Trendspotting: Heavy Reds

Leandra Medine | February 24, 2011
…Talk about a Red Scare…
I plan to emulate. Photo by Mr. Newton

Recent runway evidence suggests that red is the official color of next fall. Why wait until then though, when you can unleash your inner fire engine starting right here and now. Several possibilities present themselves in the name of channeling our inner Soviet sisters, you can take a cue from the tomato-chic look pictured above, who spares no shame in an effort to own the trend. Or, you can look to the ladies pictured below, who opt to keep their blush interest somewhat more discreet…

Images via Mr. Newton
Take these two for example: the left bird keeps the outfit monochromatic but adds a punchy temple topper to catch Mr. Newton’s eye, while girl crush Joanna Hillman rocks her signature red lip that inadvertently adds fun color to an outfit otherwise choc full o’muted hues.

Below photos via Streetfsn
Well wouldja look at that, another red hat. I wish there were cat somewhere nearby so I could continue on a rhyming escapade. In any case, I dig what she do.
While this girl may not necessarily intend to make any sort of grandiose fashion statement with her big red head-phones, I’ll still give her face time because they are cool, sorry, I mean kewl, and so is she. Let’s take bets on what she’s listening to, I’m guessing Nick Lachey’s solo album. You?
 Accessorizing with a purse not unlike the one photoed above may satisfy your red thirst.
…And back on the heavier trend train...
 Mr. Newton once again captures the bright hue in from of high waist red Palazzo pant. An effective MR indeed.
Sexy details to do me from behind, via Streetfsn
Oh hey! Look at that, Mr. Newton got a piece of me too. Yes sure, you’ve seen this outfit before, but…
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? The answer to that question is yes, right here. I’m a content recycler, sue me. In any case, don’t I look like sangria with bad eye-sight? I should tell you, I have 20/20 vision.
And now, the fun part. Garments and accessories to kick start your try at getting the look TODAY
These are great spring investments and as I mentioned before, unleashing your inner fire engine doesn’t have to wait a full season and half, don’t torture yourself like that. I am particularly partial toward the Equipment blouse because I own that shit it’s nice, and that Shashi bracelet because my favorite ship is friendship and it makes for a great accessory to celebrate just that. 
To close the story, I know I’ve been referring to everything as…”everything” lately…
But this is really everything. From London Fashion Week, via Streetfsn.

In celebration of Thursday, you should definitely go out rockin’ in the U.S.S.R and drink sangria tonight.

  • Kristin

    I'm all over red for any season! And those shoes are ridiculously hot!

  • mari

    that said i am off to buy the reddest cardigan from mango on sale for 15 euros. and i have given up red years ago.. hmmmmmm, i need to think about that!


    you are so right. red is truly everywhere, and especially at the recent fashion weeks. i am loving it though. unsure of what red piece i am going to splurge on, but i do like the equipment shirt that you posted above.

  • Fashion Agony

    I'm so into red this year, just a couple of days ago I bought a cute draped red dress that I can't wait to war :)
    Great post!


  • Life before the letter

    Love the red on the bottom of those flats! This whole post has me singing back in the ussr.

  • Collections

    Loves me some red. Definitely purchasing that equipment blouse the next chance i get!

  • Sara

    I definitely want the red headphones. Love!

    Red is such a winter/fall color, can one still rock it in the spring/summer?

  • Justyna

    i need red leather pants, stat.

  • gudino

    After the heavy, colourless winter in my country, I'm so much ready for red!!!

  • Jamie

    I don't have 20/20 vision and you still look better in glasses than me. Hmph I think I may be a little resentful.. 😉

    PS. Red is definitely "everything!"

  • jeff
  • Higgenbottom

    you look fabulous! yes to recycling what works.

    i may not partake in the full on red tide, but i'll definitely look into acquiring some crimson accessories. also, kuddos for the obscure nick lachey reference.

