Guest Blog by Whitley Adkins Hamlin, Charlotte Stylist and author of TheQueenCityStyle

Designers showcased it on the runway, and for the February shows in New York, street style mavens donned it too.  But not just in the form of a bag, bootie or blazer, we are talking all out RED.  Head to toe.  And so it’s officially official.  Red is THE “it” color of the season.  And with the holidays upon us, what shade could be better for this most wonderful time of the year?  Here, whether on a budget or out to splurge, we take a look at how to wear the hot hue top to bottom all season long. You can shop looks online if that’s your preference (just click on the item +) or head to our favorite QC boutiques to shop and support local.






And here’s a look at Red items in Charlotte stores now…

From Copper Penny:

Ecru top $162; Ecru pants $149; GiGi New York metallic clutch $225; Gentle Soles shoes $219; Serefina necklace $68

Sundays sweater $104; Joe’s Jeans $178; Gentle Soles shoes $189; Experiences necklace $98

Trina Turk dress $298; From St. Xavier bag $120

Trina Turk dress $268; GiGi New York bag $191; Serefina necklace $86

BACK VIEW Trina Turk dress $268; GiGi New York bag $191; Serefina necklace $86


From The Pink Hanger:

Deborah Viereck Tunic Top: $94

Likely NYC Gown: $380

Three Eighty Two Slip Dress: $136


From Monkee’s:

Ruffle Straps Top $134, Farrah Skinny Ankle $198, Earrings $50

Raven Top $88, Legging Ankle $215, Cross Strap Heel $160, Trio Stack $50

Flare Sleeve Sweater $175, Luiza Skirt $218, Drefb Boot $230

Cheyanne Domain Sleeve Top $158, Legging Ankle Leatherette $255, Clutch $60


From KK Bloom

​Smocked Waist Ruffle Dress – Ella Moss, $198
Caitlin Kimono – Peach Love, $50. BUY HERE
Wine Faux Leather Clutch, $60
Jocelyn Bootie – Vintage Havana, $98. BUY HERE 

Baby French Tee Dress – Adrienne, $48 BUY HERE
Babe Sneaker – Vintage Havana, $88 BUY HERE
The Marbled Playoff – Policy Handbags, $68 BUY HERE

Wine Furry Clutch, $60  
Danielle Earrings – Kendra Scott, $65 BUY HERE
Gold Bar Necklace, $58

Free Spirit Mini – Ali & Jay, $108
Metallic Gold Clutch, $60


From Luxe Angel Boutique:

Havana Hottie Dress $89

Red Hot Kasi dress from Adelyn Rae $99

Sweater $109 Buy Here 

Red accessories $24-39 Buy here 

Red faux suede tank from Veronica M $69


Whitley Adkins Hamlin is a Charlotte based wardrobe stylist specializing in personal, commercial and editorial styling.  Regarded as a respected taste-maker, Whitley contributes as a producer, writer and stylist for various regional magazines and makes regular television and radio appearances on the topic of fashion and style. Find more of her style here:
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