Skip to content
Advertisements

Going rouge with a great interesting monochromatic look

mature women in monochromatic hot red look
Peter Kaiser block heel pumps, GNW tight, G-III suede leather skirt, Anne Klein cable knit turtleneck cashmere sweater, Hermes collier de chien belt, and opera length pearl necklace (all own)

Midlife women can wear an all red look

Monochromatic looks can look quickly blah. It’s not a secret that red adds seemingly a couple of pounds. Thus, many women in midlife shy away from a hot red monochromatic look, especially for work.

midlife women in hot red outfit
Front view of monochromatic work outfit with Peter Kaiser block heel pumps, GNW tight, G-III suede leather skirt, Anne Klein cable knit turtleneck cashmere sweater, Hermes collier de chien belt, and opera length pearl necklace (all own)

You don’t need to pass the hot red trend though with these easy tricks. I picked my turtleneck red cashmere sweater as the knit pattern adds interest with its structure. The vertical lines of the cable knit offset the “adding weight” by the red color. Note pink and pastels also do that.  The breaks the light differently depending on how the suede is orientated with respect to the light. These Peter Kaiser low heel cap toe pumps have a snake pattern on the caps (read different structure and reflection of light) and two different shades of red. The black belt and pearls help to break the all red outfit up a bit.

Pro tip: When wearing red in midlife, look for vertical lines (darts, knit pattern, stripes) to give the illusion of height.

Never forget to style your outerwear

For the commute I changed the pumps for shearling booties. Always pick up the colors that show from the “indoor outfit” in your outerwear. Repeat colors for extra style. In the outfit below, I wore my short shearling coat and added a red floral patterned scarf, a black hat, and my red Celine bag.

midlife woman in styled outerwear outfit
Salamander shearling boots with shaft flapped over to show the sheared fur, GNW red tight, shearling coat, beret, Celine tote, LeatherCoatsEtc leather gloves and silk oblong floral print scarf with wool lining (all own)

Lust for more examples of monochromatic, red or leather outfits? You can find further examples of  a monochromatic look, suede skirt  and red outfit at the links, respectively, or in the archive.

What is your challenge wearing red or styling a monochromatic look for work? Send me an email with your styling questions so I can help you (and other women with a post)!

Get the inspiration, support, motivation, and tips to look to your best in life. Get a subscription to High Latitude Style. Deep inside you know when I can do it you can do it too.

Photos: G. Kramm

Copyright 2013-2017 Nicole Mölders | All rights reserved

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: