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Red Lookbook

The color red exemplifies a number of emotions. Whether red symbolizes love, anger, confidence to, for and within us, you can never go wrong with a little red in your wardrobe on and your lips. Thus today, I bring you a “Red Lookbook” video inspired by HyunA from the KPOP girl group 4minute. She recently released another solo song titled “Red,” that was a summer hit on the KPOP charts.

If you have not checked out HyunA’s music video for “Red,” please check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTXCgR93zC8. When I first watched her music video, I was inspired by HyunA’s confidence and fashion choices. As a result, I recreated a few of HyunA’s looks to showcase a little bit of my style and to give you inspiration the next time you want a pop of red. Please check out my “Red Lookbook” below:

The first look “Play With Fire,” was inspired by HyunA’s look at 19 seconds in the music video, where she is wearing a white crop top and a blue pleated knee length skirt.  For “Play With Fire,” I wanted to keep the feminine charm HyunA had for the look, and chose a form fitting cap sleeve top from B A S I C S with a pair of navy scalloped shorts from 2020ave. Instead of a crop top, I chose a form fitting cap sleeve top to tuck underneath the shorts, to synchronize the look without showing too much skin. I also wanted to elongate my legs, so I picked my pair of showstopper Kiki heels from Target. The pairing of the Kiki heels mesh well below the navy scalloped shorts, due to the color and the design.

The second look “Sweet Tease” is pictured above and was inspired by HyunA’s look at 28 seconds, where her look and vibe is more urban. I stayed true to her look and wore the Jocelyn tank from Brandy Melville, Red Concept 54S.1747 jeans and a basic black belt from H&M. Although HyunA pulls off the fur coat perfectly in doors, the fluctuating California weather does not recommend me to wear a heavy coat in the middle of September. I chose the practical route to obtain the same concept with my Bethany Mota cardigan. The long cardigan ties in perfectly with the confident image, as it hangs over the “Sweet Tease” look and is not over bearing. To wrap up “Sweet Tease,” I kept my shoes simple and chose my Steve Madden nude heels.

Lastly, the final look “Red Light” was inspired by HyunA’s look at 2:51 of the music video. Out of all of the looks, HyunA is visually the most confident at 2:51. However HyunA’s look at 2:51 is not a look that could be worn out as an everyday look. To recreate the look for everyday, I found a red bodycon sweater dress from my wardrobe that I purchased from Forever 21 a few seasons ago. I contemplated for quite some time, if I wanted the bodycon sweater dress to stand alone or not. I came to the conclusion to not have it stand alone and to add a bodycon skirt to the look, because I wanted to emphasize my curves and to add a pop of chic to “Red Light.” Also, I wanted to showcase the versatility of the pieces you may already have in your closet to create different looks. In addition to her outfit, I was really fond of HyunA’s hair in this look, and wanted to imitate the one side parting. With my hair over to one side, I could showcase my earrings, specifically my gold ear cuff from Forever 21 for an edgier image. I concluded “Red Light” with the Alchocalla heels from Aldo.

What was your favorite look out of "Red Lookbook?" Leave them in the comments below or on youtube - I would love to hear from you.

The next time you are looking to add a pop of color, gravitate towards the color red for an extra boost of confidence. Remember, confidence truly comes within. When you find it, own it and take the world on. I will see you next week on the Crystal Avenue for back to school looks for college students. Have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend.

Photography by Chelle Nguyen, Videography by Danyosaur Illustrations

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