My New Love for Red
Over the past year, I’ve learned to love this bold hue!
Up until the middle of last year, I’ve never been someone to love wearing red. I used to feel intimidated by this color and would go for more neutrals – blacks, tans, greys – and pinks. However, I started loving red’s boldness and sex appeal. Even for casual outings, I am often spotted in something red – whether a cherry lip or red blouse paired with rip jeans. Here are my two favorite looks in red – one of which I have buyer’s remorse over!
I purchased this dress in Korea last summer. This dress is on the more conservative side, but I like the lightweight material. I can wear it for brunch in the summer or with layers in the winter. I normally go for a feminine, Parisian-style look but could not help but fall in love with the retro vibe the dress gave. I toughened the look up by styling the dress with my favorite brown leather jacket and tassel necklace.
This red jumpsuit gave me my worst case of buyer’s remorse!
Last year, I spotted the perfect red jumpsuit at Urban Outfitters. Bright cherry red – you could spot it from a mile away. When I first saw it, I immediately thought that the garment would overwhelm my 4’11” frame. However, I couldn’t help but try on the jumpsuit for fun. I put the jumpsuit on, and I was surprised that the garment flattered my long torso and short legs. At the time, I was searching to update my spring wardrobe with jumpsuits instead of dresses. I like how practical and versatile jumpsuits are, as you can easily dress them up and down without much hassle. I could imagine myself wearing this particular red jumpsuit to both casual and formal events.
Now, I try to experiement with more color! Neutrals will always be my go-to color palette, but I hope to brighten up my wardrobe for spring 2019.