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; oldnavy.com

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; bananarepublic.com

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; llbean.com

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; nordstrom.com

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; jcrew.com

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; nordstrom.com

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; tibi.com

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; lordandtaylor.com

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; piperlime.com

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; bloomingdales.com

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; hm.com

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; saksfifthavenue.com

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; chicos.com

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; saksfifthavenue.com

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; bananarepublic.com

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; maxandchloe.com

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; fashionbug.lanebryant.com

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; charmandchain.com

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; talbots.com

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; lanebryant.com

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; fantasyjewelrybox.com

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; garnethill.com

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; piperlime.com

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; macys.com

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; shopbop.com

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; charmandchain.com

 

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Courtesy of Charm and Chain
First Published January 10, 2012

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Sharon Payne02.22.2012

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

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