Wearing Red: A Bold And Sexy Color Choice

This time of year, it is common for the bold colors of reds and poppy’s to come out. The question moving forward is: How do I incorporate such a brilliant color trend into my wardrobe after February 14th? I think red is a beautiful year-round color and we shouldn’t shy away. It screams sexy and feminine and exudes confidence. The best part about red is that it’s seeing a resurgence. Boldness is difficult to ignore, so how can you make this trend work for you?

How To Wear Bold Red

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Red On The Runway

Red has always been a bold color choice but a common choice for this time of year. Designers for the runway chose this color to make a statement not just for now, but throughout the season and into the fall. Valentino was probably one of the most representative of the color red in the Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. With monochromatic looks featuring ruffles, feathers, bows and fur, it was truly spectacular. If my lifestyle allowed, I would wear every single look from that show!

Wearing Bold Red

I’ve been on the hunt for some new pieces outside of my go-to colors of gray and black. I’m finding some perfect options in red! I could go whimsical and romantic and try this Tadashi Shoji lace cocktail dress or keep it a little more subdued and opt for this ModCloth Vanilla Milk Button Up top. I love the richness of the fabric and sophisticated comfort of the top paired with wide-leg dark wash jeans. Or I can dress it up a little more with some black or burgundy velvet skinny pants.


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For all of the shoe gals out there, step out in these red Betsy Johnson Bryn pumps. The show-stopping bow is the hero here, so keep the rest of your look simple.  Pairing them with a silky white top and leather pants or high-waist pencil skirt is the epitome of sophisticated and sexy.

Shop Red

Tadashi Shoji High-Neck Bell-Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress, $295

Betsey Johnson Bryn Red Satin Shoes, $129

Moncler Berne Leaf Print Jacket, $1,160

J.Crew Marketplace Modern Weaving™ C-curve Earrings, $270

Modcloth Vanilla Milk Button-Up Top, $49

Red On The Runway 

Valentino Pre Fall 2019

Max Mara Pre Fall 2019

– Carmen Turner

You may also like to read more of Carmen’s wearable trends posts like Wearable Trends: Try A Tuxedo Stripe and How To Master The Neon Trend When You’re Over 40.

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