Red Hot

July 2013

Red Hot

Turn up the heat in summer's hottest hue

When the temperature rises, it can be tough to look pulled together without layering or over-accessorizing. Stick with simple pieces in a head-to-toe hue – then add some sort of contrast – for a bold statement.

Volume

Volume

An oversized oxford balances out skinny cigarette pants for a cool, modern look. Varying shades of red make for an interesting take on monochrome.

Masculine/Feminine

Masculine/Feminine

A classic baseball tee is the perfect foil to a fitted pencil skirt. The matchy color scheme and shiny heels keep the look polished enough for the office.

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Shape

Contrasting scale and styles of patterns – like the organic heart shapes in the shirt and the geometric dashes on the pants – play off of each other to create a unique but sophisticated look. A foolproof way to mix prints: match a color in one print to a color in the other print.

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Proportion

Offset exposure by covering up on top. Knot your shirt at the waist and slip on some flats for a laid back vibe.

Formality

Formality

Tone down a pair of fancy pants with a plain, crewneck tee. With this much color and pattern, you don’t need to go overboard with accessories – an oversized watch or a pair of specs is plenty.