Saturated Shades Are Trending for Fall, and This One Is Already Winning

As we saw in the fall 2021 collections, saturated shades are set to be one of the biggest trends for the upcoming season, period. A departure from the neutral tones that have really ruled the fashion scene for the past couple of years, it marks a tone of optimism that we could all use a dose of right now. We'll be seeing the dial turned up for just about every possible color—from electric yellow to cobalt blue to highlighter orange—in the 2021 market. That also includes red, which we saw in hypersaturated tones at brands including Balmain and Versace.

Fashion insiders have already been adopting the color into their wardrobes with cool red outfits that are inspiring me with fresh ways to wear it—whether paired with athletic shorts or a statement-making micro minidress. Ahead, seven red outfits that take a cool seasonal approach to the saturated color trend.

With Athletic Shorts



If you're looking for a comfortable outfit that still feels directional, a pair of athletic shorts is a great place to start. Add an oversize poplin shirt, tube socks, and sneakers, and you're all set.

With a Bag



Louis Vuitton's Capucines BB is quickly carving out a name for itself as one of the must-own investment bags this season. Opt for a vibrant shade like the scarlet version for a piece that's both on-trend and timeless.

With a Minidress

Ready to wear a revenge look? I can't think of anything that feels more spot-on than a micro red minidress and a pair of strappy heels.

With Bike Shorts

Yep, another look that revolves around athletic shorts and a button-down top. This outfit formula is clearly popular among fashion insiders.

With a Blazer



For a look that feels a bit more polished, you can never go wrong with a tailored blazer. The saturated red shade immediately makes a statement.

With a Puff-Sleeve Dress

While puff sleeves started out as a trend, they're a staple style at this point. Grab a dress with voluminous sleeves and strappy heels to pull off this look.

With a Matching Set

When in doubt, always reach for a matching set. It reads as intentional and cool, regardless of the trend.