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Exploring red

woman wearing a vibrant print patterned knee length dress and carrying red purse

From the carpet the movie stars walk on to Marilyn Monroe’s lipstick, one thing rings true: The color red is timeless. And yet some women that consider themselves fashion forward still struggle incorporating this shade into their life. This winter, have no fear! Explore the color red in these innovative ways:

Jewel it up

When it comes to accessorizing your outfit, you want jewelry and colors that will pop! Red is just the color you’re looking for. No matter what the occasion is, a beautiful red necklace or earrings pairs great with an outfit. In addition, if you’re opting for a monochromatic getup, such as white or black, your fashion jewelry for women will contrast perfectly.

Red Tassel Necklace

Color those lips

There’s a reason the color red is the most popular lipstick throughout time. For one, there’s a shade of red that looks flattering on everyone, and all you have to do is find it. Lipstick is what can truly complete an outfit.

When it comes to the logistics of the lipstick, it’s up to you. Opting for a satin finish is glamorous and beautiful. On the other hand, a matte finish will make your lips appear fuller and stay on all throughout the day or night. If you’re looking to make your smile brighter and whiter, go for a red lipstick with a blue undertone. No matter what outfit you’re sporting, adding red lipstick is an easy way to step up your look.

Red and blue polka dot dress

Take one from Dorothy’s book

I think Dorothy was onto something with her ruby red slippers. You may not be into the sparkle, but red shoes can turn heads. When you’re wearing black dress pants or a skirt, you’re going to want to sport footwear that will pop. When it comes to your shoes, you can never go wrong with a pair of red pumps. These are a staple in any woman’s closet. However, for those days that you want to give your ankle a break, whip out a pair of red flats. You’ll still get the bright shade, just in a more practical shoe.

Star Heel Sandal

Play with prints

If you’re not ready for a solid-colored red item, then start small. Buying articles of clothing with prints that have the color incorporated into them is a good practice. Patterns like gingham and paisley look great with a deep shade of red. That way, you can dip your toes into this color to start. Once you’re more comfortable, you can start adding the full shade to your wardrobe.

Circle of Dreams Dress

Start with a scarf

An adorable way to explore the color red is to wear a fashion scarf. There are plenty of different kinds of scarves that can highlight an outfit. A silk scarf looks great with a black or white blouse. On the other hand, a knit infinity scarf will keep you warm and look chic. But don’t forget about a hat to match!

Oversized houndstooth scarf

Grab a handbag

Every woman knows that one of the most important accessories is a handbag. Instead of opting for a traditional shade of black or brown, try red. Look for a structured shoulder bag that is polished and sophisticated. This arm candy will help you take any outfit to the next level effortlessly.

double crossbody zip
Wear a watch

An easy way to add color to your life that not many women think about is through a bright watch. Chunky and bright watches are in, no matter what season it is. This accessory will perk up any ensemble – from your standard workday pantsuit to your classic weekend relaxation gear.

Colored Watches

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Published on Jan 03 2018

Last Updated on Jan 09 2019

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