Accessories in Red
Make a Red Accessory Your Magic Talisman
There are few colors within the spectrum with more symbolic attachments than red. Encompassing all the strongest emotions in life from strength and bravery to sin and lust, red appears in all cultures as a powerfully suggestive shade. Bring red into your wardrobe, even if it’s in small doses, for a boost of intensity and brightness.
Whatever mood you’re in, a red accessory can lift you out of the funk. Delve into red’s magical powers with a sartorial add-on in the color of love, blood and tomatoes.
In many Asian countries it is red, not white, that colors the wedding dresses of blushing brides. Bringing joy and good fortune, red is purported to have positive effects on many aspects of life. Tote a red handbag the next time you’re going into a high-stakes situation, be that a job interview or meeting a significant other’s parents, to bring you good luck.
The rush of blood to your face upon seeing the object of your desire is likely the primordial origin of red’s sensual connotation, making it the perfect color to sport on a hot date. Echo the flush in your cheeks with a red accessory close to your face, like a decorative hair clip, bandana, scarf or beanie for the colder months. It’s an attention-getting color that will make your sweetie swoon, especially if you wear it with a form-fitting dress.
Red has been worn on battlefields for thousands of years, signifying the bravery and bloodthirstiness of warriors as they fought for their crown and country. Though you likely won’t be entering an armed conflict any time soon, life is something of a battle in itself. Gird yourself against fear with a waist-cinching crimson belt that flatters your figure and adds a burst of bright color to your outfit. Try replacing your trench coat’s built-in belt with a scarlet one to give you a unique appearance in a sea of beige.
A touch of red in your look does more than just add a pop of color. Carry a little something rouge to protect you from harm as you move through life.