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HOW TO WEAR RED IN SUMMER? RED ACCENTS & RED OUTFIT INSPIRATION

Summer isn't over yet! So, the question remains: what to wear in the remaining summer days?  How about the colour of love? Red is the colour of love and passion. What better colour to end the summer with? If you want to infuse more red into your summer outfits, you've came to the right place. This year I've been crushing on yellow, but that doesn't mean that I have forgot about the power of colour red. We'll start with baby steps. As with any trend, starting small is always a good idea.

Check your closet and look for anything red. If you don't like red or you don't feel confident enough to rock a red dress, you can always accessorize. Red scarves, bags and other red accessories are a great way to add some colours to your outfits. Don't forget about make up! A red lip goes a long way. A red manicure always looks classical and elegant. If you want to try a new hair colour, why not opt for red? There is something special about redheads.

 Just like with any colour, what matters is that we find a shade that suits us. This applies to both make up, hair colour and clothes- finding shades that look flattering on us is everything! To do this, you first have to define your skin tones and undertones. There is plenty of information on that online, and you can find great colour palette inspiration on pinterest. There are even colour specialist that you can hire. So, don't be afraid to give the colour red a chance.

1.  RED ACCENTS (BAGS, HEELS, HATS, NECKLACES ETC)

Red accents are perfect if you want to add a bit of colour to your outfits. I, for example, often opt for red bags. Red bags are perfect for any season and look fantastic worn with any outfit.  Bellow you can see two printed dress outfits I wore a while back. The first dress I paired with a red fringed bag is a polka dot dress. The second dress is  super colourful, but there is no red among its colour. I didn't let that stop me from wearing a red bag, did I? Honestly, I wear red bags with anything. For me, red bags are like red lipstick, they go well with everything. Besides, why not contrast once in a while?

RED BAGS




Mini bags are in, but if you're the type to drag along a big bag, why not make it a red one? Bellow is an illustration of a pretty maxi bag I made a while ago. Bellow that illustration, you can see an outfit I wore featuring a red bag. I used to wear that red bag all the time, and I still have it. If you want to be more comfortable, opt for fabric or faux leather maxi bags. Leather bags last longer, but they are also heavier. I prefer to buy mini or medium leather bags. When I buy maxi bags, I usually opt for faux leather, straw, fabric and other lighter materials. Speaking of which, if you're good with DIY, you can also colour your bag red or add some red details. For more inspiration, check out these old DIY projects of mine here and here.





How to give an old bag a make over?

RED HEELS/ RED SHOES

Bellow is an illustration of a girl wearing red heels. Is there anything more feminine that a pair of red heels? Red heels make me think of Barbie dolls and red carpet events. Red shoes are a great way to add some glamour into our lives. If you don't like heels, you can always opt for short block heels or flat red shoes. Wear what makes you comfortable, but remember to have fun with your shoe choices. Alternatively, you can also wear shoes with cute red details, they don't have to be all red.








                                                        RED  NECKLACES


The photographs following these  fashion illustrations show me wearing statement red necklaces I made myself. Now, that I think of it, one of the first bags I ever made was a red bag. I even painted some of my shoes red. I guess that I always liked red accessories, and the fact that I also make them myself is the best proof I guess.






RED HATS

Red hats are another lovely way to wear more red. Usually when I wear this striped red cap, I make sure I add some other red details. This time it was another DIY necklace. I gifted this necklace (made of faux leather and satin cord) to a family member of mine. 




RED DRESSES

Red dresses are probably the simplest ways to wear red in summer. You just thrown a  dress you like on and there is that. The only thing you need to decide on is the shade of red you prefer. Crayon red has been in this summer, but you can also opt for lighter shades if that is what makes you more comfortable. When it comes to length, wear what you feel best in. Personally I wear all kinds of lenghts and cuts, but there is something about midi length that makes it my personal favourite. This summer I was lucky to find the perfect red midi dress for myself. Another thing I always advise is to look for vintage dresses. Some of my favourite red dresses are vintage, inherited from my mother and aunts.














RED PRINTED DRESSES

If a print lover, why not look for your favourite print? Be it stripes or a cherry print, there must be a red printed dress out there for you. Bellow you can see me wearing a striped red maxi dress that I accessories with a striped red cap and a red bag. It's all about red! If they could talk, I'm sure that the Barbie dolls I sewed for would love their red gingham dresses. The girls who got those red gingham  Barbie outfits certainly liked them!









RED TOPS, SHIRTS AND BLOUSES

Red tops and blouses are always fun and eye-catching. You can try pairing them with black pencil skirt if you want to put emphasis to the upper part of your body. If you want to put emphasis on the lower part of your body, you can try pairing them with some bold prints. The possibilities are endless. Some of my favourite red tops are vintage. There simply is something special about vintage clothes, isn't it so?









RED SKIRTS
When it comes to red skirts, sometimes I like to pair them with matching red accents, such as a red necklace or a red bag. However, sometimes I also like to wear them on their own. I don't have many all red skirts. Most of the red skirts I have are printed skirts. Some of them, like the one bellow, have been hand painted by yours truly. 








