Red from head to toe
Stepping into autumn with red passion!
And I go back to…. Red! Damn right, the unchallenged color of love, passion, danger and heat is going to warm up our hearts this autumn. Let’s find out how to wear it as a perfect head-to-toe look, without someone calling the firefighters (though… maybe that’s right what we want to achieve).
First of all, this look will cry out: Attention! Power! I’m here! It will make you feel strong and selfconfident about what you want and how you will get it. At the same time, red will always have some romantic aura to it, which can be used to soften out the strong message of an all-over look. Pieces with playful details like Monki’s blouse with sweeping volants (having a big comeback this year!) or Vita Kin’s embroidered folklore dress are perfect for this.
Add accessoires, in red of course, to show that you are well aware: this is a one color-shot and you like it. Red Shoes and bags, like Mansur Gavriel’s uncomplicated yet beautiful creations, also add a hint of classic glamour to other outfits and can versatilely be combined.
Playing with different lengths and materials adds some casual variation to the monochrome colorgame. Colorblocking and sophisticated colors are trending like crazy in 2017. Try and mix some wool with velours, some signal-red with bordeaux.
Combining more than two shades of red could get a little too wild and should be avoided as well as very close-fitting cuts. This season, red plays with shapes and collapses softly around the body. Red lipstick as finish is a classic – but no must: try a light lipgloss to add a fresh glow – as if just coming home from an autumnally walk in the park.
Text: Naomi Bechert, September 22nd 2017