I also don't look good in deep blue tone reds, they make me look pale and washed out. Orange tones are also a no-no. I like pink soft reds the best but I find that the medium bright red also works.
This cashmere v-neck is from Brora and the color was call scarlet. It is a pure medium red and I love it.
Another difficulty with red is styling it. Of course it goes perfectly with black and white and leopard but it is so predictable. I like it best with gray and khaki/tan. You can also try pairing it with pink or red print, but you have to be bold to wear it. Red prints, on the other hand, are easy to wear and they look great with denim. With solid red, I usually only do one piece. Here, I am also wearing the red Tillary purse, but I actually swapped it for black messenger bag for the office. Mostly, because it is just too small, but also to tone it down even more.
I liked the pairing of red with black and tan and I did not feel too conspicuous in it. The blazer makes it business-like and I think the tights and flats offset the shorter length of the skirt.
My blazer is at least 8 years old and it is from Theory. They currently have Gabe B blazer that looks very similar. I love the cut of those blazers and they are totally worth the money. They run small, I usually wear a 6 in J.Crew blazers but I need 8 in Theory.
The Nico Black Blossom skirt was originally even shorter, I sized up and have let down the hem about inch and a half. I could wear it lower on hips to make it right above the knee length. In the picture it sits pretty high up but I like the look. The herringbone tights (also J.Crew) are one of my absolute favorites. I also bought them in black/brown, they elevate any skirt outfit. The ballet flats are from Tahari and the purse is from J.Crew.
That's all folks!
Do you wear red? What do you like to pair it with?
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