The Red Edit: 4 Ways to Wear Red

From Gabrielle Chanel's signature rouge to Louboutin's iconic soles, red has always been a power colour. It's a colour that instantly captures people's attention and one that exudes confidence. What we love most about red is that it's a colour that transcends seasons. And it's a colour that almost always will have you standing a little taller when you wear it.

If you're not someone who sees themselves as bold in your sartorial decisions, then we appreciate that red can be a little daunting. Which is why we put together this edit of some of our favourite Trendlistr finds to help you bring a bit more fire to your wardrobe.

Add colour with your accessories

The easiest way to start wearing a colour you wouldn't usually wear is by starting small. And what better place to start than with your accessories? Our handmade silk scrunchies and up-cycled headbands, all made in the UK from recycled dead stock fabric, are a great way to experiment with bold colours like red. Your could try adding a little colour with a bold bag like this vintage red snakeskin bag. Or fun piece of costume jewellery, like this flying goose brooch.


Pair a statement piece with wardrobe staples 

We all know that a 'nice jeans and top' combination are most people's go-to for date nights or spontaneous drinks with friends. And this is a simple way of introducing a bold colour like red into your wardrobe if you're feeling a little nervous! We're obsessed with this bold print piecrust blouse with its on-trend Bishop sleeve, and it's the perfect piece to add instant chic to jeans and a pair of heels. We're also big fans of this stylish 70s Maroon Blouse with Double Spaniel Collar or for stripe fans this 1970s gold, red and black lurex top.


If you're not a pattern person, go bold with a block colour, like our elegant 80s puff sleeve blouse. Or if you're feeling super bold and you want to capitalise on the statement sleeve trend, this thick cotton Flamenco dance top is a showstopper. The vibrant red lace frilled sleeves capitalise on the current trend for puff sleeves.
We also love a statement skirt and the idea of flipping the nice top and jeans on its head - nice skirt and simple top, anyone? Our favourite contenders are this incredible Finnish Wool Maxi Skirt or this super classic Vintage Red Tartan Skirt. Or if you're looking for a more feminine shape, try this 70s cotton floral maxi skirt with gorgeous tiered hem.


Experiment with pattern

Pattern can be a great way of introducing colours you may not usually wear into your wardrobe. And you can decide how bold or subtle you go. For those wanting to ease into wearing red, this super neutral 80s Louis Feraud blazer with its red detailing and red buttons might just be the perfect way. Or if you'd like something bolder, try a pattern that introduces red alongside some easy to style neutrals. We love this 70s peekaboo dress with abstract red, black, white and camel print. Or this brown, beige and red vintage 1970s shirt, that's easy to pair with jeans. This handmade 60s maxi dress with its blue white red paisley print still feels very classic. Or this gorgeous textural dress in a shade of terracotta rust red with copper hexagonal devoree detail.


Go bold with your classics

A classic wool coat is something that you can keep in your wardrobe for years to come. And what is more statement than opting for a fabulous red one this year? Bold and beautiful, a statement coat looks incredible thrown over just about anything. We have some great pieces in stock from this classic 1960s bright super structured red coat, to this cosy and chic 50s Red and Black Faux Fur Collar Swing Jacket. Or this Magdeleine Poncet 60s red coat with statement gold buttons and tartan pussy bow scarf detail.

Or if you're not quite ready for a coat, a bold blazer like this Franciose Guatier with chunky gold buttons, or this vintage quilted cotton batik print jacket would look perfect thrown over your little black dress, or paired with a crisp white shirt and jeans.