Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Trend Tuesdays: The Lady In Red

Credit: Dolce and Gabbana

 

Taking inspiration from our vintage idol Marilyn Monroe, there is no better way to face a dull day than with a slick of red lipstick. Just as well then that red is this seasons must wear colour. While the pastels have continued from the summer, red will always reign supreme with the rustic tones of Autumn and spark the start of that Christmas spirit come Winter.

As for the tones, pinkish and bright pillar box reds are the way to go. Pink reds generally work better for accessories while the deeper, royal reds are favoured for clothing pieces. When matching jewellery, delicate silvers look stunning with pink reds while gold with deep red will make you look the belle of the ball. Remember though, simple is the key to nailing this look!
Move over LBD, every woman needs a LRD in their wardrobe. Bold enough to make a statement, worn correctly, they knock the LDB out of the game for a simple evening look. Go for a longer length to avoid the trashy stigma of red and ensure to keep the design fairly plain.

We think red is also an excellent colour for the workplace. Our favourite way to wear it is as a rich red full skirt. This can be teamed with an ivory blouse or why not go all out and add a royal blue loose t-shirt (depending on how lenient your boss is on fashion forward looks!).

Feeling a little less daring? Take tips from Christian Louboutin with his hint of red soles and go for accessories. A red heel, coat or bag are easy to incorporate in to looks without over loading on the colour!

Words by Charlotte Hobbs