Gout Out on Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

When February 14 rolls around, you expect to see lots of girls celebrating V-Day in sexy little dresses. But for some ladies, doing what’s expected just doesn’t sound right. For these rule-breakers, we’ve got tips on how to mix up your Valentine’s style and still leave ’em hot & bothered.

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For a going out look, we love the idea of balancing more coverage with body-conscious silhouettes, especially if you and your date are going out in chilly weather. But drape can be dramatically sexy, too. Just pair something that flows like a Portofino Shirt in a sweet print with a form-fitting counterpart like dark denim or scuba leggings. And don’t forget some skin.

The combination above – embellished, shoulder-baring cami and sleek black pants – is a good example of getting the mix just right. From there, being date-ready is just about adding accessories that enhance the sexy vibe you’re after (tip: there’s no better moment to rock a pop of red) and finishing with a scent that suits you – like our newest fragrance, Amaze Express.Women's Sour Cherry heels, sunglasses, lip gloss and handbagStaying In Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

Skipping the V-Day crowds for an intimate night in? Feel free to keep things casual, but be sure to choose pieces that show you thought of your company as much as your comfort. One outfit possibility: Jeans in a silhouette that flatters your shape with Express One Eleven layers on top. The fabrics feel great to the touch, and flesh-baring styles like this double-V cami will give your bae an irresistible eyeful.Women's Express One Eleven ribbed tankWomen's graphic tees Another indoor option: Soft leggings and a Valentine-appropriate graphic tee. If V-Day hits while you’re still in the getting-to-know-you phase of a relationship, a look like this keeps the mood of the night light and easygoing, and a good statement tee helps clue your date in on exactly what you’re thinking.Women's Express One Eleven bodysuit

What are you wearing on V-Day? Are you loving a dress look or looking for something different? Our Comments section is live & ready for you to share.


We know you’ve got a lot going on, so we’ve designed our line of stretch jeans to keep up. With two levels of stretch fabrication and a wide range of different fits and washes, our stretch jeans can cover just about any moves you make and whatever look you want to rock.

But which stretch denim is right for your day?

Here’s a handy guide that lays down the differences. (Actual activities may vary by interest and ability.)

Once you’re in the pair that works for you, show us what you’re up to with an Insta-selfie – tag it with @ExpressRunway and #ExpressMen to make sure we see it.

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The Recap: #EXPRESSJEANS Event With Hali the PR Intern
Last week, we invited our best EXPRESS NEXT customers to come out to over 20 stores around the country for fun events showcasing the latest looks in Express Jeans. Hali, our PR intern, was on location for the event in our NYC store in the Flatiron District. Want to know what goes into making a great public event go off without a hitch? Read on for Hali’s insider account.


“I worked closely with the PR team to help plan and execute the event. My managers and the marketing team looked at style bloggers to invite and landed on Scout Sixteen, a/k/a Justin Livingston, and Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge. They’re just so popular and their cool, downtown vibe fit perfectly with the event. When they got there, I got to take them around the store to look at all the great new styles on the floor. During the event, they posted about the excitement happening in-store on their social channels and I helped each of them capture the perfect photo for this. It was so great to meet Christina and Justin because I’ve become so familiar with their work over the summer that I felt like I already knew them.”

The Recap: #EXPRESSJEANS Event With Hali the PR Intern
“The denim looked great – I seriously wanted to buy everything – and there were so many activities to make the experience memorable for customers. We had stylists in-store to help them find the perfect pair of jeans, along with a DJ and stations for metallic body art and mini-manicures. (So happy I got a free minute to get my nails done!) Everyone seemed to be having a great time and I got to work with Express’ social media team to get images capturing the energy in-store for Instagram and Snapchat. Seeing all the behind-the-scenes action for these events is always super interesting to me. I don’t think people realize how much hard work goes into things like this.”

Next up from Hali: Living the dream in a Teen Vogue fashion spread!

You + Express Jeans = a look we want to see. Shop Hali’s favorite pairs and show us how you’re wearing them on Instagram with #ExpressJeans.