By Radical Yes Founder & Brand Director Kerryn Moscicki
Coming from Melbourne there is a part of our DNA that will always be colour prone to-all-black everything outfits. It can be a hard to break habit, however with Valentines Day how-to guides at fever pitch, we felt it pertinent to offer a radical take on solid colour dressing - exploring the hypothesis that head-to-toe red will elicit at the very least feelings of self-love and outfit admiration.
We believe the best approach to this experiment is to mix different shades of red including suggested wanderings into spectrums of pinks and orange. Start from the ground up (naturally). You can’t go past our Saturn Returns lace up boots in Tomato leather combined with a peach satin slip dress by Lonely a la our wonder woman muse and model Abbey Rich (pictured below). Nailing the Valentines Day vibes for us there is something eternally powerful about high top trainers and slip dresses. Admittedly not a full-blown red explosion, the spectrum intention remains powerful nonetheless.
For a direction in a different extreme, we encourage a sports-inspired take on classic Ballet Flats with our ‘Blessed’ in red calf leather. In an outfit-from-our-dreams exploration we offer these ideas via the luxury end of the spectrum. Take new season Isabelle Marant 2 stripe relaxed fit red pants and intentionally clash them with a red polkadot pyjama style shirt like this one from Burberry. Match with our Radiance sunglass in Crystal Clear Pink and call yourself Holly Go-Lightly circa 2018.
For our final all-red everything for Valentines Day dressing, we turn to our favourite example from our very own wonder woman customer and style inspirer Kirsta of Mutual Muse. Wearing ‘The Magic’ Slides in red shows us how it done with a delicious red fuzzy knit and matching red pants. Our favourite moments here include the peak of navy stripe popping under the sweater for a hint of nautical, juxtaposed with single bohemian turquoise ring and that magnificent smile, this is our kind of self-love power dressing.
In case you hadn’t noticed red is having a power colour moment and whilst it isn’t much to do with Valentines Day, and probably more to do with the shift to a strong woman aesthetic, it makes a great alternative to the dark side.
Shop our Valentine's Day 'All Red Everything Edit' here.
All the love.