Red is a fun and bold color! It is the hue to wear when you want to take up space. Here is how to splash a bit of it into your wardrobe.

Up until about four years ago, I wouldn’t wear red. I thought it was “too much” for me. My sense was that having a fuller figure meant that I needed to tone it down. I also was told that it was too loud against my darker complexion. A bunch of nonsense! Now, I wear this gorgeous color in different ways and love it.

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This post was written in August 2018 and was updated in February 2022.

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Why Wear Red?

In my opinion, this is a “seasonless” color. So, you can rock it all year. Also, you can wear it in different ways. There are so many options. Additionally, it is a fun color to wear. I always feel powerful and feminine when I wear this color.

“Color red is passionate, warm, vibrant. It is the color of sexuality, romance, and lust.”

Source: Color Psychology

How to Wear This Color

This is probably the one color I wear most throughout the year. I just wear it in different ways. However, keep in mind that there are a variety of shades. Finding the right shade for you is key. I am drawn to orange based reds as they compliment my complexion. Try different hues to figure out the right tone for you. Maybe you are a blue based kind of gal? You won’t know until you try different shades out. Alright, here are some ways to wear red:

A Dress

A red dress is a bold piece. It makes a statement before you even say anything. Therefore, you can keep everything else simple. For example, you don’t need to add a bunch of accessories. Let the dress shine! Don’t wear items that will compete with your dress.

A Top

Likewise, I like to wear a couple of red pieces. For example, a red top is always good too! Just add a pair of jeans.

A Pop of Red

Also, a pop of color is way to add something visually interesting to an outfit. You can add the pop of red with a purse, hat or shoes.

Black woman in a polka dot dress
Black woman in a polka dot dress

A Pop of Red Lip Color

Lastly, the pop of color that I am almost always sporting is a red lip. I love my MAC lip color! Again, keep everything else simple. No need to add anything else!

Are you into red? What do you think? Check out another post on wearing color here.

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