The Red Romance

This season I’m all about primary colors: red, blue, white, yellow… My summer wardrobe reminds me an artist palette, where all the hues are really popping and bright. To be quite honest, it was not always like that for me. Like many other girls looking for the colors that match their complexion, I’ve been through phases when I tried each and every color glossy magazine announces as an “it color” of the season only to figure out that those don’t quite work for me.

I think I became wiser with age because those days I’m much more cautious about the color palette of my clothes. I went through periods where I wore pastel colors and looked completely washed out and all black clothes periods where all of my outfits looked pretty much the same. Finally, I was able to find a few colors that seemed to work with seemingly every piece of clothes… and I got nuts about purchasing clothes in those colors.

I can’t recall exactly when my obsession with red dresses begun, but it’s obvious that the majority dresses in my collection are those coming in different shades of red. Some people might find a flame red shade a bit intimidating—it surely emphasizes any skin imperfections that you might have – but for me, this bright color feels so uniquely me and even… neutral! Somehow it really works with my pale skin and dark hair, especially if I combine it with a matching shade of a red lipstick.

Looking at this gorgeous red lace dress by VIPme.com, I’m thinking that it’s probably a tenth red lace dress in my collection that joined my wardrobe during the last year or so. However, how could you say ‘no’ to this delicate creation? Made out of two-tone custom floral red lace with A-line skirt and a plunging neckline, this figure flattering dress is so gorgeous that I can’t get enough of it! My favorite thing about this dress is that it creates an effect of bare skin, while you don’t flash anything as this midi dress is fully lined with a beige elastic fabric. Saying so, you could wear it with or without a bra and don’t be afraid that it looks too revealing.

Enough with my new red dress, how about this awesome lego-style heart clutch? If you remember my coverage of last week’s InStyle event, I styled this bag with a little black dress and it received major compliments from my blogger friends. I’ve been totally in love with it too, as the clutch looks so cute, whimsical, and girly! Either you are wearing on your shoulder or in your hands—tons of compliments are guaranteed! Saying so, expect this bag to pop up on the blog often!

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I hope you liked this dress and a clutch as much as I did and consider updating your collection with a few items from VIPme.com too. If so, I have some great news for you as the brand kindly proposed a unique discount code for Style Sprinter readers only that allows you to save $5 off each $50 order. All you have to do is use the coupon code SIKatya97 at checkout. Also, don’t forget to check out VIPme app as it makes shopping so much more fun!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Persun Red Spaghetti Strap Crochet Lace Midi Dress (c/o)
LingFei Black Acrylic Heart-Shaped Shoulder Bag With Chain (c/o)
Boohoo Strap Shoes // Happiness Boutique Crystal Black Tassel Earrings

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  • Red looks amazing against your fair skin, Katya!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Chloe Reed

    Wow! That dress is beautiful!

    Chloe x x x

  • You definitely know how to pull off a red dress!! 😍😍😍

  • El’s Fashion Fix

    What a gorgeous dress, I love it! You look so beautiful 🙂

    El xx


  • Beautiful dress! Love the color!


  • OMG you’re a total fucking babe! So happy I found I found your blog. That dress looks amazing on you btw.

  • This post is so gorgeous! That dress is so pretty and I love the way you styled it. I would never think to match that clutch and dress, but the result is fabulous! 🙂

  • thedanas

    This dress is STUNNING!

  • Annissa Slusher

    Super cute dress. You look amazing in it. I can see why you like red so much. Your complexion is perfect for it! Stumbled.

  • That is a gorgeous dress! Super flattering on you!

  • Adele Miner

    Oh my god so gorgeous, you look amazing! x


  • Deepti Karulkar

    This is such a great look for you. You carry off wearing Red so well!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?


    Deepti xx

  • You look amazing in this dress, I love how you have styled it with the cute bag.


  • you look beautiful! 🙂


  • I’m another pale skin/dark-haired person and agree – bold colors like red are fabulous! Love the lace!

  • kandja sylla

    For me, red is the perfect color for you. I can feel that you’re an elegant and classy lady–which why I love it on you. Very cute lego-style clutch too! You always look gorgeous especially in lace dresses. xx


  • You look utterly stunning in this gorgeous red dress and that clutch bag is perfect, how quirky!

    Stunning photographs, really taken with this outfit.

    Laura xo

  • I know what you mean about finding the right colors for you (I also have fair skin and dark hair). I used to wear a lot of navy as a teen because I felt it was the color that best suits me and didn’t want to take risks. As I got older I started experimenting more and now I have a more colorful closet. I just wish nude shades looked better on me because I like them so much!

    You look beautiful in the dress, the color suits you so well! I like how you are wearing the same shade on your lips, it looks amazing 🙂


  • Smile51

    Beautiful color on you. Love the photos in the grass

  • Oh, my! You are stunning in that red! Truly stunning! – Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com/