Lou’s Top Tips: How to wear red

Discover how to look red hot in the colour of the season…
If you’re seeing red this season, don’t be alarmed – it’s one of summer’s biggest trends. And, there really is a red for everyone so read Lou’s top tips on how to find your shade…
Lots of people can be scared of red but really there’s no need to be. Red can boost your confidence and look great no matter what your age or skin tone.
Generally speaking, the older we get the more colour we should wear as it can really boost your confidence and emotional wellbeing. If you’re unsure about wearing red next to your face, start out with accessories – a belt or shoes, a shirt or dress which has a red print, or choose red shorts or jeans which you can team with navy or white tops.
We have some fantastic red chino shorts from Fransa which would look fab with a white shirt, or a pretty chiffon top from Saint Tropez that has a red print with lots of white in it. Team a red cardie with a white t-shirt for a bolder look, such as the Palm Cotton cardigan from White Stuff (top) of if you’re feeling more confident, the Roisin jumpsuit from Inwear (below) is a fantastic piece for a wedding with its berry red background and creamy leaf pattern. I love the contrasting belt that goes with it too. For full-on red, the Anzi dress from Inwear is a knockout – gentle ruching and a scoop back add essential detail in a bold statement or go for a funky red playsuit from Saint Tropez (above), with its gentle tie waist and cute lace back.
Getting the right shade of red is important too as the will reflect onto your skin tone. If you’ve had your colours done with me, it makes it easy to find your true red:
Spring: lucky you, red is your friend – try wearing shell pink and pillar box red together for a stand out combo
Summer: go for softer shades of red such as raspberry pinks and summery sorbets
Autumn: you suit warmer tones, perhaps with a hint of orange, coral or tomato-red. Team with khaki for a chic effect
Winter: you can get away with lots of red, from coral and salsa to salmon pinks and true reds. Team with graphite, navy or black for a strong contrast
If you’d like a style consultation or just some advice about which shade is for you, please do pop in and see me or one of our other style assistants… we’ll be happy to help!

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