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Let the Valentine’s Day slayage begin! If you haven’t perfected your look for the weekend then it’s time to get it together and get in formation! On an air of bad news, if you haven’t gotten your man a V-day gift, just know you’ve put yourself at risk for picking out boring ties and socks again like you did last year, and the year before that. But, it’s ok because we’ve got your outfit and his gift covered! Here are a few suggestions to make your last minute shopping frenzy for him a little less frustrating and your dragon slaying quest for an ensemble of armor anything but perilous.

First things first….SLAYAGE!!!!

Regardless of the weather, on V-day, show a little leg! Legs for some reason are a turn on for guys. Since you probably don’t get to show them off often, V-day is the perfect occasion to whip them out. For guys, it tells us that you mean business! By the end of the night, we’ll be the ones in formation and at attention! This look is perfect for any weather condition. Keep the jacket or add a fur if it’s cold and if it’s warm, rock those arms. To add some color, pick a soft colored pair of shoes like the ones pictured on Angela Simmons

angela simmons blush

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Or keep it sexy in these Gianvito Rossi Chantilly Lace Open toe Bootie

 

gianvito rossi

As for him…

If you’re going to continue a legacy of tie and sock gifting shenanigans, then do it right! Ties and socks are actually a good avenue to travel when splashing your man’s style with pizazz. However, make sure the accessories you buy are millennially appropriate. If they look borrowed from the Harlem Renaissance, then it’s time to redirect your tastes. His style should be nothing shy of contemporary. Even if he is conservative, contemporary pieces done in conservative colors and patterns are the way to go. Remember these two rules: 1.) Keep the tie width 3” and under. 2.) DO NOT MATCH THE TIE AND SOCKS. Instead, style tie and sock combinations in a complementing manner. Leave the matchy-madness in the year 2000 and slay together this V-Day.

vday formation

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