Look great, feel confident and suitably impress your date, no matter how much you intend to spend

Valentine’s Day: that special time of year when love is in the air, restaurants are packed and panicked men in petrol stations are seen sniffing round for flowers up and down the country.

It’s also a time when we look in our wardrobe for something extra special to wear. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a romance-ready outfit, with some helpful tips on where to take your oh-so-lucky date.

The Night Away

Where to go A night in a plush hotel might be too grand an option for a first date but if you’re in the right place in your relationship, it’s a sure-fire winner — a much-welcome treat for them and (let’s admit it) you too.

Our foolproof tip: pick a hotel that looks like a castle. You just can’t go wrong. Any lodging with turrets and a moat — and a long history of tight-bodiced maidens and fiendish knights getting it on — will set the mood superbly.

What to wear This is a refined and stylish date and as such, requires a refined and stylish outfit.

There are two factors at play here: first that you look great, second that your clothing is versatile enough that you’re not bringing a questionable amount of luggage for a short stopover.

A classy coat and smart footwear will complement each other faultlessly. This luxury navy hip-length coat combined with these beautiful rich brown leather Chelsea boots are ideal — don’t forget to ask your stylist to include them as an option in your next trunk.

Bonus tip Level up and turn this short stay into a full-on spa package. There are plenty of fine retreats to choose from and honestly, who wouldn’t want a well-earned rub-down in a country mansion? Not only will you earn ultimate relationship points with this one but you’ll get to put your feet up yourself and hopefully have them massaged at the same time.