For some cultures, red means mourning, and for others, it means good luck.
What we can all agree on is red is an attention-grabbing color no matter what part of the globe you live in. Red is thought of as a color that energizes and has heat. It’s a beautiful hue that says, “Hey, look over here.”
Red is used in different industries like sports, politics, and business. And, for good reason– red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people.
Within the fashion world you’ll see this color pop up in almost every seasonal collection from dresses, shoes, bags, and other staple garments. There’s something about wearing the color red that makes you feel more confident and reassured when you step out of your house and into the world.
Red is a great color to incorporate into your wardrobe because there are so many shades of red to choose from to flatter all skin tones. You can wear it as an accent color if you’re just dabbling in the hue or you can dive right in and wear a bold, fiery red dress to stop traffic.
One of the best ways I’ve found to wear red is to have several lipsticks of varying shades. Red lipstick is such a classic makeup look that you don’t need much else on your face besides some foundation, concealer, mascara, a little blush, and your red lipstick. It’ll keep your look fresh and sophisticated. Pair it with some sleek sunnies and you’re good to go.
Depending on the season and your boldness to wear the color, you can wear a bright tomato red in summer and a saucy, deep oxblood red in the fall.
Look for a classic sheath dress or pencil skirt for work. Red is a great color to wear to the office because it says, “I’m strong, and I’m here for business.” Pair it with black and you’re good to go.
For my gents out there, you too can wear this shade by opting for a tie, a dress shirt, and if you’re very fashion-forward and brave, you can sport a red blazer to the office.
There are so many other ways to add this color to your wardrobe– by using it as an accessory to add hints of this sexy color to brighten up your neutral attire. Look for earrings, headbands, belts, scarves, shoes, socks, and nail polish.
However you choose to integrate this color to your existing wardrobe, and your desire to stand out, will determine how much of this hue you’ll want to wear.
Ease yourself into it and have fun.