Lace, hearts and ribbons are safe ways to play the Valentine’s game. Today, it’s all about stepping up your outfit of the day with prints and statement pieces. This year we plan on giving our romantic wardrobe a spin and lend a rather bold punch to all of our outfits. Here’s how…

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Bold florals

Dare to go bold and flirty? Then we’d suggest this blooming maxi in a feminine cut that makes for the perfect casual chic outfit for a candlelit dinner date by the sea. Ditch the jewellery and go for smokey eyes and gold cheeks.

₹2,000; Available on fshoppers.com

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Poppy leather

Give those clutches the boot and opt for this leather mini satchel in the loveliest green instead. Classy, chic and bold, it’ll fit in a whole lot more than your palm sized purse, plus the fact that it’s crafted from (synthetic) leather is only a bonus.

₹2,995; Available on ellefashionwear.in

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Head on heels

Disown those stilettos for the day and get comfy with these wedge heels that come with a zipper enclosure. Need some outfit inspiration? Fall back on the ever reliable mini skirt and a sheer shirt (in a bright colour, preferably) to compliment these babies.

₹2,750; Available on thetrunklabel.com

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Waterfall hemlines

With an in-built romance factor, waterfall hemlines can work for most occasions thanks to their fall and fluidity. Wear this one this one over a LWD or an all-white outfit for a casual but romantic day date.

₹899; Available on fashionatclick.com

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Mix prints

Replace your stripes and polka dots for mixed prints; they can up the glam quotient so easily! Wear this belt over a plain dress or a skirt and voila! your look just got some added twang.

₹715; Available on forevernew.co.in