Hot stiletto red can be a tricky colour palette to navigate, and we can often opt for subtle colours to complete our crimson creation- don’t get us wrong, sometimes less is more, but for the days when us #GirlBosses want to turn up the heat, red on red is a sure-fire way to be Queen of Colour! It’s important to note that ‘red’ is just one term describing hundreds of shades from raspberry to maroon and finishes from matte to hi-shine, and we’re here to teach you how to mix it up while matching!
One look that we’re starving for this season is vinyl, so imagine our excitement when our eyes locked onto Daphneah’s red patent mini skirt! When building your outfit, start with your statement…in this case, the vinyl mini, think of it like your opening liner, the rest is purely punctuating! From here, look for pieces which heavily feature more red, but in varying shades. For this look, we love the Daisy Street stripe ribbed knit! The colour palette varies from pastel pink stripes to ruby red and white. The range in shades breaks up the red while still emulating berry brilliance! Be vivacious in vinyl with our new trench jacket by ‘?’, the high shine makes it a new season staple while the trench style keeps it weather suitable!
Another cherry bomb for this next look, the corset detail jumper! We’ve layered it over a Skeena printed dress that blossoms in red and pink…don’t be afraid to dabble with light and dark shades to save any brick-colour blocking faux pas. Style Mafia white trousers with burgundy stripes look great teamed with Ghospell’s long sleeved red top with drawstring detailing. The hot-headed red of the top complements the subtle burgundy hues in the trousers channelling all our scarlet fever! Or for a similar look but with added femininity, swap the trousers for Side Party’s red and white striped buttoned midi skirt for a look that oozes wine wisdom!
And as co-ords are this seasons style staple, why not channel 2-in-1 trends by opting for Ghospell’s floral printed co-ord. The double breasted blazer features a bold red floral print, while the matching crop cigarette pants prove red-on-red is a winner. For more power trousers look to Cubic’s step hem tailored trousers in maroon! We matched with Daisy Street’s rainbow tee, the bright block red in the stripes contrasts with the regal maroon in the trousers!
The key to this style is balance so level out your shades and finish by mixing business with pleasure by playing with light and dark. And remember…too much is always enough!