How to wear red

Bright red is autumn’s hottest hue. Style director Louise Hilsz shows how to wear this timeless shade, whatever your fashion style.


Red knitwear is a bold and timeless fashion statement. This 70s-inspired look is effortlessly chic, ideal for the office or for that relaxed weekend brunch or shopping trip around town.

Photographed in Centre Place Melbourne. Model Chantelle Price price wears Optimum Off-Set Stripe Sweater, $249; Karen Walker Eden Super Nova sunglasses, $349; Karen Walker Bad Apple earrings, $55, and necklace, $70; Hailwood pants, $299, and ring, $199; and Beau Coops 6 boots, $529.
The BeautyEQ team travelled to Melbourne with Visit Melbourne.


The easiest way to wear red is with a slick of cherry lipstick teamed with a dewy finish to your skin. Keep the look current with a pink wardrobe for a modern fashion clash.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Brave Red, $40. Eau Thermale Avène Day Protector Tinted BB Cream 40ml, $49. Maggie Marilyn You Lift Me Higher Blazer, $970. Maggie Marilyn Ready For Anything Skinny Pant, $420.


Statement eyewear keeps your look on trend, and what better way to wear red than with a popping pair of sunglasses? Pair bold red eyewear with a printed dress and accents of gold and blue.

Gucci 6561 sunglasses, $505. Trelise Cooper Get Cuffed tunic, $699. Stuart Weitzman Eloise 75 boots, $1,290. Zoe & Morgan Hatha earrings, $320.


Ruby red nails and denim are a marriage made in fashion heaven. Smarten up this classic combo with a blazer or timeless knit.

OPI Amore at the Grand Canal, $20. Ruby Mac Denim short, $149. Camilla and Marc Ida jacket, $899. Balmain Foil-logo cotton t-shirt, $550.


Stand out from the office crowd with a red skirt, a luxe bag and heels in good quality leather and you’ll get seasons of wear from this look.

Rhode Resort Sienna skirt, $365. Helen Cherry Emma blouse, $529. Prada Odette Saffiano bag, $2,750. Beau Coops Frana heels, $439.

Hair by Sammy Smith, Dry & Tea Melbourne.

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