It’s Friday 13th.
We’re not usually superstitious, but when the Friday 13th in question is the 13th of February, we tend to pay a bit more attention to our calendar – no matter what you’ve got planned for Valentine’s Day, what you wear can make or break the night (okay, not really. But it can make or break your confidence, which can in turn make or break the night).
I’m a firm believer that accessories make the outfit. I’m also quite convinced that pink and red aren’t the only two colours appropriate for a Valentine’s Day date – nor are hearts the only prints, for that matter. Instead, for a big night out, a couple of true and tested classics, such as a slip dress and a pair of slingbacks might be just what you evening repertoire needs. Top it off with a pastel-perfect biker jacket that strikes just the right balance between sweet and spicy. Finally, a selection of statement accessories adds a hint of romanticism and humour, which as we know is the sexiest quality in a woman.
PS Don’t forget that for all things V-Day, it’s still what’s on the inside that counts, so go for super-luxurious underpinnings. As if you’d need an excuse to, anyway.
Cover photo by Giuseppe Milo