It’s the color of passion and love, but it also radiates strength and determination. Whether you’re going for romantic or daring, red is the statement-maker that never goes out of style (not to mention it’s been reigning the catwalk this season). Wondering how to pair it with other colors in your wardrobe? Here’s how to let your reds shine in all their splendor.
Keep reading to learn what you can pair with red!
RED WITH NEUTRALS
As a trend in and of itself, red will glow amongst neutrals. When you’re on the go and need a chic partner for your neutral slacks or patterned skirts, opt for a vibrant red sweater. Feeling super prep? Layer a red sweater over a collared button-up shirt—like a cherry on top.
Stylist Tip: Wear a solid red piece with print-mixed neutrals for extra panache. Remember to pair smaller prints with bigger ones!
RED WITH BLUES
We’re taking a cue from this season’s nautical fashion foray. Whether it’s navy, cobalt or light blue, these cool shades get along nicely with red. Couple a pair of polished red slacks with a white-and-blue striped sweater—pops of red are welcome—and finish with light blue flats.
RED WITH TAN
It’s as sweet as strawberry pie. Slip into a pair of scarlet jeans and balance them with a creamy cardigan-tee combo in differing variations of tan. Pop-of-print loafers add the perfect finishing touch.
RED WITH GREEN
They’re opposites in the color wheel, so they naturally complement each other. The key to avoiding a Christmas catalog look? Opt for a dark green shade or an army green, use red as a pop of color, and introduce splashes of other hues or neutrals to call this pairing your own.
RED WITH MUSTARD
Side by side, they’re the epitome of the retro palette. If you enjoy a good #throwback outfit, try a red-mustard striped sweater, pair with your trusted jeans and seal the look with easy flats.
Stylist Tip: Complete your vintage scheme with burnt orange, brown, teal or navy!
RED WITH BLUSH
They’re in the same color family, which makes this a tonal pairing. Blush gives red a delicate touch, especially when you opt for romantic florals and breezy silhouettes. We love navy as an effortless third shade to anchor this color palette.
RED WITH ANIMAL PRINT
Ready to take your inner fashionista out for a spin? Dare to pair your red denim with a modern jaguar-printed sweater. An easy black vest is a cozy way to minimize the print if you’re testing the waters. Add coordinating sneaks to let your color-print combo take center stage.
RED WITH CAMO
Nothing quite livens up a camo print like a splash of red. Try green camo bottoms (or opt for a fresh grey or blush style) with a red tee, then layer on your trusty jean jacket. Stay neutral with your kicks!
Being the lady in red is a two-way street: it takes confidence but it also imbues you with even more confidence. With these tips, you can rock your reds with an array of colors you already own!
What are your favorite colors to pair with red? Let us know in the comments below!