Savvy Shopper: Valentine’s Day Edition

Stumped on what to wear this Valentine’s Day?  Whether it’s a night out or a dinner with that special someone or friends, we have the scoop on this seasons Valentine’s Day attire for men and women.


If you’re going for simple but sultry then this is the perfect occasion to break out that little black dress.  It’s easy to accessorize and it pairs perfectly with a red lipstick and black heels. 

There are a number of stores that carry different styles of black dresses, so choose one the bests suits your figure.  H&M sell a simple sleeveless, cotton black dress at £7, but also have a selection of knee-length, long-sleeved, and A line styles from £7 to £24.99.

Another classic ensemble for this occasion is a pair of black leggings that can be spruced up with a number of fashionable tops.   A simple, but flirty top with a black blazer, and heels or heeled boots is another popular trend this season.  Primark sells blazers at £19, leggings at £5, and black stilettos at £20.  Jessica Alba pulls this look off stunningly with an up-do and red lips. 

For a more playful look, leggings can be paired with a bright or sparkly top.  Lipsy has an array of beaded and sparkle tops that can liven up any outfit.  The current collection features a pink racerback tank, embellished with sparkly beads around the trim for £38.  This top comes in similar styles at the same price in white, gold, grey, black, and sheer. 

For the daring, a sparkly party dress is essential for a night out.  On sale now at New Look is a glamorous grey sequin tube dress for £15.  For a more casual look, black tights or leggings make the dress the perfect Valentines Day top with heels and a smokey eye.  If you are willing to splurge on this occasion, Lipsy carries the ultimate sparkle party dress for £60.  This tube dress is tastefully decorated with grey, gold, silver, and black sequins and will have every girl asking, “Where did you get your dress?”


Whether you feel most comfortable in a pair of jeans, track pants, or trousers, most men like to keep it simple.  Whatever your individual style may be, we have found the best deals in Kingston on men’s clothing for a special dinner date or night out with the boys.

Keep it smart and dress to impress without going overboard and upstaging your date.  Black or khaki chinos or trousers can be easily matched with buttons ups, polos, cardigans, and sweaters.  H&M is the one-stop shop for affordable and fashionable men’s clothing.  Currently the store carries an assortment of jumpers and cardigans starting at £12.99 with enough options to meet anyone’s personal style.  They also carry formal jeans and trousers at £14.99 and chinos at £19.99 in a range of colours. 

Next features a line of men’s clothing with polos starting at £16.99, casual button ups at  £22 up to £130, and cardigans for £20 with many colourful options.  In addition to Next, Republic also carries polos and is currently hosting a 2 for £30 promotion, otherwise individual polos sell at £20.  Espirit offers a range of simple cotton v-neck sweaters from £25 to £55 in grey, black, red, and purple. 

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