Heart-strewn clothes that even grown-ass adults can get away with wearing year-round? Yes, please, Valentine. These 14 pieces prove you can wear your heart on your sleeve without looking like Cupid threw up on you.
Heart Jersey Top, H&M, $9.95
As will soon become clear, I believe in the power of black and white to strip hearts of their sickly-sweet associations. They simply become a clear, graphic element.
Heart Print Top, Forever 21, $17.90
This blouse has the black and white thing going for it, plus the tiny scale of the hearts means that they'd read as dots unless someone was right up next to you.
Chinti and Parker Cashmere Sweater, Net-A-Porter, $525
Got some sweater cash to burn through? I love the elegant black-white-cream palette of this sweater, and the pink cuffs add a bit of whimsy.
Heart Patch Sweater, ASOS, $41.69
Or you could buy this version, and still have enough money left to buy food and shelter!
Anna Sui Green Heart Dress, Net-A-Porter, $530
I don't know where you're going on your Valentine's Day date that would necessitate such a dress, but I would like to tag along. Can you bring an extra dress for me, please?
Men's Heart Sweater, ASOS, $117.49
Neck tattoo not required.
Men's All Over Heart Print, ASOS, $87.17
Oh, wait— maybe neck tattoos are required when it comes to pulling off men's heart-print clothing.
Commes des Garçons Heart Shirt, J.Crew, $270
Nope, turns out exuding graceful confidence like this gentleman is all it takes.
Girls' Framed Heart Sweater, J. Crew, $65
How can a heart sweater feel edgy? I don't know, this one would look awesome with black jeans and little motorcycle boots.
Girls' Heart Patterned Sweater, Forever 21, $14.80
Of course, if you don't want to drop $65 on a sweater that will only fit your kid for three months, consider this version.
Girls' Heart Button Blouse, H&M, $12.95
I would totally wear this because I love chambray, smocking, and rolled sleeves, but it's probably best I leave the heart-shaped buttons to the young'uns.
Girls' Glitter Heart Tee, J. Crew, on sale for $19.99
The subtle coloration of this soft tee is the perfect way to wear hearts while avoiding Valentine's Day associations.
Girls' Dots & Hearts Dress, Gap, on sale for $25.86
Why, oh, why doesn't this come in adult sizes? I would wear it every Valentine's Day, and several times in between!
Are you going to be bedecked in hearts this Valentine's Day, or would that never, ever occur to you?