I am here with a sermon of sorts…the doctrine of The Beauty of Red. I love seeing women explore colours of a large variety, although the absence of it happens to be my favorite.
Next to my heart is the colour red, and don’t we just love the beauty of Red. ♥️
For this critical analysis, I acquired various pictures of people, men and women, to buttress my points.
DISCLAIMER : The pictures used in this post belong to the respective instagram accounts as shown in the pictures, except stated otherwise.
Red is a colour ascribed to many things. It is a colour of love and of danger. That alone shows the fierceness, arrogance, yet subtlety and allure of the colour red. It’s also a colour of courage and passion. It emboldens and makes a simple outfit striking.
“When in doubt, wear red” – Bill Blass
According to Wikipedia :
“Red is the color that most attracts attention. Surveys show it is the color most frequently associated with visibility, proximity, and extroverts. It is also the color most associated with dynamism and activity.”
There are different shades of red – scarlet, crimson, burgundy, maroon, to ruby.
And it goes with any skin tone and colour. That’s a plus 100. From Lupita Nyong’o to Janelle Monae, and to Meryl Streep.
Red works for it all.
Did you think I’d forgotten the guys? Not at all.
Red can be a very bold colour for guys to style, but just like the ladies, it still looks beautiful in any shade. You too should take the risk. Get a red staple guys… Whether it’s a sweatshirt or sweatpants, three-piece suit, muffler, or even sneakers and shoes. Wear red.
“When in doubt wear red”.
Red alone is beautiful and eye-catching. Red paired with other vibrant colours, is incredibly eye-catching. Don’t forget your accessories too.
Related: COLOUR BLOCKING
Let’s do it the African way, shall we? African materials combine colours and prints, giving them a whole other level of uniqueness. Get that red ankara print and even a simple style would do. From a simple shift dress to a full on maxi gown.
Oh. See this cutie.. Even for children 😁
Now let me give you a quick tip.
Due to the vibrancy of the colour red, if you’re going to style it, let the red item make the statement. Keep everything other thing simple. Whether it’s a red gown, red lips, red accessories, scarves or mufflers, let them make the statement. Red is beautiful when it is allowed to stand out. Avoid a clash or fight for attention, keeping others simple or using them to complement the red item.
Say a little black dress with red pumps and a red clutch, a little red gown (a new essentiality) with nude heels or red ankle strap heels, neutral makeup and a little chain necklace. Let’s say you have a red sun hat on over a yellow dress…. That’s a nice colour block, or maybe a tomato or pepper red blazer over a yellow dress. These and many more ideas are there for you to explore, and you need to do just that. Explore.
You need more conviction to get that red staple?
I love red…and I love seeing people in red. It’s beautiful. You just got to stop and look. Twice.
I hope I’ve been able to convince you that Red doesn’t disappoint.
Yet again, in the words of Bill Blass, “when in doubt, wear red”.
Let’s paint the town RED!
Till next time loves…