Christmas is here and one bold colour that stands out unbelievably is RED! But caution must be taken into consideration when dressing in this colour. Recently, I spotted a fashion magazine showing a lady wearing lustrous red lips, red bodycon dress, holding red clutch and sporting red pumps. With due respect, I call this an “overkill”.
Tolu Onabanjo, a Lagos-based fashion stylist and lawyer provides some “Red Alert” tips for ladies this festive season.
Here are the tips:
-Avoid going all red this Season as this will give you a “Father Xmas” look. But let your red lips be intact.
-Pairing a red top with denim jeans (for a smart casual look) is ideal.
-Still on smart casual look, a lady should pair her red top + denims with lovely slippers or sandals to give that extra edge to it. The red top can be worn with brooches to the side or nice chucky neckpiece that brings out the entire outfit making her look laidback but sexy as well! Perfect for an afternoon brunch or lunch with friends.
-For a red boob tube corset gown, a lady should wear a gorgeous necklace alone to set off the red dress.
-Choice of accessories may include: gold neckpiece, a red box clutch, chandelier earrings, bracelet, red colour-blocked handbag, white pumps with red heart-shaped detail in front, etc.
-Her coiffure should be in an updo style to add glam to the whole look if she’s going for a formal event. If it’s smart casual, she can let her hair/weave/braids down to give it that simple yet sexy demure look.
-It’s important to make red the “focal point”; you can achieve this by accessorizing rightly rather than indulging in an “overkill” of red.
So, ladies it’s Xmas time! Be “red alert” when shopping for anything red and its accessories!
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PS: Ms. Onabanjo is a legal practitioner, fashionista, fashion stylist and blogger. She has keen interest for anything vintage. For more info on her, check her blog: www.tosekivintage.blogspot.com