August 8, 2013
One very striking dress, and one utterly simple and classic dress:
A great printed tee shirt with exquisitely well-matched shorts, and very fun zippy red moccasins. And a shirt covered with tiny red hearts, accented with red leather accessories, and white capris.
All shirts have sleeves rolled up, this time of year…
I love the Rag and Bone dress. Great with the red belt. I actually have a red belt and need to wear it more often.
I do too. Great simple style.
My friend Robin will love this vignette.
Yes, she does.
I have an irrational fear of red. It honestly makes no sense. With my dark hair and eyes, it probably doesn't look awful on me. However, two of my favorite pairs of shoes are my seriously comfortable Cole Haan ballet flats and my Troentorp clogs. Both are red. And I love the zip my 'usual suspects' outfits of black, gray or tan. It's a neat way to bring a bit of 'bam!' into an otherwise colorless outfit.
I've never had any red shoes–perhaps I should at least look at some!
This year I blew the budget on red ankle strap flats and a luscious red belt and I haven't looked back. Since I am very careful with purchasing my basics, I could do it. For that, thank you Janice! Susan in SLC
I love red shoes. I have loved them since I was four. Even though a clear, real red doesn't fit into "my" colors (soft autumn or whatever), I have red Ecco retro sneakers and simple red Italian leather sandals at present. I feel happy each time I wear them! With them I carry a…red!…straw clutch bag.
I have red shoes, but not a belt…but think I will get one. I don't want to accent my waistline anymore, could still belt a tee or blouse and wear a cardigan. Thanks again Janice!
cheryl :) says
I do have a few pair of red shoes, one pair is sequin tennis shoes and they always make me happy. I need to add some more red to my closet! Edited for typos, lol.
sequinned tennis shoes sound so much fun I need a paid now lol
pair … lol
Every wardrobe needs a pair of red shoes – I have winter and summer reds, flats and heels. They give me a lift when I wear them!
Great inspiration Janice – I love these vignettes and the red shoes! I wear mine all the time and they go with all my neutrals. I am also a huge fan of collared shirts and shorts with the sleeves rolled up. I think the shirt adds a degree of easy sophistication to a potentially 'too casual' outfit which is something I am becoming more aware of as I get older. If I want to wear shorts to lunch, I think a more conservative top and great accessories balances the look.
Love these fresh and fun pairings, Janice. As I've already written in one of these comment blocks, colorful slim belts and cardigans are my go-to slenderizers. The trick is to buy a belt longer than you need so you can wear it loose and angled low in front, avoiding a horizontal stripe.
Thanks for the tip, Gail. I was wondering about that.
I like red, but always felt too "loud" when I wore outfits like the red dress or the red tee. Thanks to Janice, I've learned how to accessorize a "plain" outfit. Now my red is a pop of color on neutrals (like the khaki and white) and I'm happy.
Isn't it interesting how the color red makes so many of us happy?
Great ideas, Janice. I've got a lovely pair of red wedges with leather 'ruffles' on the toes and a narrow red patent belt which I'm trying to wear more. I tend to get compliments when I do but it's a really easy pairing with navy, white, black, grey etc.