Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


Red Hot Style: Valentine's Day Looks You'll Love

From A Splash Of Red To Full On Rouge

The colour red is the most emotionally intense colour, even stimulating a faster heartbeat and breathing-rate. It's also the colour of luuuurve. Red is an eyegrabbing shade, and its intensity can be a little overwhelming. The most romantic colour, pink, is less stimulating but still beautiful. And contrary to my what my mother told me once in grade eight, you *can* wear pink and red together.

Outfit Ideas: Valentine's Day-to-Night

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I'd round up some great ways to inject the colour of love into your style - whether for a day at the park with the kids or a night out with your partner. (Or a night in your fat pants on the couch watching Friday the 13th with some take-out Chinese. Whatever your jam.)

Budget-friendly Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Kids

Because red is such an eye-catching colour, many women tell me they feel uncomfortable wearing it head-to-toe but the good news is that red is incredibly chic as an accent to an otherwise neutral ensemble! A red nail and red lip combo is classic and glamorous, while red shoes are a fun way to inject some colour into your outfit. A red blouse breathes colour into your face while red skinnies make for a super cool alternative to regular denim. Go big or go home in a red jump suit, a daring red dress or top off your look with a cute red jacket. Or wear red under your outfit. Ahem. 

  1. Pixie Ankle Pants - Old Navy: $27.00 SALE 
  2. Pintuck Blouse - H&M: $34.95
  3. Scalloped Lace Pencil Skirt - Forever 21: $23.90
  4. Cotton Moto Jacket - Banana Republic: $215.00
  5. Basic Pashmina - Le Chateau: $15.00
  6. Lacquered Up - Essie Canada: around $11 
  7. Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour in Mightiest Marashino - Clinique (at Sephora): $19.00
  8. Original Slim Zip Rain Boots - Hunter Canada: $195.00
  9. Strappy V-Neck Jumpsuit - Forever 21: $33.90
  10. Open Waterfall Cardigan - Rickis: $39.90

Oh! And, of course, these pieces will look beautiful on the other 364 days of the year too! 

Don't love red? Reach for your favourite LBD or wrap yourself up in one of Pantone's colour picks.