What to wear this Valentine’s Day, as seen on the heat style team

We're feelin' the love - and dressing accordingly!


by Laura Puddy |
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This year we're all stuck indoors for Galentine's/Valentine's day, so whether you're coupled up, looking for love or just doing your thing, what better time to up the feel-good factor and give your wardrobe a little jhuzz?

Red and pink are the colours of choice this week for luxe lounging or dressing to impress. As always, think about what you want to flatter or flaunt and stick to what makes you look /and/ feel good. Be aware of your colour palette and what works with your skin tone and hair colour – some shades will look better than others depending on whether they're warmer or cool tones – it's a case of trial and error to see what works best for you.

So, whether you want to go all-out in a head-to-toe tonal look, clash your palette or add in some classic denim or crisp white, the Style team are bringing you some inspo on how to wear the hottest hues around.


What to wear on Valentine's Day, as seen on the heat style team

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Laura Puddy, style editor @laura_puddyAll-in-one: Long-sleeve unitard in burgundy, £25, ASOSShirt: Oversized check shirt, £10, BoohooHeels: Mules in red satin, £19, ASOSI generally prefer to keep things simple and at the moment, comfy yet chic is the way to go. This unitard hugs in all the right places and the addition of a checked shirt at the waist draws the attention to my waist but also ensures the look isn't OTT. Heels finish any outfit for me so red mules it is - it is Valentine's day after all!

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Jazzria Harris, assistant style editor @jazzieharrisCardigan (worn as dress):Jasmine Cardi, £129. NeverFullyDressedI don't know about you but I'll take any occassion to get dressed up these days, so yep, Valentines Day, I'm coming for ya! This chunky cardigan is the ideal piece to feel a bit more put together but it's still comfy enough for chilling on the sofa. If you're tall I'd suggest pairing it with straight leg jeans, but, on us petite gals it's the perfect length for wearing alone.

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Rachael Martin, style writer @thebretonbirdJumper: Pantone Sweatshirt, £17, BoohooJoggers: Pantone joggers, £17, BoohooSlippers: Faux fur leopard slippers, £15, Nasty GalI ain't about dressing up this Valentine's Day this year so this pink tracksuit is the ideal option. The perfectly oversized sweatshirt makes lounging around the house feel like a dream, while the elasticated joggers are the perfect excuse to go overboard on the chocolate fondue. Like I needed an excuse ...

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Make it work for you

If you're conscious of your bottom half, go for darker tones here as they're more forgiving - keep lighter tones up top.

Want to balance out your shape? Draw the eye away for the area you'd rather not focus on - try streamlined shapes, longer lines and layers or fluted styles that will skim your figure. Slinky fabrics are great for this.

To emphasise or create an hourglass figure, define the waist by making this the focal point of your look - tuck in your top, belt your dress or try something form-fitting.

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