Sunday, 27 March 2011

Seeing Red–Red Trousers, Shorts, Jeans and Capri Pants–Yes/No? and How to wear them

If there was ever a year and/or a season when you were going to carry off a pair of red jeans, shorts, trousers (not sure) or capri pants it would have to be this one.  Having said that; checking out the designer label boutiques, seems to be the only one to have seriously taken the plunge, which I suppose was to be expected.  And theirs are the height of hot.

Red dresses, bags, shoes, belts and scarves there are in abundance, but red jeans, red shorts and red capri pants (and any other kind of red bottom) are not.  At least at designer level.  Here’s my pick from designer to high street…..Boden, incidentally, have managed a pair which they call ‘radish pink’ which are pretty, but not the rich red I was searching for. 

red capri pants debenhams red cropped jeans oasis red jeans john lewis red jeansdonna ida red jeans

red shorts red shorts whistlesred shorts netaporter

My advice in how to wear them is to keep it simple and modern.  A white linen or cotton shirt, a simple t-shirt, some contemporary heels or sandals and a chic tote or clutch is all you need.  Anything else, if you’re wearing red, could end up looking like overkill…………. What do you think? 

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