Like patterns, red sometimes seems intimidating, but a little confidence goes a long way. Today’s the day to face your fears and learn how to wear red in any outfit. These tips will have you wearing red outfits like a pro just in time for blustery fall days and holiday season festivities.
Here are some fool-proof ways to wear red.
all the colors of the (red) rainbow
Maybe bright red isn’t for you, but red still can be. Explore different rich reds, and soon you’ll be getting compliments on your outfit’s stunning colors.
Still not sure where to start?
- Choose a deeper red with brown tones, like a vermilion, for a warm natural look.
- Look to wine or garnet tones for a more elegant look.
- Use a red with more orange for a sunny style.
In fact, you can even wear different shades together to create a red outfit. Pair different shades of red or choose to match more subdued tones. You can even experiment with red and pink, a popular combination this season!
choose a statement piece
Wear a red statement piece and you’ll instantly spice up your outfit. This is one of the easiest ways to wear red—even bright red—as part of your everyday outfits because it’s an accent. Ready to incorporate red pieces into your wardrobe? Try these tricks.
- Slip on red flats with jeans or a pantsuit for a pop of color.
- Add a red scarf to your typical business attire.
- Wear a red sweater that looks just as warm and inviting as it feels.
- Use a cheery red purse to carry your essentials, like this London Fog Sophia satchel.
For a more advanced approach, invest in a pair of red pants. Even a plain shirt seems stylish when paired with unexpected color. Make red a focal point of your outfit and wear it with confidence.
brighten up a grey day
Make a great first impression with red outerwear. It’s classic, polished, and confident—just like you.
Wearing a warm red coat, scarf, or gloves is cheerful even on the greyest of days. Just like statement pieces, red outwear is a surprising pop of color that adds personality and warmth to your look. Plus, it’s harder to forget red gloves on the bus than black ones. Practical and stylish? It’s a match made in heaven.
Tip: Tie red accessories into your outfit with a plaid like this Steve Madden glove and wrap set does.
don’t forget the lip
It’s a classic for a reason. Swipe on your favorite shade using the tips in this guide to wearing nude lipstick. Sporting the perfect red lip has a lot in common with the nude lipstick trend, especially the need to exfoliate and use lipliner for smooth lips and crisp lines.
Knowing how to wear red opens a whole new world of possibilities. Go forth and be fearless in bold hues. If you find a friend still intimidated by wearing red, you can show them the ropes. After all, you’re an expert now.