By Jesse L. Brooks


The spring like weather we have been craving has finally started to make an appearance and we are ready to embrace more color in our wardrobe.

No shade makes a more memorable statement more than classic red. 

Raf Simons continues to bring the Calvin Klein brand back to its American roots for Spring '18, looking to classic horror films, pop art and '50s couture silhouettes for inspiration. Gathered for fullness and movement, this A-line skirt is woven from silk and printed with red ink splattered spots. Keeping the red alive with our top, we turned to Roland Mouret. Made from wool-crepe that resists creasing, this colorful top has a sculptural cold-shoulder silhouette and pleated peplum hem. Adding a hint of sparkle to footwear are a pair of nude and red satin and leather embellished heel sandals from René Caovilla. Flaunt the back of the stiletto heel featuring tone-on-tone rhinestones, with ankle straps and a glittered outsole. Keeping things on the sassy side, we wanted the jewelry to be fun and fabulous. Kendra Scott's 'Misha' Earrings are so delightful, we might just need a pair in every color. The bag is all about a modern take on a traditional design. Chloé's 'Drew' saddle bag is the epitome of relaxed modernity: A rounded silhouette mixes with a squared-off flap, while gleaming goldtone hardware highlights the bag's soft, grained leather. Since this is a daytime look, a pair of chic sunnies are a must. Illesteva's 'Leonard' design offer just the right amount of refined flair. Wrapping things up with a touch of beauty, Bobbi Brown's 'Scotch On the Rocks' nail polish is red done right.  Whether you are wearing it on your fingers or toes (or both!) you are sure to get noticed in this poppin' shade. When you take this stylish look out on the town, there will no question that you are 'Better Off Red'.