Red. The colour of bravery, daring and power. If you’re feeling powerful, wearing red lets everyone know you’re a force to be reckoned with.
3 rules to wearing red
Wear a major item in red if you’re ready to make a splash.
A red dress will never leave you in the shadows. But don’t get crazy–wear black, neutral or neutral-metallic accessories.
Mix red with neutrals if you’d like attention but don’t need to steal the whole show.
Red and black can look very 80s (which is good if you have the swagger to pull it off). however red, black and white is modern, and depending on hue, you can pair red with other neutrals like gray, brown or beige. Dark chocolate pants and a berry red shirt. ;-)
Wearing red in a professional setting? I would advise to wear an almost hidden spark of red.
If your destination is conservative or you’re feeling shy try a neutral jacket with a red lining that shows only when you move. Or a pair of black Christian Louboutin spike heels with signature red soles. The great thing is you won’t come across as timid. This subtle use of red says “I’m sexy and I’m powerful, I’m just too cool to shout about it.” So whatever your occasion or mood, there’s a perfect way to celebrate your personal power with red.
Photographer: Jamie Baker
Styling: Helen Seamons
Hair and makeup: Juliana Sergot using MAC and Kiehl’s
For more tips on wearing red: How to Wear Red Fearlessly
Model: Soraya Khalil at Bookings
I recently posted Soraya in my post Spotlight on: Soraya Khalil (courtesy of Ghanarising.blogspot.com), I think she’s an absolute beauty and winner of the Face of Colours of Benetton Competition.