Wednesday, January 19

Trendspotting: Lady-like Black & Red

Loving the lady-like looks in the classic combo of black and red lately!

There's the classic black dress with a skinny red belt as seen on Dianna below, or the same idea inverted, as on Garcelle:
From left: Dianna Agron in a black scoopneck dress with a red leather belt, black heels and a patent leather clutch;  Garcelle Beauvais in a bold red sheath, leopard print booties and a stack of gold bangles.
Or you can wear red and black patterns, such as the polka dot on Reese or the abstract graphic on Claire, both surprisingly muted:
From left: Reese Witherspoon in red and black polka dot cap sleeve Dolce & Gabbana dress and platform Jimmy Choo pumps; Claire Danes in a Prada red and black nipped-waist dress with a full skirt, Prada patent pumps and a heart bracelet.
Either way, the classically lady-like shapes and conservative cuts ensure that this look stays appropriate for the workplace.  If you want to play this up with accessories, you can veer from the standard black pump to a more colorful red one (like on Reese above), or even something crazier like the leopard print bootie on Garcelle.  I know it can be hard to look stylish when getting dressed at 7am everyday, but having outfits like these standing by in your closets makes life easy.

Make it your own! 
To make this look your own without breaking the bank, get a skinny red belt (which can be found anywhere, from Forever 21 to Saks) to wear with the classic LBD that we all (should) have in our closets.  It will liven up your look, giving you almost an entirely brand new outfit.

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