Runway to Real Way: Red All Day

September 14, 2023

Red All Day

From high-fashion ad campaigns to runway shows, the message is clear: red is the “it” color this fall. In July, Vogue Magazine bid “Bye Bye” to beige, announcing that “Red Is Making A Fiery Comeback This Autumn,” and in August they declared this season “Tomato Girl Fall.” Fashion houses like Ferragamo, Gucci and Hermès peppered their spreads, campaigns and runway shows with the shade as well, leaving fashion enthusiasts wondering how best to incorporate red into their fall wardrobe.

During Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, fashion producer Terri Morgan opened the Trend Takeover Runway Show with a 16-look scene dedicated to the hue. “Red All Day” started strong with a head-to-toe red look (pictured) and worked its way through the spectrum, showing how different reds can work for different occasions and complexions.

While the summer’s Barbiecore trend prepped the masses for bold color, it’s still natural to feel a little hesitant with red if you’ve become used to neutrals. The past few years have seen an emphasis on athleisure in daily dress, prioritizing comfort over appearance. Fortunately, The Collection offers several options to add a little pop of red to your wardrobe.

(L to R): GAP, Nordstrom Rack, Urban Outfitters

Option 1: Start Small

The red lip is fully in style this season, with shades to flatter every complexion. Use lipstick as an anchor point for another red piece – a necklace, bag or top, in approximately the same hue.

  1. Gucci Glow & Care Shine Lipstick in Diana Amber – Sephora
  2. Red Opaque Tights — Anthropologie
  3. Kendra Scott Adjustable Pendant Necklace – Macy’s
(L to R): Chico's, Macy's, Nordstrom Rack

Option 2: Shift the Shade

In rustier or bluer shades, red can be considerably more subtle. If you prefer golden jewelry and hardware, opt for a shade that leans to rust or brown, or go for bluer burgundy if you wear cooler tones.

  1. Campbell Burgundy Suede Bootie – FRANKIE4
  2. Dress the Population Midi Dress – Nordstrom
  3. Leather Carabiner Mini Crossbody Bag – Madewell
(L to R): Nordstrom Rack, ZARA, Macy's

Option 3: Go All Out

Monochrome matching is in, so take advantage and build a power look. Choose your ideal shade and run with it, from base layers on up to outerwear.

  1. Collarless Cropped Blazer – ZARA
  2. Contour Squareneck Long Sleeve Shirt – Aritzia
  3. Emory Wide Leg Trousers – LOFT

Bring Red Home

For more inspiration, check out The Bellevue Collection’s Fall Look Book, or see every look on this year’s runways with Shop the Show.

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