Red Style Picks That Sizzle

From scarlet to rose, we've found the best buys in the hottest color of the season.

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Earn Your Stripes

Channel your inner femme Parisienne with a set of skinny stripes. Paired with dark flared jeans, the blouse makes for a polished weekend look.


Old Navy blouse, $24.94;

Courtesy of Old Navy

Polka Party

Get a little whimsical with this cheerful spotted bag. Plus, it's big enough to stash anything from toiletries to the latest tablet.


Hilside Bags pouch, $40;

Courtesy of Banana Republic

Cozy On Up

Put a modern spin on the cardigan with a chunky knit. It walks that oh-so-fine line between comfy-cozy and winter chic.


L.L. Bean Signature cardigan, $89.99;

Courtesy of L.L. Bean Signature

Rough Around the Edges

The imperfect metal frames around these fire-engine red stunners keep the vibe quirky and playful.


Kendra Scott earrings, $58;

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Easy, Breezy

An airy, elegant tunic in a coral-red shade makes the perfect accompaniment to leggings or skinny jeans. Cinch it with a belt for extra polish.


J.Crew tunic, $135;

Courtesy of J.Crew

Seeing Red

With red croc-embossed leather, this cross-body bag was made for a femme fatale on the go.


Brahmin purse, $195;

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Pants on Fire

Put a twist on the colored pant craze with silk harem pants. They're a surprisingly flattering alternative to tried-and-true bootleg and straight-leg silhouettes.


Tibi pants, $378;

Courtesy of Tibi

Watch Your Tone

The timekeeping answer to the statement necklace, the watch suddenly becomes a style-setting accessory in a blood-red hue.


Swatch watch, $160;

Courtesy of Lord and Taylor

In a Blaze

Top off an office-ready ensemble with a punch of color. The slouchy shape is unexpected and keeps the look fresh.


Aryn K. blazer, $88;

Courtesy of Piperlime

Rainy Day

A pair of glossy, cherry-red rain boots will help you weather the storm. They're so peppy and cheerful that you could fool yourself into thinking that it's sunny...and you're on the beach...and is that a margarita in your hand?


Hunter rain boots, $125;

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Right on the Dot

The ultimate ladylike staple, the polka dot blouse is flattering, feminine and Joan Holloway-esque. The question here is: Does it come with a Don Draper?


H&M blouse, $18;

Courtesy of H&M

Walk Like a Woman

We wish you good luck in trying to resist these flirty platforms. They're the shoe equivalent of Brigitte Bardot: sultry, girlish and completely irresistible.


Valentino pumps, $795;

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Desert Glow

A brightly-colored poncho is a simple way to make a sweeping statement. Just slip it on over skinny jeans for a stylish weekend outfit.


Chico's poncho, $79;

Courtesy of Chico's

Fan the Flames

Schlep your tech gear in style with a sophisticated printed case. Consider it high fashion for the modern gal.


Diane Von Furstenberg iPad case, $135;

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Coral Cardi

A pale orange-red sweater flatters each and every skin tone, and it's the perfect remedy for chilly nights and blah ensembles.


Banana Republic cardigan, $70;

Courtesy of Banana Republic

Heart of Stone

Forgo arm candy for an ornate ring. It has the quirk of a vintage piece, but elegance of a jewel.


Max & Chloe ring, $99;

Courtesy of Max & Chloe

Hot Pants

Put a classic spin on brightly colored denim with a classic, Audrey Hepburn-inspired length. Just pair with ballet flats for an easy, brunch-ready look.


Fashion Bug jeans, $45;

Courtesy of Fashion Bug

Scarlet Fever

A Baroque-inspired bracelet adds some grown-up elegance to a beaded bracelet. Wear it to jazz up your favorite LBD.


Sisco Family Jewels bracelet, $215;

Courtesy of Charm and Chain

Lady in Red

Cut a sexy, slimming silhouette with the staple of classic chic: the sheath dress. Date night, anyone?


Talbots dress, $169;

Courtesy of Talbots

Wild Rose

A cowl neck is an elegant detail on this cozy sweater. Just pull it over the shoulders to show a little more skin.


Lane Bryant sweater, $30;

Courtesy of Lane Bryant

In Vino, Veritas

Chandelier earrings in shades of red jazz up a tried-and-true ensemble. Plus, the pop of color is flattering and adds a little oomph.


Laury's earrings, $34;

Courtesy of Fantasy Jewelry Box

Twist and Shout

Chic weekend dressing had never been easier. Simple ruching on a soft scoopneck tee is fun and catches the eye.


Velvet tee, $84;

Courtesy of Garnet Hill

La Vie En Rouge

Stomp around in style with a pair of patent-leather pumps. Just like their lipstick counterpart, red heels add femininity and confidence to any outfit.


Kate Spade pumps, $295;

Courtesy of Piperlime

La Vie En Rouge

The best way to incorporate color into a drab wardrobe is with a timeless silhouette. This cowl-neck dress does the trick (bonus: the cinched waist is extra slimming).


Tahari by ASL dress, $139;

Courtesy of Macy's

Ring Around the Rosy

Wrap this around anything—from a camel coat to a trench to a little black dress—for some cheerful color and a svelte silhouette.


Motif 56 belt, $110;

Courtesy of Shopbop

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

Part scarf, part understated bling, this bib necklace will garner many a compliment for the pretty dip-dye hue and intricate beadwork.


Roarke necklace, $488;


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Courtesy of Charm and Chain

First Published January 10, 2012

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Sharon Payne02.22.2012

I love favorite color.. to me it's like having black clothing

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