Much of my wardrobe is basic black, white, or grey, so I’m always looking for creative ways to add a little spiceusing accessories. One of my favorite colors this season is bright red, and there are so many shoes, handbags, and bits of jewelry in so many wonderful shades of red, it’s hard for me to choose! If you’re stuck too, here are some suggestions, my list of eight red hot accessories, in a variety of price ranges to fit any budgie…
1. A New Kind of Kick Bootie
Price: $44.99 at modcloth.com
It takes a bold girl to wear red shoes, and an even more daring one to wear these patent red super hot booties! They’re made of vegan-friendly faux patent leather, with a glittering gold zipper that you can use to zip these up or zip half-way and fold the cuffs down. I’d wear these with a black romper or a even a favorite LBD…
2. Bag a Bear Tote
Price: $25.99 at modcloth.com
What’s red and white and cute all over? This handy little tote bag, which folds up and stores in a cute little teddy bear! The print is sweet, with woodland creatures great and small, and the tote is roomy enough for all of your treasures, measuring 17” deep by 17” long and more than 6” wide. Perfectfor summer!
3. Sun-Dried Tomato Bag
Price: $64.99 at modcloth.com
Sun-dried tomatoes are rich and sweet, and their color adds appeal to any dish… this hobo bag is much the same — rich on color, sweet in detail, with color to add pop to any of your outfits! I love the braided detailing, and the gold-tone zipper and hardware. Pair with a long, flowy skirt and hoop earrings, or a pair of cute shorts…
4. Diamond-Stitch Skimmers
Price: $118.00 at anthropologie.com
Flats are the perfect workday or errand-running shoe, and this cherry-red diamond-stitched pair will make sure you do your day in style! They’re made of glossy red (or black) patent leather with an elastic heel (for a perfect fit). Pair with a floral-print skirt or black capris, or even shorts, for a polished, pretty look.
5. Red Canvas Pleated Babydoll Jacket by Tulle
Price: $17.99 at shopplasticland.com
Most of us have a black or navy coat, or maybe a boring beige one, but why not add a splash of color with this kicky red jacket? It’s double-breasted with a flattering pleated babydoll fit… keep your mittens in the side pockets, and enjoy the snuggly warmth of the sturdy, hefty canvas…
6. Lanvin Strawberry Earrings
Price: $895.00 at netaporter.com
These tiny strawberries are perfect for adding a hint of red to any of your summertime outfits. They’re sweet, sparkling red with lush green leaves, made of enameled brass with Swarovski crystals. Oh, your ears aren’t pierced? That’s okay… these are pretty clips!
7. Maison Martin Margiela Reflector-Embellished Leather Clutch
Price: $1,275.00 at netaporter.com
All that glitters isn’t gold — it might just be red leather embellished with reflectors… like this super-hot clutch! Pair it with a demure Little Black Dress or with skinny jeans and a sheer top. The color is so versatile, you would be able to wear it with anything!
8. Isabel Marant Stone-Embellished Half-Hoop Earrings
Price: $120.00 at netaporter.com
Something about hoop earrings makes me think of summer, hot breezes, and boho skirts and tops. These earrings are no exception, made of oxidized brass for an antiqued look, and rows of deep red howlite stones. Wear these with distressed denim and gold gladiator flats, or your favorite boho outfit…
Don’t you just love that Sun-Dried Tomato Bag? And those booties are pretty amazing, too, aren’t they? It’s so hard to choose just one to buy! Which of these red accessories do you like best, and how would you wear it? Please let me know…!