If you have recently opened a women’s magazine or a style blog or just your eyes, really, you already know that red is a major trend this autumn/winter. In its purest form, it’s often called „red to toe“ and I have to admit this phrase annoys me – possibly because it was already overused by the beginning of September. But never mind my pettiness, I’d happily wear all red and probably will at some point this Autumn.
For this post, however, I went with a half-red look, for two reasons: 1) it’s more accessible and 2) I simply do not own a red satin skirt that would have been a lovely contrast to this chunky jumper. So I made do and wore the new (a big Massimo Dutti knit) with the old (a midi Zara dress) with the classic (my second pair of Gucci loafers).
I personally find red easy to wear, I think it suits me and it has the benefit of making an instant statement – something I value. You can put on this jumper with the plainest jeans and trainers and still be impossible to ignore. If standing out is not your thing (and it isn’t even mine all the time), there is always the tamer option of a red handbag or red shoes. Or even just red lipstick, also featured here.
This post also gave me the opportunity to address the day-to-night issue. With two moves – taking off the knit and changing the shoes – the super cosy outfit becomes entirely evening appropriate. I of course also wear it to the office like that, or maybe add a black blazer for a less body-con look. Obviously, the dress does not have to be as form-fitting as mine, the formula works beautifully with a looser silhouette as well. Flat shoes also help to make the whole thing less vampy and 80s, if you’d rather avoid that vibe.
This brings my autumn outfit series to a close. Let me know if you’d be interested in a winter version and I hope to do a holiday post at some point as well. Any excuse to wear sequins.
Photos Liina Jasmin, MUAH Ave Antson.