OLD RULE: NEVER WEAR RED OR PINK IF YOU’RE A REDHEAD
NEW RULE: REDHEADS LOOK AMAZING IN SCARLET, RUBY, TOMATO, HOT AND BABYDOLL PINK
Christina Hendricks photo: Startraks Photo
Sexy redhead Christina Hendricks wears red on and off the set of Mad Men. Nicole Kidman sizzled in red in Moulin Rouge. Red hair, whether natural-born or bottled, runs the gamut from strawberry to rich deep mahogany. The idea is to choose a shade that flatters your skintone. It’s your skin tone, not hair color, that will determine how flattering a color looks on you. Bright clear reds and true pinks look great on every redhead.
OLD RULE: PATENT LEATHER IS ONLY FOR SPRING AND SUMMER
NEW RULE: PATENT LEATHER GIVES FALL’S FEMININE ACCESSORIES AN EDGEThis season look for candy colors to give classic clutches, ballet flats and belts a contemporary edge. Patent leather accessories give wintery tweeds, flannels, cords and bouclés a stylish textural contrast. Good examples are (from left to right):
OLD RULE: ONLY WEAR BOOTS FROM OCTOBER TO APRIL
NEW RULE: ANKLE BOOTIES ARE MULTI-SEASONAL
Wear them with dresses that are draped or fitted, mini or knee-length and, of course, with leggings. To try now (from left to right):
OLD RULE: SHOES AND BAGS SHOULD MATCH
NEW RULE: BAGS AND SHOES SHOULD WORK TONALY
I’m bending it like Beckham on this one — Victoria is gets it right every time. She keeps her accessory looks fresh – and eye catching – by keeping the color of her bags and shoes within the same color family, but doesn’t use the same color for both items. Since they don’t match exactly, your eye bounces between the lust-worthy shoes and oh, so desirable bags. They’re like twinkling stars orbiting a gorgeous outfit.
To keep your outfits looking fresh and on-point, vary the tones of your bags and shoes. If you wear a burgundy shoe, carry a maroon bag. If you’ve got a mustard shoe, tuck a sunshine yellow clutch under your arm. See what I mean in the photos above: Victoria tones her grays, keeps her purples in the family, and sticks to reds that work together.
What do you think of fashion rules? Have you followed them? Do you ignore them?