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Toss aside your black skintight “yoga” pants and skinny jeans and make room for some red. The color red — more specifically red pants — is all the rage on the runways and in the streets. This trend might cause your fashion warning bell to sound, but don’t fret, if designers like Riccardo Tisci, Adam Lippes and the designers of the French fashion house Chloé can design it, you can wear it!
Red pants might sounds dramatic, bold and a bit too colorful for daily wear, but if done correctly, you will soon consider your new red pants to be a fashion staple in your Spring ’11 wardrobe. When wearing red pants, don’t feel limited within fits. A wide-legged pair of red jeans will make just as bold a statement as a pair of red skinny jeans. Keep in mind, the wide-legged fit is in this season so not only will your legs thank you for the breathing room, but you can sport two fashion trends at once.
Diesel has a pair of “extremely ripped” red skinny jeans for those who like the pre-worn look. The pants, covered in tears, are selling for about $233. I’d suggest pairing this, or any of the red skinny jeans you find, with neutral or black heels and a plain black top.
Stella McCartney, daughter of the legendary Paul McCartney, is the designer of a cruelty-free line of clothing that is made with alternative materials like vinyl, cork and plastic. Her collection includes a pair of flared, wide-leg, four pocket red jeans that are adorable to say the least. The color red chosen is non offensive and the material is composed of 98% cotton and 2% elastane which creates a very comfortable fit.
If your out on the town shopping, or sitting in your pajamas e-shopping, hop over to Bergdorf Goodman and check out the Piazza Sempione collection. While you should check out the complete collection, available on the Bergdorf Goodman website, pay attention to the red audrey side-zip capri pants. The pants have a casual fit — straight leg and cropped mid-calf. It is composed of cotton/Lycra. The website chose to pair the red capri pants with a loose-fitting white tunic from the same collection. The ribbon-front menswear style tunic is a perfect match for the red capris and creates a daywear look that is perfectly oriented for the springtime. Bergdorf is selling these stylish pants for $365.
Need the pants straight from the high-end designers? A luxurious pair of Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci red pants is a must-have if you have $825 to spend. Even though the pants originated out of the Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection, they are an excellent choice and fit right in to the trends of this spring.
If you fear red pants, work your way up from your feet. Try on a pair of a red shoes, a necessity for every girl. Rock & Republic has an amazing collection of fabulous heels, including the Landan in red. This is a high heel platform lace up bootie made of 100% suede leather. The heels, at $375, are a bit pricey but worth every cent. You can also spice up your wardrobe with Rock & Republic’s Habanero in red heel. It is a round tow platform high heel made of 100% leather.
For the budget-friendly fashionistas, I suggest Carlos by Carlos Santana regent bootie offered at DSW. This heel is a not-too-bright color red with a pleated synthetic upper with cut outs. These must-haves are only $59.95. DSW has a wide collection of red shoes at affordable prices. If you find a pair of red satin shoes, you’ll hit on yet another style trend of the year: satin shoes.
Don’t feel shy when it comes to red. Admittedly a bold color, red is a great way to show your confidence in a stylish, head-turning way.