It may seem like it is still a long way off, but just like Christmas and New Year’s, Valentine’s Day will sneak up and be here much sooner than you think. Regardless of whether you’re happily married, taken, or single and ready to mingle, February 14th can be a lot of fun for everyone if you let it.
It doesn’t even have to be about romance either, as plenty of friendship groups meet up on the feast day of St. Valentine and celebrate the love between them. In Finland, what would be Valentine’s Day is known as “Friend’s Day” and is an opportunity to celebrate all relationships that you have. Given the terrible year that we’ve all had, where our simple interactions have all been limited to the point of no contact, we should hopefully get to spend the day at an event with other people. So regardless of what your relationship status is come February 14th, or whether you are going on a first date, second date, blind date, or mate date, if nothing else these tips will be sure to help you amp up your Valentine’s Day style.
In keeping with the traditions…
What’s the first thing you think about when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts? Chocolates? Wines? Flowers? It seems that roses are the go-to symbol of Valentine’s Day and usually the first gift that is given to a romantic partner at this time of year.
The presence of the rose on the feast day of St. Valentine is as intertwined as trees are to Christmas and eggs are to Easter! But the rose has a lot of symbolism within the themes of love that defines the Valentine’s Day traditions. From the color of red and it’s connotations with romance and the heart, to how the number of roses that are gifted carry their own meanings themselves, there is a myriad of additional layers to the simple gesture of giving a bouquet of roses to your beloved at any time, but particularly on Valentine’s Day.
So if you’re one of those lucky souls who has snagged yourself a date this Valentine’s Day then start yourself off on the right foot and gift a valentine arrangement to your loved one before dinner.
Where better to source one of these delightful bouquets than with The Bouqs Co.? The best part about this gift is not just that the flowers look and smell beautiful, but that they have been sourced in a transparent way–directly from farms after being grown through environmentally friendly and sustainable methods. It says a lot about the person you are giving them to, but more about the person they’re receiving them from. It shows that, like Bouqs, you care about the environment, the world, and the people within, and that you go the extra mile to make sure you do things properly and in a meaningful way. If that isn’t a recipe for the perfect date then what is!
A gift for yourself, or for your Valentine?
Everybody wants to look good on a first date, and even if that one doesn’t particularly go so well, at least you know that you slayed! It’s a proven method to build up a little self-esteem, so look in the mirror and make sure you’re looking as fabulous as you can, in the way that you want. You don’t have to go out and get yourself a new wardrobe, filled with things that you’d never ordinarily wear. Instead, grab yourself some attire that you know you’ll love wearing and feel most comfortable in. If one date doesn’t quite turn out as you hoped, then at least you’re already stylishly armed for the next one.
Obviously, accessories will go a long way to help you here too. Treat yourself to new jewelry such as a new pair of fancy earrings, or a splendid new necklace from retailers like Kendra Scott. Her range of neckwear accessories will suit almost any attire and will really add a little glamour to your get-up for your Valentine’s Day evening, no matter what you do. Kendra Scott’s store is incredibly well priced as well, so you can pick up a great bargain or two, as well as customize your purchases to match you, the wearer, instead of the other way round.
The best part of jewelry, particularly items that have been chosen by you, to suit you, is that they have function all year round. It’s not just for one occasion that you would find yourself accessorizing your attire, you can build yourself a handy go-to jewelry scheme that you dip into whenever an event calls for it.
Alternatively, these wonderful items of clothing make for equally wonderful gifts during the Valentine’s Day event and are a particularly handy hint in the right direction for those couples who have been together for a while but not sure how to celebrate their love.
Last, but not least, don’t forget…
Looks aren’t everything, and at this time of year, it’s hard to not notice the movies and TV shows where the glamorous couple wins out in the end. Looking good is about feeling confident in yourself, and choosing to look how you want to look, not how you think you should look.
Valentine’s Day is literally over when February 15th rolls around. The attention shouldn’t only be paid to you during this special day! Keep the stylish attire choices going, and spend a little bit of time each day getting ready to turn some heads. However, to keep your style going, and add a little longevity to your make-up routine, you can replace those faux-lashes with long magnetic lashes as they’re safer and healthier to use, and get stick-on nails instead of keeping your real ones immaculate. Plus, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on new clothes — just make a few adjustments and accessorize away, and every day will be like Valentine’s Day!