In Color

How to wear Red

There are no half measures, you love it or you hate it: today we talk about how to wear red!

The period is certainly the best, since we are under Christmas; but a bit like black, red is more than a color: it is a philosophy of life.

 

TO EACH THEIR OWN!

Sometimes I hear people say, “I would like to wear it, but red does not suit me at all” … Well, it depends on which red!

If you have cool colors, orient yourself on the most violaceous reds of the fruits the woods; if instead you have warm colors, the orange reds, like coral or tomato, will be more for you.

Take the test and find out if you have warm or cool colors!

 

A COLOR FOR EVERY SEASON

According to the Color Analysys, with the old theory of the four seasons, we can classify four chromatic types to which associate the right shade of red.

WINTER (Monica Bellucci): cold and brilliant red like ruby.

AUTUMN (Julia Roberts): warm and spicy red.

SUMMER (Taylor Swift): rosy red and more delicate ones like watermelon.

SPRING (Scarlett Johansson): coral red, warm and vibrant.

 

HOW TO WEAR A RED TOTAL LOOK

If you are shy or doing your first experiments with red, I suggest you skip to the next paragraph!

No, the total look is not just for super seductive styles!

Here are some examples, to wear red with four different styles: trendy, casual, feminine, elegant.

 

 

HOW TO WEAR RED ACCESSORIES

To give a touch of color to the look, it is certainly easier to wear red in accessories: a simple scarf to revive the black coat or a hat to give more style.

But the real highlight is the red bag or a pair of shoes / boots, to use absolutely in contrast, without maniacal combinations.

 

HOW TO MATCH RED

Apart from the touch of red on total white or total black, we can create many beautiful combinations using color schemes.

SIMILAR COLORS:

If you have something of a warm / orange red, combine it with the colors of the earth, from beige to brown.

 

Always among the similar colors we can mention this combination certainly more bold, red with fuchsia: do it without fear, just make sure that both are bright.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY COLORS

A very sophisticated combination with which to wear red is blue and white, perhaps striped.

 

Another combination for complementary colors is coral with turquoise: it is definitely more summery, but still effective!

 

HOW TO WEAR RED – BEAUTY

This is a sore point: did you ever wonder why the red lipstick is very elegant on some women and vulgar on others?

It’s a matter of chromatic contrast: if you want to know more, I refer you to my post How to choose lipstick?

 

And you, do you love wearing red? Or just do not like it?

Let me know in the comments below and continue to write me on my Stories on Instagram: I am waiting for!

Rossella Migliaccio
Italian Image Institute

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