trend alert | red & taupe

Some things were just born to go together; Salt-n-Peppa, chocolate and peanut butter, Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass (please Lord, make it happen), Ant and Dec… and red and taupe. Bright colour is of course the trend of S/S11, and add it to the elegant and softer cousin of grey and it’s a classic combination. Teaming up a bold shade with a neutral one works especially well for those who are a little colour-shy; try a taupe dress with a bright red clutch and heels, or you could cheat by combining the two and invest in a pair of taupe Louboutins. Two birds with one stone – surely that’s just good sense:

{1. Dorothy Perkins red mesh embroidered tunic – £35 / 2. Essie Mink Muffs nail polish – £6.95 / 3. Barratts high heel court shoes – £28 / 4. Radley Grosvenor canvas bag – £329 / 5. L.K. Bennett Larya shirt – £65 / 6. A/wear tencel shorts – £28 / 7. Karen Millen soft draped skirt – £30 / 8. Marc Jacobs cotton crepe top – £535 / 9. Revlon Matte Lipstick ‘007 In the Red’ – £4.99 / 10. Richard Nicoll silk shirt dress – £179}

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