Monday, January 19, 2009

2009 Trend #1 - RED

First -- I apologize for my long absence from blogging. . .I have been in the process of moving, setting up internet, etc. 

Now. . .on to elaborating on my 1st predicted Fashion Trend of 2009 - the color red. 

I've noticed over the years that I will tend to suddenly gravitate toward one color. . .and the next thing I know it's the "it" color the following season. Well. . .this fall I began to gravitate toward the color red. Well, what do you know. . .Pantone releases it's color trends. . .and right at the top is Fuchsia Red for Spring!

This is a great color as it is flattering on a variety of skin tones. . .and really makes a statement. With a color like red, you do need to be careful not to over-do it! You can incorporate this color into your look in a variety of ways. . .from making it the lead character with a fabulous red dress, or giving it a supporting role as a clutch or shoe. 

Check out these fabulous red finds below:


Clockwise from top left:
Reem Acra . Oscar de la Renta . Searle . Black Halo . Marc by Marc Jacobs . Nanette Lepore . Tweezerman . Christian Louboutin . DVF

So what colors go well with red? Red is a pretty vibrant color. . .so you don't want to mix it with too many other colors. . .but it surprisingly can be mixed with almost any color. Red and turquoise-blue is a favorite combination of mind. It gives a very tropical, exotic vibe. Red and yellow also go nicely, although you have to be careful of looking too "mustard and ketchup". 

Red and green may start to look a little too holiday. . .lean toward a more yellowy lime green for this combination. Red also of course goes with any of the neutrals such as black, white and brown. Try Red and Navy for a nautical look! 

I expect Red to be a front runner for Fall 2009 as well. . .look for darker, rich red tones!