Clóda Scanlon, 22, Irish Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, UCC Student, Rome.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Valentines/Galentines Inspo - What To Wear

Hey gals, I hope all is well! If you're reading this you're probably looking for some inspo on how to spend next Thursday, February 14th or maybe you want some outfit ideas!
There will always be people out there who have something negative to say about every occasion in the calendar. But honestly, what harm is there in celebrating love, and showing someone how special they are to you - whether its a significant other, a close relative or friend!

I love how the term 'Galentines' has really become a hit in recent years! Celebrating your love for you and your girls? What an amazing alternative to traditional Valentines.
I'm hoping you can take some inspo from this post, as I feature some ways you could spend the day and some outfits you could match to the occasion!!

Date Night

If you've planned to go out for a nice meal and drinks with your significant other for Valentines, you will want to feel and look amazing! Whether you pull out your trusty LBD from your wardrobe or you want a new outfit for your date - you want to look your best! I've been scavenging all my favourite online shops for gorgeous dresses, jumpsuits etc.

Rose Double Breasted Blazer Dress view 2
I adore this beauty from I Saw It First. The baby pink is stunning to suit the occasion! Super girly yet sophisticated! It's seriously giving me Ariana vibes too with the ponytail!  At the moment I Saw It First actually have 50% off everything so you will look gorgeous for such a bargain. 
Shop the look here.

Emerald Satin Cowl Neck Maxi Dress view main view
Going to a classy restaurant and want to really look the part? This stunning green number is a sure winner! I love everything from the cowl neck, to the slit! A fresh layer or two of tan and your hair slicked back will have you looking absolutely gorgeous for date night! 
Also from I Saw It First, shop the dress here.

Dark Nude Floral Frill Detail Pleated Skater Dress 1
Perhaps you're looking for something a little more comfortable to make room for that food baby at dinner? (That's always my priority!!) This floral, blush dress is so flattering yet still so chic for dinner! Some lovely loose waves and simple accessories complete the perfect Valentine's look! 
Shop this dress from Pretty Little Thing here.

Want to steer away from the generic pinks and reds of Valentines? This Navy mini dress is perfect to get those legs out! Personally I think navy is a colour that suits all skin tones and hair colours so its always a winner! I love that asymmetric shape too for something different! This piece is from Nasty Gal who are offering 40% off everything right now!! 
Shop the look here for less than €30!!

Black Satin Tie Front Jumpsuit view main view
Could I do a date night post if I didn't include something black? Simple, sexy and classy - always! I know the weather is chillier in Ireland right now so opting for a classic jumpsuit like this one, paired with a faux fur coat would be divine!!
This piece is from I Saw It First and you can shop the look here.

Cocktails With The Gals

So you're celebrating Feb 14th as Galentines? Amazing. You should still look your best, right?
Whether its hitting the town for cocktails with the gals or going to see a gig in your favourite bar, you will be looking and feeling your best!

Rose Satin Button Through Shirt view 2
A stunning outfit idea is a classic wide leg trouser paired with a satin shirt! You will re-wear both again and again whether its together or separately! I would finish the look with highlighter everywhere! Get that glow on your chest, cheekbones, collar bones and you will be turning heads.
Shop the shirt here from I Saw It First.

Rose Satin Eyelash Lace Detail Cami Top  1
Quick, easy fix to finding a last minute outfit for drinks with the girls? Jeans and a nice top of course!! Can you tell I'm having a moment with satin?  It's just so pretty and how flattering is the peplum style? This top also comes in navy and Pretty Little Thing are offering 20% off right now! Shop the top here.

Heading on a night out with your girls and know it's gonna be a dancing all night to ABBA kind of situation? I adore this co-ord from Nasty Gal! I have it in green and it's so comfy for a fun night! The red shade is so striking too!
 Shop the co-ord here.

Are you heading to a gig or to your local for a few G&T's? Then you probably want to keep it more dressy casual. We're all loving animal print these days and how gorgeous is this slit midi dress with ankle boots? I myself would pair it with sock boots and a black leather jacket! So effortless!
Shop this Nasty Gal dress here.

I adore this jumpsuit for the mauve shade, high neck and tie detail around the waist! It's fabulous for  a classy cocktail bar. Curl your hair or slick it back into an up-do, add some soft-glam makeup and you're ready to go!
Shop this In The Style jumpsuit here.


I couldn't do a Valentine's outfit inspo post if I didn't include some lingerie!! The prettiest and best lingerie is always out this time of year so of course we want to nab it up! 

Plum Floral & Stripe Lace Bodysuit view main view
I Saw It First are killing it with the Valentines pieces in their collection! I adore this one-piece! It comes in about 10 other shades too so there's definitely something to suit everyone! That classic super high-waisted look is just stunning! Plus how cute would this be as a bodysuit with jeans?
Shop the look here.

White Underwired Cage Detail Lace Body 1
White lace lingerie is something all of us should have in our wardrobe. It's just so delicate and feminine! I love the details on this piece from Pretty Little Thing. It seems really flattering too with a good tan!!
Shop the look here

Lilac Embroidered Mesh Body 1
I just thought this bodysuit was too pretty not to share! So flattering with the contrasting black panel and then the mesh floral embroidery! Slightly different to what you typically find too which is always a plus!
This piece is from Pretty Little Thing - shop  here

*Other suggestions for last minute lingerie would be Debenhams, Penneys/Primark, Victoria's Secret and Ann Summers!

Movies & Chill

Not bothered with the whole hype of getting dressed up and going out for Val/Galentines? Then maybe movie night and chill is calling your name. 
Pamper nights with your gals, mother, aunties etc. are always needed, or maybe a takeaway and movies with your significant other is your ideal way to spend the night!
Either way, I think we all love an excuse to buy some new pyjamas - you can't beat how soft they are on the first wear!

Grey Thankyou, Next Short Pyjama Set 1
This pyjamas speaks for itself... it would be so cute to get matching ones with your friends!!
It's from Pretty Little Thing by the way for only £15 - shop here.

Grey Star Print Onesie 1
We all love a onesie at this time of year, but how cute is this one for cuddles and movies? I want!
Shop the Pretty Little Thing onesie here

Red Floral Kimono
Red Floral Pyjama Cami
Red Floral Pyjama Short
We can always trust Penneys/Primark to have our back when it comes to pretty/fashionable pyjamas and robes. The Valentines collection as shown above really doesn't disappoint! You could get the whole set for a very reasonable price!!


 I hope you can take some inspiration from the post! Whether you want to celebrate Galentines or Valentines, or not celebrate at all, make sure you at least take the day to appreciate the people in your life that bring your light, love and laughter!

Clóda x


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