A pair of statement skinnies can be hard to pull off- I’m definitely known for playing it safe with a classic blue or black pair only. But this season, I’m totally in love with any that come in a vibrant tomato-red hue. And you know what? They’re surprisingly versatile, and no, they don’t bring out any red skin tones as I previously thought!! So having embraced my fear by purchasing a gorgeous Maje pair with red leather waist-band- (I thought why not go all out?!) I’m sharing my newly discovered obsession and showing you how you can rock a classic pair (‘The Looker’ red skinny jeans by Mother Denim), with this season’s key pieces.
Pastels: I’m not talking about baby blue, lilac and mint, but only specific tones of peach as seen above (Acne’s Rita suede Aviator jacket and Zara’s Pink collarless blazer.) And a little pop of pale tangerine can add another dimension whilst keeping within the same colour family- (see Zara’s Basic sandal above.)
Classic Trench: Pair it with this fab khaki Drawstring Trench, by Thakoon Addition, above.
Statement jacket: They look perfect with a tucked-in white tank top and a statement cropped jacket such as Vanessa Bruno’s green jacket, or Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Sequin jacket as shown above.
Neon: I’m a bit besotted by neon-anything at the moment, and they go amazingly with Schiaparelli-hot pink or chartreuse, as demonstrated by Proenza Schouler’s PS1 Medium Suede satchel.
Basics: I’ve seen so many stylish London girls wearing their red skinnies with a simple white tee and black tailored blazer- an utterly classic look with a colourful twist. I would replicate the look with this Kite Back Tank by 3.1 Phillip Lim and Track Blazer by Alexander Wang.
Feminine: Or instead of creating a sharp, modern look, I’d dress them up with a softer tweed piece such as Maje’s Pale Blue jacket, layered with a contrasting texture- I’m liking the gold sequin design of Zadig & Voltaire’s Charly top above.
Accents & Statements: As a bold statement in their own right, you can leave your red skinnies to do all the talking, but you can just as easily pair them with other stand-out pieces to add extra wow factor! They look electric with cobalt blue, such as this gorgeous Draped Silk top by Willow. And of course the jeans will draw the eye down, so a fab pair of shoes is a prerequisite- the ankle length means you can showcase an amazing strappy shoe. I’m loving Alexander Wang’s Liya stingray leather and suede pumps (currently on every fashionista’s wishlist), or the equally covetable Alexander Wang Ankle strap pointed pumps, above. Red and turquoise pop when in conjunction, so what better than Dannijo’s Medine necklace? Or, for a metallic accent try adding gold in the form of Aurélie Biddermann‘s stunning bracelet. Finishing touches? The warmth of a red tone lends itself to tortoiseshell frames- I love Thierry Lasry‘s new collection, and these ‘Anorexxxy’ round frame sunglasses fit the bill to perfection.