Scientists have yet to discover exactly what it is about Valentine’s Day that makes even the most sensible person suddenly feel they have to swathe themselves in hearts, red satin and really scratchy lace. It’s probably the same thing that makes sensible people think the love of their life might want a 3ft teddy bear, or an overpriced set menu at Cafe Rouge surrounded by other barely-speaking couples.
But hey – when you think about the amount we all spend on Christmas jumpers, buying a dedicated Valentine’s Day outfit doesn’t seem quite so ridiculous. And February’s a bleak month, why the hell not liven it up with a cheery nod to cupid? The key is to pick something blantantly romantic OR covered in hearts and kisses, not both, if you’re ever going to wear it more than once a year. Take a look at these high street and online options…
Alice Takes a Trip oversized sweatshirt
Kind of revolting but kind of amazing, this Sesame-Street-does-romance laughs in the face of Valentine’s convention. Only very lucky people will get to feel the fluffy bit.
£35 from ASOS