Seeing Red

February 4th, 2016

The highest arc of the rainbow and the longest wavelength of light… Thought to ignite passion, and in many cultures the color that represents beauty… Red has long been considered the color of love, life and good fortune—all of which will be celebrated in the month of February.

Wear red to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke prevention on February 5, National Wear Red Day. February 8 starts a 7-day celebration of the Chinese New Year where red clothing and decorations are thought to bring good luck. And many red roses will be delivered to Valentines everywhere on February 14.

Red coordinates with and adds dimension and a pop of color to neutrals like khaki, grey, black and navy. Red conveys power and vitality and grabs attention. Wearing the compelling hue is often perceived to make the wearer sexier and more attractive.

In patterns or solids, add the fiery color to your wardrobe to stand out—in a good way.
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Mary Ellen Ottenstein
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