What color can I wear with bright red?
Many. Many. Many.
Is the answer this the question many of my clients ask.
To lots of people, red sounds like a very difficult color to wear. Today, I’ll make it easy for you 🙂
First, I tried to find street style outfits for you as usual but hey, pinterest and google shall update their search engines because I always get the same outfits results no matter what I type.
On pinterest for instance, they show pictures that have been posted years ago. Not that I mind. If they look nice you know. But if I saw them hundreds times before… Bo-ring.
Dear Pinterest, would you be kind enough to add a button that would help me sort by “last added”? Otherwise, me and plenty other will visit you less and less. You can contact me and hire me as your consultant if you wish (I know you have a bit of money to spend).
Oh, I tried instagram with hashtags (and lookbooknu and chictopia) but the results never fail to disappoint. So many people. So few classy people.
Instead, I thought I will try a new catwalk oriented search engine called Tagwalk.
Aaaaaand… I LOVE IT!
It can still improve. It doesn’t know a lot of colors and I cannot search for “red sandals” for instance. The search results would give me outfits that indeed contain some red and sandals but not necessarily red sandals. Dear Tagwalk genius creator, if you hear me. Also: keep featuring as much young designers as possible. Not only the big usual luxury brands.
Nevertherless, that is a very very good tool. And it is only the beginning, I am sure it’ll get better and better.
I enjoyed browsing all the red in last FW collection to give your ideas on what colors to pair with it.
Unlike my usual posts, this one does not feature a lot of wearable outfits. Which is not a problem: all you have to do is apply the color mix to your own wardrobe and style. Plus we’ll enjoy looking at some really creative looks ^^
Oh, and red suits EVERYONE.
I. With any neutral color
Red goes with black, grey, white and beige
As every single color it matches every neutral color.
Black and red is a classic. If your clothes do not look cheap there is no reason it’ll look bad.
Andrew GN FW 16
Vivienne Westwood red label FW 16
Erika Cavalli FW 16
Acne SS 16
II. With flowery neighbor colors
Like purple, lilac and every shade of pink.
Think of yourself like the red rose in a flower bouquet.
Alexis Mabille FW 16
Miu Miu FW 16
Darker shades of purple would also be nice
III. With warm neighbor colors
Think of a fancy chocolate or caramel wrapping.
Orange, caramel, gold and brown colors nicely complement bright red.
Philip Lim FW 16
Akris FW 16
Céline SS 16
Sonia Rykiel SS 16
Be careful with yellow. With bright red, it may make you look like an harlequin.
I recommend you to add a third color in the mix (not primary green). Or just do put way less yellow than red. Or opposite.
Stella Mc Carney SS 16
IV. With blue <3
I bet you have seen some flags with this classic mix. Don’t they look good? Then you will too.
Baby blue and red together are very popular right now but every shade of blue would work.
Erika Cavalli FW 16
Agnes B SS 16
Olympia Le Tan SS 16
V. With green: its complementary color
Be careful. Make sure you do no look like a christmas tree!
Or like a lost in time scottish lord.
The easiest way to avoid this is not to pick forest green shade.
Kakhi and olive shades are great choices
Olympia le Tan SS 16
Paul and Joe SS 16
If you dare dear.
Nina Ricci FW 16
VI. Red clothes I like
And you? With which colors do you wear bright red?
Cover collage: Stella Jean FW 16, Agnès B SS 16, Olympia le Tan SS 16