outfit. The gorgeous bright pink and green floral pattern on black will work with so many other pieces if you choose to invest in it. Wear it with jeans, white pants, black pants, skirts and mix with menswear suiting fabrics, like grey herringbone or black with white pinstripes. But you can also get the look for a lot less with this Cece floral v-neck long sleeve top for only $74. And you may like the style and ease of wearing a V-neck better.

The Black Leather Pants

Nothing edges up a floral blouse better that black leather pants. You may have experimented with leather pants in the past, but they have come a long way. Today’s leather pants are more comfortable and have options including stretch materials and faux leather. One of the newer silhouettes is a straight leg with a higher waist. Give them a try with these amazing Isabel Marant Bilirokia leather straight-leg pants on sale for $1,695. (That’s right – they were $3,390, so you can get a  deal on a runway designer look.) Or get practical and get these 7 For All Mankind vegan faux leather easy slim pants for $228 (and save $1,467).

Strappy Kitten Heels

A strappy sandal in black is one to collect, especially since you can get a pair with a comfy kitten heel. Wear them for special occasions or casually. These Neous Karaka Brasserie strappy asymmetrical sandals are perfection for $640. But even easier on your feet and wallet are these Vince leather strappy kitten-heel sandals for $295. They have a slightly lower heel and a thicker strap across the foot, so they may work for you even if you are not usually the strappy sandal type. (Editor’s note: for Valentine’s Day in many parts of the country you may have to wear a black ankle boot instead, unless you are staying at home).

A Bright Pink Bag

A bright shot of color is a welcome addition to this date night outfit. You already have a bunch of black bags, so why not purchase your next one in bright pink? It truly will go with everything in your wardrobe and this bag will span the seasons. You can’t go wrong to add this Bottega Vernetta Arco mini intrecciato leather tote to your collection for $2,850. But you can get the same color with this ASOS Design elongated shoulder bag for only $26. (That’s less than 1% of the price of the Bottega one!)

Pearl Drop Earrings

These gorgeous Sophie Bille Brahe pearl drop earrings from Nordstrom for $1,100 are so stunning in their simplicity. The natural shape of freshwater pearls add a modern touch to a classic. To get a similar look without breaking the bank, these Kenneth Jay Lane gold with white pearl earrings are only $75. This pair has fun studded rhinestones too.

Shop This Chic Date Night Outfit High or Low

HIGH

Rodarte Tie-neck Lace-trimmed Floral-print Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse, $980

Isabel Marant Bilirokia Leather Straight-leg Pants, now $1,695

Neous Karaka Brasserie Strappy Asymmetrical Sandals, $640

Bottega Vernetta Arco Mini Intrecciato Leather Tote, $2,850

Sophie Bille Brahe Pearl Drop Earrings, $1,100

Total high-end outfit: $7,265

 

LOW

Cece Floral V-Neck Long Sleeve Top, $74

7 For All Mankind Vegan Faux Leather Easy Slim Pant In Black, $228

Vince Leather Strappy Kitten-Heel Sandals, $295

ASOS Design Elongated Shoulder Bag with Long Strap, $26

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold With White Pearl Earrings, $75

Total low price outfit: $1,295

Would you wear this date night look? And would you style it high or low?

Carol Calacci

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