White Plus Red Equals Chic

Angelina Jolie pictured above right, from the 1/30/12 issue of People magazine

Borrow the look from Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Golden Globes. She wore a column of champagne-colored satin accented with a sliver of red near her face, and accessorizing her look with a red clutch, red lipstick, and perfect posture. Her look was pure drama and sheer perfection.


Or look for inspiration from this ad featuring Anne Hathaway for Tod’s, and wear head-to-toe white accessorized with red. Combine a red bag with a red scarf, belt or shoes, or any of those accessories plus some noticeably red-accented jewelry or bright red lips or nails.

Three uses of the accent color is ideal under classic design theory; two is fine. Be sure to wear more than one pop of red, however, so that the viewer’s eye takes in your whole look and doesn’t just land and linger on one spot.