It’s bold. It’s bright. And it’s not just for the holidays anymore. Wearing red is a trend that’s spreading like wildfire but it can be a little tricky to nail. Whether you have some candy apple red clothing or it’s your first time rocking the shade, we have some tips on how to wear red beautifully and confidently.
Picking the Right Shade
Much like lipstick and makeup, you can add the right shade of red to your wardrobe based on your skin tone.* If you have a warm skin tone, you'll look great in organic, warm colors like red, coral, and amber. If you have a cool skin tone, reach for shades of red that are closer to maroon or rose. If your skin has a neutral undertone, avoid reds with orange undertones and choose bluer shades or a bright, true red instead.
Lady in Red (All Over)
Although it may be a bold look, going red all over is completely on-trend and incredibly stylish. If this pushes you too much, wear a bottom and blazer or button-down in matching shades then mix things up with a cami that’s lighter, darker or patterned.
WIDE LEG SILKY PANT by LNA CLOTHING
(Note: We do not carry this top but do carry the matching button-down shown on Alysa below.)
Apple Red Bottoms
Not quite ready to go red all over? Opting for a pair of red pants or a red skirt can still create statement style without feeling over the top. Complete your look with basic colors and classic designs. We’re showing our newest wide leg pants with three different style sweaters here.
BIAS CUT MIDI SKIRT by KAREN KANE
Red Hot Tops
The best thing about a bold color like red is that it can turn any garment into a statement piece. As such, the hue is perfect for tops and can make simple styles stand out. So forego a jacket and avoid any other bold hues. Your red top is the shining star.
TIE-FRONT BLOUSE by KAREN KANE
Red with Denim
If you’re searching for a way to spice up your usual weekend denim look, you should consider injecting a red hue. By just adding a red item or two to your outfit, you can make your casual ensemble infinitely more stylish and trendy.
*To find your skin tone, use a blank, white piece of paper. Hold it up to your face in the mirror. If your skin looks yellowish or light brown next to the paper, then you have a warm tone. If your skin looks pink or blue, then you have a cool tone. And if your skin looks gray, then your skin is considered a neutral tone.