Katie, red’s a good color but color’s only half the wardrobe battle. Line is at least as important. This ensemble boxes you in with the masculine lines of the jacket and the “stiff”, all-buttoned-up lines of the blouse. Even the ruffle is squared off–a masculine look–rather than soft and curvy. The combination’s also in clear contradiction with the softness of your pearl drop earrings.
Women appear more powerful and dynamic when they honor, not defy, their femininity.
Take the edge off, Katie. It’s a distraction from the dynamic woman behind the suit.
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