A major fashion myth is that redheads can’t wear red, but don’t tell that to this Fashionista! She faces the myth head on with her deep red, ultra-skinny pants. Trousers in all shades of red debuted on the fall 2011 runways, like this pair from the Elie Tahari show.
Colored pants are a fantastic way to work color into an outfit and make a statement. The key is to find a color that works with your complexion and hair color. Since this Fashionista chose a deep burgundy tone instead of a bright fire engine red, her pants compliment her lovely ginger hair instead of conflicting. In addition, the dark base contrasts nicely against her fair coloring and doesn’t wash her out like a mustard color might. A girl with an olive complexion might try a dark green pair or go crazy with a shocking purple pant.
With a pant as prominent as this, the supporting pieces must do just that: support. By keeping her top a neutral beige, she allows the autumn red to lead and be the showcase of her outfit. Another keen choice this Fashionista made was to pick a top that not only blended well with the other colors in her outfit, but that also blends structurally. When wearing an ultra-tight fitted pant like she is, an ultra-tight top might be unflattering or downright uncomfortable. This Fashionista chose best with a loosely fitted button up that balances her super structured bottom. Another appropriate choice would’ve been this leopard print blouse from Ann Taylor. Animal prints are major this season and wearing one comprised of neutral tones with a brightly colored pant can really make an outfit standout. On top of an already stellar ensemble, this Fashionista styled wisely with simple black flats, drop earrings with black stones, and a simple, yet sophisticated high bun.
For those cutting-edge Fashionistos – this funky trend hasn’t forgotten you. Stores like H&M stock great colored slacks for men, including this head-turning red pair. Wear them with a chunky black and white scarf and a Justin Timberlake style fedora and you’ll out-swag any other Fashionisto on the street.