Whether you watched the Emmys or just scoured red-carpet roundups, you probably know that one trend reigned supreme: Pink and red looks. No longer limited to Valentine’s Day, this fun combination is bold and very of the moment. But what if I’m not a Hollywood starlet with a stylist and fancy designers on retainer?, you might ask. No worries there; to try it out yourself, just follow the lead of one of the six stylish women below.
Here’s How to Wear the Biggest Red-Carpet Trend of the Moment Even If You’re Not a Famous Actress with a Stylist
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Start Small With Contrasting Accessories...
If you’re not quite ready to go all in on the pink-and-red thing, dip your toe into the trend via shoes, bags, sunglasses or other small accents. Subtle, yes, but also very stylish.
Get the look: MISA Los Angeles sweater ($198); Topshop jeans ($70); Nordstrom clutch ($99); Schutz shoes ($125)
...or Muted Shades
Same goes for trying out less in-your-face shades of pink and red. A millennial pink paired with a deep red is more fun than a neutral like navy, camel or black, but understated enough to wear day-to-day.
Get the look: Gibson blazer ($98); Universal Standard T-shirt ($50); Leith skirt ($59)
Pair Pink And Red With A Neutral
If you are going to go with brighter shades, let them be the stars of the show by pairing them with neutral colors. With a gray blazer, a two-tone skirt injects an unexpected element of fun.
Get the look: Ted Baker London skirt ($175); Bailey 44 blazer ($348); Charles by Charles David shoes ($130)
Choose A Print That Incorporates Both Hues
A low-lift way to try out this trend is to buy a piece that combines the two colors in one print. Whether it’s a dress, skirt or even a bag, a printed item makes sure people know that, yes, these two colors are supposed to go together.
Get the look: Topshop dress ($48); Rachel Parcell dress ($95); Escada Sport dress ($395)
Use One As An Accent Color
Would this light pink suit look incredible with a white top—or no top—underneath? Sure would, but the hint of red turtleneck peeking out takes it to the next level. Chicest businesswoman ever, if you ask us.
Get the look: Saloni trousers ($395) and blazer ($595); J.Crew turtleneck ($20)
Lean Into The Whimsy
Listen, subtle nods to pink and red are well and good, but to really have fun with the trend, go all in. The brightest reds, the boldest neon pinks and statement silhouettes ensure that all eyes will be on you.
Get the look: Eileen Fisher dress ($99); BlankNYC coat ($98); MZ Wallace tote ($215); Dr. Martens boots ($144)