CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, I think red is the easiest color to pull off. Red itself is so dominant, it immediately assigns secondary roles to other colors combined with it. Instead of making you think “how do I match this color in order to bring out its beauty”, red comes off as the center piece that needs no further enhancement and that, in fact, orders you to work around its beauty and fill in the voids as you see fit. That’s the easy part. After red takes care of the bigger picture, everything else feels like a child’s play. Even when you color block, it’s all about red.
That all said, I don’t wear red often. It’s an emotional thing.
It’s beautiful and elegant, yes, but on a daily basis it feels loud and jarring, and too burdening by being too eye catching. It makes me imagine myself as a walking stop sign. It makes me feel incredibly powerful, yet at the same time, incredibly conscious of my movements. I can best describe it as a “with great power comes great responsibility” kind of thing. It’s not a “thing” that can be logically broken down.
Again. It’s an emotional thing.
That’s probably why I reserve red for special occasions or I incorporate it in daily outfits on a smaller scale. Or, to add another variable, I use it on days when I want to stand out. Days when I feel powerful and I want to visually communicate it. In order to do that, I need the right piece.
I need the right little red dress.
Dress: a gift //
Clutch: Estee Lauder //
Heels: Mango //
Earrings: Koton //
Watch: Lorus Watches //