I hope you’re not sick of seeing red yet because I’m not. And I’m totally soaking up the trend while it’s here because red is my absolute favorite color in the entire world. Keep reading to find out how to wear red from head to toe gracefully and masterfully in the winter.
HOW TO WEAR RED FROM HEAD TO TOE MASTERFULLY
I’m an overall fan of monochrome outfits because they output a streamlined look that elongates the body – and this helps everyone look taller and leaner. Aside from red being my favorite color, I decided to experiment with an all-red outfit because it’s the easiest way to make a dramatic entrance without spending a ton of time styling crazy outfits together. It requires almost no effort as long as you have all your key pieces laid out and ready to throw on. Although wearing all red doesn’t sound convincingly wearable, I’m pretty set on changing your mind.
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Red Shearling Jacket from ASOS (Similar here)
Red Sweater from H&M (Similar here)
Red Trousers from Genuine People
Black Bank Bag by X Nihilo
Fishnet Socks from ASOS
Opium Logo Pumps by Saint Laurent
Sunglasses by Quay x Desi Perkins
Classic Hoop Earrings by Jennifer Fisher
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Get ready to round up your favorite red garments because I’m teaching you how to wear red from head to toe like a real fashionista:
Break it up with texture
Monochromatic looks are all about details, so don’t forget to play with texture. This faux leather shearling jacket was the perfect layering piece to add the texture I needed. Pay attention to how the red fur pops against the knit – and how the faux leather breaks up the trouser and sweater concoction. Plus, it adds a bit of a cool factor.
Throw in contrasting accessories
While red shoes and handbag could have worked harmlessly, I threw in black accessories to add a blast of contrast. Black fishnet tights with patent leather pumps and a structured handbag pulled this fun look together in a smart and tailored way. I’m loving how grown up it feels with a hint of edge, which is sufficient to subtract the office attire vibe.
DON’T mix up the hues too much
One of the most common advice I hear when it comes to styling monochromatic outfits is to play with various hues of one color. I disagree in the case of red. Sticking to the same tonality of one red shade will help you achieve a clean, smooth look that doesn’t clash or appear too childish.
Jazz it up with minimal accessories
Less is more when it comes to such a strong combo so accessorize minimally. You can always rely on a pair of mirrored aviators to magnify your cool-girl vibe (plus, it helps you wear red confidently). And something as simple as gold hoops will add the pizazz you need.
Wear it proudly
I don’t know how many times I’ve stressed the importance of attitude when it comes to wearing something out of the ordinary, but it applies here again. Red is an incredibly rigoroug color – and not one for the faint of heart. If you’re going to brave the head to toe red look, you need a fierce attitude to escort it.
Photography by Austin Donohue
For more red outfit ideas, check out my tips on styling red over the knee boots:
Or rocking a red suit here: