Saturday, July 19

Be the Apple of Fashion's Eye in Candy Apple Red

Left to right: Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, Tibi

As tempting as the sweet treat it's named after, this warm hue allows you to transition from summer to fall in a clean, crisp way.  Gorgeous, glam and so intense it nearly glows, this true red has impact in small or big doses.  Plus, it's not-too-orange, not-too-blue undertones flatter a wide range of complexions, warming up paler ones and complimenting yellow-based skin.

How To Wear It....

The attention grabbing hue calls for textural contrast, so change it up- try slick patent leather against wool, or add shine to crepe with silk satin.  If that's too much color for your comfort level, try using it as an accent- red can underline a detail or exaggerate a waistline.

Neutrals like black and gray underscore this shade's vibrancy and let it take center stage as the star of your outfit.  Want to revel in it's richness? Gold adds a luxurious feel.  Should you prefer bold contrast, cobalt ups the wattage.

Take a bite into this trend with some of my favorite picks below.

Saint Laurent
Kate Spade
Sonia Rykiel
Louche Egan
Alexander McQueen
Dolce & Gabbana

St. John Collection
Sophia Webster

Tory Burch
Michael Kors

"Red Stiletto"
"Rouge Pop Art"

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