Red Alert! Dare to wear the colour of the season!


I remember 10 years ago wanting a pair of red leather boots after revisiting the Superman movie again. I imagined myself walking down the street, getting on the Tube and people stopping and staring wondering who this bold daring woman was! The idea got me so excited, the problem was, they weren't in fashion back then! Fast forward 10 years and here we are with red boots in nearly every shop! Go figure!

Victoria Beckham

Now you may not think much of the red colour trend, but as a stylist I will say this: Embrace it! You'll be surprised how some of these items will serve you well over the next decade or so, meaning you'll get your money's worth!

Zara Burgundy Over coat

Many of you quivering in fear at the prospect of wearing red, I didn't say you had to go out in head to toe red looking like a traffic stop light, unless you know how to do it with style. Remember red comes in so many variations not just pillar box! Red reaches into peach all the way to fuchsia with a hint or violet.

What to know:

This is where skin tone plays a really important part on how colours look on you. Choosing the right tone or shade of colour can either make you look radiant. Have you ever worn a colour that has given you the best comments? That, my dolls, was the right shade for you! The shades I am about to suggest can be used in clothing, nail varnish lip colour or even your eyeshadow. Be creative, thats what we are on this earth for! Now let's get colouring...

Shades of red

If your skin has more of a yellowish/greenish hue to it, these reds will PIZZANG against you: Scarlet/Sunset Orange (say it in french its so raunchy). For a softer colour try Cinnabar/Vermillion. For a deeper colour try Tyrian Purple (not Lannister)

& Other Stories Orange Oversized Jumper

If your skin has more of a bluish hue to it, these reds will POP DROP against you: Cardinal Red. Try Taupe for a softer tone. For a deeper colour try Aubergine