There's nothing like some red hot pieces to ensure your summer starts off on a stylish foot. From deep crimsons to bold burgundies, this is the season to experiment with red and get playful - even if that only means buying a new lipstick!
Thinking a bit outside the box, I layered this fabulous shimmery top over a striped bodycon dress. This top and I go way back as it's been a longtime favorite since 2011, and I just love it's subtle luxe vibe. But layering it over a dress? That breathes refreshing new life into it!
A midi pencil dress like this one is endlessly sophisticated and stylish. Appropriate for any and every occasion, this is most definitely a closet staple. And in black & white, it's just THAT much more versatile.
Delicate up top, chunky on the bottom, these block heels are the perfect example of classic meets modern. And in black patent leather, they're also beyond edgy ;)
Black sparkle beads, anyone? These guys give any look a certain 1920s flair - costumey, yes; but ALSO totally gorgeous!
A metallic smokey eye with flecks of silver is ideal for summertime - it's light yet dramatic, and completely date-night worthy. Add a juicy red lip and BAM, talk about a fresh, sexy approach to warm-weather beauty.
A bodycon dress, with its slimming silhouette and figure-flattering shape, is ideal for layering. Top yours off with a boxy military jacket or a statement tee like I did.
TBH, these photos were taken just over a year ago in the-middle-of-nowhere North Carolina - oops! And the truth is, I loved them so much that I kept saving them for the "perfect" time - any other bloggers know what I'm talking about? And then I finally realized, there's no time like the present, right?
Photos by Dan Harper
[dress: Ann Taylor (old but similar here) // top: Ann Taylor (old but I also like this one) // shoes: Zara (old but similar here) // necklace: Ann Taylor (old but I also like this one) // earrings Juicy Couture (similar here) // lipstick: Urban Decay (similar here)]
Red is endlessly flattering, not to mention sultry AND super fun to wear. Even better, sometimes all it takes is a swipe of red lipstick to give you that extra boost of confidence; easy as 1, 2, 3!
// SHOP //