Admitting to be frazzled about your Valentine's Day date is actually the first step toward feeling excited and confident about the holiday ahead. Typically, however, a majority of this flustered feeling stems from the notion that you have absolutely no idea what to wear. While we might have all the answers on the latest trends and styling techniques, dating is a whole separate pool that we aren't always swimming in, which is why we humbly reached out to an expert on the matter. Nora Dekeyser, a matchmaker at Three Day Rule, was kind enough to lend us her complete list of the items you should and shouldn't wear on your upcoming Valentine's Day date.
Her advice is spot on, if you ask us, as each of her tips take both you and your date's feelings into consideration. That way, the overall experience is sure to be a win-win. And don't worry—never once does she mention wearing pink and red from head to toe. This guideline is for those true fashion girls out there, and we are excited for you to get your hands on it.
Ahead, read the expert advice from matchmaker Nora Dekeyser on what you should and should not be wearing this Valentine's Day.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR:
1. Distressed Jeans
2. Something Your Date Has Seen You Wear Before
WHAT TO WEAR: Black Top
"Wear something a little different than you would wear on any normal date—it's a special occasion! I recommend a sexy black top or black dress." — Nora Dekeyser, matchmaker
WHAT TO WEAR: Something New
"Don't wear something that you have always worn around your date. You want to spice things up and show that you really care about your significant other—that is what Valentine's Day is all about! Buying something new for this date will make it more fresh and exciting." — Nora Dekeyser, matchmaker
WHAT TO WEAR: Flirty Dress
"Wear something flirty—it's Valentine's Day! As much as you want your date to do something romantic for you, your date wants you to be excited as well—it's not a one-way street, so definitely dress up." — Nora Dekeyser, matchmaker
WHAT TO WEAR: Heels
"I would shy away from casual items such as distressed jeans, leggings, flats, and/or sneakers and really go for something that makes you feel sexy and confident in front of your date. Heels, lipstick, and a nice dress or top will show him or her you are excited about this date and put some extra thought into it." — Nora Dekeyser, matchmaker
WHAT TO WEAR: A Color Your S.O. Likes Seeing You In
"Don't just wear anything you would normally wear. Chances are your date has seen you dress down on Saturdays and dress up for work, but for Valentine's Day, you should dress up for them! For example, if you know your significant other loves a certain color on you, then go out of your way to wear that." — Nora Dekeyser, matchmaker
What are you planning on wearing for your Valentine's Day date? We want to know! Be sure to sound off in the comments below.