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Red is my favorite color, but I bet you wouldn’t know that because I rarely wear it. According to Color Wheel Pro, “Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.” That’s a lot to deal with in one color, don’t you think? I see it as a powerful color. It proclaims to people I AM HERE! If you want to blend in, it’s a color not to wear, because it sure as heck doesn’t. In the past I’ve read it’s a great color to wear if you want to entice someone. I don’t know if the findings on this are true or not, but it’s super fun. Wear a slinky red dress out one of these nights and let me know what happens.
These red pants are from Lafayette 148 courtesy of Rent The Runway. I’ve been trying it out for the past few months. I’ll have a complete review in a few weeks. (If you want to try it out, I have a code – just email me!) As you can see, this outfit is quite a loud one. With the animal print top it’s calling out for attention while also being work appropriate. Just throw a blazer over this and bam, you could be a lawyer.
1. Nordstrom – Halogen – Mock Neck Puff Shoulder Sweater | 2. Nordstrom – Ariat – Darlin Short Western Boot | 3. Express – Smocked Waist V-Neck Midi Dress | 4. Ann Taylor – Trench Pencil Skirt | 5. Nordstrom – Halogen – Square Neck Knit Top | 6. Amazon – ECHOINE – Women’s Summer Dress |
7. Ban.do – Red Is My Power Color Tee | 8. Ann Taylor – The Cotton Crop Pant
As you can see from above there are a lot of different shades of red. The deepest is the red for the boots, and some look a bit burnt sienna, but are classified as red. All these shades work for me.
Have you ever thought about how a neckline can make you look? I’ve always been a fan of the square neckline because it’s so flattering. It doesn’t create massive cleavage, and it doesn’t go down too far to make you feel uncomfortable either. It shows off your shoulders nicely, too, especially if yours happen to be narrow like mine.
This is another good one for spring/summer. You can’t tell, but in the back it’s smocked so it will really be comfy. I love the pockets and the buttons down the front. It was a pretty big trend last year, but i think it’s a timeless look. This would be perfect for walking down the street in Greece with a fun summer hat.
These are such flattering pants. They look similar to the ones I’m wearing above, but for much less. I’m sure they will be great for spring/summer. I also like how they’re a bit cropped. For shorties like me they’ll hit my ankles at a great height.
Now you have my top 8 choices for inserting more red into your wardrobe. You can start with baby steps, even I don’t wear that much red. I would love to hear your opinions on color. Do you like red? Will you be putting it into rotation or is there another color you love even more?