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How to Wear Red From Head to Toe

Sunday night’s Emmy awards reminded viewers what Hollywood is all about – making a bold statement on the red carpet! Television’s biggest stars did not disappoint, with leading ladies taking center stage in the hottest color of the season, red! While red may seem too daring for some, this is definitely the time of year for fashionistas to play with this striking and confident shade. Let the best dressed from the Emmys red carpet inspire you to experiment with this sexy color from head to toe!

Red Lips

Christina Hendricks and Kerry Washington rocked classic red lips on the Emmys red carpet, reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour! If you want to try the red trend but don’t want to go overboard, start by adding a hint of color with beauty products. Red lips are chic and timeless, and a pretty look for day or night. Try a matte red lip instead of a glossy sheen for a more sophisticated feel. If you have fairer skin like Christina, opt for a blue-based red lipstick, while deep reds complement darker complexions like Kerry’s.

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Revlon’s ColorBurst Lipstick in True Red is the perfect shade for everyone, an inexpensive buy at just $8.99 at drugstores nationwide, or $6.28 on Amazon.com

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick True Red

Crimson hued nails and toes are also a fun way to play with color. Rich tones of ruby, burgundy, and tomato are big nail color trends for fall. Just make sure to keep your nails short and manicured to avoid looking tacky!
 
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Red Accessories

Zooey Deschanel and Kaley Cuoco added some unexpected pops of color to their Emmy looks by wearing statement red accessories! Every fashionista has a collection of belts, but nothing says stylish trendsetter than a sexy red sash. Look for a thin to medium width belt in all the materials and textures of the season. From classic patent and luxurious leather, to a simple ribbon style like Zooey’s, a red belt complements fall’s textured pants, printed tops, and refined shapes. Check out ShopStyle.com for 29 sizzling styles under $25!

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To really spice up your LBD, add a bold platform pump and clutch like Kaley. Red shoes and handbags are definite outfit makers, and this season there are a ton of updated versions to transform your look. A subtle round toe pump or leather stiletto are ideal for day, while a seductive reptile heeled sandal would be great for a night on the town. These patent rubies are just $79 on Zappos.com!

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Ladylike purses are also a major trend for fall. Look for structured shapes and simple hardware, like on the Mayfair Satchel from Handbag Heaven ($40.95). This oversized, faux exotic skin bag is elegant and polished, the perfect combination!  Use Your GAL Kara’s exclusive coupon code FALL11 for an extra 15% off anything from Handbag Heaven (valid through 9/30/11)!

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Ladies in Red

Kate Winslet and Lea Michele stole the show on the red carpet, wearing dramatic red gowns that showed off their best assets! Take a cue from these lovely ladies and mix some red items in to your wardrobe this fall.

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If you want to make a statement, try a sexy, body hugging red dress. Look for styles that cover up and don’t show too much skin, like a wrap or sheath. Both are fit for the office or a first date! Macy’s.com has a good selection of affordable red dresses, like this NY Collection Wrap Dress for just $48! And remember, it’s important to balance your look when wearing such a powerful hue, so keep your accessories and makeup simple.

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If you want a more sophisticated look, experiment with the season’s skirts and tops. Mix it up with different shades of crimson for a fashion forward feel, like pairing a burgundy button up with a cardinal red skirt. This Halogen Pencil Skirt from Nordstrom.com is a versatile layering piece, and it’s only $59! Adding these fiery pieces to your closet will definitely make you feel beautiful and confident as the weather cools off this fall!

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