Wednesday, November 14, 2012

9: Red

Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad | Sweater: H&M | Pants: LC Lauren Conrad | Flats: Me Too Patty | Scarf: TJMaxx | Watch: Kohl's | Cuff: Anthropologie | Earrings: Target

Red stumps me.

I love red. I might even call red my favorite color, if it wasn't being such a total B right now. But when I threw my favorite red skirt and my new red blazer into the 30 for 30 shenanigans, I didn't expect to have my mind so thoroughly and utterly boggled by them. Nothing looks right to me. Leopard seems predictable, anything white or blue and I look like a flag. I'm off to Pinterest-search for some inspo, but in the meantime: how do you wear red? Help a girl out.


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

19 comments

  1. I've been pairing red with fuchsia/pink! I know, I know - a little Valentine-y, but I love it! I don't think there's anything wrong with the classics. Leopard and red will forever be one of my favorite combos.

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    1. Girl how did you know Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday! Love me some red and pink.

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  2. what, I like the red and leopard! I did a red blazer/purple scarf a few weeks ago. A few people commented that it's similar to the red hat society ladies, but they're fabulous so I'll deal with that ;)

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    1. Oh trust me, I love it too - but leopard goes with everything (at least in my head), so I feel like I fall back on it so much that it's basically cheating. And I seriously considered my purple top with my red skirt, but I thought of the hat ladies!!! Now I'm so doing it.

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  3. What a great blazer- and thanks for giving the details about it, I have been dying for a red blazer!

    Love how you styled it!
    Stopping by from the link up! Happy Wednesday!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. They might still have it if you go soon! I sized up, because there was some weird pulling action going on at the front seams in my normal size, maybe because of the lack of lapel? I don't know.

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  4. You look gawgeous in red my dear! It is a color I have a difficult time wearing, other than to support my favorite college football team (Go Razorbacks!). I don't know what it is, but solid red + solid brown together give me the creeps! I am trying to embrace red with plaids, grays, and even pops of purple, and of course my go-to print: leopard.
    xx
    Here&Now

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    1. Boyfriend's team is the Buckeyes, mine is the Jayhawks - red is the only color we have in common :) Wear it proud!

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  5. I am so in love with these pants!! they look great with the red blazer!!! I feel like red and gold look good together! :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks girl! I do like the idea of gold, now I just need a gold top. Shopping excuse!!

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  6. I'm now even more convinced that I need to add a red blazer to my wardrobe. So cute!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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    1. DO IT and wear it all the time so I can see how you do it. I feel like I need Cliffsnotes for red.

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  7. Cute leggings! Can't believe they're LC Lauren Conrad. Great find!

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    1. I was pretty shocked, but who am I to fight it? :)

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  8. Um, I don't see red being a b in these pictures. I think you look great! I love red too, but oddly have very little of it in my closet. Maybe you are right, it's because it is such a b to style. I do love red with beige though, if that helps...

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    1. Hahaha red appreciates you not calling her a B. I do like red and beige, and red and camel. I like red a lot of places, they just never seem to be when it's on me.

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  9. Totally late to this party, but here are some combos that work for me:

    * red with polka dots (esp. black and white)
    * red with navy and silver (a little less patriotic with some sparkle...yeah?)
    * red and gray (gray is the "new" neutral, and it's silver's shy brother, so there you have it)
    * mustard (ketchup and mustard go together...helloooo)
    * plaid (you can try rocking that whole two button ups thing and double up on chambray and plaid...I'm still not sure I can pull it off)

    I have to say that I'm still a big fan of leopard with red. Who cares if it's safe? It's still awesome.

    -Danielle
    http://littlebitofwowe.blogspot.com

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