The Casual, Chic Outfit
Many women have a pair of basic black pants in their closets. Pair those pants with a Valentine’s Day-inspired mohair sweater and metallic pumps for an outfit that goes effortlessly from day to night. To glam it up for a night out on the town, add some jewelry and an evening bag.
The Sexy Dress
Wrap dresses are classic and flattering to every body type, so they make the wearer look effortlessly sexy. The dress style is so versatile that it can be dressed up and down and worn over and over again. Add a trendy clutch for a fashion-forward, cool look.
For Your Guy
Is there anything cuter than seeing your guy in a pair of pajamas? PJs are practical and appealing.
Get the look: Men’s pajama’s from L.L. Bean, $59.
An Unconventional Gift for Her
Chocolates and flowers may be the go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day, but you can give your lady something unexpected. A simple, chic pouch is perfect for every girl on the go. Chen suggested the Eva flat pouch from Etienne Aigner, $65. Fun fact: the pouch was named for Chen because she’s been seen so much with it.
His ‘N Hers
For a gift that men and women both will appreciate, how about embossed, engraved note cards to jot down some sweet love notes? Chen suggested notecards from Terrapin Stationers, $18 to $20, at TerrapinStationers.com.
Bonus Gift Ideas
Perfume Tubes in Silk Pouches
These jasmine perfume-filled silk pouches come in a variety of colors and make small spaces smell incredible. A handful of editors at Lucky hang them in their closets to keep their clothes smelling fresh and clean. Get 15 pieces for $32 from Kumi Kookoon.
Romantic Paperweights and Journal
Heart-shaped paperweights and little journals are embossed with sweet messages such as “Love You” and “XO.” They sell for $20 and $25 at Mark and Graham.
Mmmm … Chocolate!
What would Valentine’s Day be without it? In this case, it’s hot chocolate that’s a spicier take on the original. Hot chocolate trio gift set, $54, at La Boite.
Engraved Valentine’s Day Shaving Set
It provides a great shave, and the clean, simple look of the set won’t clash with your bathroom décor. Plus, the brand donates 1 percent of its sales to organizations that prepare people for professional success. Engraved Valentine’s Day set, $40, at Harry’s.
Must-Have Dopp Kit
It’s ideal for the jet-setting man in your life. This water repellent dopp kit keeps toiletry essentials all in one place, and comes in three different color varieties. Dylan Dopp Kit, $70, at Jack + Mulligan.