Instagram: @joannacoops

Instagram: @joannacoops

Expectations-wise, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and Fyre Festival are pretty similar; they're all about the hype and none of them ever tend to go as planned. So, whether you're single or otherwise this V-Day, avoid disappointment, in the wardrobe department at least, by opting for one of these proven 14 Feb outfit formulas. 

Even if you don't have a date lined up, this flirty combo is certainly worth a selfie to let them all know what they're missing.

The art of looking smokin' hot but entirely casual and coolly understated at the same time isn't easy, but it's definitely doable. Since we know that date-night dressing can be a tricky thing to nail (even on all of the 364 nights of the year), here are 4 of our go-to V-Day Dressing looks, each revolving around a 'going out' top and red lip.... 

Option 1: Polka Dots + Bold Matte Lips

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See through spots ✨ @sir_thelabel

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Pair a vintagey feel top with a cool-toned matte red lip, blue jeans and messy, undone waves. (Boating backdrop, not essential.)
Polka dot blouse, €39.95, Zara 
Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red, €32, Charlotte Tilbury 

Option 2: Low Key Tee + Just Kissed Lips 

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The kind of party where you don’t have to leave the house.

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This is how to do V-Day dressing, if the traditional 'jeans and a nice top' isn't your vibe. While the top half is casual, a sequin skirt will certainly communicate that you've still made an effort. 
Embroidered LOVE tee, €15, Monki 

Option 3: Slick Tailoring + Metallic Lips 

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D8 night

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Tap into your inner seductress with some grown-up tailoring, adding some fun accessories and a hint of a metallic shine on the lips to keep them guessing. 

Belted Wool Blend Blazer, €89, & Other Stories 

Retro Luxe Metallic Lip Kit, €6.75, Revolution @ Beauty Bay 

Option 4: Sheer + Wine-Stained Lips

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 @asos

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We've spoken about our love for a date night sheer top before - how it looks the right side of flirty. We're particularly enamoured with how uber-babe Jo Coops is wearing hers, hair up and with lips, coloured as thought she's just finished a glass of her favourite vino. 

Crochet Lace Peplum Bell Sleeve Top, €30.42, Boohoo @ ASOS 

Brou de Noix Lipstick, €19, & Other Stories 

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