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Color Combo to Try: Red + Pink


red and pink outfits- runway, celeb way, real way
1. Honor Pre-Fall 2012, 2. Emma Stone, 3. Jessica of What I Wore

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. Bright and bold shades are definitely in for spring and one of my favorite color combinations to wear at the moment is red and pink.

Red and pink are oftentimes considered “clashing colors,” but since they’re actually analogous colors (next to each other on the color wheel), these two shades can be paired together to create some surprisingly chic looks.

Need some outfit ideas before you try out this color combination? Scroll on down to check out three stylish red and pink outfits for inspiration:

Outfit #1: Ready for Class

If you’re a little color shy, this outfit is a great way to test the waters of wearing red and pink, as both shades are muted rather than in-your-face-bright. Start by pairing a light pink gingham shirt with some dark red high-waisted shorts. Add a pair of fun floral print oxfords and a structured cream-colored handbag. Accessorize with a geometric necklace and a few woven bracelets to create a cute and casual look that’s perfect for classes or just hanging on campus.

Red and Pink Outfit 1
Product Info: Shorts- Miss Selfridge, Shirt- Gap, Bracelets- H&M, Bag- Zara, Shoes- Forever 21, Necklace- Max & Chloe

Outfit #2: Brunch with the Girls

For a more daring look, try pairing a punchy red scalloped blouse with a bright pink asymmetrical maxi skirt. Metallic flat sandals keep the outfit casual, while a printed tote bag adds interest. Light blue earrings pick up on the color of the tote, while several bold bangles add some glam. This dressy, yet low-key outfit is a great way to look stylish and on-trend when you’re spending time with your besties.

Red and Pink Outfit 2
Product Info: Blouse- Topshop, Skirt- Nordstrom, Bag- Billabong, Sandals- ASOS, Bracelets- Banana Republic, Earrings- Stella & Dot

Outfit #3: Date Night

If you’re looking for something dressy that still adds punch, try wearing a pink dress with red accessories (or vice versa) for a chic look. Edge up a simple and sweet pink dress by pairing it with some bold red peep-toe pumps. Add a matching red cross-body bag, then put on a few stackable rings. For the finishing touch, add a statement necklace in a neutral color, like the one below.

Red and Pink Outfit 3
Product Info: Rings- Nordstrom, Dress- ModCloth, Bag- ASOS, Pumps- Forever 21, Necklace- Nordstrom

Bonus! Red + Pink Makeup

Red and pink are among the most common makeup shades, but have you ever considered wearing them together? Try wearing a bright red lipstick with some pale pink blush or test out some nail art that incorporates both hues. If you’re feeling bold, you can even try wearing some super trendy two-tone lipstick!

Pink and Red Makeup
Product Info: Lancome’s Rouge in Love, Clinique’s Precious Posey, OPI’s Strawberry Margarita, Essie’s Russian Roulette, NYX’s Snow White, MAC’s Pink Pigeon

What do you think?

Would you wear red and pink together? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Would you ever combine red and pink makeup? How would you wear this color combo? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on March 25, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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18 Responses to “Color Combo to Try: Red + Pink”

  1. 1
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Oh, I have wanted to try this combination for so long! It’s such a different but unique, feminine but bold color fusion! Last look is my favorite; the bolder the better! ;)

  2. 2
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Love red and pink together!! The 2nd outfit would have to be my favorite :) and I really like the idea of red and pink nails or two-toned lipstick ;) Great post!!!

  3. 3
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    love this post! I’d were any of these outfits in a heartbeat, but I particularly love the 2nd one :)

  4. 4
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I am wearing red skinnies I just bought today and a pink blouse right now :) Love this!

  5. 5
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Love the 1st look, but the others are a bit too bright for me. But this is a very bold color combo. I love Emma Stone’s Look.

  6. 6
    March 25th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love bright/unexpected color combos, but I never know how to wear them. Thanks for this article! Could you write more like this?

  7. 7
    March 25th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Love this post!!!

  8. 8
    March 25th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Ahhh I LOVE this! Pink and red together is my favorite combo! (with some black it makes a great night look!) Thank you so much for this article! :)

  9. 9
    March 25th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    @Coco- Yes, you can definitely expect more articles like this one in the future!

  10. 10
    March 25th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I love the red pants that would go so good w/a pink tang top tucked in with some jewerly and a cut red hat :)$price less

  11. 11
    March 26th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I like the first outfit best– pale pink and a deep red look so good together. It’s a delicate, feminine look just punched up a little bit. Actually, ballet pink+ruby are the theme colors for my wedding! (which is happening right after graduation!!)

  12. 12
    March 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    The bonus section of this post really made my day. I came across my best friend wearing an iridescent pink-to-red color on her nails. I thought she was wearing two different colors on her nails every time the sun hit. After seeing to two nail polish choices here, it totally reminded me of my friend.

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