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The Valentine’s Day Accessories Guide

Pieces that’ll elevate your look, no matter your plans

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here, which means it’s time to figure out what you’re wearing tonight.

No matter what your plans may be, a couple of festive accessories are what will really make your look—and yes, that means we totally condone wearing high heels around the house, even if you're alone. Whether your big V-Day plans involve a hot date, a night out with the girls, or an evening spent on the couch with Netflix and ice cream, we found the ultimate romantic (yet quirky) accessories to satisfy your needs.

Below, your accessories guide to a killer evening, whatever your plans involve.

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Stylist: Heather Newburger

Prop Stylist: Norah Stone

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Nothing says elegant (but sexy!) more than a pair of kitten heels. Go for one with an unconventional cut to keep things interesting.

Mansur Gavriel, Patent 65MM Heel Slipper, $495, available at Mansur Gavriel.

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A pair of red hot heels is a Valentine’s Day must, but opting for a block-heeled mule over a classic pump prevents your look from being boring.

Mansur Gavriel, Suede 40MM Mule, $475, similar options available at Mansur Gavriel; Edie Parker, Double Heart Charm, $150, available at Edie Parker; Edie Parker, Heart Charm, $125, available at Edie Parker; Edie Parker, Heart Charm $125, available at Edie Parker.

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What could scream “I love you” louder than a heart-shaped bag? Throw on a fuzzy keychain for a playful touch.

Donatienne, Valentina Lipstick Red, $400, available at Donatienne; H&M, Key Ring, $5.99, available at H&M.

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Not trying to go all out, but still need to speak your mind? A pin is the perfect way to subtly be festive—no matter what the message.

Family Pet, Fuck and Marry Pins (As Part Of Fuck Marry Kill Friendship Set), $15, available at Witchsy; H&M, Lip Pin, similar styles available at H&M; Penelope Gazin, Get Lost Heart Lapel Pin, $10, available at Witchsy; Penelope Gazin, Horny Cat Lapel Pin, $10, available at Witchsy; Big Bud Press, Red Rose Pin, $15, available at Big Bud Press; Explorer’s Press, Hard To Love Pin, $5, available at Explorer’s Press.

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A hot date not in the cards for this evening? Then a night of mad dancing shall ensue. Be sure to grab your platform boots, a party clutch, and embellished sunnies on the way.

Sugarbaby, Love Stinks Bag, $22.40, available at Dolls Kill; Sugarbaby, Heartstomper Platform Boots, $59.50, available at Dolls Kills; Gasoline Glamour, Rose Sunglasses, $62, similar styles available at NYLONshop.

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Soften up tougher styles, such as combat boots and leopard print, with romantic touches. Heart-shaped leopard print? Yes, please.

Coach, Leopard Heart Bag, similar styles available at Coach; Dr. Martens, Heart Boot, similar styles available at Dr. Martens.

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Make a statement (and ensure all eyes are on you) in a bag that captivates. A sparkling, silver box clutch is the perfect choice.

Edie Parker, Lara Backlit Clutch, $1195, available at Edie Parker.