Wearing red in the workplace can be a real problem! Some people shy away from the bold color, but it is so much more versatile than you may think. Just adding a red blazer into your wardrobe really gives you a bold statement piece that will really make you shine. If you’ve been itching to go out in red and are unsure how, apply neutral colors like green, white, black, or tan to make your red blazer really pop, or keep it sleek by dressing it down. Either way, you’ll be making a statement that others will notice.
One of the best ways to add red blazers to your already existing wardrobe is with a red suit. Choose a red suit, which isn’t too dressy. You want to be able to move around in it comfortably without having to worry about wrinkling or digging into your pockets. Red suit pants are a great option because they are very basic and can easily be dressed up or down with a few accessories. Pair a nice red suit with a nice red blazer and you instantly have a three toned outfit which people will take note of!
Another way to add a red blazer into your casual wardrobe is with a pair of classy high heels. High heeled boots work well too, though if you want a more formal look opt for boot or ankle length pants instead of stilettos. Choose a red blazer which complements your shoes, not the other way around. For instance, if you have on red flats, don’t wear a red blazer with red heels.
If you prefer to wear your red blazer in the cold weather, opt for a dark colored jacket or sweater instead of a pair of jeans or leggings. Dark colored jackets provide more structure to an outfit and help to balance out the look. A black or dark colored sweater is as sophisticated and goes well with most outfits. You can also wear a dark colored belt if you choose not to wear your jacket. Dark colored belts work really well with darker colored shirts and jeans, so feel free to wear your shirt or pants underneath if you don’t want to draw attention to your outfit.
A casual red blazer should be easy to wear and accessorize with. You don’t want it to be too complicated or it will take over your entire look. A simple banded blouse or shirt will do the trick. You can even wear a cardigan if you want to add a little more structure to your casual ensemble. Your jeans should be straight and you’ll want to keep the rest of your hair tied back.
If you are going for a sophisticated or formal look, you can pull it off with a nice pair of trousers, but you’ll probably want to stay away from high heels. You want something more comfortable and loose. Choose a pair of jeans with a little room in the front, preferably with a belt, and put your red blazer on top. You can also roll up your sleeves or dress down with a nice pair of slacks or a skirt.
Formal occasions call for more elegant attire and a more formal red blazer will always be welcome. For a more casual look, you can go with a white or gray blouse and put your jacket on with it. A woolen or cotton shirt with a matching tie is also quite classy. For a more casual look, try wearing a t-shirt with a matching tie and your pants. Don’t wear a tie with your white or gray pants! It just looks like you’re trying to be more formal than you really are!
Wearing your red blazer with wash jeans can be absolutely flattering. It can go with everything from a nice floral patterned shirt to a solid black or white pants for that casual, homey look. If you are wearing a white blouse with wash jeans, make sure you roll it up just at the neckline so that some of the wrinkles don’t show through. This way, you can look totally polished and put together without being stiff.