One of the major sources of style inspiration for me has-been celebrities. However, we haven’t been able to see too many new looks from them due to the unfortunate situation of COVID-19. We are all on a nationwide lockdown in order to curb this pandemic and obviously know that social distancing is the key to stop the spread of this virus. Since I was missing some celeb style inspo, I happened to scroll through Sonam Kapoor Ahuja‘s Instagram handle. She always offers something new with her fashion. And, guess what I noticed. Sonam has rocked the classic red colour, on so many occasions.
Personally, I’m not a fan of red but after looking at the many ways in which Bollywood’s fashionista had donned it, I have decided to implement some of them in the future. Even if it isn’t possible to recreate these looks there is no harm in taking some tips on how we can pair this tone. Take a look at six ways in which Sonam proved that you can never go wrong in red.
The pantsuit trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere even in 2020. Even though these looks are from last year, you can totally take notes on how she has paired her red power suits.
In a very unusual way, Sonam looked classy in this striking red, structured suit. Her blazer was like a trench and she wore it over a vermillion shirt, which added so much oomph. Co-ordinating maroon ankle, length boots and a cherry-shaped bag that were additional accessories that elevated the outfit. Her slick bun and gold jewellery finished off this look.
Elegance exists in simplicity too, right? When Sonam donned this gorgeous suit she opted to go minimal with her accessorising. She stuck to neutral tones—black flats, a tan bag, and pearl earrings.
If you don’t wish to go for any tan accessories, keep it simple with a red and black combo, just like this look. Add beaded hair accessories if you wish to.
When you don’t know what to pair with red but want to stand out, choose to add gold. Whether it is in small amounts or too much, red and gold are a classic.
Go OTT for your next festive occasion. In this look, Sonam donned a stunning flared Anarkali suit that had brocade detailing all over. She wore this outfit with gold jhumkis and a red bindi. Doesn’t she look so regal?
Like I mentioned earlier, hints of gold in your outfit and accessories can also uplift your look. For instance, the sleeves of Sonam’s kurta set and her potli have gold brocade stripes, which adds an aesthetic touch. Gold chandbalis and red juttis with gold embroidered buttis were her choices of accessories.
Want to stick to a tonal look? Then that’s a great option too, and you can trust Sonam to show you how to ace it.
Sonam lets her dramatic, red ruffled dress do all the talking with this look. And, the only way she achieved this with so much finesse is because of the texture play in the garment—sheer fabric mixed with layers of ruffles. When you experiment with textures in the same colours, you don’t need to accessorise much.
Another way of acing a monochrome look is by adding a statement piece. In this case, Sonam’s front-zipper blouse with fitted sleeves stands out due to its unique style.
For someone who doesn’t like bold, bright colours too much, this is a great trick for you. Use the brighter shade of red in small amounts with the other colour being the dominating one in your look.
For this year’s winter season, remember this look when you’re layering. Wear a red polo-necked tee with long sleeves underneath a neutral jacket. Pair it with red footwear. The point is to add a pop of colour in a subtle way.
Similarly, if your clothing is printed but has a hint of red in it, choose to wear red shoes of a shade similar to the one in the outfit. Sonam’s look below explains what I’m trying to say.
Got a pair of red pants but don’t know how to style it? Don’t worry, this look gives a great tip. Sonam paired her straight fit, red trousers with a printed shirt that had tones of red in it. She also added a beige blazer, creme sling bag, and white stilettos. In this way, she not only broke the print but also created a balance with the choice of her colours.
And lastly, how can I forget this combo? Red with white is always right! Sonam paired a tailored shirt with culottes that had a skirt-like drape attached to it with a cool white box bag and white stilettos. Isn’t this a smart look?
I hope this helped you all understand how you can rock red. Is there any other colour you have trouble pairing with? Let me know in the comments below.
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