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How to Add a Pop of Red this Fall

by habituallychic

08 . 12 . 23

I realized that just telling you to add a pop of red to your outfits isn’t helpful without showing you how. I’ve put together five outfits from dressy to casual to give you an idea of how you can incorporate this bold hue into your wardrobe for late summer into fall.

I loved the yellow dress I included in my color post but I’m sure some people are intimidated by it. You can ground it with a neutral shoe like these off white patent-leather sandals. The color of the Baroque pearl and sterling-silver necklace picks up on the color of the shoes and the pale pink coat for cooler weather. Then the red classic box bag becomes a pop of color and picks up the hint of red on the sole of the shoe.

Navy, like this navy Cotton Poplin Midi-Dress, is a classic foil for red. If you are more bold, pair it with this red tweed jacket and red suede mules. I also love pairing pale blue with red so I’d finish off the look with this blue textured leather handbag and 14kt gold-plated hoop earrings.

Olive green and red are also a great pairing. Start with this olive Boucle Crop Jacket and pair it with a simple an ivory silk tank and ivory pleated pull-on midi skirt. The cotton-twill Furlane slippers pick up the ivory of the skirt and the red of the classic red vintage Hermès Kelly 32 Handbag. I’d finish the look with a 14kt gold-plated necklace. Another option is to wear the skirt with an olive green cashmere sweater instead of the jacket.

I think slippers like these red Furlane grosgrain-trimmed velvet slippers also look great paired with a looser style of trouser like these white crepe pants. I posted the Organic Cotton Stripe Bib Big Shirt and bought one myself. You need to size down but the stripes look perfect punctuated by the red. Wear alone or add a navy blazer and navy handbag. You can’t go wrong ever with a pair of pearl earrings to finish off a look.

I used to have a red Celine Phantom Luggage Bag that I loved but it was very heavy since it didn’t have a shoulder strap like this red textured-leather tote. The brick red color might be a better option for those of you who aren’t sure about red. I would pair my red bag with a grey cashmere sweater and white jeans. In colder weather, add a grey coat, white sneakers, and a baseball hat.

“When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass