Red Hot Trend: How to Pull it Off?

Red is one of the hottest trends this season and since it can be hard to pull off we give some tips on how to wear it right. The first and foremost thing to do before wearing red is to find the perfect hue that suits you. It means it doesn't overwhelm you but brings out the best from your appearance.

Red Hot Trend: How to Pull it Off?

Donna Karan Fall 2011 RTW

Red is a top trend this season. But it’s also a very strong color that attracts attention and can easily make or break your outfit. While you might be no stranger to rouge lipstick and pumps, or even statement handbags the clothes is just another thing. In order to pull off this hot red trend you need to know to wear it right.

Find Your Shade of Red

Again as with lipstick stick to red hues that look best on you. These bring out warmth in your skin tone and go well with your hair and eye color without overshadowing your appearance. Experiment with shades of red and find those that will truly make you look your best. This might be tricky but once you’ve found the perfect shade of red stick to it.

Elie Saab Fall 2011 RTW

Elie Saab Fall 2011 RTW

Wear It With Confidence

Red is for those who is confident and like extra attention. If you are not sure about red outfits try some chunky statement accessories, footwear and handbags and see how it goes. A skirt, top or a jacket paired with black or gray can is a further step toward wearing red outfits. If you wear red with basic black then black pieces don’t necessarily have to be too plain, but also make sure they are no overdone so you don’t look garish.

Red Hot Trend: How to Pull it Off?

Lanvin Fall 2011 RTW

Red Outerwear

Red outerwear makes you instantly noticeable so keep the rest of your outfit tame while placing the focus on the red outerwear. The black and red combo is hard to beat but you can also try midnight blue or gray in your outfit if you want to try something new.

All In Red

An all-red outfit is hard to pull off but if you must let it be a flowing evening gown or a streamlined pant suit or stylish jumpsuit with a cut that makes you look taller. A flowing midi dress is also a great way to sport this trend. Don’t be afraid to match your lipstick to your outfit but be sure your shade of red lipstick suits your skin tone and hair color as well.


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  • Love the use of red in colorblocking in the Donna Karan design.