It’s the color of the season: festive, bold and sophisticated. But red can be an intimidating shade to wear for all those reasons. “Red is not a color that blends into the crowd,” says EVEREVE’s Director of Styling, Ashley Linsmeier. “But there are a variety of ways to incorporate the of-the-moment shade into your wardrobe without being too over-the-top.” Here, how to wear red and how to style red with five great outfit ideas from Ash.
1. A Burgundy Heel for a Pop of Color
“Accessories are a fantastic way to add a pop of color to any outfit,” says Ash. These burgundy heels are the perfect hue to complement (not overpower) neutral tones, like this gorgeous cream blouse and black vegan leather jogger. The mix of textures—sparkle, shine and matte suede— creates a seriously chic look that’s the perfect nod to the festive season.
It’s no secret we’re shacket-obsessed here at EVEREVE and this red, gold and purple (!) plaid combo makes us swoon. The blend of colors is a bit unexpected, but the red really elevates the outdoorsy vibe. Pair with leggings or denim and great boots for an easy, pulled-together-in-five ensemble.
The gorgeous palette of rich red and deep eggplant makes this blouse a beauty, and a fun way to embrace red without feeling like your outfit screams, well, red. “There’s so much to love about this top.The fun statement sleeves, the gorgeous print, and it’s easy versatility. It’s perfect to dress up or wear with jeans,” says Ash, who paired it with velvet joggers and that stunning heel for a look that’s party perfect.
Lean into red with a cozy knit that’s festive for holiday gatherings. Pairing the vibrant hue with straight-leg jeans keeps the look casual and relaxed, and subtle gold accessories add warmth for the perfect finishing touch (and who can resist cozy slippers?).
This dress may seem bold, and going monochromatic certainly delivers an impactful look, but it’s not as intimidating as it may seem. “This rich red hue is really beautiful,” explains Ash, “and details such as the flattering waist and on-trend tiering add interest and dimension, breaking up the solid color.” Pair with a stunning heel for easy elegance from head-to-toe.