Sensuality and romance are the keys for Valentine’s Day, and this season’s accessories are an ideal match for the big night you have planned. This fall and winter’s runways have provided texture and rich colors, so apply these same principles to your Valentine’s accessories. Whether you are pinching every penny or throwing money to the wind, here are a few ideal romantic accouterments that will elevate your look for this year’s Valentine’s celebration:
Nothing whispers mystery and romance like an elegant minaudière clutch, perhaps because our dates cannot fathom how we fit all of our necessities—the ones that normally take a duffel to haul through our day—into that itty bitty bag! Stella McCartney has created this show-stopping, timeless lucite jewel box clutch this Spring '13 but if you are looking for a deal, check out the similar style from CC SKYE here. Priced under $300, a splash of bold orange and passionate pink is perfect for the occasion.
If money is no object, splurge on Olympia Le Tan book clutch. Rows and rows of delicate, embroideries and paillettes mimic lovely book covers, creating a textural, whimsical, yet functional accessory perfect for Valentine’s Day. The hinged frame and the pushlock closure are high-quality features, purposeful and expertly hidden. This clutch basically coordinates with everything and elevates any ensemble.
Your feet deserve special pampering for the work they do: supporting your skeletal system, ensuring proper bodily alignment, and absorbing the shock of everyday living. Accept only the best combination of beauty and comfort by slipping on Charlotte Olympia’s black suede platform pumps for sex appeal. The heel and killer platform arch your foot stylishly while the leather interior lining and lightly cushioned insoles support your step. The tapered rounded toe is a comfortable and classic touch.
Every outfit needs a bit of bling, but Valentine’s Day is the best excuse to layer on the outrageous sparkle. Fashion jewelry pieces can offer elegance and glimmer without emptying your bank account, and well-made pieces can be mixed and matched with your fine jewelry.
If you are looking for exotic and edgy accessories, consider piling on 12 red thread and gold bead bangle bracelets from Chamak by Priya Kakkar, paired with Chan Luu’s distinctively shaped gold pyrite drop earrings.
For a contemporary and chic twist on bling, coordinate rose gold and black pave stud drop earrings and Mawi’s rose gold and black diamond ring. The 2 ½-inch long earrings will draw all eyes to your stunning facial features while Mawi’s elegant ring encircles your finger in loveliness.
With this duo, your date will not be able to take his eyes off of you.
If you choose a sexy little black dress for this romantic evening, be sure to honor the holiday with a touch of red in your jewelry. Deck your ears with Erickson Beamon’s polished planes earrings in 14k gold plated metal with brilliant red glass, and ornament your hands with big and beautiful red Crystal Cluster Ring. Twenty-four-karat yellow gold-plated pewter and brass, this ring is bold and daring—ideal for a night of flirtation and romance.
Whatever ensemble you choose for this Valentine’s night, spend the time, energy, and money on accessories to help you feel like the fashion goddess you are.
Guest post by Mary James, a well known author on cash for clothes related topics.