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?
When I spotted this weeks Fashionista I was amazed by her style. Trends are constantly changing but a good red dress never goes out of fashion. Similar to a little black dress, it is something that every girl should have in her wardrobe. The red makes you look more feminine and sexy. If you like the style try this ASOS little red dress.
The red platforms work to keep the look elegant. They match the dress and are just tall enough to be sexy but stay comfortable for the day. To finish the look this Fashionista decided to go for some simple jewelry less feminine, more masculine style watch.
This Fashionista proves that you don’t need to be scared of mixing an elegant dress with a big and practical bag. After all, your textbooks, laptop, lipgloss and other treasures need to go in something. I like how the navy shade of the bag contrasts with the colorblocked red.
Spring is in full swing and those neons and pastels are dominating the arena, but never forget the power fo a lady in red. Seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, Emily Blunt looked fabulous in red lace on the red carpet. On the other hand, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere strikes a big statement in fabulous red pants. Whichever your choice, always remember a lady in red will always turn heads.
I spotted this Fashionista taking a walk on campus and the first thing that caught my eye was the fabulous red hugh her dress flaunted. I completely fell in love with the intricate beading shown on the dress, very tribal inspired as seen here in Harper's Bazaar. For those cold classrooms, this Fashionista decided to throw on a black cardigan, similar to this one.
Lastly, I loved the shoes this Fashionista paired with her look. These statement sandals were a perfect addition to tie in the tribal theme. Check out these similar ones by Sam Edelman. Remember when pickout out looks, it's always a great idea to pick a theme and let it pop throughout your look.
Let’s be honest here — Valentine’s Day may or may not be your favorite holiday. Being blinded by a sea of red, pink and corny Valentine’s gifts at the drug store could make anyone loath the holiday; but don’t let that discourage you from incorporating some red into your wardrobe. Both Fashionista/os who loves the holiday and those that dread the 14th should try donning red this spring season. It’s the perfect color to spice up your wardrobe and it makes for a dramatic, eye-catching look.
Runways have been making fashion lovers see red; shows have been highlighting the color as a hot trend of the moment. Marchesa and Proenza Schouler used red shades in their fall 2011 shows. Michael Kors and Chado Ralph Rucci also showcased red, but in head-to-toe looks. Both included luxe red fur coats, which in the words of Rachel Zoe, “I die.” More recently, we’ve seen a vast number of designers dolling their models up in different shades of scarlet for spring 2012; this time on the lip. Anna Sui, Jason Wu and Yves Saint Laurent are just a few designers who are bringing back the screen siren lip color.
I spotted this Fashionista as I headed to the Design Building; it was hard not to notice her fearless use of red shades. Dressing up her LBD, she wears bold statement tights, a patterned scarf, and finally a red lip to tie the whole look together. If you want to stand out like this Fashionista, red skinny jeans or a quirky shift dress are more than perfect. To add a subtle splash of red, I’d try a cross-body bag, Tory Burch wedges or a Marc by Marc Jacobs watch. If you ask me, the very best way to add some drama to your look would be hitting the drug store. Fight your way through the chocolate and balloons and grab a tube of fire engine red lipstick; it’s sure to do the trick. Besides, who doesn’t want to channel Gwen Stefani?
Want your wardrobe to help warm the winter weather? This trend is sure to catch attention and add some sass to your dreary cold weather wear. Can you say red hot? Colored pants may bring back some memories from trends in the '80s and '90s, however, the trend is back again for the upcoming seasons (especially this upcoming spring). Autumn-inspired hues like the brilliant crimson worn by this Fashionista, or deep jade are more appropriate for the present season. As the warmer seasons approach, candy colors like bubble gum pink and mint green will be better for those breezy spring days.
One of the best parts of these trendy hues is how they can be incorporated not only in your everyday wear, but also into the professional world. This Fashionista looks chic with hints of black, a coordinating scarf and gold Tory Burch accessories. Another take on this trend for everyday wear is matching maroon pants with a striped shirt, lace up booties and fur vest. Also, as the weather warms up a bit, try pairing a neutral shirt, shoes and accessories with a bright green bag for an added pop. For a dressier take on the trend, keep your outfit and accessories sophisticated in all black! This way your bright hued pants will be the main focus.
We all know couples that match are a little on the lame side and nobody wants to be known as “those guys”. However, if your styles coordinate that is something entirely different. This adorable quirky couple has a personality all their own and shows it very well throughout their attire. Bold colors are not for the timid. Red draws attention, creates a mood, and says something about your personality. It symbolizes power, love, passion, excitement, any many other things; it surely takes confidence to pull off a large red piece. It highlights your style and bring out a side of you that nobody looked at before. If you can’t be the lady in red, be with her.
This red peacoat is the focal point of the day and can so easily be any day. The trick is to not go overboard with accessorizing or pairing with obnoxious non-matching colors. Keeping it toned down the rest of the way through and you will shine like a star. This Fashionista opted for a more rugged appeal this afternoon and it served her well. She sported a complimentary granny smith apple colored wristlet, distressed jeans, a light scarf and some very well broken in oxford flats.Not being too worried about matching your clothes is a laid back way to dress without saying you don’t care. Her sidekick’s style is not to be ignored.
A simple yet personalized look gives this Fashionisto a reason to take a second glance at. His vintage inspired T-shirt accompanied by a utility jacket, distressed jeans and red handkerchief in his back pocket puts off that working man vibe. Can anyone say sexy? This Fashionista has her work cut out for her. It’s hard to tell who took more time getting ready this morning. Feeding off your friends styles can not only improve your own, but can create something entirely unexpected and new.