Little Red Riding Hood has to be the most bad assed little girl in the history of fairytales. Fighting off hangry cross dressing wolves to protect her sweet Grandma? Yeah that’s pretty hardcore. She may have also been one of dumbest fairytale characters what with walking through the woods at night with a basket full of treats and bright red cape one. That’s pretty much the exact opposite of what you should do to avoid being mugged. But I feel you guuurl, you got it flaunt it, even if that means a wolf may eat you for it.
Regardless of lil’hood’s questionable decision making skills I think we can all agree that the girl had amazing style and her outerwear game was strong! Usually I don’t take style cues from small children, with the obvious exception being Prince George (knee high socks for life Georgie!), but Red’s no chump when it comes to fashion. She knew what worked for her and stuck with it. And that happened to be an amazing red cape with a hood, a wicker basket for a purse and gingham kerchief for covering her basket and blowing her nose.
This is my grown up version of Little Red Riding Hood’s style. Actually by my calculations she would have been dead for years now, but just go with me. Let’s assume that she doesn’t get eaten by a big bad wolf and manages to make it to her 20’s unscathed. She is going to be one tough mama, so leather pants and strappy sandals are a must. Minimal jewelry is smart because I am also going to assume her career involves kicking ass and taking names, so she can’t have heavy jewelry and large bags weighing her down.
But she will always stay true to her signature colour and silhouette, a red cape. However she will ditch the hood because any asshole claws could blindside her with a giant hood on! So instead Big Red will opt for giant hair and leave the hoods to her youth, crossing the Canadian countryside one forest at time, avenging all grandmother’s who have been harassed by wolves and/or been the victim of financial abuse. Now excuse me while I turn this idea into a multimillion dollar movie deal.