5 ravishing red finds for your fall wardrobe


Welcome to my new weekly style column on Vancouver is Awesome! As the editor of VITA magazine and Vitadaily.ca, I’m constantly (happily) exposed to all things fashion and beauty in Vancouver. I grew up in this gorgeous city and, despite the bad fashion rap it’s given from time to time, happen to know for a fact that we do NOT wear leggings 24-7!

To prove it, each Friday I will provide a roundup that will range from denim guides to shoe roundups to mascara must-haves, featuring products you can find at local retailers (no ’net required, though you can certainly go that route if you wish). Oh, and I reserve the right to include a pair of yoga pants here and there, because, well, they are a part of our West Coast repertoire (and there’s no reason they can’t be stylish, too).

To start, red has been named the “it” colour for fall, and the following head-to-toe fashion and beauty finds are guaranteed to add a trendy pop to your seasonal #OOTD. Enjoy!

Dress Success
LBD begone. The little red dress is where it’s at this fall, and this Self Portrait design ($590 at Holt Renfrew) perfectly fits the bill. 737 Dunsmuir St., 604-681-3121. Holtrenfrew.com

Spicy Specs
It’s all about the Benjamin. This quirky frame by Ollie Quinn ($145) follows a “red sunset” colourway that’s perfectly suited to the season. 1928 Commercial Dr., 604-255-3107. Olliequinn.com

Arm Candy
Imagine this berry beauty ’round your wrist. Tiffany & Co.’s Elsa Peretti bangle ($630) boasts gleaming red lacquer over Japanese hardwood for a very handy look. 723 Burrard St., 604-630-1300. Tiffany.ca

Lip Service
The perfect red lip? Chanel’s got that market cornered. Its Numéros Rouges collection includes four stunning shades ($43 each at the Chanel counter in the Holt Renfrew Beauty Hall) that’ll make you want to pucker up, immédiatement. 737 Dunsmuir St., 604-681-3121. Holtrenfrew.com and Chanel.com

Fiery Fragrance
Michael Kors made sure his newest fragrance would be seasonal “en trend” (we wouldn’t expect anything less). His Sexy Ruby EDP is chock-full of good stuff: juicy raspberry, apricot, rose petal and cashmere woods. 701 W. Georgia St., 604-630-2323. Michaelkors.ca

The October 2017 issue of VITA magazine is out now! Find it on Alberni Street, or read the digital edition at Vitadaily.ca.