As you may have noticed, I've been writing for makeupschool.nyc lately. In the latest post, I talked about how to integrate Pantone's color of the year, Marsala, into your beauty routine.
But not everybody is the biggest fan of red eyes or muted lips... that's why I also put together these sweet collages of outfits inspired by the spicy, earthy Marsala red. Each look is made to fit the many personalities of a lady wearing red.
Marsala's Sexy Bitch
This one is for the lady in red. Think bare face makeup with a glossy 'do, paired with an all-red ensemble. I chose slacks for a more formal tone, but feel free to experiment with a more Matrix feel when pairing with leather skinnies. The monochromatic look of this outfit will work wonders for ladies with a little less inch, as wearing all one color prevents the eye from breaking up your body in horizontal lines.
This is a look I'd love to see on celebrities like Britney Spears, Halle Berry, or even Roselyn Sanchez.
Downtown Marsala Mama
A fur coat and leather heels should not be taken lightly. Although the outfit under the coat is entirely up to you, I would recommend a slinky dark dress, perhaps in a cool plum tone or solid black. If you want to be really out of the box, you could even throwback to a silky slip style dress with a higher hemline in a cool gray.
This look is best worn by fair haired maidens such as Gwen Stefani or bodacious bold ladies like Rihanna (especially with her latest 'do!).
Springtime Marsala Workerbee
So, maybe you're not the biggest fan of this overly warm shade of red. Won't you worry, ice princess, there are plenty of ways to wear Marsala without having to go all tropical. Before heading out this spring, throw on your favorite navy swing dress, a sleek gray coat, and nude boots with a good three inches at the heel. The nude heels add a surprise element to the overall feel of this outfit, especially when matched by a beige highlight on the cheekbone and brow bone. Top off your sea foamy green eyeshadow with a hot dark marsala lip and matching hat to keep things at least a little intense. The surprise red will add an element of sex appeal to the already mysterious color combination you're pulling off.
When piecing this one together I immediately thought of my favorite female detective, Lucy Liu. When traded for a black bootie, this look is also appropriate for Taylor Swift types.
Everyday Lazygirl in Marsala
Everybody has Manic Mondays and the occasional hangover. This ensemble is made exactly for those days when getting dressed just isn't as exciting. Throw together your favorite boyfriend jeans with a white or black tee (or even an oversized button up!) and black open toes heels for an extra umpf. Top off with an oversized earth tone coat and wide brim hat (to hide any of yesterday's grease) before accessorizing with your new go-to Marsala scarf and gloves. You can't go wrong when piecing together Marsala with earth tones!
This look is so basic-chic that any girl or any skin or hair color can rock it with absolute confidence. You may even consider this combination for your next jet setting adventure. After all, you never know who you might get seated next to on that long flight across the Atlantic ;)