Red is a power colour - there is just no two ways about it. When I wear red, I feel like I can take on the world with the strength of Wonder Woman and the confidence of Tiger Woods. However, I understand that due to its overly bold nature, many people shy away from incorporating this hue into their looks, especially in fall and winter months. Among the cool hues present in Fall 2016's Pantone colour report, Aurora Red adds a well needed punch that brings excitement and vibrancy to the table. As you can see below, it stands out from the crowd, providing the perfect accent colour to bring warmth into the cooler seasons.
I know that the natural instinct is to utilize red in a secondary capacity, throwing on a pair of red shoes or wearing a bright shade of lipstick, but I think it's time to let red shine! Instead of leaving red on the bench, only to be used in those one-off situations, I decided to show that wearing red in a monochromatic outfit can also be on-trend! Monochromatic dressing means wearing separates of one color that have different textures or similar shades of that color for an overall tonal look. When you keep your overall outfit within the same color hue, the outcome can be just as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid color. I know... coming from a print mixing lover like myself, this must seem extremely out of character but wearing a tonal look doesn't have to be boring! Wearing multiple layers of varied textures of one colour adds depth and dimension to an outfit, and, no matter your shape or style, monochromatic ensembles always look sharp!
Move aside little black dress, the little red dress is making a major move this season! Using this beautiful Camille dress from Maggie London's London Times Curve collection as a base for my monochrome look achieves two things - creating an elegant base to begin building this monotone look as well as providing a texture that will add to the overall interest of the look. Paired with a slightly brighter hued red in the my Shoedazzle pumps and a velvet clutch in slightly darker shade of red adds levels of dimension and interest in a minimalist way. This just goes to show that simply changing the shade of the monochromatic colour goes leaps and bounds in providing interest and movement in the complete look. A layer of Mary Jo K liquid matte lipstick completes the entire look, proving that red is back with vengeance and taking fall by storm!
This is a sponsored blog post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.