RED JUMPSUITS

Red jumpsuit is possible the only red item that I lack in my wardrobe. I have quite a few pants with red details (some of those red details I made myself), but I don't have a single jumpsuit in my closet. So, I'll share with you my fashion illustration of a jumpsuit. I illustrated a girl with blue hair because I think such a hairdo would look great with a red jumpsuit. Action hero vibes and all that.




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Comments

  1. NICE DRAWING AND PRETTY DRESSES
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  2. Qué pasada de bolso! Me encanta como queda con el vestido de lunares :)
    Un besito cielo. Feliz semana :)
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  3. Great post dear! Red as always been a statement colour I love to play with
    xx
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  4. Obožavam kombinirati crvene detalje. Posebno mornarsku boju sa crvenom. :)

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  5. Nice style inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  6. Secondo me il rosso è un colore che sta bene a tutte, tutto l'anno!
    In ogni caso ho trovato davvero utili e intelligenti i tuoi consigli, e davvero stilosi i tuoi look: tu stai una meraviglia in rosso!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  7. Everything looks amazing!

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  8. Beautiful photos and illustrations Ivana! Red has been one of my go to colors this Summer! Have a great week!

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  9. I totally agree! Red is such a stunning colour and it makes me feel amazing. I love all the red pieces you have uploaded.

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  10. I love the red outfits. I find red to be such a happy beautiful colour perfect for summer. Kisses!

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  11. You look so pretty in red dresses. Red is my favorite color. Happy Monday dear.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  12. Thanks a lot :D

    fantastic and useful tips my dear :D

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  13. I have a few red items I have not even worn this summer , i'm glad I visited your blog because you have just given me the inspiration I need to style them . That red fringe bag is so cute .

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. I do love colour red.

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  14. thanks dear :D

    I think I need more red cltohes :D

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  15. I love the details. Very beautiful.

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  16. Quanta ispirazione da questi look! Amo il rosso, lo sai e anche a te dona molto!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  17. Odličan post. Obožavam crvenu boju, posebno leti. :)
    Pogledaj moj novi post
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  18. You look lovely in red! :) I mostly have red accessories, and a few red items of clothing, but I wore my red tees recently and was reminded what a nice colour it is to wear! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  19. It's funny because I think of red as just another color...and a wonderful one at that. Yet some people think it's too bold to wear.
    I think you've shown how perfect it can work in any outfit, Ivana!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  20. The bag is amazing!
    I love this eyecatchy color and the fringe are so cool.
    Lovely combination my dear.


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  21. I love red, and these look are very beautiful. Congratulations.

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  22. Believe it or not, I used to never wear red, but lately since this spring I have been drawn to red dresses and accessories. This post is great for those that haven't discovered red and finding ways to subtly introduce it to your wardrobe without going overboard at first. xoxo, Christine
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  23. SO many brilliant ways to bring the colour red into your summer wardrobe! I love how you've worn the red bag; accessorising with the colour red is a fabulous option. Although, my favourite styling here would have to be the statement red necklace paired with the black maxi dress - very chic!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Accessorizing with colour red can be so much fun, I agree.

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  24. Adoro il rosso, mi piacciono tutti questi dettagli
    Alessandra

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  25. Amazing post!!!
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  26. You wear red so beautifully, Ivana! It really looks striking with your dark hair and complexion. I love your vintage dress and the new dress with ruffles, the black skirt with folds with red accents, and the first outfit, and the cherry dress... ok, too many to mention! I love your DIY ideas and experiments with accessories. Red is such a beautiful and powerful color, I think every woman needs red in her wardrobe!

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    1. Thank you Natalia. I love DIY experiments. I do agree that red is a powerful colour.

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  27. Red is a truly stunning color. I love all your recommendations and all the ways you added red into your looks.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  28. Tebi baš dobro stoji crvena. Od svih slika, najbolja mi je kombinacija s prve :)

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  29. I do love your pops of red! It has such an eyecatching effect on all your looks.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  30. You look so gorgeous in red, nice pics btw ♥

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  31. Draga, izgledas predivno u crveno. Zaista si me inspirirala sa ove kombinacije x)

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  32. You look so beautiful in all of these photos! And your sketches look amazing!

    Xoxo Babita
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  33. I love red!
    Best color!

    Federica
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  34. Red rocks! Love red dressed, they're soo sexy and cute<3

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  35. I also recently infused a pop of red in my outfit! Red can never go wrong!

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  36. Yo soy una apasionada del rojo y me encantó esta entrada! El rojo siempre para las más atrevidas :)
    Los bolsos rojos son un must para mi. Un beso guapa.

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  37. Red is a love of mine too! Love everything you chose!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  38. sorry my dear i´m late, but i wanna say something: nice styles!!! red is a beautiful fashion colour and i like your looks.the only thing i miss, is a red pantyhose...;-) lol

    great post

    hugs
    Jennifer
    http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.com/2018/11/crossdresser-viktoria-stellt-sich-vor.html

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