Bold, bright, and statement-making—if you haven't heard, red is undoubtedly the must-wear color for fall. The hue has been a favorite among trendsetters at New York Fashion Week and beyond, and while some street style trends may be tricky to translate to real life, this isn't one of them. And major retailers are encouraging shoppers to give the trend a try: "Red bags, shoes or statement pieces are all great options we recommend for customers," says Shannon Schafer, Nordstrom's senior fashion director.
Whatever you consider your signature style to be, there's a way to incorporate the hue into your wardrobe. "For the boldest fashion lovers, we recommend trying a red hue from head to toe for a monochromatic look," Schafer notes. But for those looking to simply dip their toe in the trend, a pair of boots or a bag is an easy way to add a pop of color. Below, we're breaking things down by style, explaining easy ways to bring a little red into your life.
Read on for advice, and to shop our favorite red pieces.
Try taking your closet staples (like a trench coat) into new territory by swapping the neutral hue for bold red.
If head-to-toe red feels intimidating, try keeping the rest of the look neutral.
Stand out from the crowd by trying a bright print—bonus points if it's a full suit.
A cool leather coat can be easily styled with a dress and heels, or with something more casual. Plus it's perfect for layering with cool prints.
Pair a flowing red dress with a matching lip and you've got the ultimate ladylike combination.
Pair red with pink for a color combination that may at first seem intimidating but is actually really fun.
If you don't want to go overboard, try adding just a small pop of color with a cool statement bag.
Stick to simple silhouettes to keep the color from feeling overwhelming. Tuck a button-down into trousers for a cool combination.
Red boots are a must for fall, so consider adding them to your shopping list.
Red may be bold, but it doesn't have to feel fussy. Adding a bolt of color to a cool jeans-and-tee ensemble is a smart move.