TREND MEMO Sep 27, 2017

TREND MEMO DAY 3: STATEMENT RED

NYC fashion blogger in statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi gown black tie wedding in France

RED GOWN: c/o Sachin and Babi (affordable alternate HERE)  |  NECKLACE: c/o Baublebar (similar HERE)

 

For day three of the Fall/Winter Trend Memo series, it’s all about the color that’s already been dubbed the breakout star of the season—RED.  Today we’re diving into why this vibrant hue is one of the biggest trends for fall and winter, how you can wear it to work and play, and where to shop all things radiant red.


But first!  As you’re shopping for your fall wardrobe, I want to quickly mention that Shopbop just started their Event of the Season Sale which is preeeetty epic.  With code EOTS17, you’ll receive 20% off orders under $500, or 25% off orders of $500 or more.  It’s only running through Friday so go get ’em, tiger.


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France


As you can probably already tell from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Trend Memo series, this season is not for wallflowers.  However, if you’re not quite ready for a full head-to-toe red ensemble, rest assured, the trend can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe with just a simple accessory or even a classic red lip.  There’s virtually no way to mess up.  From monochromatic pairings to cherry power suits to bold gowns or vibrant statement accessories, the statement red trend is in it to win it.


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France


I wore this embroidered red Sachin & Babi gown to my friend’s wedding in France this summer and aside from my own wedding, it’s easily one of my favorite dresses that I’ve ever worn.  I’ve been meaning to share it here on the blog since our trip, and knew it would be perfect to showcase the biggest color trend of the fall season, as well as give a virtual fistbump to a trend we discussed last spring that’s still going strong: all things embroidered!


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France


As a quick aside, you’ll see in the background of many of these photos the stunning Chateau de Bourron where Rich and I stayed during the wedding weekend in France.  As the photos suggest, it is a magnificent 17th century chateau (complete with a moat) that’s now been converted into a luxury bed and breakfast.  If you are ever looking for a wonderful weekend trip from Paris, I can’t recommend Chateau de Bourron highly enough.  It’s just a few minutes away from Fontainebleau which has all the charm and history of Versailles but a fraction of the crowds!


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France


There’s nothing more fun than a bold red for a night out or a fancy formal occasion (especially upcoming holiday parties!), but you can also plan on seeing me sporting red shoes, red bags, red lips and even bright red power suits this fall.  Below, you can read up on how to incorporate the red trend into your work wardrobe, your out-of-office wardrobe, and everywhere in between.  Moral of the story: red is the new black so get on board!


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France


WEAR TO WORK

 
  • If this classic J. Crew tie-neck dress (which also comes in navy) isn’t the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen then I don’t know what is.  It’s on sale, under $200 and sizing comes in petite, tall and regular sizing. Sooooo yeah, I’m buying it.
  • I get it, head-to-toe red can be tough to pull off in some workplaces so you can start with a classic pair of red bottoms like these classic Max Mara pants (and/or the matching suit jacket) which can be paired beautifully with a classic white blouse.  If you’re just starting out and looking for an affordable option, check out this Vince Camuto pair for only $54!  I’m also eyeing these Derek Lam pants with tuxedo piping detail…
  • Block heels are kind of a big deal these days, and these pumps add the perfect pop of color to any fall or winter look.
  • This stunning red blouse would look amazing with a classic black pencil skirt for a perfect everyday office look.  Also check out this tie-neck top!
  • If you’re looking for classy wear-to-work dresses that never go out of style, look no further than this Black Halo sheath.
  • Dying over this longline double-breasted blazer (that’s under $100!).  Wear it with jeans, dress pants or even layered over a sheath dress.
  • In case you’re looking to rock a full bright red power suit, check out this blazer and  the coordinating pants.  You know they’re in my shopping cart.


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France

BRB, OUT OF OFFICE
 
  • I would be remiss if I didn’t touch upon on the sock bootie trend which streetstyle stars are rocking in vibrant red hues left, right and center.  I’m obsessed with this Stuart Weitzman pair, and also love affordable options here (patent is HUGE this season) and here.
  • Hello, let me introduce you to the sweater that I will be living in all fall and winter.
  • This sucker is perfect for fall weddings and will be hitting the holiday party circuit HARD.
  • I’m in love with this mock choker blouse, which comes in four other perfect colors.
  • If you’re in the market for a new going out dress, check out this one-shoulder number! I’m DEAD.
  • Absolutely love love LOVE this sleek red cross-body bag that’s very reasonably priced for such a high-quality, luxury brand.


NYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in FranceNYC fashion blogger wearing statement red embroidered Sachin and Babi off shoulder gown black tie wedding in France


MY FAVORITE STATEMENT RED PIECES OF THE SEASON


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9 Responses to TREND MEMO DAY 3: STATEMENT RED

  1. I absolutely adore Sachin and Babi! I have a shorter cocktail dress from them in red as well! They do great statement dresses, in my opinion! x

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  2. Claire says:

    I picked up this red dress. Does it pass your review? I can take it back if not! Please let me know your thoughts. I’m going to a big party!

    http://shopstyle.it/l/iJNB

  3. Natali says:

    You’re looking impressive here! This is such a royal outfit! Wow!

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  4. Xtof4444@gmail.com says:

    Mary, you look like an absolute Goddess.

    Christophe

  5. Chandra Graham says:

    $350 for a crossbody is “very reasonably priced”? mmmmmmOK!

    • Mary Orton says:

      Everyone’s frame of reference is different, and unfortunately, it’s impossible to please everyone, but I’m sorry if this threw you off. I should note that above I said “very reasonably priced for such a high-quality, luxury brand.” If you’re familiar with luxury handbags, you know that $350 for a high-end bag made entirely of Italian calf leather is “reasonable” in the context of comparable bags which are typically in the $700-$1000 range. Of course, to someone who typically doesn’t purchase luxury handbags, and perhaps looks to spend $100 on a bag, this pricetag still doesn’t make sense, and I 100% get that. I always make an effort to include lots of affordable items and alternatives in every post, so hopefully you can find something else that works in your budget!

  6. This dress is soooo beautiful! I love that it’s red too. This just shows that you CAN wear red and still look sophisticated and elegant!

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