The autumn and winter catwalks showcased the colour of the season - red!
It's a bold colour that represents confidence, sophistication and sexiness, so there should be at least one red item in every woman's wardrobe.
There are so many ways to incorporate red into your outfit so that even those of you who do not feel confident, sophisticated and sexy will still find a way to wear this season's colour.
Whether you love the colour red or love to dress bold, the best way to wear red is in a dress. Whether it is an extravagant evening gown or a 1950s boat-neck pencil dress for daytime, remember one vital rule; keep everything else minimal. Hair, make-up and accessories should complement not overshadow, so that your dress is the staple feature, and wow factor, of your ensemble.
If you are looking for a less palpable way to wear red, change just one item. For the office you could swap your serviceable white shirt with a red ruffled blouse. On a more casual day you could swap your denims for red jeans. The blouse and jeans are instant outfit boosters so the same rule applies as above - you won't need any other red item.
If you want a more subtle or chic way to integrate red into your outfit, add a splash with accessories - anything from shoes, a scarf or a pair of gloves to nail varnish and even lipstick - whether you're wearing your little black dress, a power suit or jeans and T-shirt. But if you want to be subtle, stick to just one red accessory - you don't want to risk looking like a tomato!
Another thing to keep in mind is choosing the right shade of red to complement your skin tone. If you are fair then an orangey-red will suit you best. A blood red is most suitable for olive and medium skin tones, while darker skin tones will be able to carry off a deep cherry red.
When wearing red, your ensemble should not be brash or fussy.
An excellent pairing for autumn is red with glossy patent black.
Only one red accessory is necessary!