Whatever your relationship status, this holiday is the CHRISTMAS of LOVE and it’s all around so there’s really no escaping having a LOVE-ly night.
Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year meaning you’ll most likely be making evening plans, should you choose to celebrate. The holiday of love gets bigger and better and it’s no longer limited to just smug couples - February 13th is Palentine’s Day, defined by the Urban Dictionary as: “if you are single and/or sick of the commercialization of Valentine's Day, you spend this day hanging out with your best friends”, movie streaming platforms are flooding your homepage with original love stories and reviving forgotten classics to tug at the heartstrings of even the most cynical making the ‘night-in’ an attractive option. Restaurants have really stepped up their game doing all the legwork for you, gone are the days of a single red rose being the height of v-day decor, the set-ups compete with Baz Lurhmann staging and we are presented with so many enticing offers for the most romantic meal we’ll ever get to eat. Whatever your relationship status, this holiday is the Christmas of Love and it’s certainly all around so there’s really no escaping having a LOVE-ly night. Our advice is to join in the fun, take the night off and do it in style along the way.
Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo this Valentine’s day - the Netflix and Chill option is always an inviting one. Because you’re choosing to stay in doesn’t mean you can’t look cute! No words needed, you can say it all with a tee so there’ll be no interrupting when watching that newly released rom-com with your gals or guy. Send secret selfies to your crushes or make the food delivery man’s day when sliding in risky business style to grab your order.
Because the couples who dress together, stay together.... We can probably thank Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears circa 2001, when they made red carpet history with their matching double denim outfits for the countless celeb-twin moments we see today. Fast forward a couple decades later and couple power-dressing is no longer limited to A-listers - thanks to the invention of Instagram, we’re all insta-famous and matchy-matchy with your significant other is guaranteed to get you those ‘likes’. The style secret to twinning is to keep your sartorial matchiness subtle - pick complimentary prints or add similar color pops your outfits to keep people guessing “did they? didn’t they?” as to whether it’s intentional or not. Much cooler that way!
For all you social butterflies out there - Valentine’s Day is just another excuse to get your glad-rags on and paint the town red. If you’re single, grab a friend and take advantage of the romantic deals for two out there; why should couples get all the discounts!? They already get 50% off on a regular. Have a night out with your friends celebrating yourselves - to be honest, this may be the last night to kick your heels up this week due to the election lock-down this weekend so make the most it and stand out, you never know who you might meet.