Top 5 Red Pieces You Need To Buy This AW17
October 9, 2017 Amy Pollock 0 Comments
In case you haven’t noticed, everyone is loving the colour red right now. From the preview catwalks of Belfast Fashion Week to the Victoria Square high street shops – wherever you turn, you’ll see somewhere stocking or someone rocking this fiery head-turning shade.
Now I know this isn’t breaking news, as I did briefly mention in one of my previous articles ‘What to Expect from AW17 Trends’ how red was on the up-and-coming, but I didn’t expect it to become this HUGE.
So, since that article, I have had time to find the best of the bunch so you don’t have to. In all their glory, here they are:
The Statement Coat
I’m starting with this because it is the boldest item on the list. I pondered for what felt like forever trying to decide whether it was ‘too much’ or enough people’s cup of tea, disregarding the fact I have seen Instagram literally explode with posts of bloggers wearing it.
But, realistically, red isn’t a colour that should be shyly worn, and now is the time for everyone to embrace it in its most daring and outrageous form. So, I decided to bite the bullet and buy the £25 Primark dupe of the coats below, and I have had no regrets since. The number of compliments I have received so far has already overruled the doubts I had, so I suggest you try it too.
You can never go wrong with a ‘little red dress’ when you want to make maximum impact with minimal effort.
This versatile River Island dress ticks all the boxes for day-to-night transitioning. Try pairing it with black tights and court heels for workwear; or with some ankle boots and a big cosy wrap-around scarf for those colder autumnal nights. For going ‘out-out’, wear with some gold strappy heels to vamp up the look without taking too much attention away from the flattering shape, cut and colour of the dress.
The Casual Tee
Whether worn tucked into jeans or under dungarees, this t-shirt is the perfect facelift for any outfit. The not-too-bright colour injection and cute slogan embroidery is suitable for all ages and styles and would be a great beginner piece for those who aren’t quite ready to venture into full-blown bright red coats.
Your New Favourite Jumper
With the colder weather creeping in, I think it’s fair to say we’re all a little bit excited about the thought of wearing jumpers again.
But just because summer is over doesn’t mean we have to let go of all the bright and beautiful colours that come with it. This red jumper is the ‘it’ trans-seasonal piece of the moment, and looks great mixed with contrasting textures such as leather-look leggings or vinyl skirts poking underneath, paired with suede over-the-knee boots.
All About The Boots
The simplest way to incorporate this new trend into your wardrobe is to buy some red boots and wear them with a plain monochrome outfit for easy and effortless style points.
Or if you want to wear red-on-red but don’t know exactly where to start, try teaming these red Stradivarius boots with black skinny jeans and maybe matching red earrings, red lipstick or a red top – whatever boundaries you’re comfortable to push. That way, the red from the boots with be far enough away that it won’t look too OTT but still chic enough to look like a well-put-together, statement outfit.