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Color Combo to Try: Baby Blue + Red


Color combo baby blue red

If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our previous posts in this series.

Bright colors are always in for summertime, but there’s something about the classic combination of blue and red that really works during this time of year. Pairing red with a baby blue keeps things a little more chic and a little less superhero, and the resulting looks are perfect for warmer weather.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this color combo? Simply scroll on down to check out four stylish outfits featuring red and baby blue:

Outfit #1: Summer Separates

Create a laid-back yet stylish everyday look by tucking a baby blue blouse into a pair of red scalloped shorts. Strappy flat sandals keep things comfy, while a tan cross-body bag balances out the bright hues. Lastly, accessorize with a jeweled statement necklace and delicate bracelet.

Light blue blouse, red shorts, blue sandals
Product Info: Top- H&M, Necklace- BaubleBar, Bag- Accessorize, Shorts- John Lewis, Bracelet- Stella & Dot, Shoes- Aeropostale

Outfit #2: Fashion-Forward Gal

For a chic and trendy take on this color combo, pair a body-con midi skirt with a white cropped tee. Slip on a pair of striped d’orsay flats, then stash your essentials in a crimson-colored handbag. Gold midi rings continue the trendy vibe, while oversize round sunglasses add the finishing touch.

Light blue skirt, crop top, red handbag, d'orsay flats
Product Info: Tee- Topshop, Skirt- Boohoo, Bag- Forever 21, Rings- ASOS, Shoes- Forever 21, Sunglasses- Sole Society

Outfit #3: Casual Yet Polished

In this look, we paired a sophisticated halter neck blouse with cropped white trousers. Incorporate the baby blue with cut-out loafers and a structured satchel. Accessorize with several unique gold bracelets, then top the outfit off with a deep red nail polish.

Red blouse, white jeans, light blue loafers and purse
Product Info: Blouse- Nordstrom, Bag- Topshop, Bracelets- BaubleBar (top to bottom: 1, 2, 3), Shoes- Nine West, Pants- American Eagle Outfitters, Nail Polish- Maybelline

Outfit #4: Americana-Inspired

This final outfit has such a sweet and summery vibe – we can see it working for a picnic or a similar outdoor activity. Start with a baby blue sundress with lace detailing and pair of textured, lace-up oxfords. Add a pop of color with this red embossed belt, then accessorize with these cute star-shaped earrings. Style your hair into an effortlessly chic side braid, then add an additional dose of red with a bold lipstick.

Light blue dress, oxfords, red belt
Product Info: Dress- ModCloth, Belt- ASOS, Shoes- Wet Seal, Lipstick- NYX, Earrings- J. Crew | Hair Photo: ELLE

What do you think?

Would you ever pair baby blue with red? What do you think of these outfits? (Bonus: these looks would also work for the Fourth of July – it’ll be here before you know it!) Which one is your favorite? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on June 1, 2014 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , ,

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4 Responses to “Color Combo to Try: Baby Blue + Red”

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    June 1st, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I didn’t know where to write this so…I love this website but these advertisements are really annoying and off putting to be honest and I wondered if you could make them a bit discreet as they are too ‘extravagant’ .

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    June 2nd, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Love the first outfit! And I love the nautical vibe.

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    June 2nd, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Amelia – Thanks for the feedback! Can you be a little more specific about which ads you mean? We have two banner ads at the top of the page which is standard for almost all blogs. Is there a particular ad you’re finding offensive/off-putting, though? Sometimes ads get sold without our prior approval (a few months ago, there were some video game ones featuring scantily clad ladies that I had to block) so please let me know if that’s the case so I can block them!

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    June 2nd, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Very nice…never thought blue and red could go together, but these outfits look good! maybe because it’s baby blue and not blue blue.

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