I went to a private school from kindergarten to high school and wore a uniform that entire time (for those of you counting at home, that's 13 years of somebody telling me what to wear). But once in a while, there were these things called "free-dress days," when we were allowed to ditch the plaid skirts and knee-high socks for anything we wanted to wear. Needless to say, those were my favorite days of the entire year, especially on February 14. My birthday is the day before (on February 13) and my mom always treated me to new Valentine's Day fashion and accessories to wear to school. With the cutest cards (all handpicked for my classmates) and conversation hearts in hand, I always felt my best strutting into middle school with a crisp pink and red outfit.
My school days are long behind me — longer than I care to talk about — but I've made it a point to keep with the tradition of treating myself to a new Valentine's Day outfit every February. I look for anything that screams "L-O-V-E." Think: heart-shaped embellishments, kiss-print patterns, sweetheart quotes, and pink and red everything. And is it just me or does it seem that every year, the V-day merch gets better and better? Seriously, don't even get me started on the Valentine's Day beauty launches this year.
The best part is there's something in here to go with your date-night plans, no matter what they might be. Need something to wear to a fancy dinner with your Valentine? You got it. Need a galentine-friendly accessory? I found your match. Looking for something to wear on the couch for a party of one? I made sure you'd have plenty of options to choose from. Scroll down for some seriously adorable fashion and accessory picks you'll fall head over heels for.
See, true love really does exist.
The Lady-Like Love Bag
The Heartbreaker Embroidered Hat
The Fashion-Girl Tortoiseshell Heart Earrings
The Darling Two-Piece Top And Skirt
The Carry-All Heart-Shaped Bag
The Heart-Shaped Sunnies
The Patch-Work Love Jeans
The Charger You Can Count On
The Earrings That Let You Wear Your Heart On Your Ears
The Heart-Shaped Button Mini
The Negative-Space Ring
The Lace Love Earrings
The '90s-Inspired Platforms
The Perfect Date-Night Dress
The Streetstyle Socks You'll Love
The Outfit That Will Make You Love Your Workout
The Dainty Diamond Ring
The Valentine's Day Lingerie
The Luxe Love Blazer
The Cozy Cashmere Slippers
So, whether your plans include a romantic Valentine (hello, lingerie), your best galentine (here's to you, pink heart-shaped sunnies), or an indulgent dessert to cozy up to (while wearing those cozy cashmere slippers), you have plenty of options to build the perfect ensemble. Now all that's left is picking an outfit match that suits you best — and we all know how difficult that can be. Happy match-making!