We’ve all heard the phrase “a pop of red”, but it’s time to start taking it very seriously. In theory, everyone loves the color red – in the summer, it’s fun and vaguely patriotic; in the winter it’s both cheerful and sexy. However, if used improperly, it can be offensive and strange (not to mention unflattering if you pick the wrong shade). A “pop” of red, however, used thoughtfully, can elevate a basic outfit to the level of WOW. Read on to discover all the possibilities!
The mixed red, pink and yellow-orange shades in this Tory Burch scarf make it supremely flattering on literally every skin tone, which makes it the perfect addition for injecting a shot of color into a plain ensemble. Even a grey sweater and washed black jeans will serve as a perfect palate for this cheery accessory. Finish off your outfit with these extremely cute Calvin Klein booties.
Ladylike is getting a reboot this coming season, and the quintessential finishing touch to an elegant outfit is the perfect pair of gloves. This cherry red pair by Portolano is gorgeously buttery, and the perfect length to wear with a bracelet sleeved jacket – this one by Theory is a sure winner. With a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, you’ll probably be mistaken for Betty Draper (in the best possible way).
This pouch by MARC by Marc Jacobs, designed to hold your iPad or other tablet, is almost eerily futuristic, with its purple-ish, metallic sheen. The great thing about tablet cases, is that they do double-duty as a clutch, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box. With an accessory this stellar, keep the rest of your outfit sleek and minimalist. An asymmetrical, tiered dress by BCBG and a statement necklace should do the trick.
Burberry is famous for its luxurious accessories, and this rich-looking little bag is no exception. In parts trendy and refined, it is the perfect accoutrement for either casual errands-running, or a night out. Again, don’t try and put a sumptuous red bag with a red dress or sweater- the shades will be competing too hard with one another. Instead, pick up the color of the silver chain strap with this Jenni Kayne metallic top, and even your oldest jeans will look seriously upgraded.
Hard to believe, but these classy heels can be found on cult-favorite site Nasty Gal. Their walkable heel height and D’Orsay shape make them perfectly on-trend, as we’ve seen a great resurgence of the kitten heel this past season. Great for any event, they would look lovely with this Clover Canyon kaleidoscope printed skirt, and a simple black silk shell.
A Valentino headband might not seem to be an accessory essential, but we would like to assure you that it is. More unexpected than a simple baseball cap, it falls right into the sweet spot between prim and punk, and works regardless of how long or short your hair is. Take the plunge and wear it with a serenely white Shakuhachi dress, and beat up combat boots for an unexpected twist.
We apologize if we’re the first to tell you, but fall is coming, probably faster than you’d like. Instead of sulking, revel in the crisp weather while rocking this Isabel Marant beanie; it’s coziness will definitely take the edge off. Go one step further and indulge in complete softness with this reversible Minnie Rose cashmere poncho. Soon, you’ll wish all seasons could be this decadent.