The color red is speaking to me these days. Red has always been a symbolic color, as well as a color that makes everyone look and feel good. We have just finished celebrating the Year of the Pig, the last of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. The Year of the Pig is a stand-out year for red, the association stands for good luck, joy and wealth. Who wouldn't want that? Red is also a color that signifies excitement and joy in the West. Get your red on today, whatever you chose to wear. Shop for the best of red in NY. Here are the looks that you will love.
Love red, then love Gucci. Day or night, you are covered. Parka or a leather jacket? Or both perhaps. The signature Gucci humor and appropriation are here in the Hollywood Collection. Just in time for the Oscars. Hit the red button to win.
Other picks for evening include a dress with a fabulous red fur cape. Or you can choose mix and match wrap dresses from Marni. Or a super chic chiffon blessed McQueen statement suit. You will look divine.
Everyone knows that one of the best places to head for red is chez Valentino. It's been on of the brands signature color for decades. No one does it better. Here are a few of the spring looks that you should consider buying while you are shopping in New York.
Whether it is a red driven floral print dress with a prim coat from Dolce Gabbana, a bodycon Alaia stretch dress, or an intricate patterned suit from Fendi, you have to have some red in your life.
Spring offers new coats as well. It's still chilly in New York after all. You can go "punk chic" in Miu Miu's color blocked red coat. Azzedine Alaia has always made the perfect classic coat with a twist. A beautiful sculptural coat, in a jacquard pattern, with one of his signature belts cinching the deal. And the new Chloe brings a military precision softened with a boho charm.
Or try these looks from Fendi. They all have that Lagerfeld for Fendi touch we all love so well. The quality and attention to detail are amazing. Some of the best shopping in New York can be found at Fendi.
Looking for streetwise fashion? Look for that in red as well. Off-White and Unravel elevate their looks with a touch of the lucky red. And Miu Miu is jokey with its unicorn sweater. Street style is NY style.
Please finish off your look with a signature bag. A Dior Saddle bag perhaps? Azzedine does beautiful bags and shoes that pop. Shopping for something more avant-garde? Martin Margiela will take you somewhere else. To complete your street style shopping list, add one of these Palm Angels bags.
Shoes add the first or last touch to an outfit. These are one of my favorite new spring styles. Practical, maybe not. But certainly covetable, joyful and most assuredly, red.
Walking into the Valentino store on Fifth Avenue, I spotted these fun takes on the classic cowboy boot. Boots are everywhere, and seasonless. Add a touch of whimsy and add these to your wardrobe.
Raf Simons was the first to bring back the cowboy boot for Calvin Klein.
Tough chic that was pure Americana.
Chloe offers a funkier take on the classic boot. Appliques, studs and sequins give the boots a new dimension. Nothing serious here.
Fendi, Givenchy and Maison Margiela all agree. You should be wearing boots this season.
If the cowboy isn't for you, how about a chill work boot? Grace Coddington collaborated with Louis Vuitton an a cat lovers collection of boots and bags. Givenchy and Alexander McQueen took the tough chic route, and who wouldn't want these?
Sock boots are a softer alternative. Patterned and logoed Balenciaga and Chloe will lift you up.
Looking for signature style. Virgil Abloh for Off-White and John Galliano for Maison Margiela have their own distinct take on boots.
Tough chic is cutting edge. Dangerous liaisons of metal and leather.
Then there are the dream boots. Love this drawing done by Andy Warhol early in his career. His dream boots for Elvis. What makes it special is that Andy deliberately misspelled his last name.
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