It’s that time of the year when you finally take a break from deadlines and early morning alarms to dream about your vacation plans.These wintry months are particularly more exciting because they give you reasons for reunions in the form of weddings, Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve. However, on the downside, a large chunk of your holiday season goes in foraging for gifts. It is imperative that you pick the right colour for your gifts and party decorations to set the festive mood. Red is the perfect shade to dispel winter’s perpetual gloomy vibes.
It trended across various categories in 2017; here is how you can keep that trend alive in 2018:
- Trench coat
This should be your winter essential. For those breezy mornings when you do not have the energy to leave your bed and dress up, pair this coat with simple jeans and a high-neck. The dash of colour will brighten your outfit and give you an effortless yet chic look.
- Knee boots
If winter heralds a snowy season in your city, you need a pair of comfortable knee boots that have a good grip. Once again, you can make a statement by matching dull winter colours with these red boots. There is something strangely appealing about red boots trudging through a vast expanse of unyielding snow.
Take a cue from Kate Middleton, who stylishly matches every outfit with a red clutch. While that may not work for you, you can easily pull off a black dress with a red handbag. If you do not want to go overboard, keep the rest of the outfit toned down.
Unlike the general conception, style is not just limited to clothes, shoes and bags. It is very much evident in small everyday items like a phone case, smart watch and Bluetooth headset. You have to be at the top of your game in every department.
- Phone cases
Nowadays smartphones have become an extension of you, an indispensable organ that you cannot live without. You can do a lot with your phone cover; accessorise it with beaded or gold and silver covers. Furthermore, buy funky headsets and Bluetooth speakers to complement your phone case.
- Replace selfie sticks with sleek smartphones
You must be living under a rock if you are not aware of the selfie craze. It has transformed the simple self-portrait into something more immediate and taken a cultural meaning. It is increasingly touted as a form of self-exploration and expression. Moreover, even smartphone giants like OPPO and iPhone exploited the red colour in 2017 to break the monotony. The newly launched red edition of OPPO’s ‘F5 6GB’ (20MP front camera) broke all records in mid-range phones. Its smooth and sleek high-end metal full screen body makes it even more stylish.