My recently purchased red heels are opening up whole new worlds for me, Mamas. They are just so bright, so festive. And I’ve been especially loving them with green…I mean, uh, greenish.
Even when my hair isn’t cooperating.
I mean, OK. Donning red heels and lips is hardly the Fashion Surprise of the Century. And you could, in all honesty, swap out my greenish sweater for virtually any other color and it would be fine. But because I’m invoking a hint of red&green…this outfit felt so much more Holiday Fun!
The key, I think, is to change up the shade of green. Go with turquoise-green, olive green, moss green, army green, deep pine green…anything but a true, bright Christmas green.
And since no idea is truly original…I was able to find some amazing examples of other fashiony types doing the red + greenish thing:
My favorite might be this old pic from the insanely talented Garance Dore. Gorgeous pic, of course, but her style is so copy-able. I already have black leggings and a similar army jacket. All I need now is a cool red clutch. (Or a cool tweedy one under $50.)
But it’s not that I don’t like bright red and green together. Because, you know, I do. Sometimes.
(photo credit: Totally Tutus)
It’s just that…well…how shall I put this?
A picture is worth thous-blah blah blah. You wish you quit reading a few sentences ago, don’t-cha? This image is now burned onto my retina, so I thought I’d share. You are welcome.
So really, my whole point boils down to this: Don’t invoke the elf. Not even a sexy elf. Or, God Forbid, elfilicious.
(You can’t stop staring at the crotch area, can you? )
On that very awkward note, I am signing off.