Not All Colours Style Well With Red, But These 5 Definitely Do

Red is without a doubt the colour of the season. Over the past few months we've spotted it on all of our favourite celebrities in the form of mini handbags, neat cardigans and beautifully bold dresses; as well as modelled by our favourite influencers who have shown their penchant for all things knitwear in the hot shade. But, for us mere mortals who have looked on with awe, styling never seems so easy on this side of the screen.

The biggest question when comes to styling red clothing is, "Does it complement or clash?" Whilst the bold shade might seem intimidating if you're not in the habit of styling it, you'll find that with a few turns around the block, red is actually far easier to wear than you might imagine. And if you're keen to bring your wardrobe up to date with the addition of a splash of red, read on to discover the best colour pairings to style this season.



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Style Notes: A playful combination that never tires, red and pink is the trending tonal pairing that adds a wealth of vibrancy to any outfit.

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Style Notes: Balance vibrant red with earthy chocolate brown for a grounded look that taps into two major colour trends.

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Style Notes: Double down on colour and style by putting head-turning fire-engine red against an equally vivid blue tone for a bold look that requires minimum effort but gives maximum impact. 

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Style Notes: There is no colour combination as reliable as red and black for an effortless outfit that's drenched in style.

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Style Notes: Brighten up your winter wardrobe by pairing a red knit with fresh white trousers. Yes, you can wear white trousers in winter! 

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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.