Brights to Combat Winter Blues
As far as trends go, red was the breakout color for fall 2017, and its allure is particularly relevant heading into the holidays. Part of mastering the look is not to overthink it: a creative mash-up of hues from burgundy to crimson work best if you stick to solids. Below, two takes—whether you want to dip your toes or go all-in.
Think of a multitasking crimson bag as a gateway to the trend; from there, you can layer in a candy-apple knit. (The hues don’t need to match exactly—in fact, it’s better if they don’t.) Ground your outfit with well-worn denim and a soft suede boot, like this lavender pair, which balances the brightness up top.
photo courtesy of Acielle / Styledumonde.com
Silver and Gold
Bond Neo Bracelet M’oda ‘Operandi, $1,620
LIP2CHEEK goop, $36
Small Vara Rainbow Bag Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,390
Lilac Suede Nizip II
60 Ankle Boots Browns, $523
Oversized Ribbed Sweater NET-A-PORTER, $1,295
Straight Leg Jeans goop, $320
Head-to-toe red isn’t exactly for the faint-hearted, but it’s not as intimidating as it looks, either. Ease into it by staying in one section of the color wheel—here, a slouchy burgundy turtleneck and aubergine ankle boot tone down the boldness of a red trouser. What’s great is that all pieces are stand-outs on their own, so you’ll get a ton of wear out of each.
Quinn Sweater goop, $595
Darci Crepe Wide-Leg Pants NET-A-PORTER, $750
WEIGHTLESS LIP COLOR goop, $28
Sherrie Necklace Foundrae, $7,320
Leather Ankle Boots
with Block Heel Zara, $119