The dreamy appeal of romantic word fashion
By Sharon Miki, Humour Editor
If you’re a romantic like me, then nothing thrills you more than seeing your favourite stores transformed into a whimsical pink-and-red confection of love in honour of the day of amour. Even better? The boost in my absolute fave sartorial guilty pleasure: word and slogan-based fashion. I’m not talking T-shirts with Family Guy catchphrases, per se. I just love to wear a witty quote or ironic statement on my chest to show off how much I love (and love to hate) love. Here are my picks for this Valentine’s Day.
Kiss, love, fuck…
Vaffanculo Bangle by Caia Jewels, $239
Caia Jewels is a new line of jewellery launched last year by one of the most enigmatic fashion bloggers-turned-designer, Chiara Ferragni. While the jewels are certainly out of my budget at the moment, I love the way these pieces turn vulgar ideas like love into bold fashion accessories. This “Vaffanculo” bangle is the perfect example—the Italian looks classy on the wrist, while the message is loosely translated to a succinct “fuck off.” Ah, romance.
Graphic T-shirt by American Eagle, $27.77
Even if you’re no gossip girl, how can you resist the sweetly simple sentiment behind this lovely tee? The classic shape, slightly loose fit, and go-with-anything grey will gives this top post-Valentine’s staying power in your wardrobe, whilst also showing your loved one exactly what you want to do after class.
L’Amour, sweet l’amour
Jersey bodysuit by H&M, $19.95
Games are for kids—love is for those who can pull off a fitted bodysuit. This long-sleeved marled jersey bodysuit features a romantic scoop neckline and the word “L’AMOUR” on the front. Turns out love is cheap, too—this wordy piece is under $20.