A Valentine’s look book

A Valentine’s look book

Erica Davies from MMM (modernmummusthave.com) presents three different looks for three very different Valentine’s celebrations

Sometimes spontaneity is the most romantic factor when it comes to Valentine’s – a takeaway and a glass of prosecco on the sofa is often as appealing as a romantic dinner for two. But if this year, you’re getting seriously organised and planning your night now – then you need an inspired outfit to match (whether that’s at your local cinema or simply lunch with friends…)

1. Drinks with friends
“This doesn’t have to be in the evening – who doesn’t love a semi-surreptitious lunchtime date with some good friends? I’ve picked a bold pencil skirt and teamed it with clashing accessories. I love wearing a statement skirt with a simple grey sweater. Plus, a striped cashmere cardigan thrown around the shoulders pulls it all together.”


Where to book
Barbour & Parlour: Soho House Group’s takeover of Shoreditch continues with this emporium of loveliness! Drink, eat, be merry – and get your hair done beforehand, upstairs in their Cheeky Parlour. The perfect place to hang out with friends.”

“For cocktails and some southern-influenced food, The Church Inn in Birmingham has a seriously extensive drinks menu.”

2. Cinema date
“For the cinema I want to look cool but cosy so I’ve stuck to a simple, textured palette of navy and yellow. The waffle knit coat and three-quarter cropped chinos are a flattering touch of everyday chic. A show-stopper coat, striped flats and a metallic shopper add a hint of glamour.”


Where to book
Picturehouse Cinema, Brixton in London: A local indy classic, this is where we head for a night at the movies. Small enough to feel intimate, but the bar and restaurant area makes it a real night out.”

“I went to university up in Newcastle and always loved the Tyneside Cinema on Pilgrim Street. There’s a lovely bar and cafe too for a pre- or post-film bite.”

3. Romantic dinner

“It’s so lovely being able to dress up for a very rare night out so I want to go for it this Valentine’s Day. I love the punchy shade of this beautiful silk dress, which I’ll be wearing with the Alice spot heels. A turquoise clutch and necklace pull all the colours together in a cool, rather than matchy-matchy way.”


Where to book
“ Restaurant Fraiche in my hometown of Birkenhead has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star – pretty amazing for such a small town!”
“Ambleside’s Drunken Duck Inn & Restaurant is a gorgeous place to go for a romantic dinner as it’s laid-back but the food is amazing. Plus it has very chic rooms to stay in.”


Photography: Julia Rebaudo from Stylonylon With thanks to Barbour & Parlour, Shoreditch

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