If you were asked to think of the best Valentine’s themed fashion, you may go down a slightly dodgy route. The day of Saint Valentine – of star-crossed romance, doe-eyed dalliances and unconditional love – is, after all, also the day that Poundland sell the most of their Willy Muscle Weights.
We’re tired of the fragrances, chocolates and flowers. Don’t get us wrong, we love munching on Galaxy smothered in the new Tom Ford, even on our ones. But, this year, we’ve swooned low and swooped high to find some slightly more out-of-the box ideas. Welcome to the tmrw Valentine’s edit.
ELIZA A REAL ROMANTIC LONG SLEEVE TEE
We loved Eliza’s slinky LP ‘A Real Romantic’ – so imagine how made-up we were when we came across this dreamy merch. Featuring the album art on a black long sleeve tee, this is heavenly for deep red and pastel orange layers, and a wardrobe staple for stans across the world.
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THE HUNDREDS GLOSS T-SHIRT
Don’t gloss over this one. From streetwear brand The Hundreds, it’s a tee featuring puffed-up puckered lips in three eye-popping colourways. We love the coral option, a dreamy backdrop to a purple pair of smackers, making us think of a Rolling Stones disco album that never happened.
DR MARTENS 1460 PASCAL HEARTS BOOTS
Dedicated to the many Docs wearers who have customised their boots with scribbles and sketches, these DMs featuring a smattering of splattered love hearts. Perfect for your loved one – or if you’re on a budget, share ‘em between you and hop along the street, stumbling in love.
PUMA SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SHOES
You might not be whizzing to your local cinema to see the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, out on Valentine’s Day. But these new trainers with Puma are very ace indeed. The primary colours have been softened and cartoonised – think Mondrian designing a windbreaker – and the shoes are packed with little Sonic touches. There’s also a second colourway in a deep, alluring red, for the true romantics among us.
PUMA CUPID KEYCHAIN
He’s called Cupido, and he’s cute-as. Holding on to a bow, arrow and adorned with wings, he’s the ideal accompaniment to your valuables. It’s Prada, too, so you’ll make sure never to drunkenly drop your house keys again.
HUF x TROJAN CONDOMS CREW SOCKS
Every PR’s wet dream, this. It’s an outrageous collaboration between Trojan condoms and streetwear label Huf, our fave piece these 80s coloured socks, perfect for – err – hanging on the door handle. Plus, you’ll never look silly keeping your socks on again.
ALEX ORSO DISC PLATED IN RUTHENIUM
With a brass chain, dappled surface and silver finish, this would make a special gift for an equally special man. We love what Alex Orso is putting out at the moment, so we’d recommend having a butchers at their other sections too. Bonus points for buying this, too, if your name’s Ruth.
PROJEKT PRODUKT GE-CC6
They’re probably not going to win a Spelling Bee anytime soon, but Projekt Produkt have definitely built-up a buzz of late. We’re obsessed with these shades from their SS20 collection, tinted with the sunset of a romantic stroll abroad.
ROGUE MATILDA LOVEBUG TRAINERS
Sweet enough to eat, though they probably taste a bit chewy. With a pink distressed sole, red embroidered heart and strawberry laces, these Rogue Matilda shoes would make a really cute present. Style with a Commes Des Garcon heart tee, some blue Wrangler Mom jeans and an oversized red bow, we reckon.