There is one time in a year when going all out in RED is not overkill. That time of the year is Chinese New Year when anything red is auspicious – yay! 😀 Its also Valentine’s Day this year so red will be in abundance too. I do handle red outfits well if I might say so myself but I also realize that not everyone wants to go full in-your-face red. I sometimes don’t either.
So, what I do when I dress a cool black or in neutral sombre colours, is to use red accessories to prevent my relatives shooting dagger looks at me. Red handbags, clutches or wallets are always useful. They add a pop of colour to an otherwise dark outfit, and it is unexpected yet makes a statement.
In the alternative, a red belt would jazz up a black dress perfectly. You’d look pulled together and chic. Or how about red shoes? If you pair a red belt and shoes with a dark dress, you can pull it off without looking too much like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz 😉 I have a gorgeous pair of red flats that I wear with jeans on days when I dress down but want something unexpected to draw attention to them, or when I feel like I need a touch of red. I haven’t found a pair of red pumps that do it for me though. I’m still on the look out
My eye has recently been caught by a bunch of very expensive items which come in a gorgeous gorgeous shade of red called “pomme d’amour” – the apple of love = tomato? 😛
These come under the Vernis collection of Louis Vuitton. I used to be a bit meh about Vernis leather in bags – too shiny and bling bling – but now that I know I can get it in smaller accessories, suddenly, it doesn’t look all that meh anymore. That pop of colour and shine in a small accessory looks promising.
I happen to love how the Brea PM (the bag) looks in person. I wore black the day I tried it on and it looked so amazing! BUT I found it too small and a tad dressy for my daily needs. Sigh….
I’m still thinking of getting something in Vernis though I’m worried about how it holds up with wear. Does anyone own anything in Vernis so you can share your experience with me? Does it scratch easily and do I need to take extra care when using it? Would a wallet in Vernis be just stupid? Help me! 😛
What’s your favourite red accessory? For now, its my red leather bag pictured above that I pull out on days when I feel a little down. Cheers me up aplenty!