How to Wear Red

As red is one of the “in” colours this season here is another in the popular How to Wear series on red.

I am a lover of red but I know that it can be quite a scary colour if you aren’t sure either whether it suits you or how to wear it. After all red does say “here I am look at me”! But the good news is, as with most colours, there is a red for you. You just need to know which one and how to mix it with other colours. I think every woman should have a LRD (little red dress) in their capsule wardrobe for days when they want to set the world on fire!

Reds this season range from bright scarlet to muted rose and everything in between as well as going into orangey tones and coral.

How to wear light colouring

The light coloured woman can look fantastic in red but stick to accessories in a light tone, never black.

How to wear light colouring

For the woman with deep colouring mix with black or other strong dark colours for real drama.

How to wear cool colouring

If you are cool in colouring go for silver grey, navy or stone with your red. As red is generally considered a warm colour make sure yours has no hint of orange in it, look for more of a rose or blue red.

How to wear warm colouring

Despite what many people think those with red hair CAN wear red! Look for orangey or brick reds and keep the accessories warm in tan or rust too. Avoid pairing your red with black or navy.

How to wear clear colouring

Contrast and vibrancy is what works on the clear or bright coloured woman. For summer pair with white or stone and make sure your red is vivid in colour like lipstick or scarlet.

How to wear red for soft colouring

Those with muted or soft colouring need to avoid too much contrast so go for reds that look like they have faded in the sun and accessories that create a blended look like taupe.

So there you have it – a red for everyone. Is red a favourite of yours? Will you be getting noticed this Spring?

Where to buy:

Light Woman – Dress by LK Bennett, Jacket by Betty Barclay, Shoes and Bag by L.K. Bennett

Depp Woman – Dress by Hobbs, Jacket by Hobbs, Bag by Reiss and Cut out detail shoes by John Lewis

Cool woman – Dress by Adriana Papell, Jacket by Hobbs NW3, Bag by Jaegar and Shoes by L.K. Bennett

Warm woman – Dress by Reiss, Jacket by Hobbs, Bag by Modalu and Shoes by Hobbs

Clear Woman – Dress by L.K. Bennett, Jacket by Fenn Wright Manson. Bag by Reiss and Zebra stripe shoes by L.K. Bennett

Soft woman – Dress and jacket by Phase Eight, Bag and shoes by L.K. Bennett.

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