Ahoy! :D I've been obsessed with doing a monochrome look using shades of red for awhile, now. I drew a lot of inspiration from this Paris Fashion Week style photo. It's possible that the colors were altered using Photoshop, but I have to say that the shades of red in her outfit are perfect. I don't remember how long ago it was that I saw it, but the photo left an indelible impression on me. I found proof that you can wear a predominately red outfit and not look like a freak. Haha. So, here is my take on that style. ^_^
I played around with light and dark reds with the bright red coat, deep plum maxi skirt and dark brick red scarf. I was afraid that, with the coat closed, people might think that I tried to do a matchy-matchy outfit and failed to get all of the colors to align. In actuality, I set out to create a subtle variation in color.
When the coat is opened, I think it becomes more obvious that I meant to include different shades of red. To make the outfit more interesting in comparison to some of the other predominately red outfits that I've seen, I mixed things up by adding deep orange and light purple. :D I'm actually wearing a dark burgundy vintage dress underneath all of this. I really loved the lace collar and I thought it looked so nice with the orange crop sweater. Plus, the dress added a welcome, additional layer of warmth. :P
Here you can see the mix of colors, patterns and textures with the collar, sweater and floral necklace. I'm sad to say that an unacceptable amount of time had passed since I last wore that purple necklace. It's one of my favorite accessories, but I guess I'm (unduly?) picky about how I use it. I think the colors in the outfit compliment the necklace and, in turn, the necklace adds character to the overall look.
At this point, I could have just called it a day. However, it was 30+ degrees and I was feeling pretty good about that. :D I got to wear my fedora, again, and I've really missed wearing it. Also, I didn't have to wear gloves. Yippee! So, I decided to take off my coat and necklace and show you some more details.
I wanted to make sure I showed you guys what the outfit looked from the back. You can see the delicate repeating patterns on the crop sweater (which I love!) and you'll notice that the lace collar of the vintage dress is non-existent. This is because it is sewn to the front of the dress only. You see more of the wooden heels of my knee high black boots, too. You don't notice the contrasting heel unless you look at the boots from the side or from the back. As you know, I like these kinds of variations in my outfits.
I think I did OK with this first attempt at a predominately red outfit. I dunno. Thoughts? Was the necklace a bit much? Hehe. Thanks for reading! ^_^ I hope you have great weekend. <3
Thrifted - Red Scarf, Black Fedora, Anthropologie Orange Crop Sweater (Swap Group), Brown
Tortoise Cat Eye Glasses (Swap Group), ModCloth High Waisted Red Skirt (Sale),
ModCloth Wooden Heel Boots (Sale) & ModCloth Black Satchel (Sale)
Ruche - Purple Ryu Flower Necklace
Tulle - Double Pocket Red Coat