It’s become the norm to gripe about the commercialization of Valentine’s Day and the amalgamation of cheesy marketing ploys that make us feel like we have to do something extraordinarily special on February 14th. We already know we don’t have to tell you that, well, you don’t have to do anything at all. However, we also don’t think there’s anything embarrassing about celebrating the holiday with your friends or significant other in a way that feels organic to you. Plus, what’s wrong with treating yourself to a midweek dinner or jaunt to the local jazz club? If you’re in the same boat, don’t want to overthink your outfit, but still want to look slightly more stylish than usual—you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve culled three no-fuss, effortless looks you can piece together in no time flat (aka the thirty minutes you have at home after work). From a low-key way to add polish to your favorite denim to the best combination to get away with wearing sneakers and still feeling fancy, shop our edit and have yourself a happy V-day.
#1: Add some feminine flair to a pair of ankle-crop jeans with a floral silk blouse and ankle-strap pumps. A simple pendant necklace for the jewelry.
#2: Team a buttoned-up cardigan with a flouncy skirt and low heels for a seductive, slightly 90s-inspired vibe. Finish the look with architectural earrings.
#3: Dress down a figure-flattering wrap dress with leather high-top sneakers and a Jane Birkin-esque straw bag. Go the extra mile and swipe on some red lipstick.