"Nothing attracts attention like a red dress." - Laura Bush
Welcome back to College Fashion's fall 2018 trends series! If you haven't seen it yet, start with our first article on the top 10 hottest fall 2018 fashion trends for the full list of trends we will be covering.
Over the weeks ahead, we will be breaking down each trend and sharing our favorite pieces that you can buy on a budget. Last week, we discussed the animal print trend, and this week we're going to be covering why statement-making red pieces are a fall must-have.
Red Featured in Fall 2018 Fashion Shows
Red was definitely the color that stood out in all of the Fall 2018 fashion shows. The exact shade of red that was seen most often during the shows was called "Valiant Poppy".
This color is noted by its bright tone and is a perfectly balanced shade of red. "Valiant Poppy" was shown mostly in the Prada Fall 2018 fashion shows and was often used as an accent color, as shown in the photo above. This color was also incorporated into several monochrome outfits featured on Valentino's Fall 2018 runway .
Where to Buy Red Statement Pieces
A Red Dress
The best way to feature red in your wardrobe is by going for a statement dress. By wearing a red dress, you are immediately placed at the center of attention. And with a dress this bold, you can keep the rest of your outfit low-key and simple. I suggest a pair of black booties, or you can opt for sneakers for a more casual look.
Your red dress does not need to be fancy. In fact, try choosing a casual option that you can wear to class or on a day out with friends. This Multicolor Striped-Trim Mini Dress from Forever 21 ($32) is a perfect fall dress, due to the long sleeves and its comfortable but cute nature.
If you aren't ready to wear a full-on red dress, this one also comes in a more subtle black with red trim, so you can still rock that touch of color.
The most common shoe to wear in the fall is definitely a bootie. After all, ankle boots are cute, versatile, and comfortable enough to walk around in for hours. This fall, you can upgrade your bootie by getting a pair in a bold red color.
What's great about having these bright booties is that they act as the perfect accent piece to any of your once neutral outfits. I suggest pairing these booties with a black dress or even your go-to jeans and blouse for a bold pop of color. You can get these beautiful red booties from Forever 21 for just $29.90!
How Do You Stand Out In Red?
Red is a classic color that will always make you stand out in the crowd. This loud color exudes a confidence and elegance that will make any outfit. How do you like to incorporate red into your wardrobe?
Let us know in the comments below. Next week we will be breaking down elevated plaid!