Skip to main content

Life Code red: How to dress in a key hue for summer

Akris’s simple T-shirt and trousers with matching sun visor gave the runway a jolt.

More than any other colour, red (in its many incarnations) is always right. It tells others to stop and take notice; so no wonder, then, that it’s a key hue for summer – the showiest of seasons. Melissa Odabash’s flattering halterneck swimsuit will add heat to your poolside style, while Zvelle, a new footwear brand based in Toronto, plays on the appeal of a flash of crimson with their Sydney pumps. Even housework can be glam thanks to West Elm’s cheerful cherry dustpan set. Looks like seeing red, at the moment at least, is a good thing after all.

Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, $523.75 at EQ3.

Melissa Odabash Zanzibar swimsuit, $215 (U.S.) through net-a-porter.com.

Dustpan and brush set, $31 to $44 through westelm.com

Diane Von Furstenberg Paloma Beach Metal necklace, $298 at Hudson’s Bay.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge, $38 exclusively at Sephora.

Love Tiki mug, $12.95 at BYOB Cocktail Emporium.

Sydney kitten pumps in High Risk Red, $295 through zvelle.com.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Latest Videos