Here’s how to wear red this Christmas without looking like an ang ku kueh
26 October 2018
Whether it’s National Day, Chinese New Year or Christmas, red seems to come up a lot in dress codes. And while it’s a very strong colour that most would shy away from, red can still be made palatable if you know how to style it well. The key is to make sure you break it up, so you’re not overwhelmed by the colour. Playing with different shades of red, like burgundy or tomato red, can also help add some variation and interest as opposed to wearing a matching tone of red from top-to-toe. Click ahead to see other useful tips that will help you look more like a street style star, and less like an ang ku kueh.
Red shoes, red bags, even a red beret…sometimes the best way to wear a strong colour is by introducing low doses of it through your accessories.
Similarly, if you’re going to be at the NDP Parade this year, fix yourself up with a pair of red sunglasses for that patriotic twist.
If you’re daring enough, suit up in a headturning red suit. Make sure your blazer is well-fitted to avoid looking overwhelmed, and break it up with neutral tones.
Like Marion Cotillard wears it, you can dress up a red striped tee with a cool jacket, or wear it on its own with your denim blues.
Rather than contrast red, complement it. Work in tonal shades like orange or brown for a cool way to wear it.
White definitely helps to tone down red, plus the red-white overall palette makes it look perfect for the upcoming National Day.
Another sneaky way to incorporate red is to find a piece that has parts of it in the colour, such as the draping on this skirt.
Lastly, when all else fails, a simple slick of red on your lips can help to keep you looking polished and chic.
This story is first published on The Singapore Women’s Weekly.