How To Style For Your Valentines Getaway Abroad

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Holidaying in 2019 is all about exposing yourself to new experiences that you hadn’t considered before. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no greater excuse for a romantic trip away. But often, an unfamiliar location brings the biggest dilemma — what to pack!

Reykjavik, Iceland

Known for its tremendous views and delicate city, a trip to Reykjavik has become very popular for Brits across the country. Have you considered this location for your quick Valentine’s getaway?

Take in the astonishing northern lights in person, you’ll be able to snap plenty of pictures for Instagram. As well as this, you might enjoy taking a relaxing spa day to another level by visiting the Blue Lagoon. There’s no denying that the climate in the Nordic country is extremely different to our own, so what should you wear?

Boys Suitcase:

Everyone who takes a trip to this city will need a big winter coat, as temperatures can become very low during some parts of the year. Rock bright hues that will make you stand out against the snowy backdrop when venturing outside — such as the Golden Circle tour. Hiking boots are also essential on this trip, especially if you’re moving outside of the city centre.

For your evening excursions, you need to dress up — but you don’t want to compromise on your warmth. Shop for some thermals that can be worn beneath your usual nightlife gear.

Girls Suitcase:

Just like the boys suitcase, you’re going to need a stylish coat to keep you toasty. Again, you want to opt for something bright that will make you the star of the show when in Reykjavik. Thermals and hiking boots are a must for external trips.

Despite the chillier weather, you’ll need to dress up for your night outs — we’re talking dresses and heels. Remember that you can always keep warm with a faux fur coat — this is something that you can keep in the cloakroom!

Riga, Latvia

For nouveau architecture indulgence, your next trip to Riga is something all of the romantics dream for. This city has so much to offer, so you better be booking those flights!

Whether you’re into cars and want to visit the Riga Motormuseum or take a swift stroll through Central Market, you’re really spoilt for choice with this location. But what should you wear?

Boys Suitcase:

Although this place is not as chilly as Iceland, you still need to prepare for the unpredictable weather conditions that could prevail. If you’re heading out to the Old City for a romantic walk with your partner, opt for a simple tee and a neutral coloured jacket. Pair with jeans and boots and you’re sorted.

For your evening dinner parties, you can still keep it casual. However, you can’t forget your hats, gloves and scarves for when you’re walking back to your hotel!

Girls Suitcase:

You’ll be dining like a star throughout your trip to Riga. For visiting quaint cafes during the day, opt for a bold roller neck jumper and match with denim mom jeans, accompanied by some flat trainers and your favourite backpack.

For the evening dining scene, choose a sequin dress and pair with some chunky heels and wear a faux fur panel jacket to stay on trend.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

There’s nothing that you can’t do when you visit Plovdiv. Dubbed as an exclusive city after being built around seven hills, you’ll be thrown deep into the historic culture that comes with visiting this city.

You need to set the agenda for when you visit. Will you be heading to the world’ most intact ancient theatre or taking a trip to an aviation museum? The choice is yours.

Boys Suitcase:

You’ll do a lot of walking around in this city, so you need to pack your suitcase strategically. Around Valentine’s you can expect some rain, so make sure you take a waterproof jacket with and some sturdy boots for your adventures.

For night-time, pull out your favourite suede jacket, neat tee which can then be paired with some light chinos. We recommend opting for some trainers in this city — you’ll nail the smart-casual look.

Girls Suitcase:

Go for something subtle like a roll-neck jumper, jeans and some flat trainers. Take a backpack to keep your belongings in and a jacket for when you get cold walking back to your hotel.

For evening wear, pull out a jumper dress as this place can get slightly chilly on a night. Remember to opt for a wedged boot too!

Krakow, Poland

If Krakow isn’t already on your list, it should be now. Flights to this city aren’t too pricey either, so it makes the perfect getaway for the most romantic day of the year while sticking to a budget!

Just like some of our other top picks, this city strikes a balance between historic culture and modern entertainment it an ideal last-minute getaway. From partying in the main square to visiting castles and cathedrals, make sure you have enough time to explore everything.

Boys Suitcase:

Central city strolls are perfect in Krakow, but you need to look the part. Stay casual for daytime adventures with a striped tee, leather jacket and some denim jeans. You can pull this outfit together with brogues or trainers — it’s entirely up to you!

You must save those brogues for a night time too, as you’ll definitely be sporting your favourite men’s blazer when heading to local restaurants.

Girls Suitcase:

Keep it cool in Krakow with oversized tees that have a tongue-and-cheek slogan which can be tucked straight into your denim jeans. Pair these with some flat trainers that are suitable for walking around the city with your other half.

You can wear almost anything for a night out in Krakow. But for Valentine’s Day date night itself, be the star of the show with a chic dress and matching jacket — and of course, heels!

Bruges, Belgium

This will no doubt be your most romantic getaway yet, as you’ll fall in with the canals and medieval buildings that this city has on offer. But what’s so special about it?

From fantastic restaurants and bars to shopping trips and iconic cultural landmarks, this surprise trip will be extremely hard to top. From visiting the Chocolate Museum to the Brewery, there’s something for all couples to indulge in.

Boys Suitcase:

Every man needs to take his partner to Bruges in Belgium, but you need to know what to wear for the trip. Keep is casual during the day with a sporty jumper and some matching joggers. With chillier weather at bay, make sure you wear a matching hat.

Night time is a different ball game though. Stay suited and booted when venturing out to Bruges’ world-class dining scene with your bae.

Girls Suitcase:

When heading for a romantic walk around the city and stopping at cafes, you can keep it casual with a jumper dress or jeans and pumps — again, keep it lively with bright tones!

For evening trips to places like the brewery, you want to dress to impress. Head out formal with heels and a sophisticated dress; for the walk home, you should always take a matching jacket to ensure you always look on point.


Where will you be heading this Valentine’s Day with your special someone? There’s a lot to choose from — but wherever you go, we’re sure it’ll be super romantic.

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