Red may seem more daunting than other wearable colors but it’s a confidence booster, it’s empowering and it’s definitely a show stopper. If you’re nervous, don’t avoid it all together – here are some ways to incorporate the bright hue into your winter wardrobe whether you choose to go subtle or bold.
A Red Bag
If you’re frightened by color, a red bag is only a small detail but it’s eye catching enough and will add a pop of color to an otherwise muted outfit. We all know that denim is basically considered a neutral now (see: beige, gray, black, denim), and that still goes here. Adding some red to a neutral outfit adds a bit of a cool edge.
Much like a red bag, the pop of red shoes is enough to liven an outfit but not overpower it. Attempting to match your shoes to your outfit is usually a no-no but with red, it just works. Add red shoes to finish off a printed outfit whether its florals or plaid or match them to a sweater or smaller detail like a red lip.
A Red Coat
Coats are a great way to add some color into a darker winter wardrobe. A classic black outfit is the perfect excuse to throw on a bright coat. Try anything from a bright red peacoat to a softer flannel.
While I don’t always reach for vibrant colors when it comes to my clothing, red lipstick has been a staple in my makeup bag for as long as I can remember. Don’t let yourself feel intimidated by the color – it looks best with simplistic bronze makeup and always helps complete a look (see above).
Plaid is a Fall/Winter staple every year so why not invest in great pieces that you’ll want to reach for again and again. I tend to go for the more subdued options but the colors could be as bold as you’ll let them.
Speaking of red, Happy Valentine’s Day! What are some of your favorite colors to wear and how do you wear them?