Colour trends are versatile as you can usually find items in all shapes and sizes. But what I want to focus on here is the minimalist trend combined with the color red. Keep it simple and let the colour speak for itself - soft draping, pleats and perhaps a ruffle or two is all you need to make this work.
Long sleeves and pleats may seem a little demure, but they are perfect for the office, as is a short-sleeve shift dress in a bold shade of lipstick red. Just tone down your jewelry - leave the gold cuff behind, and skip the busy bangles. Accessorize with black - loafer pumps and a smooth leather handbag, or add a skinny black belt.
Your red can definitely be more daring in the evening and on weekends, but just continue to keep it simple. We have seen some fabulous (and simple!) red carpet looks in red - Olivia Wilde looked elegant in her Antonio Berardi dress at the "The Change-Up" Los Angeles Premiere, Rachel Weisz was stunning in Valentino at 'The Whistleblower' screening, and Mila Kunis looked flawless in a draped off-shoulder dress by Lanvin.
And if you're wondering what colour shoes to wear with a red dress, take a look at the choices below - Olivia matched her dress with red statement pumps, Rachel wore nude pointed toe pumps and Mila chose black satin platforms. Feel free to take your pick! And check out an assortment of red pieces available online now...
|Olivia Wilde in Antonio Berardi
||Rachel Weisz in Valentino
||Mila Kunis in Lanvin
Fall 2011 Fashion Trends: Minimalist Red