On The Streets: A Splash of Red

by debiekim on August 4, 2011

By Debie Kim

For a long time, I was afraid to wear anything red. “It’s too flashy,” “It’s not my style,” “The color doesn’t work for me,” I would protest. I’m not sure why, but something clicked this season and now I can’t seem to get enough of the vivacious shade. I’ve learned to treat the red items in my wardrobe like a neutral-it’s versatile enough to work with prints but also pairing it with solids brings a pop of color to an otherwise basic outfit.

Now that I’ve fallen in love with red, I’ve been noticing the color everywhere and observing how other women incorporate it into their style. With the summer humidity it seems like simple red pieces punctuated with funky jewelry is how New Yorkers keep their looks easy but unique. But for the more daring, like the lady above, a red embroidered silk top is always a great way to keep cool and still give your outfit some heat.

Photos by Nando Alvarez

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blahblahbecky.co.uk August 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I do love red. You can’t be depressed when you’re wearing red :)
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Closet Cravings August 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Lately I’ve been obsessing over the color red. I love the idea of this as the “it” color for fall/winter. While I like the warmer shades of brown, beige, blue and green, I think red and purple will bring the the perfect pop of color.
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Cathy Benavides August 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Red is one of my go-to colors. I wear it as often as I can, especially in lipstick form!
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debiekim August 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

I’ve been loving red lipstick too! Can’t believe I hadn’t been wearing it before!

Courtney August 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I’ve always been apprehensive about red as well, but maybe this will inspire me to give it a try.
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debiekim August 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

You definitely should! Once you find a shade of red you love I’m sure you’ll wear it all the time :)

Joy August 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I love how confident and comfortable they look in their own skin. So inspirational this way! My favourite has to be the last photo :)
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Pam @over50feeling40 August 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Red has always been one of my favorite accent colors…I love it with military green! Your pictures are fun and inspire me to maybe wear a splash of red tomorrow just to celebrate FRIDAY!
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Lolawashername.com August 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

My very favorite shade! These ladies wear it well. xo Lola

Megan August 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I love that first pic of the kimono! Such pretty color!
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Heather August 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm

so rad!


Ravit August 5, 2011 at 5:49 am

I so understand what you mean!!! It is liberating to do that! It happend to me with when I first did my nails in red :)
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debiekim August 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

Absolutely! It’s hard not to feel a little confidence boost when you’re wearing red :)

Xyryl August 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

I love RED. Red is one of the most important colours of all. It’s very sexy, voluptuous, daring and lively.

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freed mode August 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

the number one pics is beautiful .

judith August 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

Red is my favorite collor.
It looks alive, fresh and happy :)
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Fajr | Stylish Thought August 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Red is my favorite color; such a power color!
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Dee August 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

A great splash of colour to brighten up any outfit!
And you DO look good in red; as seen in your other post :)
Coincidentally, my latest article features awesome “RED” finds to don in celebration of our Nation’s Birthday! :P
How apt!

<3 Dee
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