The Art of Gifting Yourself This Valentine's Day

Waiting around for significant others to sharpen up their psychic abilities and buy something for us that’s exactly en pointe and on time for V-Day? How very archaic! Instead, we’re honing the art of self-gifting. We started practicing before Christmastime, but a few months in, we’re doing pretty well at it. There’s been the must-have Vêtements dress, a vintage designer handbag now that we’ve swotted up on shopping for pre-loved authentic wares and, of course, a barrage of new shoe trends to try (Snake-print boots! The babouche! Kitten heels!).

So let’s use Valentine’s Day wisely for our wardrobes. There’s a veritable banquet of new S/S 16 pieces floating into stores right now, so we’ve scoured the lot to bring you the 14 items that feel shiny and new but will last the distance too. Classics, sure, but they’re compatible with the newest trends.

Scroll down to see what which gifts we’ll shower ourselves with on 14 February…

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What are you treating yourself to? Let us know in the comments box below…

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.