When Red Means Go

This is the time of year when red starts showing up everywhere.  From bouquets of long stem roses to boxes of heart shape candy, red ignites passion.  When love is in the air, red is a go.  When tempers flare, red is a no.  Red excites fashion.  When you wear a little red dress to a party, black dresses fade into the background.  And when you lead the way wearing Louboutin stilettos, he follows. 

All you need is love and this ultrachic, Italian-crafted tote in durable canvas with wide laces woven up the leather-trimmed sides. Pops of red bring an understated, signature finishing touch to the versatile piece. Style Name: Christian Louboutin Small Cabalace Canvas & Leather Tote. Nordstrom.com.

A crossbody handbag by Strathberry is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the woman you adore.  Tory Burch Penelope pumps will add a glamorous pop of color to evening wear. The magenta coat by DVF is a stunning contrast when the weather is gray.  Max Mara softens the intensity of red with a graceful twist on the Enna blouse.  And when you want to be more persuasive, try Chanel’s Rouge Intimiste lipstick and discover what’s possible when red means go.

This sophisticated satin blouse gets a playful twist from the gathered keyhole neck and sheer chiffon raglan sleeves that show off a bit of shoulder. Style Name: Max Mara Enna Silk Blouse. Nordstrom.com.

The classic Kate pointy-toe pump is styled in plush suede with a perfect-height kitten heel and finished, as always, with an iconic Louboutin red sole. Style Name: Christian Louboutin Kate Kitten Heel Pump. Nordstrom.com.

This sleek, pointy-toe slingback is the pump you'll want to pair with everything from denim to fancy frocks, all season long. Style Name: Jimmy Choo Erin Pointy Toe Slingback Pump. Nordstrom.com.

A thigh-high slit allows easy movement and gives a signature touch to this lithe crepe sheath updated with sporty knit raglan sleeves. Style Name: Altuzarra V-Neck Knit Sleeve Woven Sheath Dress. Nordstrom.com.

A long, lean dress of fluid crepe with a plunging neckline and artfully twisted front has a simple sophistication that's stands out for any swanky event. Style Name: DVF Katrita Cocktail Dress. Nordstrom.com.

A ruched center seam adds soft, wispy texture to this A-line minidress crafted from sheer silk. Style Name: Rag & Bone Maris Ruched Silk Minidress. Nordstrom.com.

A burnished logo buckle males a bold statement on this sleek pointy-toe pump elevated with a dainty kitten heel. Style Name: Valentino Garavani Logo Buckle Pump. Nordstrom.com.

Battle the blustery days in this eye-catching coat made from pure wool dyed to an eye-popping shade of magenta. Style Name: DVF Perilla Long Wool Coat. Nordstrom.com.

18-karat yellow gold. Garnet. Post back. Style Name: David Yurman Heart Stud Earrings In 18K Yellow Gold With Garnet. Nordstrom.com.

Bring the party in this flattering wrapped frock styled with pretty puffed shoulders, a sweetheart neck and a layered stem-showing skirt. Style Name: Reformation Calabra Wrap Dress. Nordstrom.com.

Lace panels reveal a romantic bit of skin from this flowy silk minidress textured with crinkly pleats and fluttery frills. Style Name: Chloe Lace Panel Ruffle Long Sleeve Silk Minidress. Nordstrom.com.

Sort out your date-night style in a halter top strewn with flowers and knotted at the neck. Style Name: Joie Cedra B Floral Halter Top. Nordstrom.com.

A straight-cut tweed dress shot through with shimmering metallic threads is trimmed with sporty contrasting bands and finished with a neat bow at the waist. Style Name: Maje Metallic Tweed Dress. Nordstrom.com.

A tall flared heel and a curvy, plunging topline further the shapely appeal of a round-toe platform pump set on a signature color-pop red sole. Style Name: Christian Louboutin Baobab Block Heel Pumps. Nordstrom.com.

Accordion pleats release flowy, skirt-like movement on a faux-wrap jersey jumpsuit that makes a sophisticated alternative to the LBD. Style Name: Max Mara Vieste Long Sleeve Pleated Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit. Nordstrom.com.

Strathberry's signature bar closure secures the flap of a structured leather crossbody distinguished by its clean-lined silhouette and gleaming pull-through chain strap. Elegant and practical, the luxe look features an accordioned interior for effortless organization of the essentials. Style Name: Strathberry East/west Leather Crossbody Bag. Nordstrom.com.

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Falling leaves evoke the changing of the seasons on this ruffle-hemmed mini styled with a mock neck and sheer, long sleeves. Style Name: Whistles Falling Leaves Long Sleeve Silk Blend Dress. Nordstrom.com.

Beautifully eyelash lace softly veils cups on this sultry balconette bra designed to enhance your natural decolletage. Style Name: La Perla Apollonia Underwire Balconette Bra. Nordstrom.com.

Romantic floral lace veils the underwire cups of this sultry push-up bra designed to enhance your natural decolletage. Style Name: La Perla Alida Underwire Push-Up Bra. Nordstrom.com.

This silk-enriched halter is made romantic with beautiful blooms in tonal hues. Style Name: Alice & Olivia Ingrid Floral Print Satin Halter Top. Nordstrom.com.

Logo-embossed Waterbury buttons and a leather undercollar refine a wool-blend topcoat that's tailored to perfection. Style Name: Rag & Bone Daine Wool Blend Coat. Nordstrom.com.

Sleek and sophisticated, this calfskin leather shoulder bag in a structured silhouette is set off with gleaming logo-lock hardware at the flap. Signature Louboutin touches-including a lipstick-red interior-complete the covetable style. Style Name: Christian Louboutin Large Elisa Calfskin Leather Shoulder Bag. Nordstrom.com.

Overlays of gorgeous lace charm a lusciously soft luxury chemise designed with adjustable straps and exquisite fabrication. Style Name: Natori Enchant Chemise. Nordstrom.com.

Tonal spectator styling refines a classic pointy-toe pump set on a slender heel branded with a discreet T logo. Style Name: Tory Burch Penelope Cap Toe Pump. Nordstrom.com.

Luminous teardrop earrings accented with sparkling crystals provide a glamorous finishing touch for any look. Style Name: Alexis Bittar Teardrop Earrings. Nordstrom.com.

his dolman-sleeve frock with a drapey textured belt will take you beautifully through 9-to-5 and well beyond. Style Name: Whistles Textured Belt Dress. Nordstrom.com.

Make color your power in this richly hued suiting blazer finished with two rows of buttons and sharp peaked lapels. Style Name: Topshop Klara Suit Blazer (Petite). Nordstrom.com.

Clean lines and elegant simplicity define this shoulder-skimming top made from finely knit cotton. Style Name: Rosetta Getty Ribbed Off The Shoulder Top. Nordstrom.com.