There is this one colour you should wear head to toe this summer and autumn. And when I say head to toe I mean from shoes to clothes and accessories. You can skip the hair though. But as it goes for the rest red is your on-the-go colour for the next few two seasons. So gather similar shades of red and embrace your red outfit head-to-toe. And yes, this includes small accessories and jewellery too.
I realized it has been a while since I shared my “How to wear“ tips. Actually, I haven’t shared any tips since the Paris Haute Couture Week (read all about it here). Surely, I should stop using #PFW as an excuse and finally share some new styling tips that I learned in Paris. You can guess what my first tip will be. How to pull off a monochrome outfit. And no, I don’t mean the chic all over the black outfit, but something way much powerful, edgy and bold. Yes, it’s all about how to wear all over red outfit this time. Well, don’t look like that. Red might not be a staple Parisian colour, but you know what? Fashionistas wear red when in Paris. Especially this summer, when red is the most fashionable colour of the season.
TREND ALERT: RED
You have no idea how thrilled I am we are slowly getting over pink (well you might know that if you read my pinkish the edit) and shifting to red, the more powerful, chic and elegant colour. I mean so we should, as the summer is warming up. Not to say it’s already boiling hot. Meaning we should get bolder and look hotter, too. Besides red already conquered the Autumn Winter 2017/18 runways months ago and again a few weeks ago at the Paris Haute Couture Week. Obviously, it didn’t stay only on the runways this time. Red already found its way to the Parisian streets. And you can blame it on me, too. You did see me strolling around Paris in the red bomber on my Instagram, didn’t you?
THE RED MONOCHROME EFFECT
I know I keep saying matching your shoes with a bag is rather tasteless and showing you lack of style, not mentioning being paseé. And I mean it. But going for a monochrome outfit is something completely different. Why? Because it looks chic, bold and powerful. Moreover, it makes us look confident. And that is something we certainly want in the summer when flirting with that hot guy at the club in Ibiza or wherever.
Yet, there is a trick. Pulling off a red, or any other, monochrome outfit is not that easy as it seems. Surely, you can put on a lovely red dress, and the matching red shoes and a red bag. But will this make you look chic indeed? Hard to tell without seeing you first. Well, unless you follow my tips on how to wear all-over red outfit.
HOW TO WEAR RED-TO-TOE OUTFIT THIS SUMMER
Hopefully, I didn’t scare you, because there are actually only three rules you should follow if you want to look like a fashionista, and not like a tomato when head to toe in red.
Ps. Be sure to pin or save my fashion cheat sheet which will remind you on how to wear red all over outfits this summer. You can find it at the end of the post together with the links to the clothes I’m wearing.
#1 KEEP THE SHADES AS CLOSE TO THE SAME SHADE AS POSSIBLE
I said you should wear red all-over, but this doesn’t mean you should stick with only one shade of red. In fact, each piece you wear should be in a different shade of red. However, and this is a tip you must remember, shades should be as close to the same shade as possible. Ps. If your guy goes with that “It’s the same red”, just send him over here.
2# KEEP THE SILHOUETTE NARROW
Make sure you go for a narrow and simple silhouette. You know what I mean? No A-line dresses or A-line skirts. And fashion god forbade no pants with the exaggerated wide-leg cut (flared pants). They might be fashionable, but trust me you don’t want to wear it with a monochrome outfit. Also, forget about the curves. I told you we are looking for a fashionable outfit and not “I’m a tomato today” kind of look.
The best bet is to go for a red jumpsuit or red romper as I did here. It’s chic and effortless.
Ps. Remember how I wore the pink pleated skirt, the pink pussy bow blouse and rose gold sandals over here? If it weren’t for the straight silhouette not even the metallic shine of the pleats and the metallic shoes would help me look chic in pink.
3# SHOW SOME SKIN
And I’m not saying this only because I’m wearing an open back red romper here. Nevertheless, a small slit will make a difference. Besides, it’s summer, and you can wear red seductively. Surely, as long as you don’t play too seriously on this card. Remember, we aim for a narrow silhouette and not curves.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
I’m wearing red romper from ba&sh I bought at Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris. Unfortunately, you can’t get the red romper online (though you can shop black romper here). But I found many beautiful red rompers for you. Swipe through the gallery to see them all and click on each of them to see more.
I styled my gorgeous romper with the red Guess shoes (you saw me wearing these shoes here with the pink, you know red and pink colour clashing trend) and red Michael Kors bag (the last time I wore it for the lunch with my friends over here and here with the short skirt suit).
LADY IN RED
Red is all about power, passion and in the next two seasons, fashion. I bet you know that feeling when you put on the red lipstick on your lips when you feel sad. Don’t say it doesn’t boost you up instantly. Imagine what would the red head to toe outfit do for you. Oh, mentioning the red lipstick, the follow-up blog post on what makeup to wear with the red outfit is coming up too. Be sure to check it out. Meanwhile, have fun shopping my favorite red outfits.
By the way, how do you feel about matching your shoes with the bag? Still following this mantra or do you prefer going for all or nothing?