Looking Great for Less: The Perfect Date Night Outfit

It’s February and love is in the air. That’s right, it’s almost Valentine’s Day — the day that newly weds, married couples, and people in relationships love and many singles dread. Although many proposals and anniversaries will happen, for me Valentine’s day will never have the same meaning, because three years ago, my one and only daughter was born on this love-filled day.

You don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine’s Day. In fact, many singles attend parties, or plan an evening with their family or friends. But for you gorgeous ladies that will be spending the evening with a loved one, with all the planning you’ve done, you may have skipped over one important task: your outfit.

A fashion staple you can never go wrong with is the little black dress. You can find a little black dress at almost any women’s clothing store — in fact you may already have one in your closet at home. Using an item you already have at home is usually the best route to go if you’re in a crunch for time. It’s timeless, and can be dressed up or down because it’s all about how you wear it and what you pair it with.

Looking good doesn’t have to break the bank either. Don’t blow your New Year’s budget, but make it a night to remember by wearing an outfit your significant other will never forget. I’ve got a breakdown of a great Valentine’s Day ensemble that’s sure to wow him.

This ensemble starts with a simple, yet sexy, little black dress. The simplicity of the dress create a bit of a refined foundation, while hugging your curves just right to give you a tighter silhouette and set the tone for the evening. Given the fickle nature of Texas weather, it’s smart to have something to stay warm with while still looking fabulous. The coat I’ve got for you, makes a bold statement for your evening and keeps your warm while you’re on the go, but hopefully you won’t need it too long.

When your date asks to take a look at you and scans you over from head to toe, you’re sure to catch the eye with a touch of red on your feet. Wear the little black dress with red heels instead of doing an all black ensemble to add a pop to the ensemble. It’s bold and fitting given the occasion.

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Rebekah Lynn is a Chicago native bringing her Windy City flair to Austin. She's a freelance writer, licensed cosmetologist, and mompreneur. When she isn't following the latest trends in fashion and beauty, she is being a devoted mother to her children and exploring new ways to decorate and organize her home. You can follow her on Instagram at @xo_rebekahlynn.