August 29, 2011

Red, red wine

The Row and DVF via || Neiman Marcus September Book

I love it when designers are inspired by drinking.  From shoes to furs, they are giving us a little cabernet everywhere we turn.  (Side note: currently enjoying a glass of shiraz.)  To make it modern, consider wearing the color from head to toe.  This doesn't mean the exact same color (though, that's not a bad thing these days - see image above), but try mixing different shades of cab sav.  Maybe a bordeaux blouse with wide leg red pants.  Or a red-orange top with a merlot skirt.  A blouse-y cranberry tunic tucked into a maxi skirt or high waist pants to carry spring's boho chic into fall.  And structured handbags put back with any of these looks add polish.

Now, if there is one bordeaux item you must add into your wardrobe, it is shoes.  This color will be your new neutral and you will wear it forever with any and every color in your wardrobe.  There really isn't a color that it can't go back to. Really. If you find one in your closet, email me and I'll tell you you're wrong.  Find a bordeaux shoe now while they're so available in a range of styles and price points to fit your closet and your budget.

Questions about how to wear one of this season's trends or how to update a favorite piece in your wardrobe? Email me here.

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