Jeanne Beker’s date night fash­ion guide

Whether you’re a true ro­man­tic or more of a re­al­ist, Valen­tine’s Day re­mains a great ex­cuse to get gussied up for a night on the town. Jeanne’s done the leg­work and found some amour-wor­thy looks for both ladies and gents.

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Satel­lite of love

“How much do we love this lit­tle flamingo print? It’s got a kind of old Palm Beach feel to it. And this lit­tle pin is so sweet! A great touch of whimsy. This sports jacket is done in a re­ally beau­ti­ful tweedy fab­ric with a bur­gundy, blue, grey and black fleck that just screams qual­ity. The pant is a cross be­tween a jean and a slack. And these shoes are very el­e­gant.” 1 OSCAR OF SWE­DEN SHIRT $248 2 LAPEL PIN $28 3 SAMUELSOHN BLAZER $1,198 4 PANT $228 5 MEZLAN FOR DAVIDS LOAFER $395 Jerome’s Menswear, 2603 Yonge St. & Davids (shoes), 66 Bloor St. W.

All is full of love

“A bold neck­lace of this na­ture makes a great state­ment. I love the com­bi­na­tion of crystal and rope and chain. But this dress rocks: this to me is the ideal lit­tle red dress to wear on Valen­tine’s Day. Offthe-shoul­der, a great shade of red, a beau­ti­ful fab­ric, flat­ter­ing gath­er­ing so it drapes just right … it’s just sexy as can be. I love the feel­ing of this lit­tle deco patent leather bag and then this T-strap-style stiletto. That is a sexy patent shoe — that’s me!” 1 NECK­LACE $145 2 FREDA’S DRESS $280 3 CLUTCH $135 4 DEIMILLE SHOE $545 Freda’s, 86 Bathurst St. & Stu­dio D (shoes), 2570 Yonge St.

Hearts on fire

“This is a lay­ered look. I love a soft blazer: it’s beau­ti­fully fin­ished in­side and the sleeves are lined. It’s al­most like a cardi­gan. This won­der­ful Comme des Garçons cardi­gan is an ab­so­lute clas­sic with the two lit­tle hearts beat­ing. Then a great T-shirt un­der­neath with a black and white art-to-wear look. These jeans are a great plum colour: for some­thing dif­fer­ent, do a coloured jean. And these boots are fan­tas­tic. Very stylish and very strong.” 1 ALTEA BLAZER $770 2 ZANEROBE T $125 3 COMME DES GARÇONS CARDI­GAN $395 4 RAG & BONE JEANS $245 5 MARSÈLL SHOE $695 TNT Man, 87 Av­enue Rd.

Mod­ern ro­mance

“I have ad­mired Marie Saint Pierre for years, and she just keeps get­ting bet­ter. She has such a sig­na­ture look with the raw edges. This dress is very mod­ern, yet I look at it and it con­jures up im­ages of go-go girls in the late ’60s. I love the fact that it’s mesh over this lamé fab­ric; the gold and black is very strong. This minaudiere is fun — just an ob­jet! The fact that it’s pink sand.… And these danger­ous stiletto shooties with the open toe? These are killer heels, that’s for sure.” 1 MARIE SAINT PIERRE DRESS $1,175 2 ASHLYN’D CLUTCH $725 3 GREYMER BOOTIE $795 Milli, 231 Av­enue Rd.

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