Red is the colour of the season. From crimson court heels to scarlet knit sweaters, the daring shade was championed on catwalks from Fendi to Victoria Beckham and in seasonal high street edits.
Surprisingly, red is easy to wear and suits every complexion depending on the hue. Primary red is most flattering on almost all skin tones. If you have warmer colouring with yellow undertones like Jennifer Lopez, or if you prefer gold jewellery, then look for peachy, coral or orange based reds. If your skin is cooler with a pink undertone, like Angelina Jolie’s, or if you prefer silver jewellery, aim for darker shades of burgundy, rich wines or rose pink crimsons.
If head to toe red seems like too much, try bringing wardrobe favourites up to date with a pop of ruby. A smart red blazer is the perfect addition to a minimalist monochrome outfit or inject the red hue to a weekend denim look, with knitwear or a Breton stripe. More daring fashionistas can dress up a red look with an edgy black leather jacket.
Opt for luscious fabrics at all times to stay sophisticated. If you feel red is a little overpowering; balance out proportions with classic florals or tartan and checks – a fashion favourite this winter.
If you are a slave to neutrals, or don’t feel fully committed to a little red number, consider Mac’s Ruby Woo lipstick; this confident red lip suits most skin tones. Finish the look with a perfectly sleek manicure in OPI’s An Affair.
Whether you opt for a crimson column or vamp it up in vermillion, anyone can be a lady in red this season; just take cue from the catwalk and embrace your shade of red.