There’s no doubt that red is one color that definitely stands above the rest. It’s striking, demands attention and can transform any look from subtle to sexy or subdued to lively. Take this week’s Fashionista for example in a simple pair of cutoff black denim shorts, Converse and a red T-shirt; an outfit that constantly turned heads as she walked through NYC's fashion district, including mine.
For fall 2012, red should be in every Fashionista/o’s closet as this autumn we return to neutral palettes, and pops of color will be necessary at times in order to change up outfits and styles. Also, because red can hardly go without notice, it’s easy to incorporate into any look; whether you want to be a little more cautious, such as by wearing a red lipstick, or go all out with a red dress there's a limit and various choices to incorporate the vibrant hue. Want something more in between like this Fashionista? Opt for a black skirt, a sheer, long-sleeve black blouse and add a pop of red with this oversized, knitted cardigan for a balanced red and neutral look.
Want a color other than bright red? Then seek solace in fall 2012’s “it” color, oxblood. This reddish-brown hue has made an impact on many designers this autumn, including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang and Peter Som in their fall 2012 ready-to-wear collections. Try this oxblood, pleated mini-skirt with a black, lace cropped camisole for a dark romance vibe. Or channel your inner-goth, which is also a huge fall 2012 trend as noted in ASOS' fall 2012 trend guide, and go for an all-black ensemble, complete with a dewy complexion with black smoky eyes and an oxblood lip.
However you decide to wear your reds this season, whether it’s the true red everyone loves or the red of the season, oxblood, you’re guaranteed to get the attention the red color family warrants, and who doesn’t want that?