OFF-DUTY STYLE Aug 11, 2017

7 Ways to Wear This Season’s Biggest Color Combo

NYC fashion blogger in sleeveless pink and red two toned midi sheath dress black ankle strap heeled sandals and a black leather gucci bagNYC fashion blogger in sleeveless pink and red two toned midi sheath dress black ankle strap heeled sandals and a black leather gucci bag

TWO-TONED DRESS: Staud  |  ANKLE STRAP SANDALS:  old, similar HERE  |  EARRINGS: old, similar HERE  |  HANDBAG: Gucci (old; similar HERE)

If we’re amassing a list of long-dead fashion “rules,” the combination of pink and red as a fashion “don’t” is near the top of that list (perhaps right behind the”no white after Labor Day” rule).  This color combination has been all over the fashion set for months, and I can’t get enough.  I wore this color-blocked Staud dress last weekend and while I love the pairing of red and pink in all forms, this particular combination of red and blush pink has me in full swoon.  Since the color combo can be intimidating, I put together six favorite ways to wear red and blush whether you’re off to a casual dinner with girlfriends or prepping for a busy day at the office…


This bell-sleeve top is made by the same designer as my dress, and I can see it paired as easily with jeans for casual cool dinner with girlfriends as it can be dressed up with a pencil skirt for day at the office.  Also, get ready to see cranberry red bags EVERYWHERE this fall. I’ve got this stunner in my shopping cart.


This look is also comprised of super versatile (and affordable!) favorites.  This pink Topshop skirt would work in or out of the office, and this red top with shoulder cut-outs is the perfect dressy-but-not-too-dressy top that you’ll wear everywhere this fall.  I find it to be a particularly nice top for dates because it shows a little skin without trying too hard.  Also, how amazing does leopard print look with this color combo?!


Gingham AND my favorite color combo?  Hold on a second while my head explodes.  Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James line has been killing it lately and this perfect maxi dress is no exception.  With a jean jacket, you’ll be wearing this beauty through October.


Speaking of new-ish lines that are kiiiilling it, Alexa Chung is bringing the heat with these super cool striped wide leg pants.  Best part?  They come with a matching BLAZER.  I just ordered both, so stay tuned for the stripe party that will ensue the second I open the box.


I could see this look at a bridal shower, a baby shower, a dressy luncheon, a night at a broadway show… so many possibilities!  I mean, how dreamy is this top?!


All I have to say is I. Need. This. CARDIGAN.  Dressed up with a midi skirt or paired with your favorite skinny jeans for a casual day at the office, the color and style are just dynamite.  One of those super casual, comfy pieces that’s so wearable yet packs such a stylish punch.

NYC fashion blogger in sleeveless pink and red two toned midi sheath dress black ankle strap heeled sandals and a black leather gucci bag

TWO-TONED DRESS: Staud  |  ANKLE STRAP SANDALS:  old, similar HERE  |  EARRINGS: old, similar HERE  |  HANDBAG: Gucci (old; similar HERE)

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16 Responses to 7 Ways to Wear This Season’s Biggest Color Combo

  1. Rachelle says:

    I think I need this red and pink cardigan, so good.


  2. Ray says:

    Looks beautiful on you.. I’m not so brave with colors 🙁

  3. I think this holds true with redheads wearing pink too!! It’s such a great color combo!!

  4. Dophie says:

    This look is absolutely gorgoues, love the statement color combination!

  5. I always think of Valentine’s day when I see pink and red together. But, I love the two colors color blocked together. Perhaps because it’s because you pair blush pink with the red and not a hot/ or dark pink like fuschia. Either way, I love it and I will definitely be trying this color combo soon! Thanks for the suggestions.

  6. Flo says:

    Excellent on-trend choices Mary! I recently purchased this DVF number for the office that’s in keeping with the trend

    Thanks to you, I snagged it paying attention to your alerts about the Nordstrom anniversary sale! I “dumbed it down” with a black blazer and black patent leather sling backs. Keep those trend alerts coming lady!

  7. Allie says:

    I have always loved pink and red as a combo! So glad it’s catching on <3

    Haute Sauce

  8. Natali says:

    Fantastic outfit, love your classy and feminine style!

  9. you look GORGEOUS in that dress!!

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  10. bubble am says:

    Thanks for your sharing. Hope you can contribute more quality posts to this page. Thank you!

  11. Shevy says:

    I had no idea pink and red was currently in. However I am glad that I cam across this post. You look stunning. Now I’m going to get these 2 colours on my blog soon 😀

  12. Jessica says:

    Yesss I’ve always loved pink + red together, but you’re killing it with such an elegant dress!

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