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10 Affordable Valentine’s Day Tops & Sweaters for Your Perfect Jeans Outfit

Sure, Valentine’s Day offers a fun excuse to dress up in that sexy red dress and sky-high heels. But…if you want to wear something a little more casual and chill this year, look no further. You can still pull together a special outfit with your favorite pair of jeans and a Valentine’s Day-inspired top or sweater. If you’re celebrating with your special someone, heading out with your besties, or just need a cute teacher outfit for V-day, these 10 (affordable!) picks range from super festive to subtly chic. Something for whatever your heart desires!

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Valentine's Day outfit with jeans

Valentine’s Day Outfit

A.L.C. Reeve Jacket

Before we dive into the best tops and sweaters, we just had to share this A.L.C jacket with you for TWO reasons. One, it’s so cool. The wrap-style front, cropped length, on-trend cargo-style pockets, and gorgeous color are eye-poppingly chic. Erin purchased this jacket in the fall, wore it for the holidays, and…see how seamlessly it could be paired with a pair of jeans for February 14th too? Now, for reason numero dos. It’s on MAJOR sale. If you’ve had your eye on this jacket, it’s go time. Full disclosure, this is the priciest item in our roundup. But when you consider the quality and cost per wear, we thought you just might *heart* it as much as we do! Originally $650, now on sale for $260. It runs true to size.

Pair this jacket with a white or black tee, turtleneck, or cami, your favorite denim, and some booties, loafers, or heels, and bam…a perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.

Valentine's Day Tops & Sweaters

Valentine’s Day Tops & Sweaters

Now for our roundup! Each of these tops and sweaters is affordably priced and from some of Erin’s favorite brands. They will pair perfectly with jeans, and you can confidently wear them all year round, not just on Valentine’s Day.

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Are you getting all dolled up, going casually cool, or throwing on PJs? Leave us a comment below!

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So Pretty!

This sweater has a vibrant color, super soft fabric, and a little off the shoulder asymmetrical moment going on. Reviewers say it runs big so you might consider sizing down!

Free People On-Sale

This printed top is SO vibrant and feminine. The black background makes this Free People button-down extra wearable too. It's 100% cotton and 110% pretty.

Subtly Sweet

How cute are the heart shaped buttons on this soft, fuzzy camel sweater? If you want to wear something different than the traditional red and pink this Valentine's Day, this is such a sweet option.

Feminine Floral

We love the feminine details on this pretty printed top from Bardot. It has sheer sleeves, smocking at the neck and cuffs, ruffles at the shoulder and a tie at the back. You can wear this with your jeans on V-day but it will also look amazing with black pants or a black skirt when you want to dress it up a bit.

Elevated Tee

Nation LTD is one of Erin's favorite brands when it comes to high-quality t-shirts that have interesting details. This mock neck, puff sleeved top is no exception. It has cool buttons on the back and it's the perfect length for tucking into your high-waisted jeans. Such a gorgeous shade of pink too!

Pop Of Red

We love the blouson sleeves, bright red color, and banded hem and cuffs on this sweater. If you have trouble with turtlenecks highlighting aging skin at your neck, Erin's tip is to fold the neck fabric inward vs outward which creates more room at the neck. Works every time!

All Hearts

This neutral sweater is perfect for a chilly Valentine's Day. It has more of a relaxed fit with a dropped shoulder so you could easily layer a turtleneck or tee underneath it too. It's super soft and cozy and...only $59!


This vibrant lace top by Saylor dials up the sexy on Valentine's Day! It has ruched sleeves, padded puff shoulders and a keyhole back with crystal embellishments. This top + your favorite jeans = the perfect V-Day going out outfit.

Ombre Pullover

Can't decide if you want to wear red or pink? Well, you get both with this puff sleeved, ombre pullover. It's mid-weight and has sweet pointelle stitching. We'd love this with darker, medium, OR white denim.

Pink Metallic

The metallic trend is still going strong and that's only ONE of the reasons we have our eye on this ASTR The Label sweater. The metallic threads throughout are super chic, and the length is perfect for wearing with your high-waisted denim. The thick band at the hem will nip in your waist...what's not to love about that?
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