Valentine’s Day – it’s the holiday that either makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside or makes you want to spend the evening with your friends Jack, Jim and Jose (Daniels, Beam and Cuervo). Unfortunately, there is no way to ignore this holiday without looking coldhearted and bitter, so man up and either plan a swoon-worthy date for your sweetie or get to the bars and mingle with the other singles.
All good marketers know that they can prey on people’s vulnerability amidst the holiday and they’ve found this the perfect opportunity to create signature “Valentine’s Day” styles and products. Fortunately the outcomes this year have been fashion-forward, edgy and surprisingly not cheesy whatsoever. Try one of the accessories below for a bit of flair sure to impress that potential special somebody.
If you’re the type that wants to let loose this holiday; loves attention and has a courageous sense of fashion, then try the Supra “Skytop” in a bright, festive, broken-heart red colorway to really turn heads on the dance floor.
If you’re more of the shy guy and those bright red shoes are a bit flashy for you, then try a pair of K. Bell’s “Heart Socks” (yes, for men) for a more subtle way to keep your feet flossing in V-day fashion. If you happen to get lucky enough to take your shoes off in front of someone that night, then your new honey on the receiving end of that striptease will find you endearing for taking a not-so-blatant approach at honoring the holiday. What a sweet surprise!
Scenario 3: Maybe you didn’t get so lucky – let’s say, hypothetically, that you get caught chatting with the recently-dumped, drunk, emo-chick who will not stop blubbering about her ex. Solution: Feign tiredness and check the time on the newest style from G-Shock, “Precious,” inspired by Cupid himself. When you realize how “late it’s gotten,” then let her know that time flies when you’re having fun and that you “need to return some video tapes,” said originally and most eloquently by fictional style icon, Patrick Bateman. At least by treating yourself to this type of arm candy, you can appreciate your efforts at looking for love in all the wrong places without the headache in the morning.