Erica Martena Murphy
Radiant Red: Fall's Latest Fashion Trend
Take a look at New York’s Fall Fashion Week and you’ll be craving crimson. All the top designers sported models in this hue, from Michael Kors’ fabulous fur coats to BCBG Max Azria’s funky fluid dresses. Luckily for the average consumer, stores in the Valley are catching the red bug and Lehigh Valley Style wants to help you find the most luscious looks. Here are a few must-have pieces to stay in tune with this fall’s crimson trend:
Put the Right Foot Forward
If you typically opt for the neutral heel, than your shoe wardrobe needs a burst of color. Be a little daring and try the Mona leather pump in brick red. It’s comfortable, but stylish; simple but sophisticated; and shows you care about what goes on your feet. This perfect pump will go great with any dark trouser and makes a great transition from the office to happy hour.
Available at: J.Crew | Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall | 610.264.3612 | jcrew.com | $198
Slinging into Fall
We all know that the cross-body bag is quite a big trend, so why not bring a little summer fashion with you into the fall? Take a traditional strappy purse, make it a bit bigger, and color it crimson. This Blushing Messenger Bag is perfect for fall. It can sling over your shoulder, or wear as a traditional purse. It has a turn lock for extra security, exterior and interior zip pockets, and a bold hue to complete your outfit with popping perfection.
Available at: Francesca’s Collections | Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley | 610.798.9901 | francescascollections.com | $48
Jewelry is the best way to make your look sparkle. This Lucky Brand, red and black enameled bangle is a bold way to draw attention to your tanned summer skin. Its gold lining makes it sophisticated enough for work, yet fun and fabulous for the weekend.
Available at: Macy’s | Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall | 610.264.8711 | macys.com | $59
It’s time to replace that worn buttoned down with a little more shine. Paired with a suit jacket, a buttoned down is nothing more than conservative. But take this red-velvet satin-trim T and you have a professional look and a sense of style. Its satin panel on the front makes it sleek enough for work, but also pairs nicely with dark jeans. This comfortable top is 100% Rayon, machine washable, and a staple for fall fashion.
Available at: Gap | Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall | 610.264.9585 | gap.com | $29.95
A Perfect Gem
Sometimes all it takes is a bare ear to keep an outfit from looking complete. Add some elegance to your jewelry collection and splurge on these galet pierced earrings. Made of oceancut Bordeaux crystal, this pair of gold-plated beauties will glamorize any outfit and make you feel like your sporting real rubies.
Available at: Swarovski Crystal | Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall | 610.231.1588 | swarovski.com | $75
Red is the New Black
Every fashion magazine tells women that they need a “little black dress,” but Lehigh Valley Style is going against the grain and telling you that a “little Red dress” is a fall necessity. Pair this belted side-ruffle dress with lace tights and a chunky black heel, and leave everyone gazing at you red with envy. Throw on a blazer or cardigan at the office and get ready to show off its square neckline and side ruffle for dinner at Melt.
Available at: Express | Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall | 610.266.9707 | express.com | $98