How to Wear Fall's Hottest Color (Even If You Hate It)


Sandra Semburg

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.