If you had a chance to read YESTERDAY’S POST, you might have noticed a bold color creeping into the Fall Trend scene: RED.
As flattering and complimentary as the color red can be, many folks tend to shy away from the bright hue. Red leaves many of us uncertain about how to incorporate it into our wardrobes, or even questioning if the color works with our skin-tones/complexions at all.
Essentially, we opt out before we even give red its fair shot.
I thought I would shed a little light on red and offer up some fun style ideas on how to wear the shade of the season. You know, since we’re good friends and all…
Top It Off
Perhaps, the easiest (and least intimidating way) to give your wardrobe a dose of red, is via a bold bright coat. Yes, I know, I know, it’s too early in the season to be talking coats. However, haven’t we learned that when it comes to outerwear it’s important to pull the trigger relatively early, as all of the good stuff tends to go quickly. You definitely don’t want to get left out in the cold. (Hahahaha! I couldn’t help myself there!)
A bold red coat can transform even the plainest of outfits. It’s the bright pop of color all of the fall/winter neutrals need to keep from falling visually flat.
It may seem counterintuitive, but trust me, it works! Next time you pull out your favorite red top, go bold and clash it with a pink. It’s one of fashion’s best kept styling secrets, yet easy enough for anyone to pull off.
If the thought of bright red is simply way out of your comfort zone, ease into the color family with a deep wine or bordeaux shade. The darker coloring is a little less in your face and works with all skin tones.
Quite the opposite of “Clash Course,” this styling technique takes a bit of the bite out of bold red. By grounding the red with calming neutrals like grey or beige, the red color becomes instantly more wearable. If you’re concerned with red clashing with your complexion, keep the neutrals closer to your face, while the brighter red remains down below.
Feeling a little bit more confident about lé rouge? Check out some of my favorite red picks for the fall season!
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