These days, red outfits are no longer just something to be worn on a birthday, Valentine’s, or Chinese New Year (though these occasions are certainly the best excuse to don one). To wit, the lucky color has become a tool for the bold to steal the scene, or a means to give any milestone a celebratory nod.
With fashion’s love affair with this primary hue seeing it splashed on key silhouettes, hot color combinations, and statement-making accessories, it’s no surprise that it’s become easy fit in a woman’s wardrobe. From party dresses to a smart short suit, here are 10 red outfits to try, stat!
1. Go all in and wear head-to-toe red.
If blending in has never been part of your vocabulary, dare to stand out in an all-red outfit. While you might think that pulling off such a bold color is tricky, the key is to find it in a shade that’s right for you and in pieces that are classic yet up to date. Case in point: Check out Claudia Barretto’s orange-red tracksuit, which she styled with a slinky camisole underneath. Finish it off with some red nails and a tousled bedhead for that cool girl feel.
2. Might we suggest a red and pink 'fit?
Admittedly, it’s easy to be biased with neutral-colored dressing but we love a good pink and red moment. Take a good look at Camille Co’s pink blazer and red trouser ensemble, which she effortlessly balanced with a white tee and a pair of white sneakers.
3. Get your BFF to match your outfit with!
Take your best pal and dress up in coordinating outfits just like BFFs Julia Dang and Maya Nilsen. You can show up in a skirt while your best friend in trousers, depending on your style and personality, just like Maya and Julia. Oh, and we love the black and red theme, too.
4. Wear your heart on your sleeve… or all over your shirt.
We’re loving how Claudia is unafraid to wear red over and over again. A date night look we're copping from her? A sleek heart printed top paired with classic black trousers. Lock in the look by layering a couple of dainty necklaces and a red lip.
5. An icy hue keeps a fiery miniskirt looking totally cool.
If you’re still easing into wearing color, try wearing a basic top in a neutral tone with your crimson bottom. We’re crushing on Jess Wilson’s patent skirt, which she effortlessly paired with a cool gray bodysuit. It’s the perfect mix of edgy and simple that’ll carry you through a fun night of good food and booze.
6. Throw on an oversized red blazer to both tame and complement a risqué neckline.
While corset tops are figure-flattering by nature, it can get a little tricky to wear without being conscious of each move you make. To avoid any mishaps, throw on a red blazer for a lewk that's both feminine and cool. Take cues from Maya Nilsen who rocked the 'fit with denim jeans and simple gold accessories.
7. A breathtaking red dress easily does the trick.
Without a doubt, you can always count on a dress to be the ultimate outfit for special occasions. And even if dresses are not your usual style, there's so much to love about a dotted red frock like Alexa Chung’s.
8. Oxblood is the deep shade you need to replace default black.
Black is everyone's easy pick for a color that's elegant, intense, and tough, but why not experiment with a dark red-brown that gets the job done, too. Georgina Wilson is way ahead of the game in this oxblood leather Calvin Klein lewk that she paired with an on-tone lip. It's a fresh way to play the vamp.
9. Get inspired by Baywatch and work a swimsuit into your 'fit.
Got plans to escape to the beach? Why not anchor your look on a red maillot while you’re off-duty this weekend. Laureen Uy aced the look with matching red shorts and a visor for extra sun protection. Whether you’re stationed by the sea or just sitting poolside, you’re bound to snap an OOTD for this.
10. Feel like an empowered woman in a smokin’ hot red pantsuit.
Dare to step out in a sleek red suit that spells P-O-W-E-R. Do it like Martine Cajucom-Ho who looked fierce completing her look with an equally bright red lippie and purse. Wear you blazer open with a bralette top underneath or opt for bare chest with your blazer buttoned up. Trust us, you wouldn’t need a man for an outfit as hot as this.