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Valentine’s Day Outfits for Different Kinds of Dates

There’s no shortage of unique places where you can spend Valentine’s Day with a date, but once you have a plan for the big day, it’s not always a walk in the park deciding what to wear. Whether it’s a first date or one of a thousand with your special someone, you’ll want to feel your best, and that’s where Buffalo Exchange comes in! Scroll through for several Valentine’s Day scenarios and our style advice for each situation, then stop by to shop for a look that’ll have your date saying “I love you…r outfit.”

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Let’s start with the basics: a classic outfit for a classic date! Get to know your beau over dinner in a body-con midi dress, cropped cardigan and square toed sandals. Add a little sparkle with an evening bag, and you’re off to a night that will hopefully end in fireworks, romantic or otherwise!

Winning Hearts: Valentine’s Day Arcade Date

Ready, Player One? Arcade dates are a super fun way to get to know your date — and show off your unmatched Ms. Pac Man skills. Since you’ll be sliding in and out of stationary racing seats and leather booths for most of the evening, a practical pair of jeans paired with a white t-shirt, denim jacket and cool sneakers is the cheat code to cool-girl style. Keep track of your gaming tickets (and maybe some fun photo booth snaps?) with a retro bucket bag to finish off your Valentine’s Day look.

Collage image of person on heart wearing denim outfit, with cutout letters that say "arcade"

Strike Up The Band: Concert Date for Valentine’s Day 

Bond over your shared taste in music this Valentine’s Day at a concert! Even though you might be sitting a little far back from the main act, you’ll still be center stage in a pair of leather pants, a cropped sweater and leopard print booties. Complete this Valentine’s Day outfit with a scarf tied around your hair (to keep it from getting in your face while you dance!) and a small, venue-friendly crossbody bag.

Night (or Valentine’s Day) at The Museum

If your Valentine’s Day involves a trip to an art gallery or museum, show off your eye for color and design with a vintage-inspired two piece set, graphic sweater vest and trendy crescent bag. Your date won’t be able to focus on the art on the wall with you by their side!

Collage image of person on heart wearing green two piece pants set and rainbow vest with fuzzy mustard handbag and white booties, with cutout letters that say “museum”
Collage image of person on heart wearing glittery pink sweater dress and black tights with platform Uggs and pink beanie, with collage text that says “movies”

Your Couch Or Mine? Valentine’s Day Movie Marathon

Whether you’re a fan of rom-coms, action-adventures or experimental horrors that feature more than a few shots of an empty ceiling, a movie marathon is a great excuse for cozying up with your date at home — and for keeping your Valentine’s Day style especially laid back. For a leisurely look that says “I woke up like this” even if you’ve spent hours feeling anxious over the event, a simple sweater-dress paired with tights and your cutest pair of slippers is fashionable without being fussy. If you’re watching something scary, accessorize with a beanie (to pull over your eyes during the really frightening parts!)

Hunting for Vintage (and Hearts!): A Thrifting Valentine’s Day Date 

Maybe we’re biased, but a Valentine’s Day spent thrifting with your (soon-to-be) boo is the ultimate expression of love — might we suggest a trip to Buffalo Exchange? Dress for the occasion in a lightweight moto jacket, maxi dress and cowboy boots, and then top off the look with a folded neckscarf for added flair. Show off your eclectic style by mixing patterns and textures, but keep it from getting too kooky by staying within a monochromatic or neutral palette.

Collage image of person on heart wearing black and white gingham dress, brown leather jacket calfskin western boots and heart-printed neck scarf with collage text that says “thrifting”

If your Valentine’s Day plans aren’t covered in this list, don’t lose heart: Buffalo Exchange is stocked with styles for every possible kind of date! If you needed even more reason to shop at Buffalo Exchange ahead of Valentine’s Day, here’s this: all Buffalo locations will be raffling off special date night packs filled with fun goodies and two $25 Buffalo Exchange gift cards! To enter for your chance to win, enter the raffle in-store only at your local Buffalo Exchange between now and February 14th.