Poppy is THE red for 2015!
Poppy pops! Okay, so thats a bit corny. :-) But red, no matter what you call it, is a very assertive colour. I don't know about you, but I have to be in the mood to wear red as it draws plenty of attention. It's also known as the power colour, and you can see why, people wearing red exude confidence, or at least that is the way they are perceived.
There are so many ways to wear red. From all out head to toe,
to pairing it with neutrals which allow the red to stand out on it's own - see the design from Celine, below, or with contrasting colours like purple - see Emilio Pucci, below. When pairing red with a contrasting colour, both colours compete for attention.
What are other interesting colour choices with poppy? How about this from Instyle, "Pair the shade with: 1) Fuchsia; the equally peppy shade makes for an unexpected and modern twist, 2) Salmon; the muted color acts as a neutral to tone down your ensemble, 3) Chocolate; the deeper shade offsets the brightness, and 4) Lime; due to its eye-catching nature, this combo is considered a wild-card pairing—wear both together for an unforgettable look." See below.
What about accessories? They are a great way to add poppy without going all out. Look at this fun crochet necklace from "Redd Apple" on Etsy, It's beautifully made and looks so fresh with this white top.
Red sneakers say a lot without overwhelming you with red.
Some women choose to use colour in their lipstick, and there are plenty of shades of poppy to go around! If you do choose to buy a new lipstick, or any other make-up, make sure it's cruelty free. It's easier than ever to find well priced, good quality cruelty free make-up, so why not?
How every you choose to embrace poppy this year, remember to have fun with it!