• Kookie Muhretti

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

Cardinal Red Golden lock leather bag

If your finding it hard to distinguish your tone you may just be neutral (nothing wrong with that) so try these reds for a BOM-CHICKA -WAH-WAH: Raspberry/Sexy pink. For a softer version try Peaches. For a deeper colour colour try Mauve.

Charlotte Tilbury

Key Items:

Now, as I always say when it comes to purchasing new items - Write a list! - Rushing out to buy every red item, will leave your purse empty and your wardrobe full of items that neither suit you or you will wear once and never get your full money's worth. So again, look into your wardrobe and think about how a red item will work with your wardrobe for this season. Personally your best bets are outerwear - Coats/blazer/boots/bag,

However, if you feel like adding a bit of colour to your wardrobe, why not try some of my best picks:

Row 1:

1) Zara, Red Leather OTK Boots - Zara.com

2) Zara, Loose Blazer, Burgundy - Zara.com

3) Victoria Beckham, Saddle bag - Net-A-Porter.com

4) Aldo, Burgundy, Plush Sunglasses - Aldoshoes.com

Row 2:

1) Aldo, Burgundy, Stiletto heels - Aldoshoes.com

2) & Other Stories, Orange Oversized Jumper - stories.com

3) & Other Stories, Golden Lock leather

4) Nars, Dovima nail polish - narscosmetics.com

Row 3:

1) Cos, Orange oversized scarf - cosstores.com

2) Charlotte Tilbury, Electric Poppy - charlottetilbury.com

3) Tome, Crepe sexy pink dress - Net-A-Porter.com

4) Anya Hindmarch, Leather Suede block colour - Net-A-Porter.com

Row 4:

1) Stella McCartney, Bryce wool blend coat - Net-A-Porter.com

2) Mac, Capricious Rose Lipstick - maccosmetics.co.uk

3) River Island, Light pink belted tailored Jumpsuit - riverisland.com

4) J Crew, Salmon Pink trousers - Net-A-Porter.com

Have fun, Kookie x

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Kookie Muhretti