I have this fantastic cherry red Saloni dress from a few seasons back that I pull out every summer and it always makes me feel like a million bucks. Sadly, I think Saloni has retired the shape (the Fara), but it was more the color than the style anyhow. (Although, if you’re a fan of the label like I am, get thee to The Outnet for their latest drop of discounted Saloni. This just came in and I think has dethroned the picks in this post for my optimal FOJ look. And OMG this! A great everyday dress!)
Red is such an unexpected color for me — I tend to gravitate towards blues, whites, and pastels — but it’s an instant mood-elevator. Red is sassy and confident and eye-catching. It calls to mind a smear of lipstick, or a sip from an ice-cold coca cola bottle: the color is sensory on its own. Pair it with a wonderfully designed article of clothing, and we’re off to the races. Note to self: wear red more often.
A few of my favorite red finds this season…
The items above and even more great finds below…
RED LACOSTE HAT — IMAGINE WEARING WHILE RUNNING IN WHITE SHORTS/TANK OR PAIRING WITH A RED BIKINI
OKURRRR THESE KISS-PRINT SAINT LAURENTS ARE BEYOND — IS IT BECAUSE I WAS IN LOVE WITH RACHEL ZOE IN THE AUGHTS AND TEENS THAT I AM DRAWN TO A PLATFORM? I CAN’T HELP IT!
FOLD-UP DUFFEL – PERFECT FOR GYM OR TRAVEL
NOT TO WEAR, BUT THESE RED ACRYLIC GLASSES ARE AMAZING
P.S. The three most popular items featured on my blog in 2021: these under-$50 sandals, this Target dress, and this fun stationery. Last year in early May, we all bought a flutter-sleeved white top from J. Crew very similar to this year’s style — just so easy to wear with shorts, skirts, jeans, etc. A little more interest than a basic white tee. And I love this flutter sleeve style for little ladies, too — such good colors.
P.P.P.S. Sweet reunions.