Autumn is a redhead’s totem season. The colors of October are a personal tribute to every Titian muse out there. Greens fades into copper and rich browns, lava-reds and toasty orange tones, which makes fall a season of understated warmth. This Autumn, the fashion gods smiled upon us ginger, pomegranate, caramel, or cherry red heads. And here’s why.
The Statement Coat
This season, all eyes are on outwear. Whether it’s a sleek leather trench, an oversized jacket, or a menswear inspired coat, designers are going all out on new textures and color, prints, silhouettes, and lengths. The pastel trend is the one to pick up as a redhead. Simone Rocha’s pink winter coat might not be the way to go, but Miu Miu’s take, in dusted blue, is sure to make that hair pop. Designer coats can definitely leave an incommensurable hole in your wallet, so try your favorite stores and dig out that look-for-less.
The Midi Skirt
The maxi craze is over. The mini is almost dead. The midi skirt is getting so much good press, it’s useless not to get acquainted with the New Femininity. Skirts were fierce in green pleated leather at Calvin Klein, shiny orange-red at Prada, fluid and sleek, in blue hues, at Jil Sander, and full and feminine at Rochas. Red hair looks good on a backdrop of blue or green. That’s what every ginger girl learns when she’s a kid. Some love emerald, others can’t go a day without something blue. For the lovers of both, a printed skirt in blue and green will hypnotize everyone around you and mesmerize them into thinking you’re a Fall Faery.
The New Cat Eye
Alien cats have invaded 2013. With their blinged out, printed, super colorful eyes, they’re making all the other cats feel quite obsolete. Poor little kitties. Lucky Fashion Week. Lucky redheads. DKNY, Tory Burch, Moschino Cheap, & Chic are all riding the cat eye trend and they’re doing it in style. For the girl with auburn hair and a tight budget, tortoise shell glasses are stunning.
The Bold Look
This Autumn, it’s all in the eyes. If you’re a redhead, it was in the eyes all along, wasn’t it? But let’s go along with the mere mortals this time. Highlight your eyes with some fancy eyeliner and blush and let that do the talking. And don’t forget: being a redhead is awesome. No matter what season. Gwen Lewis is a freelance writer and fellow redhead in Southern California. Specializing in beauty topics, she often contributes to the Bellezza Spa blog, and is looking forward to trying out these trends herself.