On Red Alert

On Red Alert

THE colour for Autumn/Winter 2017 is red. The catwalks were awash with it at the A/W ’17 shows and as it’s now hitting the High Street I thought I would give you some advice on how to wear it, but as with most trends, the extent to which you embrace it is completely up to you!


There is no better colour to get you noticed than a vibrant shade of red. It goes without saying that if you’re wearing red next to your face you need to ensure that it’s a shade that works for your colouring. Red trousers are surprisingly versatile and look great mixed with neutral animal prints for an eclectic look. On the top half a red jacket or blazer worn over a slogan t-shirt (the slogan trend is still going strong) and denim jeans will create an edgy, off-duty look.

Feisty Footwear

Enter the red shoe for Autumn pop of colour without going the whole hog!. There are lots of red footwear choices this season from embellished boots to the trusty trainer; choose your preferred style and you can guarantee it’ll come in red this season.  If bright red isn’t your ‘thing’ go for a softer shade like Geranium or choose suede to tone down the colour a little.

I bought these beauties from Asos last week and they are proving a very useful addition to my wardrobe…

….worn to the pub and worn to see a corporate client- versatile is their middle name!

(sorry about the rubbish photo- taken in the loos at the offices I was at!)


Bag It Up

A red bag is great to elevate almost any outfit and can give an understated style a little pop. If red isn’t a colour that suits you best when worn close to your face then a bag or clutch is a great choice to give a subtle nod to the trend.

A few weeks ago when I was sorting out my wardrobe I found this little beauty lurking at the back that my sister made me years ago. Who would have thought it is now SO on trend being in red and embellished with feathers- two huge looks for this season…!!

Finishing Touches

Nothing says old-school Hollywood glamour like a red lip or manicure. Choose a shade that flatters your undertone, especially when it comes to your lipstick and you’ll be glowing! The best brand I have found for red lipstick colours is Lipstick Queen…there is something fancy in the formula that means it adapts to the Ph of your skin so that the red works perfectly for you.

It’s All In The Undertone

As with most colours, there is a shade to suit most people, you just need to find the right one. Possibly one of the most important things to consider is your undertone when selecting which shade of red to go for. Those with a warm undertone will look best in reds with more yellow in them whereas those with a cool undertone need to opt for a blue/red. If  you want my help in knowing what would work for you- you know where to find me! xxx

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