Fashion stylist gives tips on wearing red for the holidays | Alexandra Stylist | Personal Wardrobe Stylist NYC

Red for the holidays

By | December 21st, 2011 | Confessions

I’m sure you can tell that red is my favorite color as well as my brand accent by now.

So, you can imagine my glee when red became a major runway trend. If you think you can’t wear red, that is wrong. Everyone gets their own shade of red based on individual coloring. It’s just a matter of finding your ideal red based on your skin coloring.

My style prescription (link) covers color and shape analysis in addition to much more useful personal style information. A good rule of thumb to get you started is this: if you know your skin is cool, you should wear a blue-red with cool undertones. If you have warm skin, an orange-red is best. If your skin is neutral, opt for a true red. If you are really fair and warm with little contrast, you will want a muted red/orange shade. A good makeup artist can tell you about your specific skin tones.

Here are a few ways to start wearing red: Accessories are easy gateway drugs into wearing the color because it can be easily paired with black or with any jeans.

A scarf is an wonderful addition.

Retro chic scarf from Etsy

One of a kind red scarf from Etsy

Handmade Red Ruffle Scarf from Etsy

A Ralph Lauren red top from Nordstroms goes easily with black pants or a black skirt.

Forget the little black dress; get a Little Red Dress (LRD) from Nordstroms.

Or Bloomindales

Or a Ports 1961 from Saks

Even more luxurious from Bergdorf Goodman

Another Dress from Bergdorf Goodman

Final fabulous dress from Bergdorf Goodman

A red hat goes great with that black coat everyone seems to have.

This Kate Spade hat is a winner also.

These Cole Haan Red shoes will add a touch of color to a casual t-shirt and jeans or to your favorite dress.

Whichever accessory you want to start with, red is a wonderful color — not only for the Christmas holiday season, but also for Valentine’s day, romantic dates, New Year’s Eve, and birthdays. I’m sure you will feel the heat once you start working it into your wardrobe.

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