Red is often considered the color of love, desire and is always in the running when you want a slinky dress to strut around town. However, this fiery hue can easily be tamed and be worn as a wardrobe staple, be incorporated as an accent or be showcased as an outerwear piece. With a variety of possibilities, it’s time to make room in your closet for an unconventional neutral.
Lanvin’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection showcased a mastery of subtle impact. The collection showcases an overall dark color palette with vibrant highlights of red. This Fashionisto accomplished a similar feel with a more casual look by using the color as an accent and accessory. The pocket detailing against his white shirt injects life into the casual look. With mirrored sunglasses in a similar shade, the two work together to make the outfit more cohesive.
Building a little color confidence? Take the fiery hue and incorporate into a wardrobe stable. This could include a simple T-shirt, chinos or trousers. Be mindful to combine the piece with neutral tones such as khaki, navy or white to allow the the color to be the statement.
If you’re not ready to fully showcase a little crimson, never fear. For the ladies, a little red lipstick goes a long way. A statement necklace or scarf is also an easy solution. Guys can include a pair of shades like this week’s Fashionisto or look for other accessories such as a watch, belt or tie for more formal occasions.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always like adding a little color to my outfits. It makes it a little more interesting and can show your personality too.”