One of the biggest trends right now is bold solid color. I have always loved and worn red. Valentino is known and celebrated for his use of this vivid poppy shade. Since this dress has such an intense impact, I chose to ground the outfit with black accessories. Each is classic in style, but if you look closely, they are all a bit exaggerated to help balance the look.

Valentino dress, Christian Louboutin black leather peep toe pumps, Prada sunglasses and structured Nancy Gonzalez alligator clutch. All items available at Neiman Marcus, Paramus, New Jersey.