I was once told red is a power color. It takes a confident person to wear red because it attracts attention. It just so happens that red is a fantastic color around the holidays as well. So let’s talk about the color red and why as a woman over 50 you should definitely be wearing it.
Having the confidence to wear red
I’ve talked a lot about visibility as we age. Many women our age have said they no longer feel visible and relevant, but as women over 50, we should want to be vibrant and visible. There is no need to be a shrinking violet because of your age, darling. One of the ways we can take hold of that visibility is through our fashion. Gone are the days when women of “a certain age” should feel they need to stick to modest or bland colors ( for more fashion faux pas click here). Wear what you love and if you love red WEAR RED. And if you aren’t so sure about red, but found a beautiful piece of clothing that’s red WEAR RED. It really is that simple. I am a big advocate of wearing what you makes you feel good because when you feel good you look good. It is a bold color. Red really is a power color. So feel your power and embrace the color.
Red is also back in fashion. It was popping up on runways for the 2017 fall and winter season so wearing red will be right on trend this winter.
Incorporating red into your look
And now that that’s out of the way let’s talk about some practical ways to incorporate red for the holidays or all year round.
I adore bold lipstick and what is more classic than a red lip. It is also the way to wear red with the least amount of commitment.
MAC in Ruby Woo – Buy it here: $17.50 at Nordstrom
Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink – Buy it here: $54 at Nordstrom
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery – Buy it here: $22 at Nordstrom
Scarves and wraps
If you are a woman more usually drawn to neutrals a scarf is a perfect way to add a pop of red to an ensemble.
Left: Women’s Free People Kolby Stripe Fringe Scarf – Buy it here: $48 at Nordstrom
Center: Ralph Lauren Rope Cable-Knit Wool Scarf Wine One Size – Buy it here: $115 at Ralph Lauren
Right: Echo ‘Radiance’ Eyelash Fringe Wrap – Buy it here: $39 at Nordstrom
Another subtle way to play with red is in your jewelry and accessories. I have a beautiful modern floral pin that I often wear on my lapel.
Left: Sonia Rykiel Heart Pin Brooch – Buy it here: $65 at Orchard Mile
Center: Women’s Baublebar Noel Statement Necklace – Buy it here: $58 at Nordstrom
Right: Zenzii Garden Party Earrings – Buy it here: $38 at Anthropologie
I always have a little red in my life, darlings, because of my red string. It is my protector. If you haven’t read about my red string the story is here. I always feel better with a little red on so I hope you will consider it, especially around the holidays. Be bold and be you!