3 Valentines Looks To Take You From Desk To Dinner

Whether you’re crushing hard, cozily partnered up, or flying solo, Valentine’s Day calls for all kinds of affection and adoration. It’s not just a day for couples, but a day for love — and love is broad. Hearken back to your elementary school days (I know you had conversation heart earrings; I did) and compose a look that nods subtly to a day made for whatever notion of love and devotion floats your respective boat. With Armoire’s help, deck yourself out in a romantic look that takes you from desk to dinner.


  1. A Burst of Red

A rose by any other name is… you, hot mama. Pair a vibrant, shapely red dress with black opaque tights and some kitten-heeled ankle boots (white is a super-stylish, mod choice at the moment), plus a black, gray, or navy blazer, and feel perfectly suited—and warm—for work. When the moon rises, and you’ve kicked one more day’s a**, trade the blazer for a leather jacket, slip into some heels, and head out for the night.

Stylist Tip: Change up your hairdo, add a slick of lipstick or a smoky eye, and pop on some bold, sculptural earrings for an outfit that’s sweet but artfully edgy. 

Styles by —> : Nora Gardner, Samshek, Reiss, Tahari

2. A Pop of Pink

The key with pink is to find a shade that flatters your skin tone and appeals to your style. For a quick pop of pink that reads romantic (versus costumey), a cozy, fuzzy sweater is visually appealing, and likewise toasty in a chilly office. Try pairing your cozy sweater with a sharp, black pencil skirt and heels. For a flattering silhouette, tuck in either just the front, or the left side of your sweater into the waistband of your skirt. This shows off the waist, and emphasizes the balance between your voluminous sweater and your sleek, curve-loving skirt.

Stylist Tip: Wear an edgy tank as your first layer (try sequins or satin), and peel the sweater off at the end of the day. Finish transforming your look from day to night by tossing on a blush topper, and switching to some flashy, chunky heels.

Styles by —> : Trina Turk, Bagatelle, French Connection, Joie

3. A Flash of Lace

Try a flirty lace skirt to a Victorian-vibe blouse to incorporate a bit of an old-timey Valentine’s feel into your work look. To avoid feeling like a doily; experiment with a shade that works for your style and your shape. A sweet, lacey blouse worn with some high-waisted, slim black trousers gives you an updated, yet sharp, classic look. A black lace jumpsuit, with a crisp jean jacket or menswear-inspired jacket, can be a fun swap for the more predictable dress. When cocktail hour approaches, switch your workday jacket for a trench thrown over your shoulders, and you’re off to conquer the night.

Stylist Tip: Make sure to have the right underpinnings for your workday. A camisole or nude slip works best under white; colored lace looks best layered over the same color.

Styles by —> : Taylor, Misa, Rachel Zoe, Maya

The best part is, you can wear once and return for something new! Zero commitment, extra love.

With Style,

Caroline | Senior Stylist




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