The Red Romper

A few years ago in a graphic design course, I learned about the power of the color red. It’s used in countless commercials and advertisements to evoke a sense of power, energy…and possibly hunger*. It’s crazy to think that a color can instantly make us feel a certain way or completely change our mood. This little red romper definitely does that for me, which is why red tops my list of favorite colors to wear while out at night.

The Red Romper | The Bella Insider
The Red Romper | The Bella Insider
The Red Romper | The Bella Insider
The Red Romper | The Bella Insider
ROMPER red romper (under $25) | SHOES black strap sandals (50% off, just $20) |  | CLUTCH old (similar linked here) | SUNGLASSES round sunnies (just $10) | LIPSTICK mac ruby woo

This romper is definitely one-of-a-kind in my closet. It’s short, it’s red, and it’s dare I say…sexy? *monkey covers eyes emoji* “Sexy” is not exactly the first word that comes to mind when I think of my wardrobe, but the great thing about college fashion is that it’s supposed to be fun and experimental. When I first saw this red romper online, I knew I had to have something like it. At just over $22, I couldn’t pass this one up! I loved the addition of long sleeves and fun, sweet ruffles on the side to juxtapose the deep V neckline. Plus, this piece doesn’t bunch up or twist on my petite 5′ 1″ frame like a lot of other rompers do. Overall, this little red number just makes me feel confident and fierce, perfect for a night out in downtown Austin. Does any piece in your closet make you feel confident and fierce? I’d love to know!

Photography by Kelly Rice

*interesting article discussing why fast food signs are red and a fun infographic about color psychology

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  1. 6.21.16
    Unknown said:

    Love the design of your red romper and the makeup/hair/accessories with it!! Fun, casual, and sexy style!


  2. 6.21.16
    Ashley said:

    That romper looks so good on you, especially with your black hair! I love wearing white pants, when I need a little confidence boost. I'm not sure why they just always make me feel really put together!


  3. 6.21.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks so much, sweet Ashley! White pants totally do that for me, too! I especially love them in the summer! XO, Sarah

  4. 6.21.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks so much, Ursula! A bit of a departure for me, but it's a really fun outfit! XO, Sarah

  5. 6.21.16
    Carrie C said:

    You look great, Sarah! Love the red.


  6. 6.21.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks a bunch, Carrie! This is a super fun romper! XO, Sarah

  7. 6.22.16
    Rachel said:

    That romper looks perfect on you! Gorgeous!

  8. 6.22.16
    Meghan said:

    TOTALLY. Red is SUCH a power color. While I do wear a lot of white, I incorporate red a lot into my looks and if I really wanna make a statement, I do it in red!

    Meghan |

  9. 6.23.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks so much, Rachel! XO, Sarah

  10. 6.23.16
    Sarah said:

    I totally agree! I love how red can make us feel so much more confident and powerful. Thanks for reading, Meghan! XO, Sarah

  11. 6.24.16

    Love this color on you!


  12. 6.27.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks, Molly! Hope you had a great weekend. XO, Sarah

  13. 6.27.16
    Yvanne said:

    Your shoes are soo pretty! The whole outfit is on point!


  14. 6.28.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks so much, Yvanne! I so appreciate that! XO, Sarah