If you go out in public or on the internet, it's pretty obvious that the most dreaded holiday is coming up; Valentine's Day. In the past I have dreaded Valentine's Day (when I was single, duh), and I completely understand the people who shy away from it. Valentine's is commercialized, gendered, and corporations frankly want to make people who aren't in a relationship feel bad about themselves for not giving in to it. It sucks to be the one person at school or in the office who doesn't get a rose from a "secret admirer". So this year, I would like to encourage everyone to be your own valentine, or be your friend's valentine. There's enough self and platonic love to go around for everyone.
I have compiled a few of my favourite Valentine's looks that you can rock at your own me-party, with friends, with your family, on a date, and all year long. Although red and pinks have often been considered a fashion faux pas, it is one of my favourite colour combinations, and I will continue to wear it.
This Valentine's, be sexy and glamorous for yourself if you have to, but please don't let this holiday get you down. It's a time to celebrate any love you want. Even love with your pets or a good bowl of spaghetti. Please remember that you are loved, and anyone can pull off pink and red.