Red is the most challenging color to play with, experiment, or venture into. But, in all honesty, red by itself can be a bit harsh. You need to pair it with colors that simmer it down but also complement it beautifully to bring out the best of your outfit. Whether it is crimsonly styled with a rich chocolate brown, wine red coupled with gray winters, or scarlet paired in all its glory with black or blue for Valentine’s day – there’s no limit to what you can do. We have some ideas we’d like to share. Take a look!
11 Outfit Combinations For The Color Red
Red can be paired with neutral colors like white or black quite easily. For classy outfits, go for grays, browns, or earthy tones. In summers, tangerines, blues, and mustards look vibrant. It depends on where you are headed and what your personal preference is, but here’s a list with a little bit of everything.
1. Black and Red
It might seem run-of-the-mill combination, but it looks uber chic when done right. However, don’t go for bold reds and blacks because it looks pretty shoddy. Go for a mild tomato red when you want to wear black. Play around with patterns, cuts, and layers. Sheer skirts and printed leather jackets with a pop of red lipstick is also a classy way to go.
2. Red and Blue
Red and blue can be a classy combination if you have the eye for it. You can throw on a blue chambray blazer over a muted red dress for formal meetings or a powder blue leather jacket if you are headed out. Finish off with a red hat to take it in the opposite direction.
3. Yellow and Red
Yellow and red is probably not the first color combo that came to your mind. But, you can sport it as long as you do it cautiously. You can start with subtle details like a yellow clutch, pumps, or accessories with a red outfit. Or, wear a yellow tank top under red blazers, or vice versa.
4. Plaid and Red
The next time you take out that plaid skirt or shirt from your closet, resist the temptation to pair it with black or white. Go for a muted red shirt or tank if it’s a skirt or a ruffled miniskirt if it’s a shirt.
5. Gray and Red
Gray is a foolproof color for formal wear. You just can’t go wrong with it. The cool tone of gray lets the red pop out and do all the talking.
6. Green and Red
You don’t have to look like a Christmas tree to pull off green and red. Velvet, corduroy, and georgette are interesting choices of fabrics to bring red and green together. The materials have an inherent undertone that works well with this color combination.
7. Red and Crimson Red
Combining different hues of red is a whole new ball game. It gives you the opportunity to create a bespoke outfit with pieces you already have in your closet. These crimson red pants, red leather jacket, and black turtleneck do just that. Extremely stylish but not loud at all.
8. Wine Red and Teal
Here’s another Parisian street style look you can try. Wine red is a beautiful hue that has a grandeur vibe like no other color. Pair a teal blue dress with a red overarching jacket and red pumps to up the ante of your look.
9. Prints and Red
Add a little character to the already classy red by styling it with some prints. Stay away from stripes and OTT florals and go for an animal print instead. Animal print pants, culottes, or skirts look incredibly cute with red sweaters or turtleneck T-shirts.
10. Red and Pink
You can pair red with its closest neighbors on the color spectrum like candy pink, peach, hot pink, or rouge. If it’s a two-piece outfit, go for a red bottom and play around with the top.
11. Black and White With Red
Are you stepping out in a black and white outfit? You know there’s still scope to pop some red in there, right? Ditch the usual leather jacket and go for a bomber instead. It’s the street style moment you have been waiting for.
Honestly, there’s not one right or wrong way to wear red. But, if eccentric is not your go-to style, tread a little cautiously. I hope you get the drift. Do you have any style hacks for wearing red? What’s your favorite look from this lookbook? Let us know by posting a message in the comments section below.