February 18, 2020

Make a Statement: My Favorite Red Pieces

Red Monochromatic Statement Outfit, All Red Outfit, Helena of Brooklyn Blonde

Red Monochromatic Statement Outfit, All Red Outfit, Red Chanel Flap Bag, Helena of Brooklyn BlondeRed Monochromatic Statement Outfit, All Red Outfit, Helena of Brooklyn BlondeBlazer: Zara (Old. Similar here and here) | Pants: Alice + Olivia (Similar here and here) | Shoes: Manolo (wallet-friendly version)| Sunglasses: Colors in Optics | Lipstick: #LIPSTORIES #35 with MAC Cherry lipliner

As much I love a neutral palette, I love red. It’s strong, it’s powerful and it makes a statement without saying a word. Yes, it is a bold color, but it also does not have to be intimidating.

 I’m all about dressing in a head-to-toe red look, but for a bit more subtly, there’s so many great ways to go about it. A pair of red shoes (I’m partial to suede over red leather) with an all black look is killer. Or a red coat to brighten up a more simple outfit. I’ve had my red Vince coat for years and it remains one of my favorite pieces in my closet. I also love pairing a pair of blue or black denim with a red blazer and a red lip.

Another one of my go-to looks in beauty is a red nail and a red lip. I love Sephora #LIPSTORIES in #35 and Essie Gel in Rock the Runway. For the nail polish, I recommend purchasing the Essie Top Coat to prolong the life of your manicure. I do it at home and it lasts a couple of days longer than regular polish.

Click through the below for some favorite red pieces in suiting, outerwear &  accessories.


photos by Tilden



  • Janine

    Ahhh red is such a cool and strong color but I do not feel brave enough yet to wear it out on a typical day to the office! Would love to get a red coat though, such a statement!
    Xx Janine

  • Shana D

    So bold. I love it.

  • Sel

    Helena, you look beautiful in red. I love the colour red but I don’t feel comfortable wearing head to toe red. I will either wear red on my lower body or upper body, but not both. Red is a colour that symbolises love, warmth, energy, vitality, confidence etc- all wonderful attributes. But it also symbolises negative elements – danger, anger, rage, intimidation, pain etc. I guess what I am trying to say is that I try to soften the message that red sends by choosing never to wear an all red outfit.

  • Chelsea

    Such a stunning look! And I love all of your picks!

    xx Chelsea

  • Mireia

    Red always looks amazing!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Rach

    This red outfit is AMAZING!! I’M obsessed with it!


  • Shuvra Das

    You are looking so beautiful in red.

  • vijayan

    nice posting

  • thanu


  • Angelica

    LOVING this monochrome look. So chic

    XX Angelica

  • NatiKa

    Wow! Total red!!! So bright and stylish❤❤❤

    MY BLOG – Ms NatiKa

  • samantha

    My fav part? The sunglasses!

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