How to wear red for autumn

How to wear red for autumn



I love the warm rich colours of autumn. The soft yellows, golden russets and vibrant reds. I never seem to be attracted to the colour red in the summer however come autumn when our thoughts turn to keeping warm and making pumpkin soup I love the colour red.  It brightens my day and throws a flattering light onto my face.

It is important to choose the most flattering tone of red for your colouring. I like a mid tone and bright.  A too dark red is overwhelming for my now grey hair.

Similar black parka at John Lewis //  French Connection //  Vosgue parka  //



How to wear red for autumn




How to wear red for autumn



My red sweater is by DKNY.  Similar at MeandEm. A brand I love. I think theirs is even better than mine as you get two sweaters for the price of one.

DNKY trapeze sweater in navy  //  Cardigan version of the trapeze at Nordstrom (comes in red)  //  Asymmetric tunic  //  Hankerchief hem sweater //

The photos were shot by the talented Mr. P in my cousin’s beautiful garden near Newbury and I was joined by their two gorgeous dogs Pepper and Bartie.











  1. Lisa
    21st October 2015 / 14:09

    You look amazing in red. Few fair women carry it off I think – you’re one of the wonderful exceptions.

  2. Pam@over50feeling40
    21st October 2015 / 16:06

    Love the pictures for this post…so much fun with your precious pooches! And the scarf is perfect!

  3. Bonnie
    21st October 2015 / 17:05

    You are looking younger and more beautiful than ever. I think that recent make-over gave you some ideas for your daily look. You are an inspiration. And red does look good on you

  4. Fiona
    22nd October 2015 / 13:06

    I love your jacket! I know you gave us similar links (thanks!) but can you tell me who made yours?

    • 22nd October 2015 / 13:50

      Hi Fiona My jacket is my Michael Michael Kors, but I bought it some time ago and when I looked for similar they seemed to have fur collars. I have had another look and have come up with Michael Michael Kors Black Parka or this one at Nordstrom but it seems to be padded.

  5. Viv Butler
    22nd October 2015 / 13:30

    Yes, you are so right about red for the winter months, and there really is a tone of red that everybody can carry off, its just a case of finding it!

  6. Francesca
    22nd October 2015 / 15:10

    Red is my color, my favorite! You look gorgeous in it!

  7. Highland Fashionista
    22nd October 2015 / 16:22

    Love that rich, true red color. Looks great with your hair!

  8. Catherine
    27th October 2015 / 17:25

    Red really suits you Josephine…you look as though you have stolen the dog from Downton 😉 they are gorgeous!

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