3 TIPS ON HOW TO DRESS FOR A CASUAL VALENTINES DATE NIGHT

*photography by Kendra Maarse Photography
While I love to get dressed up for date night (I’m talking hair, makeup, dress, heels, statement jewelry…the whole nine yards), there is also something so refreshing about a casual look for a night out with Garrett. Casual dressy is great because you never have to worry about looking like you are trying to hard (which is so easy to do if you aren’t careful). 
I love to envision myself going out to a super fancy restaurant wearing something super fancy…but lets face it. Not all Valentines Day dates require formal dresses. So if you are planning on heading to a restaurant with a more casual vibe, or having a night out with your girlfriends for Valentines, here are a few tips for keeping your look festive but casual for the 14th. 
PANTS ARE ALWAYS A SAFE BET
Many times you can feel a little too over dressed in a skirt or dress, but you are almost always safe in a great pair of jeans.  They are easy to dress up or down, even with some distressing.  These jeans are my absolute favorite pair to wear right now. Just ask my kids…they see me wear them everyday. Just enough distressing right at the knee (making it easy to kneel down and play with my kids without making the holes bigger). Worth every penny!
MIX CASUAL WITH DRESSY
A silk blouse or lace top might be what you would expect to see on Valentines, but I love this embroidered sweatshirt as an option! It has a pop of pink and beautiful detailing, but the sweatshirt keeps it cool and understated. The right heels and bag kick the look up just enough to justify date night worthy. 
OPT FOR A PONY INSTEAD OF GLAMOUROUS CURLS
I feel the prettiest when my hair is down and curled..but sometimes a low messy pony just feel so much cooler. It’s the easiest way to make sure you don’t look like you’re trying to hard. A pony is both casual and chic and works perfect for a casual Valentines date. (or you can opt for a high pony which I wore in this post or a low messy bun in this post)

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