Stay warm and be cool in dramatic winter chic style. If a sparkly dress is just not your style, bold separates are a modern and stylish alternative. A bold red coat is both festive and stylish and no colour evokes the festive season like a vivid red.

A statement coat over your outfit elevates your style and when chosen in one of your wow colours is sure to spark joy every time you wear it. Because it is such an integral part of your winter wardrobe, choose a coat that you love to wear and that reflects your true personal style.

Wearing the colour red projects both confidence and energy. For a dramatic look, go for a bold colour contrast. A striking red coat or jacket teamed with black trousers and a stylish hat will make a statement and keep you warm in the cold. Try a deep neutral tone from your colour palette with your best red.

If your dominant colouring characteristic is Light, choose Geranium. If you have Deep colouring a True Red will help you stand out from the crowd. Warms should choose an Orange-red or Bittersweet, Cools a Blue Red or Cassis shade. Those with Clear colouring characteristics will look stunning in Scarlet or Ruby tones whereas a soft Claret tone will suit those with softer hair and eye colour.

A bold and stunning red lipstick is also key to this dramatic look. Getting the right tone of red is essential. Do you suit warm, yellow based reds or cool blue based reds? If you have deep or cool colouring characteristics try Colour Me Beautiful lipstick in Red Carpet. Those with lighter, warmer or softer colouring can wear Red Velvet.

With a bold red lip, keep eye make-up simple in neutral colour tones such as cocoa, dusk, heather or mocha with granite eye pencil.

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