5 Unexpected Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas—No Lace Required

Celebrity-inspired looks that are cute AF

By Diana Nguyen Jan 31, 2018 10:01 PMTags
ESC: Anti Valentines Day, Gigi HadidRaymond Hall/GC Images

Sexy doesn't always have to include something sheer, lace or underwear as outerwear

We get it—on Valentine's Day, you want to flaunt what your mama gave ya. However, should your style land outside of the box—or if you're more into Anti-Valentine's Day rather than trying to get hit by Cupid's arrow—we have the perfect celebrity-inspired outfit inspiration for you. 

Even if you're not an off-duty model, like Gigi Hadid, there's a way to look cute AF in athleisure. If your fashion perspective is a little more dramatic, like Kesha's, it's optimal time to wear a headpiece like the goddess you are. 

Celebrities Who Wear Lingerie Out

Confidence is sexy. And you'll definitely need a lot of it to wear these unexpected-but-cute outfits. 


As the pop star sings in her new hit, "Woman": "I buy my own things, I pay my own bills // These diamond rings, my automobiles // Everything I got, I bought it // Boys can't buy my love, buy my love, yeah." This Valentine's Day, be as extra as you want—crowns and capes included. If your significant other or love interest can't appreciate dramatic statements, it may be time to twirl away in your most gorgeous flowing garments. 


Christian Louboutin Kate Pumps, $695; St Xavier Rose Box Clutch, Was $115; Now $87; Gucci Gold-plated and Faux Pearl Headband, $1,150; D.Exterior Short Sleeve Silk Kimono, $241.54; NO. 21 Floral-Print Sheer-Panel Silk Maxi Dress, $1,384 

Lady Gaga

Like Mother Monster, you walk to the beat of your own drum. Some may think you look a little bizarre, but you're just a bird flaunting its feathers. It may be hard to track down a head-to-toe printed ensemble like Gaga's, but you can recreate this look with a printed dress and bold accessories. 

Loud and Proud

Zara Printed Draped Dress, $29.90; Sara Roka Front Tie Belt, $110; River Island Yellow Over the Knee Pointed Sock Boots, $150; H&M Glittery Fishnet Tights, $12.99; Alice + Olivia Madison Floral 46mm Special Fit Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses, $525 

Kendall Jenner

It's cold outside! If you don't want to put on a skin-tight dress, opt for a covered, layered look like Kendall. A badass attitude is sexy. 

Modern Eskimo

Mango Faux Shearling-Lined Biker Jacket, $149.99; Dorothy Perkins Grey Pullover Hoodie, $35; Urban Outfitters Tortoise Square Toe Ankle Boot, Was $79; Now $49; Frame Le Velveteen Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, Was $240; Now $144; Target Women's Rectangle Sunglasses - Tortoise, $14.99

Rita Ora

It may be the holiday of romance, but you mean all business. A printed suit is feminine yet strong, especially if it's impeccably tailored. For a more relaxed look, try pajama-inspired co-ordinates and a structured blazer. 

Suit Lady

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Printed Silk-Twill Shirt, Was $790; Now $237; Victoria, Victoria Beckham Printed Silk-Twill Tapered Pants, Was $960; Now $288; Free People At Ease Loafer Mule, $98; Mango Ruched Sleeves Blazer, Was $199.99; Now $79.99; BYCHARI Kelli Necklace, $180 

Gigi Hadid

Whether you're going to the movies with a friend or on a hiking date, you can look fashion-forward in athleisure. Follow in Gigi's footsteps and tuck your baggy hoodie into lace-up joggers. Pair the casual look with combat boots and a structured mini bag for an ensemble that strikes a balance. 

Crusin’ in Comfort

Uniqlo Women Sprz NY Dry Stretch Zip-Up Hoodie (Anni Albers), Was $39.90; Now $19.90; H&M Hooded Sweatshirt, $24.99; Boohoo Beth Lace Up Loopback Joggers, Was $30; Now $14; Dr. Martens Pascal Metallic Combat Boot, $119.95; Forever 21 Faux Fur Mini Crossbody, Was $15.90; Now $11.13  

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Would you wear any of these looks?

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