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How to Wear Red this Valentine's Day

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Updated: 27 January 2017
The world may be waxing lyrical about the power of yellow in 2017, but for Valentine’s Day red will always win the day, especially when there’s such a wide range of styles to choose from. Culture Trip shows you how to wear red on any occasion.

For self-conscious clichés

If you’re a secret Valentines Day lover but don’t want to look overtly tragic on the day, Culture Trip suggests an understated embrace of red in the form of sweatshirts and loose fitting trousers. A jumper from Martine Rose – the former Fashion East star who made a tremendous comeback at London Fashion Week Men’s this season – will ensure ample fashion credit. Chloe’s embroidered trousers lend just enough romance while remaining a versatile piece to wear on other occasions.


Martine Rose

Martine Rose, embroidered cotton-jersey sweatshirt£233


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Chloé floral embroidered high-rise trousers, £1,230


For the hopeless romantic

Even if you’re single and have to spend the entire day at work, some of you can’t resist the romance of a corporate holiday. Well go on then, indulge. Just don’t take your fabulous outfit out for dinner!

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Simone Rocha, bead-embellished tulle dress£995



Rockins, lips paisley classic skinny fringed scarf, £165

Gucci 3

Gucci ‘GG Marmont’ mini quilted leather bag, £640

Prada vintage

Vintage Prada lip print wedge sandals, £569


For the laid-back Valentine’s lover

Valentine’s shmalentines: today is just a great occasion to put all of your favourite red things together and create a kind of postmodern aura of holiday romance in February. Cupid will thank you for trying.



Mood Dadhat, $30


Dolce and Gabbana print cropped top, £465


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Ports 1961 palazzo pants, £379



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No 21, front cotton and linen blend jacket, £488

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Figue Iris pompom-embellished leather slides, £250