Tside’s guide to Valentines date wear

AS VALENTINE’S Day draws closer, tside understands how difficult it can be to create valentines’ couture on a budget but that is no reason to ruin your date.

Whether you’re a man or a woman on your first date or in a devoted relationship, figuring out what to wear for a valentines date always seems to be more difficult than if you were on any other date.

This romantic time of year is a tricky subject for deciding on appropriate fashion choices at an affordable price.

First dates are a source of potential stress giving you the single opportunity to make that lasting first impression, confidently.

The hassle of buying something new can be daunting but it’s time to ditch the fears, work within your budget and dress to impress.

With help from Middlesbrough’s vintage quarter Baker Street, tside uncovered the guide to valentine’s couture.


Dinner Date



READY FOR HER DINNER DATETeesside student Hannah Dodsworth wearing a cream jacket £18 and dress £22 from Vintageous Rags, Baker Street.

This is the night for glamour and elegance. If you’re going out for a fancy dinner, you will never be let down by every girls favourite the LBD, (Little Black Dress). Wear with simple black heels that make you and your feet smile, add an extra bit of sparkle with a belt to emphasise that sleek waist line and finish with a statement jacket.



ROCKING THE TWEED LOOK – Teesside student Louis Scorza showing gentlemen that Tweed is still in fashion. Tweed jacket £20 and Ralph Lauren shirt £22 Vintageous Rags, Baker Street.

Men, you need to step up your game for a dinner date. There’s no need to rent a tux but we recommend a great fitted shit buttoned up to the collar. To finish the look, team your smart shirt with a vintage style Tweed jacket which will keep you both warm and stylish.

Cinema Date



READY TO HIT THE CINEMA – Teesside student Hannah Dodsworth dressed to impress in an A-line dress £20 and faux fur coat £28 Disgraceland, Baker Street.


This may be a more of a casual date but that is no excuse not to take full advantage to look breathtaking. Take a floral dress, paying attention to pastel colours, reds and creams for the valentines feel, comfy pumps and add an extra bit of glamour with a fur coat.



COOL LOOK FOR A CINEMA DATE – Teesside student Louis Scorza is happy with his chilled look. Velvet shirt £5 and leather jacket £40 Disgraceland, Baker Street.


You may be tempted to wear your university hoodie but please resist the urge. Comfort and style can go hand in hand but remember you are trying to dress to impress. This relaxed look can work a charm with the ladies. Inspired by vintage themes, team a pair of jeans with a casual shirt and a statement jacket to finish the look.

from Tside