The hopeless romantic, the new couple, the one who is over love or the one who rolls eyes at the mushy business surrounding Valentine’s Day, there are different types of valentines out there, each wishing to celebrate this day of love in their own unique way.
So be it a candle light dinner with your bae, a night out with the bestie or a solo date to celebrate your love for yourself, we urge you to celebrate it in style. After all, the best way to express yourself is through style. So, this Valentine’s Day, show your love with these looks, curated to suit different moods and sensibilities.
The Luxurious Valentine
Who: The eternal romantics who wait eagerly for Valentine’s Day
What: Happily coupled
Where: Candlelight dinner at a sophisticated restaurant
Girls, this is the time to go all out and dress up in fur and diamonds. For this look, you can pair your most elegant maxi dress with a fur shawl. Keep the accessories to a minimum but do not forget your gorgeous diamond ring. Add a pair of nude heels and you’ll be all set to get his heart racing. As for your make up, keep it simple with a bare-faced look and nude lips. Wear your hair down straight for an minimalist yet chic vibe.
Boys, make sure to compliment your girl’s outfit. Bring your dapper best to the game in a blazer paired with a casual tee and tailored trousers. Top this look off with a pair of leather boots, and slick your hair back for a sophisticated appeal. It’s a look that won’t fail you.
The Hipster Valentine
Who: Valentines who don’t care much for romance
What: Valentine rebels
Where: Coffee at a hip cafe
An all black jumpsuit with embroidery and embellishment is perfect for a Valentine’s rebel. Toughen up your outfit by adding a denim jacket. Complete this look with your favourite laid-back accessories and a pair of wedge boots. Add a pop of colour with a bright head scarf and lip hue, while showing off those perfect bangs with a chic side braid hairdo.
Don that denim jacket that your girl keeps borrowing and wear it with a floral tee and a pair of white denims. Give your valentine rebel look a cool vibe by adding a fedora and a pair of round-frame sunnies. Add on a nude pair of boots and get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a ‘not-so-romantic’ way.
The Chic Valentine
Who: The romantics who love themselves first
What: Single & celebrating
Where: Cocktails at a trendy bar
Take the steampunk route by donning a crop top and maxi skirt with a pair of finger-less gloves and knee-high boots. Add a feminine vibe to your attire with an elegant bun and a stunning pair of ear studs. Accentuate your ensemble with a smashing lip colour and blush to increase the romantic quotient.
Rock the ‘all stripes’ trend by wearing your kimono style stripped shirt with a pair of stripped trousers. Add some colour with a pair of boots and complete this casual look with a sleek man-bun. Roll up your sleeves and look like the carefree valentine out to have fun with friends.
PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITING PALLABI MAJUMDAR | MODELS PRATISHTHA MULKRAJ & NITIZ KALIA | CONCEPT & STYLE DIRECTION ANAMIKA CHANDA | MAKEUP SHYAM KASHAP | PRODUCTION VIDYA MENON