Allure Fashion: Own The Spotlight In Red
By Temitope Ojo
Red is the colour symbolic of power, danger and love. Red is one of the boldest, most flattering, and exciting shades that one can wear, which explains its unwavering popularity.
But given how bold it is, figuring out the colours that go with red can be somewhat of a herculean task.
Here is a guide on how to wear red the right way.
A red dress can be a bold fashion statement. If worn well, it creates a look that is both classic and seductive. When choosing accessories to wear with your dress, stick with simple pieces that add interest and contrast without drawing too much attention away from the dress itself.
You can also mix different shades of red. Bright red shades can look overwhelming if used in every accessory.
Instead, use different shades of red to create contrast while staying within an all-red colour scheme.
You have a lot of options with red, starting on the lighter end spectrum with pinks and light reds, and ranging all the way into super dark shades like wine and burgundy.
You could wear a scarf, shrug or wrap in a shade of red that’s slightly lighter or darker than your dress.
Jackets or blazers
The chic outfit addition will instantly turn up the drama and style of your look for an impressive ensemble. Whether you choose a cape, blazer or jacket, make it bold and eye-catching. Also, remember to keep the rest of your look minimal and subdued.
Wear burgundy flats or heels. This shade is deep enough to mimic the classic look of black, but offers a subtle hint of colour. Try wine-red ballet flats with a simple red dress. With a bold dress, amp up the intensity by wearing deep red patent leather pumps. Try pairing a trendy red dress with burgundy suede.
Wear jewellery with red gemstones. Choose pieces set with rubies, garnets or deep red Swarovski crystals.
Add a belt and carry a purse in the same red shade. A matching belt and purse in crimson or burgundy leather can add great contrast to your red dress while still creating a classic vibe. Choose a thin belt and smaller purse, like a clutch, so the focus stays on your dress. You can certainly have an ensemble with multiple red pieces, but try to keep the accessories relatively toned down.