Color Combo to Try: Red + Pink

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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!