Outfit of the Day: Give Me Red

Outfit of the Day: Give Me Red

By Mandavi from The Red Notebook

Last year, when I was packing for a holiday in India, I took out all clothes from my wardrobe to choose which ones I would take with me. To my horror, I realized that my wardrobe was full of black , grey and white shades! That’s when I made a conscious decision to pick up some colour the next time I shop.


My mum’s favorite colour is red. She has 100s of red sarees, but I never liked red. To me, it’s a very strong colour and you need to be confident with your fashion choice to be able to carry it off smartly. Due to the lack of colour in my wardrobe, I decided to experiment with red and make it my wardrobe staple. The next time I shopped, I picked up this nice red lace outfit and was really glad I did. This is how I styled the outfit for a bright day out with the family.

Creating the Look:

Red is a very bold colour, so keep the accessories to a minimum. Since I am a very hands-on new mum who has to constantly run around a 2-year old, wearing heals is definitely a no-no for. I paired the dress with a beige flats, coordinated with the brown belt.

Red dress

Red outfit

Hair and Makeup:

Since you cannot do much with accessories, you can play with your hair. I wanted to do something different this time, so I tried my hands on doing a side braid for the first time. When your hair is a bit messy and you don’t know what to do with it, then braids are a perfect solution. Red lipstick works really well with a red outfit. Use scarlet red on lips and black eyeliner to outline the eyelids.  The final look is out here – try it to add some colour to your wardrobe.

Red short dress

Short red dress

Blogging is always fun when you have a cheeky monkey playing hide and seek.

Red lace dress


Dress – Dorothy Perkins

Shoes – H&M

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18 thoughts on “Outfit of the Day: Give Me Red

  1. Beautiful dress and ultimate you dear.. *haan ji* *happydance* Loved ur lil bundle of joy hiding behind you.. *puchhi* I loved d way you paired red lace dress withminimal accessories and make up .. *clap* you look so pretty and young, i ws nt able to figure out you are a mum until I scrolled down and read further.. *hihi* *clap*

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