Red Equals Empowered

Red Equals Empowered

Red Equals Empowered

When asked to explain the meaning behind the title “Red” for her 2012 album, Taylor Swift said,

“You have the great part of red, like the red emotions that are daring and bold and passion and love and affection. And then you have on the other side of the spectrum, jealousy and anger and frustration and you didn’t call me back and I need space.”

I agree with every part of that description, and more.  I believe, like so many other incredible women, that red equals empowered.  It’s a bold color that when worn, increases confidence and power.  People are more likely to take you seriously when you’re wearing red; it exudes authority, and no matter your skin tone, “there is a shade of red for every woman” (says Audrey Hepburn).

Whenever I wear red, I’m more assertive and just generally feel better about myself.  Even if it’s something as simple as a red lip, it boosts my self-esteem.  Red is the most emoting color of them all.  While black is typically associated with badassery and sultriness, yellow is known for being bright and happy, and white is pure as can be – think about it, two out of the three of those aren’t actually classified as colors, yet RED is pure power, sexiness, and prestige.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very confident individual.  While it’s something that I would love to improve on, it’s certainly not my strong suit.  I cling to anything that emboldens me and creates a more confident aura than I generally portray.  I’m shocked that there isn’t more red in my closet.  These shoes were one of my first red purchases, and I’m so glad I got my hands on them last year.  They’re vibrant, quirky, and always turn heads.  I recently added this red ruffle tee to my collection, and for $7, I couldn’t be more impressed.  It’s comfortable and flirty, and when I wear it, I feel like I’m on top of the world.  Sadly, it’s sold out at the moment, but knowing Forever 21, it won’t be long until it’s restocked, and once it is, I’m getting it in every other available color 😂

Do you have a particular color that makes you ooze confidence whenever you wear it? Tell me what it is in the comment section below!

Outfit Details // top (currently sold out) | pants | similar heels | jacket | sunglasses

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photos by Brandon of Erudite Productions Inc.

Outfit Details // top (currently sold out) | pants | similar heels | jacket | sunglasses





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    August 7, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    I do have to admit that I feel more powerful and head-turning when I wear red! I’m absolutely obsessed with your shoes, girl. I’ll have to wear a similar outfit next time I have a big pitch meeting 🙂

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    August 7, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    $7! thats amazing, I love you in red! i’m also LOVING those sunglasses!! i think i would have to say black, but I don’t typically wear it.. maybe i should wear more lol!

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    August 7, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    I totally feel the same way when I am wearing red. It is such a power color and I love it. I also really love purple. This is stunning on you.

    @trendyinindy ||

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    Sami | The Classic Brunette
    August 7, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Okay those shoes are killer! I love wearing red, but I definitely don’t have enough of it in my closet!

    The Classic Brunette

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    Sarah | The Bourbon Beauty
    August 7, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    These shoes are LIFE! The tassels are amazing! You look great!

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    Amanda Kruse
    August 7, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    I love the lace and ruffles on this top!

    Amanda ||

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    August 7, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    You look amazing in red. I am absolutely head over heels for your shoes! They are perfect!

    xo, Patty

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    August 7, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    This is perfection!! Such a great post and an even cuter outfit! 😉

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    Helena Marz
    August 7, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Wow girl! I love all your pics and you look super hot in red! ❤️ I LOVE black…for some reason I feel confident and sexy in it! I should add red to my wardrobe for a change:)

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    August 7, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    “There is a shade of red for every woman” I love that! Great post.

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    Jenna Colgrove
    August 7, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    love these tassel shoes!!

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    August 7, 2017 at 11:07 PM

    I love wearing the color red. It is so empowering!
    xo Jessica

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    August 8, 2017 at 12:25 AM

    I absolutely adore those red heels! My go-to color is light blue, I kind of have to stop myself of buying too much in blue lol. xoxo

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    August 8, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    Red is definitely a powerful color! I love to wear it when I need a boost of confidence! Those shoes girl are amazing!

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    August 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    These shoes are so cute! Love how you styled them! 🙂

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    August 8, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Red is your color! Looks so beautiful on you girl!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    August 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    You are rocking the red! I love the top it’s so pretty, and matches the shoes perfectly! Great outfit for many different things!

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    August 8, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    I completely agree with you! Red is such a powerful color

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    August 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    This color looks amazing on you! Love the shoes!

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    August 8, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    You look so gorgeous in red! Love this top and the price!

    Rachel /

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    August 8, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    i love that top! so chic

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    August 8, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    I love wearing red, too! Makes me feel so confident. Loving the pop of red with the heels!

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    August 8, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    Love the raw hem at the bottom of these jeans! Those red shoes are super fun too!

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    Thomas Falkenstedt
    August 8, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Dear Stephanie, first of all, you’re one of the strongest and most confident individuals I know. I think if you think otherwise it’s a self esteem issue, but let us work on that as here goes… You are a beautiful person both inside and out. You’ve made me laugh and cry during the year I’ve had the privilege to read your blog posts and be a part of your life. Your style is immaculate and you never fail in showing us both perfect styling, but unlike most others, you also add a deeper message to your posts that makes one think. You are intelligent, intellectual, funny and I’m a huge fan of yours. You’ve overcome health issues and are still struggling with some, you lived life and have seen both the good and bad sides of it and you’re here, stronger than ever with someone to love by your side, might I add (and he’s hot too, GRR!!). You have everything most people desire in life and I both admire you and am proud of you. So wear that red with that fierce confidence of yours and rock it!

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    August 8, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    This is like a casual “power suit” for sure!

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    August 8, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Red is one of those colors that makes you feel instantly confident! Red looks divine on you too!

    Megan |

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    Sabrina Tan
    August 8, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Red hot!!

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    Life of a Sister
    August 9, 2017 at 12:08 AM

    Red is your color girl! So FIERCE!

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    August 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    Girl, you know how to rock a bold red! I love the shoes, too!

    xx, Danielle

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    Courtney Andrews
    August 9, 2017 at 7:12 PM

    Red is definitely your color! I am also obsessed with tassels and need those shoes in my closet!

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    Anna English
    August 9, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Red is such a great color on you!

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    Carolina Hellal
    August 11, 2017 at 12:29 AM

    Yes! That’s so true and red looks amazing on you!

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    August 11, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Red is a great color and you look amazing in it!


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    Taylor Ann
    August 13, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Totally agree that certain colors, outfits, styles can make you feel more confident. You are awesome and rocking this red top!

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    August 14, 2017 at 3:10 AM

    Red is definitely your power color! I personally feel most confident in….grey lol :p


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    Kristin Leahy
    August 14, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    You look so chic in red! I looove that top!

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    August 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Loving all this red! Feeling extra empowered!


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    Julia Comil
    August 15, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    I love this bold look! Red is very beautiful on you

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    Stuart Brazell
    August 15, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Red makes me feel powerful and fabulous too!

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    August 16, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Those shoes are literally perfection!! I need them 🙂

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    Adiel of Rose Gold Lining
    August 16, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Red is definitely one of my power colors! You oook lovely!

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    August 16, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    Red is so empowering! I love this outfit, so bold!

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    Natasha Stoneking
    August 16, 2017 at 11:04 PM

    One of my favorite hues for making a major statement

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