While you could simply recycle that maxi dress or plain ol’ crossbody bag you’ve worn on a typical date, Valentine’s Day sums up the perfect excuse to dress to impress — albeit dressing to the nines for a romantic evening with your significant other or hosting a Netflix marathon with your closest friends.
But for a day that’s totally devoted to celebrating romance, we’re breaking down the versatile heart-shaped embossed bags and pairs of statement shoes that are begging to be noticed. While we understand the struggle to summon the enthusiasm to wear anything other than shades of black (raises hand), brands like Coach and Furla are making persuasive arguments as to why you should add a splash of colour to your outfit.
So if you’re running dry on inspiration, and even crave a look that whispers — not shouts — “V-Day,” we’ve got you covered.
FOR THE PRETTY-IN-PINK
Some adore it, some loathe it, some absolutely resist wearing it, while others fully embrace it. We’re talking about the wide spectrum of pinks, from magenta to rouge to blush. But there doesn’t have to be anything saccharine about pink — especially when it comes in a soft berry, rose gold watch and a studded coin pouch in a befitting heart shape.
FOR THE LOWKEY AND SUBTLE NODS
A healthy dose of everyday laid-back style is just what the doctor ordered — for purses, dresses, jewellery, you name it. A flowy maxi with printed florals, an 18k pink gold ring from Chanel, and Kate Spade bags with sneakily embossed hearts are casual enough for the day but can easily be dressed up for the night. Subtle in a nutshell.
FOR THOSE THAT FALL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE
Any wardrobe worth its weight knows no closet is complete without a bold-yet-classic red number. This crimson-hued lineup makes for an understated statement and isn’t for the colour shy. Click through to find your match and get ready to embrace this high-impact hue.