The Secret to Wearing Red
Red. It’s the color of passion and energy and action. Red is full of intensity and vibrancy. Red signifies passion and power. The hue is meant to stand out, not blend in. Red is for the bold, not for the meek. It’s made for leaders, not followers. Just this past week, the beautiful Queen Latizia of Spain donned a red dress while speaking at a Let Girls Learn conference.
To quote the wise Dr. Seuss:
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
When it comes to wearing color, I often hear from you all that you’re a little intimidated to do so. That’s why I’ve written these articles in the past on how to wear certain colors:
- 3 Tips for Color Blocking
- 5 Tips for Wearing Blush Pink
- 5 Tips for Wearing Camel and Black
- 6 Ideas for Wearing Marsala
- 10 Ideas for Wearing Mint Green
As I was researching and thinking about red, today’s color in focus, I attempted to write a similarly numbered list of tips for wearing red, but, really, at the end of the day, there is only one secret you need to know to wear red.
The secret to wearing red is to wear it with confidence!
That’s right – it’s that simple. You can’t play the role of a shrinking violet when wearing red. You must wear it with confidence. Walk tall, put a smile on your face, and stride boldly into the room. That’s the only way to do it. When you’re wearing red, heads will turn!
Two more items of note:
Sara Battaglia x Ferragamo Collaboration
Did you notice this fabulously colorful bag I’m carrying in these photos? It’s part of the Sara Battaglia capsule collection for Ferragamo. And it’s creating quite a buzz among color-loving fashionistas around the globe! Read InStyle’s review of the collection here.
The skewed rainbow stripes are based on a rainbow wedge shoe that Ferragamo designed for Judy Garland in 1938. I was lucky enough to see this shoe in Rome a few years ago. You can catch a glimpse of it here. Do you see the inspiration?
Browse and shop the luxe colorful collection here:
Camilyn Beth : Special Offer
If you like my dress, good news! Camilyn Beth is extending a special offer for Wear + Where + Well readers. Enter code “wearwherewell10” at checkout for 10% off your order.
This Emma dress is beautiful in its simple elegance. I especially love the subtle accent of the red sash at the waist. Note that I found this dress to fit a big snug, so feel free to order your regular size or one size up for a more relaxed fit. If red is not your color (even after our encouragement to give it a try), you’ll be glad to know that this Emma dress also comes in pink and white.
Here are a few more of our favorite classic, yet modern Camilyn Beth dresses:
Do you gravitate towards red, or do you avoid red? We challenge you to become that “lady in red” this summer!
Share your thoughts with us. We love to hear from you! Be sure to check back tomorrow as we share more great red dress options to add to your summer wardrobe.
Have a great day!
Photos by Maritere Rice in Miami, Florida at Wynwood Walls
Thanks to the new Washington Park Hotel South Beach for hosting us in Miami!