Most guys are clueless when it comes to Valentine's Day, so we invite Lani Nguyen and Erin Lee of fashion blog Sugar Rock Catwalk to CNET's The 404 Podcast to school us on what to buy, where to go, and what NOT to wear this Sunday.
You might consider it a Hallmark holiday, but Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to show your boo extra special attention, 'cause shouldn't every day be a celebration? The girls dish some sound advice to our single and shackled listeners alike, but their most important lesson is that the thought really does count.
It sounds cliche, but we're told the overwhelming majority of women prefer a sweet gesture with thoughtful significance to the relationship over expensive jewelry. Who can afford a trip to Tiffany's in this economy, anyway? Erin and Lani offer slightly cheaper alternatives; a home-cooked dinner, a charming love letter, or a proper bouquet of flowers shows someone you care without burning a hole in your wallet.
Valentine's gifting is the easy part, but we tackle a much harder topic on the second half of the show: men's fashion dos and don'ts!
You'll have to listen to the show to get the unabridged list, but common pitfalls according to the girls include over-accessorizing (or choosing the wrong accessories), gaudy T-shirt graphics and patterns, and ill-fitting garments. Yeesh, we have so much to learn...
It's always a pleasure to get female insight on the show, so a million thank-yous to Lani and Erin for taking the time to school us this morning. If you have more fashion or Valentine's Day questions, head over to Sugar Rock Catwalk for more info or tweet your questions to @sugrrockcatwalk.
Just a reminder, there's no show on Monday for Presidents Day, but we'll be back on Tuesday with a new episode. Happy Valentine's Day!!!
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