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How to do … Valentines day!

The rose is red, the violet’s blue…And Fortune said it shoul’d be you

Happy Valentines… if you are in a relationship or you are single this special day is an additional reason to celebrate LOVE – either for your partner and for yourself! The “lovers day” is a quite commercial festivity but its history goes way back to the ancient Romans. According to the books the liturgical celebration and romantic holiday is referred to Saint Valentine of Rome, who was imprisoned because performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. The legend tells that before his execution he wrote a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. The day became properly associated with romantic love – most likely the way we celebrate it nowadays – in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. And here lovers started to express their love for each other with flowers, greeting cards and confectionery… So here we are, year after year, celebrating love! Red is the color of energy, strength and power and it also symbolizes love, passion and desire…probably also why it represents Valentines Day! Whether you like it or not, today is your chance to show off your favorite red piece and love.

We have put together a selection of red items worth to consider as they will always be a good addition to any closet and they will make you feel full of passion and fire!

Lingerie is probably the biggest and first topic that comes up to my mind at this point. If you are looking for an alternative to the classic silk red lace underwear we have the perfect solution here with the Stella McCartney Florence Fluttering printed set, perfectly in tune with a playful and feminine aesthetic. And to complete the set there is the most comfortable playsuit with matching pattern!

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Feeling like spreading the love all around you? No better way to do it with brightening up your daily outfit with some color – and why not some red! Whatever you wear, classic or more casual, a red piece will make the difference. If bright red is not your cup of tea you can opt for some variations such a burgundy or a darker washed version. 

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Still – red is not your color or you just are not a big fan of it? Don’t panic and don’t give up – there are so many alternatives! If you still want to show your love to the world but do not feel comfortable with a red coat or a red beanie here some alternatives for you to elevate your Valentines style game! Sometimes the right accessories are more than enough.

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I personally have been through several phases, one year I love Valentine day and everything that comes with it and then the year after the opposite… I guess this year is my lucky one as I am in a good mood and excited about this day. Will definitely wear my favorite red piece tomorrow – my beloved Clare V. clutch – and spread the love all around! Enjoy and never forget to love.

 

 

 

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