  • Christa51

    LOVE that red is finally in, in a big way.

    BUT! I think this post needs a disclaimer. Red, particularly as an accent, is rather man-getting, don't you think? To draw attention? For example, red lipstick is supposed to remind the gents of… well… you know… in the heat, right? Perhaps we need a lesson on proper red usage for repellows. Red is walking a line.

  • hattitude

    ahahah you are hilarious. I a) love your style, and your photos, and b) your writing. so witty! kudos!

    My friend referred me on to your site, will definitely be following!

    Hattitude Artistic Style blog

  • DediLovesFashion

    I love red too. i desperately need a pair of red leather pants.

  • Q.

    that is one hot hairy beast at the bottom. hats off to her.

  • Sammie-Jo Coxon

    I am LOVING red atm, love the post!

  • the46thdress

    Yay I lOve red! So glad it's the next big thing! And loving the accidental red added with the Christian louboutain soles on that last snap, totally gonna try get my red on tomorrow 😉 xoxo Abby

  • blue roses

    i generally rock the russian red nails; i would kill for a bright red jacket though.

  • Francesca

    i loved ur look at IFB! I was wearing a red silk blouse too!


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  • Lacy

    I'm ordering several pairs of man repelling glasses today. I can't wait to start visually offending the male eyeballs in my city. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all.

  • mariasousa

    it takes a lot of courage to wear all red.
    love it

  • Vasilieva

    that beige maxi dress is total chic, loved the red details too

  • ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Red is my favorite…love all the inspiration!

    XoXo-Kelli K

  • coy colleen

    good eye. i noticed this too on the runways – seems like the 'in' thing to do is wear red on red. could work for me!

  • Melissa

    definitly just posted about this on my blog!! LOVE IT!

    check it out here:

  • Kimberly

    love the red everywhere! can definitely be a way to scare away any guys since it'll remind them of our monthly friend! lol

  • Mr.Look

    OOO000o you should check my ebay stor out, most of my listings are red this week. RED VELVET?

  • Britney

    ahaha tomato chic :)
    Really enjoyed reading this post!

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Cheers to red! You make a great looking sangria. 😉
    much love.

  • Lindsey

    I love it! Maybe not so much the all-over look, but definitely a pop of it is awesome. My favorite is that red bag.

  • SML

    that girl with the red headphones is such a boss. i'm personally guessing she's listening to bieber, but i suppose we can never be sure

  • Monroe Steele

    i love the shoes in that first. Ahh Mr. Newton your pics rock! I hate red but everyone else looks so chic!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  • jamee dyches.

    I have a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg shirt that is almost identical to that red Equipment one. Win.

  • kate

    I need to be the pessimist here, but isn't red in every season? Not to mention I saw a lot of jewel tones and neutrals…I guess this a welcome to the democratization of fashion. Not that I don't mind reds it's just perhaps we need to stop calling certain colors on trend and just wear what you love.

  • mara

    love your photos!
    red makes everything so PRETTTYYYY!

  • MG

    I love red. Especially red pants…mostly during "that time of the month". Ya know…prepared like a girl scout. Always err on the side of caution.

  • kimchicsisters
  • Lizette

    Loving the first look!


  • inga

    damn i love your pictures!

  • Garderobsgrubbel&Byråbekymmer

    I really love the red shoe!

  • feesha

    @Jeff I immediately thought of Carmen Sandiego when I saw the hats! She does have great style.

  • Neifile

    Oh yes, a red look, fantastic 😉

  • weird old man

    Please. You do not do enough on the contraceptive power of HATS. Yes the temple-toppers in this post are red. This makes them extra-repulsive. But hats like this… Forget your BCGs, your weather-predicting socks, even your fake-fur bomber jackets.

  • Veronika Sereikaite

    The 1 picture is so amazing. I love her hair. she pulls out red really well. :))

  • Fashion Magazines

    Red is so bold and sassy! I really want a pair of those red jegins.