Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What to Wear: Red Coat

I love a good red coat. I'm on the hunt right now for a replacement option right now. Here is Odessa's request:
I recently bought a red wool coat at Ambiance in Noe Valley because it was on sale for half the price and I just couldn't resist it. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding the right clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. to go with it. The shade of red is somewhat bright (the closest that I could find online was this coat from The Sartorialist) and I'm not used to wearing this color. Any suggestions?
By the way, I'm in my late 20's, petite, 5'1", brown hair, size 2-4, t-shirt-and-jeans type of girl but enjoys dressing up every now and then. Would love to hear about your ideas!
A bright yellow-red works well with all sorts of neutrals: navy, black, gray, white and beige. Here's a classic outfit for work will really help set it off.

Trousers - In dark gray. Like a good DVF dress, a pair of Theory pants will be a lifelong companion.
Shirt - A classic white blouse is so fresh for spring.
Belt - Skinny in red lizard.
Shoes - Cecelia pumps in a dark cherry. I love mixing different tones of reds.
Bag - Something about this particular bag seems so nice.
Scarf - Feather weight in shades of gray.
Earrings - Ginko shaped drops.

Fresh and timeless!

3 comments:

Tanya said...

Very nice! Im all about the charcoal and white, and red is a color than even boring monotone me will wear in the winter.

Cynbiosis said...

I love how classic this looks.

Jacinda said...

Just my style!
Love a splash of red with an otherwise neutral outfit. I have a pair of red flats that I use all the time.