Polished Basics For an Easy Valentine’s Day Look

Is it necessary to look unabashedly alluring and irresistible on Valentine’s Day? In trying so hard, sometimes we end up appearing exhausted and insecure. What really matters is to exude confidence, because receiving respect and appreciation always takes you further down the road to happiness than desperately trying to seek approval. Especially if you’re on a budget, then it’s smarter to invest in high quality, stylish basics that can be worn multiple times on different occasions with various accessories.

For amazing basics that can be worn many different ways, the Mott & Bow collection is always a solid resource. Pairing a beautiful cashmere sweater with elegant jeans and accessorizing them with fine jewelry can be your winning ticket to a great date. The Mott & Bow Cashmere Oversized V Neck Willow Sweater is luxurious, airy soft, and super warm and makes a beautiful top for a Valentine’s date. The highest grade cashmere wool yarn in the sweater is from Inner Mongolia. It is so elegant in white, navy, oxblood or black that it will be your favorite attire for day or evening all winter long. Its quality wool is pilling resistant so you will never have to worry about it looking worn. Add your favorite necklace or earrings with stylish boots for a well-groomed, understated-but-powerful look. Your date will know who they are dealing with. 100% Cashmere lightweight 9gg.

Price: $149


Pair the elegant cashmere sweater with the Mott & Bow Mom Jeans Oliver. A more refined version of the traditional blue jean, it has a heavier 90% cotton fabric (13 oz) that is appropriate for the cooler temperatures and is extremely comfortable, thanks to the Mott and Bow signature 18% elasticity stretch and 1% elastane. The high waist doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable because the fabric gives. Custom branded buttons and rivets adorn it for a classical and contemporary look. The fabric allows your body to breathe and move, yet its superior fiber exudes subtle chic. Wear it for your date to look effortlessly stylish, with a pair of cool booties or thick sole sneakers, a dazzling piece of jewelry, or stacked rings.

Price: $118


Don a pair of Quay Australia Sunglasses when you go out, especially on your Valentine’s Day lunch date. Favored by Jeniffer Lopez and many other luminaries, the Quay Australia Aviator style is super cool and upends every outfit, rain or shine, with its vintage high impact vibe. It features a metal frame with flat lenses, signature triangle notches, and adjustable nose pads, and comes in a range of lenses — including the sought after black fade and a polarized version to reduce glare and improve clarity. For your understated look, this is the killer item.

Price: $69

Available: https://www.quayaustralia.com/products/all-in-mini?q=all%20in

Fancy yourself a 1940s screen goddess each time you pull your luxurious Jäneke Beauty Mirror Double Sided Compact out of your purse to touch up your lipstick or powder. This super sleek compact has two sides: one standard, while the other has a powerful 3X magnification for up close touch-ups on the go. An essential tool to ensure nothing is off throughout the evening, it slips easily into any purse or evening bag since it’s 2.8″ in diameter. Made in Italy, it’s composed of highly polished lightweight metal and is available in chrome or gold. A luxurious item with a lot of feminine appeal, you will never tire of it.

Price: $42