Tips for Wearing the Right Shades and Tones of Red
Red is a great color for any woman, as it adds warmth to your skin, brightens any outfit, and helps to keep your winter wardrobe from being dull and drab. Shades of red are also easy to accessorize and complement with your makeup and jewelry. Because there are so many shades of red, you may want to consider a few simple tips on how to wear them properly so you don’t have anything that clashes and are wearing the right color for your skin and hair colors.
Bright, fire engine red can be very overpowering so blondes and those with very pale and delicate skin want to be careful about wearing this color. It can actually be too bright for their coloring and look overwhelming. Deeper shades of red are less bold and can be better for those with light skin tone. These ones can also wear muted shades of red, such as those pieces with some pink to them. Redheads would also do well to choose lighter or deeper shades of red so that the color doesn’t clash with their hair.
Pairing red with other colors can also be tricky, as the color is so strong and bright. If you wear black, choose a bright shade of red so you don’t have too many dark colors in your outfit. If you wear winter white or another light shade, you can opt for a bold or deep color of red. Be careful of wearing red pieces together as they too can clash. There may be some shades of red that complement; a fire engine red pencil skirt with a bold shade of red in a silk blouse can be a great choice for the office, but in most cases it’s best to have one piece that is red and then other pieces that work with this shade.
Wearing red also mean adjusting your jewelry. Silver often clashes with red because the color is warm but the metal is cool. Gold is often a better choice. The only exception would be sparkly shades of red or items with metallic threads running through them. You can also find costume pieces that work well with red; black bracelets are good for winter wear and faux gemstones can coordinate nicely.
Bring red into your wardrobe through accent pieces this winter to keep your wardrobe from being depressing, with too many dark colors. Invest in a nice candy apple red scarf, hat and gloves set. A red coat you wear with jeans can give you a great spark of personality. A red scarf worn over a blouse can keep your neck warm all day, or you might choose a red silk blouse to wear under your winter white or your black suit.