LUCKY RED

Red will bring in good luck this 2014, at least according to feng shui experts.

I’ve always felt that red isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s such a bold color that calls attention to itself wherever it is. But New Year is all about change. Since I’ve been wanting to wear red shoes for quite some time, maybe (just maybe!) I’ll take the plunge this 2014. It’s a real test of bravery. And hey, maybe they will indeed turn out to be lucky!
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If they don’t, then at least I can pretend to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I can always find my way home just by closing my eyes and tapping my heels three times :)

My second option: a red lipstick that goes well with a comfy, casual outfit. (But *gulp* it’s still too daring for me. The red lips, that is.)

red lipsOr I can invest in a red shoulder bag which, as Mandy Moore demonstrates, is gorgeous when paired with a gray jumper. Now that’s something that a novice like me can handle.

Mandy Moore red Proenza Schouler bag

Finally, taking it from Famke Janssen aka Jean Grey, I can consider wearing a red scarf that breaks the monotony of a black-and-white ensemble. This is definitely the least scary of all four.

Famke Janssen red scarf

Lucky or not, red is a lovely color that instantly adds a special touch to any look. A friend of mine also believes that wearing something red makes a woman feel (more) beautiful and confident. (Trust me, she always looks both!) Let’s see if I can conquer my fear of red in 2014.

Are you afraid of wearing red, too?

Images:

1. via Pinterest, 2. justjared.com, 3. vanessajackman.blogspot.com, 4. wheretoget.it , 5. internationalstreetstyle.com, 6. justjared.com, 7. posh24.com

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