Swoon-worthy style

Your guide to keeping it chic this Valentine’s Day


Written by: Robert Sam-Kputu


Elevate your Valentine’s Day with our guide to romantic plans that match your get-up. Take note of our dos and don’ts to ensure an unforgettable celebration of love this February – one that effortlessly blends thoughtful activities with impeccable fashion.


Do: Plan thoughtful activities

Begin the day with activities showcasing your thoughtfulness. Whether it’s a surprise breakfast, a scenic hike, or a museum visit, plan around your partner’s interests. Considered prep sets the stage for a memorable day. For a daytime activity, opt for a smart-casual look like a well-fitted crewneck sweater paired with easygoing chinos. Complete the ensemble with cool sneakers that offer both comfort and style.



Don’t: Forget the power of flowers

Flowers are a timeless symbol of love; whether you arrange a surprise delivery to your crush or offer up a few blooms that were lovingly hand-picked during a stroll. And the flora need not stop with bouquets. For a chic look for both day and night, keep it casual yet refined with a floral-print button-down shirt paired with dark jeans. This subtle nod to the occasion adds a loving and romantic element to your overall look.


Do: Choose a memorable dinner spot (and dress the part)

If your plans involve a fancy, romantic dinner, choose a venue with a special significance to your partner or book a new spot with an intimate ambience that you can experience for the first time together. For your dinner look, go for a fitted suit in a deep, rich colour like burgundy or navy. Pair it with a crisp white shirt, no tie and some loafers for a sophisticated yet casual touch.



Don’t: Procrastinate securing reservations

Valentine’s Day is a busy time for restaurants, bars and other venues, like nabbing a spot on the Table Mountain Cable Car or dinner at Marble. Avoid disappointment by making reservations well in advance (like today, right now)… Planning ahead ensures a stress-free experience, allowing you to focus on enjoying the evening. All that’s left is to organise your look. If your day involves more than one activity, opt for a well-fitted blazer paired with a casual tee and dark trousers, which offers a polished yet casual look that can work for various scenarios.



Remember that thoughtful planning and stylish attire go hand in hand. It’s not just about the occasion but more about the person. Infuse every moment with care and attention, creating a Valentine’s Day that leaves a lasting impression. Here’s to love, laughter, and a day filled with making good memories – and looking impeccable in the process, of course.