We SAID: Seeing Red

Staff Writer

We know… we know: Valentines Day is a Hallmark Holiday. You’re not excited about it. We get it. Still, we invite you to take a seat and come along for the ride anyway. Who knows? You might enjoy it.

This time of the … month … red becomes the color of choice for everything from clothing to decorations and even makeup. We dug through some of the most fashionable closets (read: friends, contributors and acquaintances) and came up with a few selections truly worth of St. Valentine.valentinewear1

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies sets the perfect ensemble foundation in the incomparable shade of lipstick red… the better to match the Louboutin signature sole. The simple style keeps this shoe from sliding into ostentatious territory, but maintains its sex appeal with the smallest reveal of toe cleavage.

Cameo’s Chicago Jumpsuit in Oxblood works well for the one who’s not interested in looking like she’s screaming ‘IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY’ from the nearest rooftop. The deeper shade looks more grown up on this structured piece, and cavalentinewear2rries easily from luncheon to dinner with the addition or subtraction of a few accessories.

If your style’s gone Boho, Jen’s Pirate Booty has you covered. The Dahlia Tunic covers everything and nothing all at once, in an unforgettable shade of rich red. Bell sleeves and a gathered flare that starts at the neckline proves that more fabric was committed to going out than down. Great news for those of us who want to camouflage any unsightly whatever through the middle ovalentinewear3f the body.

And what is Valentine’s Day without the perfect red pout? Le Marc Lip Creme by Marc Jacobs Beauty does the deed with one of the most comfortable formulas we’ve ever experienced. The color So Rouge (so perfect) is a blue red that translates beautifully on a wide range of skin tones. And if you can’t get your hands on that one, Candy Apple Red will do just as nicely. So go ahead… pucker up.

So whether you’re Bitter or Sweet about the Lover’s Holiday, there’s a little something for everyone. Smile… February 15th will be here before you know it.



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