How to dress for every type of date this Valentine’s Day

Reservation for two or a night touring the city? We’ve 6 outfit ideas that are sure to capture the spirit of love this Valentine’s Day.


Dinner date

Dinner à deux on the cards? You’ll need a look that’s as refined as that menu you’ll be devouring throughout the evening. Call upon your most elegant eveningwear (cocktail dresses and strappy heels unite) for an ultra-luxe look. Black offers easy versatility and effortless sophistication, while pops of red – a lipstick, handbag or sole (hint hint) – allude to the romance of the season.


Cinema trip

Hands crunching through popcorn, the audible gasps of delight at a glossy new box office release… few dates beat an old-school visit to the cinema. Plus, with an evening spent mostly seated, you can ooze comfort in loose-fitting shapes; wide-leg trousers, jersey jumpsuits and oversized sweaters. Don’t forget to carry a lightweight overcoat for the walk to and from the car and a roomy tote for snacks!

Gifts for her

Zadig & Voltaire La Flash trainers from Bicester Village






La Flash trainers






Lendelle lace blouse





Bang & Olufsen

BeoPlay pink headset

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Cosy night in

All dressed up, with nowhere to go. You can do little wrong with a giant dose of self-care on Valentine’s Day. So, here’s your chance to dive head-first onto the sofa and don your new pyjama set, complete with shearling-lined slippers. Pull out your favourite snuggly throw, as well as that scented candle you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Go on, you deserve it.


Night at the arcades

A games night may call for low-key style, but you’ll probably want to add a little something to your off-duty line-up. Layers of lace and tulle add an air of romance, so swap your usual jeans and tee for a floaty blouse or go all out with a flippy dress and sneakers. You can also play with layers and accessories – colourful knits, printed jackets, jewellery or even a statement scarf – they’ll add those all-important finishing touches.

Gifts for him



Vivienne Westwood

Michael sunglasses
Bang Olufsen Beoplay EQ from Bicester Village





Bang & Olufsen

Beoplay EQ
Hugo Match red tracksuit from Bicester Village






Match red tracksuit

Drinks with the girls

If there’s one thing we love more than an excuse to get dressed up, it’s meeting up with friends for an evening of fun – and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for both. Time for your perennial wardrobe favourites, but with added glam. That printed midi dress you bought in the January sales? Add tights, chunky boots and your favourite stackable jewellery for an effortlessly cool look. 


Shopping trip

If, like us, a day spent browsing the boutiques is your happy place, then a trip to Bicester Village is sure to delight. With 150 boutiques to explore together, you’ll want to wear something practical and comfy – that’s where this season’s ‘casual-luxe’ style, with its slouchier fits and lightweight knits, comes in handy. Just remember to reserve some time for dinner at one of our restaurants for one of their Valentine’s specials…

More gifting inspiration...

Bally Cotton embroidered scarf from Bicester Village






Cotton embroidered scarf
Charlotte Tilbury Lucky lips red wishes from Bicester Village





Charlotte Tilbury

Lucky lips red wishes
Emma Bridgewater Love mug from Bicester Village





Emma Bridgewater

Love mug
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