Red might be a primary but in many ways, it’s one of my neutrals.
A colour to wear alone or with the neutrals and to add to a classic palette; a shade I consider a neutral in my wardrobe. Not to mention the power of red with a palette of greys, hair in particular.
We often talk of a red lip, which I grow fonder of by the day, but what about the red accessory?
My wardrobe lacks a good red blouse and sweater and I may well be hankering for a brighter handbag. I cannot tell you why but the idea of a handbag brightening up a sea of black and waves of grey is one I may easily fall prey to.
Let’s consider the dress, not a fire engine stand out but something slightly deeper as a change from the little black or navy dress. A simple red dress can do the same work as the black or navy version but add a whole new perspective to the way we dress.
Try the red in bits size pieces if you are uncertain. Begin with a lipstick or wear a sweater on weekends – red and denim make great friends. How wonderful Eveline Hall looks in this turtleneck? Invest in a beautiful tote – it will last forever and elevate the older pieces in the wardrobe.
What about a colourful toe peeping out from a pair of black or grey trousers – simply to shake it up a bit? We never have to go the whole way with colour if it makes us uncomfortable. As leopard print is for some, red is much the same; degrees of ‘wearability’ combined with the comfort and self-confidence factor.
And don’t forget the shoes, they worked beautifully for Dorothy. xv
all the way
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