Ready Made Outfit: How to Wear Red and Pink

September 4th, 2008

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It’s a popular fashion "rule" that red and pink don’t mix (except maybe on Valentine’s day).  The idea is that red and pink look too girly–and that they don’t look great together in the first place.  We’re out to prove these fashion misconceptions wrong with a sophisticated outfit that’s as ladylike as it is chic.  Here’s how to create a red and pink outfit that works:

Choose the Right Shade of Pink. It’s hard to make pink work with red–but it can work with the right shade of pink.  We love a deep, rich pink like the one shown on the top, especially when this pink is paired with a chic fire engine red.

Look for Elegant Details. To counter the girly nature of red and pink, take care to choose elegant details like the buckle on the bag and the double row of buttons on the skirt.  Style is all in the details, and these elegant touches will make your look ladylike instead of girly.

Accessorize with Warm Neutral Colors. 
Against the backdrop of the red and the pink, warm colored neutrals are going to work best.  We love the chocolatey browns paired with the rich red and pink.

What are your favorite color combinations? Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: How To,Ready Made Outfits,Women,Women's

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Donna  |  September 4th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Boy, I’m not convinced that red and pink ever go together! This outfit is way too busy!

  • 2. Kathleen  |  September 4th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve always liked pink+brown. I also like yellow+gray and yellow+brown.

  • 3. Trisha  |  September 4th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Mmm yellow and gray is a great color combo. I love the contrast of a bright yellow against a muted heather gray :)

  • 4. Lenya Jones  |  September 4th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Love the outfit but hate the shoes, sorry. With a skirt that is that long, you need a heel.


  • 5. Trisha  |  September 5th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    No prob, and appreciate the feedback :)

    FWIW, the skirt isn’t actually that long – it’s just super high waisted.

  • 6. Suzanne Austin  |  September 30th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    black+gray+army green….navy blue+hot pink+white….black+white+red….black+aqua blue+gray…marigold+teal+camel….orange+navy+gray….crimson red+cream+black…kelly green+white+gold….coral+khaki+chocolate brown…black+gray+royal blue….these are just a few of my faves!! btw, i love the pink and red together…so vintage!

  • 7. Trisha  |  September 30th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Lovely color combinations, Suzanne!

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