Red October

The color red is taking over in more ways than one this fall. Are you ready for red October? Okay sorry that was a baseball reference (go Cardinals and Rangers!!). Anyway! Even if you aren’t a baseball fan you’d better get your closet ready for the excess amounts of red trends occurring now. First thing’s first; spice up your face with a little “pop o’ color”. When doing a red lip there is one thing to avoid: dark eye makeup. We don’t want you to look like a character from True Blood (pictured below),

Pam. A vampire from True Blood. Photo courtsey of

 or, a rock star. Unless you’re going for a “Pretty Reckless” look, keep your eye makeup subtle. Get it? Pretty Reckless is the name of Taylor Momsen’s band (pictured below).

Taylor Momsen
Taylor Momsen. Lead singer of the band Pretty Reckless. Photo courtsey of

Okay okay enough with the corny references. Here’s the proper way to rock a red lip; simple eye makeup and glowing skin… as seen on two of my favorite hollywood beauties below, Cameron Diaz and Lauren Conrad.

Cameron Diaz. Lauren Conrad. Photo courtsey of

Ahh, that’s much better.

On to red in your wardrobe: red pants. This trend was originally spotted this summer on celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Charlize Theron and Ali Larter.

Khloe Kardashian. Charlize Theron. Ali Larter. Photo courtsey of

Made popular by the denim designer J Brand Jeans, this look is now found in stores everywhere; and more importantly, for a great price. But don’t get too excited about the trend and buy the first red pants you see in a store. Ahem… high waisted, pleated, harem pants?

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That’s just all kinds of wrong. Try a more simple pant that shows off your curves; rather than giving you extra curves in awkward places (if you know what I mean).

Also, a true fashionista knows how to properly downplay a bright statement by pairing it with a more simple top and accessories. Home-girl in the photo below provides a perfect example of how to master this fashion forward look for the fall season.

Loving this look. Photo courtsey of

I hope this lesson has taught you one thing: don’t be afraid of the color red, just know how to wear it without flagging the fashion police.

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